Adam Marcus is an American film director, writer and actor.
Marcus was born in Westport, Connecticut and attended Staples High School. He started his career at the age of fifteen, when he co-created the Westport Theatreworks Theatrical Company where he directed and produced over fifty shows in seven years. He then attended New York University where he won the coveted Best Picture Award at the Student Academy Awards in 1990 for his film, "...so you like this girl". In 1991, Marcus was called out to Los Angeles by filmmaker Sean S. Cunningham to work on producing and directing features. That same year, he co-produced Johnny Zombie for Cunningham and Disney Studios.
In 1993, Marcus wrote the story for and directed the ninth film in the Friday the 13th series, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday for New Line. He was 23 at the time and the youngest director ever hired by the studio. The three million dollar feature went on to gross over eighteen million domestically and became one of New Line Video's largest releases ever.
Marcus and his writing partner Debra Sullivan then turned their attention to screenwriting for Paramount and Fox.