Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Jordan Charles Vogt-Roberts is an American film and television director. His feature directorial debut, The Kings of Summer, screened at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The film also won the Narrative Feature Audience Award at the 2013 Dallas International Film Festival. In 2017, Vogt-Roberts directed the MonsterVerse film .


Vogt-Roberts started his career producing and directing episodes of two web series, Memoirs of a Manchild and Book Club, and directing most episodes of the web series Single Dads.
After turning an episode of Memoirs of a Manchild into the short film Mint in a Box, in 2010, he wrote and directed the short film Successful Alcoholics. The film screened at the Sundance Film Festival, the SXSW Film Festival, the AFI Fest and 30 other film festivals.
Vogt-Roberts went on to direct Comedy Central's Mash Up, as well as episodes of Funny or Die Presents', MTV's Death Valley and FX's You're the Worst.
Vogt-Roberts's feature film debut, The Kings of Summer, was screened at the Sundance Film Festival and the Cleveland International Film Festival, and won the Narrative Feature Audience Award at the 2013 Dallas International Film Festival.
He went on to direct
' in 2017, which grossed over $565 million at the global box office.
Vogt-Roberts is directing a film based on the Metal Gear series for Sony Pictures. In interviews, Vogt-Roberts repeatedly expressed his passion for video games, and recounted his meeting with Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima to discuss the making of the film. In Kong: Skull Island, a boat bears the name Gray Fox as an homage to the character of the same name in the Metal Gear series.
Vogt-Roberts directed the pilot of .

Personal life

Vogt-Roberts was born in the United States and grew up in the Greater Detroit area. He moved to Arizona at 14 but went back to Royal Oak, Michigan his senior year to graduate with his hometown friends. He graduated from Dondero High School in 2003 and later Columbia College Chicago in 2006.
On September 11, 2017, Vogt-Roberts was brutally attacked while living in Ho Chi Minh City. After investigating the case with GQ journalist Max Marshall, Vogt-Roberts identified his attackers and one of the assailants was eventually arrested in India.