Spike Jonze (born Adam Spiegel; October 22, 1969) is an American director, producer and actor, whose work includes music videos, commercials, film and television. He is best known for his collaborations with writer Charlie Kaufman, which include the 1999 film "Being John Malkovich" (that gave him an Academy Award for Best Director nomination) and the 2002 film "Adaptation", and as the co-writer/director of the 2009 film "Where the Wild Things Are". He is well known also for his music video collaborations with "Weezer", "Beastie Boys", and "Björk". He was also a co-creator and executive producer of MTV's "Jackass". He is currently the creative director of VBS.tv. He is also part owner of skateboard company "Girl Skateboards" with riders Rick Howard and Mike Carroll.