|New York Giants|
|Position:||Chairman / Executive Vice President|
|Born:||February 14, 1949|
Lakewood Township, New Jersey
|As an executive:|
|Career highlights and awards|
Steven Elliot Tisch (born February 14, 1949) is an American film producer and businessman. He is the chairman, co-owner and executive vice president of the New York Giants, the NFL team co-owned by his family, as well as a film and television producer. He is the son of former Giants co-owner Bob Tisch.
Tisch was born in Lakewood Township, New Jersey, the son of Joan (née Hyman) and Preston Robert Tisch, a film and television executive who also served as the United States Postmaster General. He has two siblings, Jonathan Tisch and Laurie Tisch. His family is Jewish. He attended Tufts University, during which he began his filmmaking career.
During his youth, Tisch created a number of small films with backing by Columbia Pictures. In 1976, he left Columbia and created his first feature film, Outlaw Blues. He followed this up in 1983 with Risky Business, which gave Tom Cruise his first lead role.
In 1984, Tisch produced a made-for-TV movie entitled The Burning Bed, which caused controversy but also received eleven Emmy nominations for Farrah Fawcett's depiction of a battered wife. Tisch launched his own production company in 1986, called the Steve Tisch Company, which has since specialized in small screen films. The company originally had a two-picture agreement with New World Pictures, with Soul Man being the first film of a proposed two-picture deal. In 1987, the company set up multiple projects at Warner Bros., which included the feature rights to the Mr. Magoo character (the project was eventually made by Disney in 1997 as a live-action film), as well as three original projects that the company, by way of Steve Tisch Productions had a contract at the studio. However, he also produced several critically acclaimed films including Forrest Gump, American History X, and Snatch. Tisch received a Best Motion Picture Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Forrest Gump, which was nominated for 13 Academy Awards and won six, and remains one of the highest domestic box office grossing films in history. He is also the only person ever with a Golden Globe, an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award nomination, and a Super Bowl Ring.
He is currently a partner in Escape Artists, an independently financed film production company based at Sony Pictures Entertainment that is the result of a merger between his Steve Tisch Company and fellow partners Todd Black and Jason Blumenthal's production company, Black & Blu. Escape Artists released The Weather Man, starring Nicolas Cage, in the fall of 2005, and The Pursuit of Happyness, starring Will Smith, was released by Columbia Pictures in December 2006. Other projects include Seven Pounds starring Will Smith, Knowing, starring Nicolas Cage and The Taking of Pelham 123 starring Denzel Washington and John Travolta. The company's TV projects include Perpetual Grace, LTD. for Epix and Servant starring Nell Tiger Free for Apple TV+.
In 2007, Tisch received the P.T. Barnum Award from Tufts University for his exceptional work in the field of media and entertainment.
Tisch was named chairman and Executive Vice President of the New York Giants American football team in 2005. Tisch accepted the Vince Lombardi Trophy twice, when the Giants won Super Bowl XLII and again when they won Super Bowl XLVI. On April 30, 2008, Tisch along with the rest of the Giants team and administration were invited by President Bush to the White House to honor the Giants Super Bowl victory.
Tisch also made an appearance on the reality show Shark Tank in season 5.
Following the 2021 season, when the Giants finished 4-13, Tisch "pushed" John Mara to fire head coach Joe Judge, after John Mara was reportedly willing to give Judge a third year.
Tisch has been married twice. He had two children with his first wife, Patsy A. Tisch; the marriage ended in divorce. In 1996, Tisch married Jamie Leigh Anne Alexander. They had three children, Elizabeth, Holden and Zachary, before divorcing.
On August 10, 2020, he announced that his daughter, Hilary, died by suicide following a history of depression. She was 36.
His brother Jonathan serves as the Giants' treasurer.
He was a producer in all films unless otherwise noted.
|1978||Almost Summer||Executive producer|
|1980||Coast to Coast|
|Deal of the Century||Executive producer|
|Hot to Trot|
|1989||Heart of Dixie|
|1996||The Long Kiss Goodnight||Executive producer|
|1997||Wild America||Executive producer|
|1998||American History X||Executive producer|
|Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels||Executive producer|
|Nico the Unicorn||Executive producer||Direct-to-video|
|1999||Wayward Son||Executive producer|
|Looking for an Echo||Executive producer|
|2003||Alex & Emma||Executive producer|
|2005||The Weather Man|
|2006||The Pursuit of Happyness|
|The Taking of Pelham 123|
|2010||The Back-up Plan|
|2012||Hope Springs||Executive producer|
|2018||The Equalizer 2|
|Being the Ricardos|
|A Journal for Jordan|
|2022||The Man from Toronto|
|2023||The Equalizer 3|
|TBA||Masters of the Universe|
|1971||Cry Uncle!||Man Running from Motel||Uncredited|
|1996||Dear God||Neighbor with Dog|
|1971||Cry Uncle!||Production assistant|
|Such Good Friends|
|1995||Man of the Year||Very special thanks|
|2018||The Dive||Special thanks|
|1975||The Missing Are Deadly||Associate producer||Television film|
|1979||No Other Love||Executive producer||Television film|
|1980||Homeward Bound||Television film|
|1982||Prime Suspect||Television film|
|Something So Right||Executive producer||Television film|
|1984||Calendar Girl Murders||Executive producer||Television film|
|The Burning Bed||Executive producer||Television film|
|Silence of the Heart||Executive producer||Television film|
|1984−85||Call to Glory||Executive producer|
|1986||Triplecross||Executive producer||Television film|
|1987||In Love and War||Executive producer||Television film|
|1988||Evil in Clear River||Co-producer||Television film|
|1989||Out on the Edge||Executive producer||Television film|
|1990||Judgment||Executive producer||Television film|
|1991||CBS Schoolbreak Special|
|Vidiots||Executive producer||Television film|
|1992||Afterburn||Executive producer||Television film|
|Keep the Change||Executive producer||Television film|
|Freshman Dorm||Executive producer|
|1996||The People Next Door||Executive producer||Television film|
|2016||Prototype||Executive producer||Television film|
|2019||Perpetual Grace, LTD||Executive producer|
|Why We Hate||Executive producer||Documentary|
|2021||Dr. Death||Executive producer|
|1995||Seinfeld||Man in Café||Uncredited|
Born in Lakewood, N.J., Tisch graduated from Tufts University and began his entertainment career as Peter Guber's assistant at Columbia Pictures.
Mr. Tisch is from a family heavy with Jewish philanthropists.