American author, screenwriter, and actor who is known for his 2003 book The Zombie Survival Guide and for his 2006 novel World War Z. The latter work was made into a 2013 hit film starring
After dropping out of Pitzer College, he relocated from California to Washington, D.C. and completed his studies at American University.
He wrote for Saturday Night Live in the early 2000s. Also an actor, he appeared on episodes of 7th Heaven and Roseanne.
He was raised in New York City and Santa Monica, California. He married Michelle Kholos in 2003.
His famous parents, Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft, became known, respectively, for their filmmaking and acting talents.