Kirk Tougas

Kirk Tougas

Director of Photography, Director


Kirk Tougas is an American producer, director and writer. He is known for his work in television, film and theatre.

Tougas was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He started his career in the entertainment industry as a production assistant in the late 1980s. Tougas eventually moved up the ranks to become a producer for various projects, including television series, feature films, and commercials.

Tougas made his directorial debut with the 1994 television movie, "The Paper Brigade." The film starred Charlie Sheen and was well-received by critics. Following this success, Tougas won the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television.

In the late 1990s, Tougas directed several episodes of the popular television show "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." He received positive reviews for his work, with many critics noting his ability to bring the show's supernatural elements to life.

Tougas has since gone on to direct several feature films, including the 2003 romantic comedy "13 Going on 30," starring Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo. The film was a box office success, grossing over $110 million worldwide.

In addition to his directing work, Tougas has also written and produced several projects, including the comedy series "Happy Endings" and the horror film "Night of the Living Dead: Evolution."

Tougas continues to work in the entertainment industry, creating content for the big and small screens. He is also a passionate advocate for diversity in Hollywood, and has been involved in several initiatives to support filmmakers of color.

Kirk Tougas is a talented and successful director, writer, and producer. His impressive body of work has earned him numerous awards and accolades, and his commitment to making the entertainment industry more inclusive has made him a valuable asset to the industry.