Jeff Fowler Bio – Sonic the Hedgehog’s Director

Published Date   06th May. 2019, 15:56 pm
Jeff Fowler Bio – Sonic the Hedgehog’s Director
Quick Info
Birth Name: Jeffrey Fowler
Birth Place: Normal, Illinois, USA
Birth Sign: Leo
Spouse: Joanna Montoya
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Weight: 70 kg
Ethnicity: White
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Date of Birth: 27/07/1978
Age: 45 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $2 million

Sonic the Hedgehog director Jeff Fowler was born on July 27, 1978, in Normal, Illinois, USA. He is a famous American visual effects artist and film director, known for his movies Gopher Broke (2004), Where the Wild Things Are (2009). Fowler will be making his theatrical directorial debut with the much-anticipated upcoming movie, Sonic the Hedgehog (2019).

Jeff Fowler’s net worth is an estimated $2 million. He lives in Santa Monica, California with his wife Joanna Montoya. He also has a cat named Leo.

Net Worth And Earnings

As stated above, Jeff Fowler’s net worth is estimated at $2 million. The primary source of Jeff’s income is his career as a visual artist and movie director. Although Jeff Fowler has not revealed his financial information, we are sure that he earns a lot of money.

Jeff is making his directorial debut with the much-hyped movie Sonic the Hedgehog. Further, Jeff is a professional visual effects artist, so that line of work must help him earn a good amount of income.

According to PayScale, the average salary of a visual artist ranges between $44,330 to $79,283 yearly. Since Jeff has been working in the visual effects department for over a decade for reputed studios, we can assume that he earns much more than just that.

Likewise, here is a list of movies Jeff Fowler has worked on as an actor, director, and visual artist.

YearTitleDirectorActor Visual Effects
2002Gilmore Girls-Yes-
2004Gopher BrokeYes--
2006A Gentlemen's DuelNo-Yes
2009Where the Wild Things Are--Yes
2019Sonic the HedgehogYes-Yes

Earnings From Sonic the Hedgehog

Jeff is directing Sonic the Hedgehog as his first theatrical movie. According to PayScale, a debut director earns an average of $134,192 up to $166,404 for his first movie direction. We know that Jeff is a talented director who has won Best Short Film Director award for Gopher Broke (2005). So, he must be getting a larger paycheck than that for his work as a director. His compensation as a director of Sonic the Hedgehog includes his base salary, equity as well as the bonus if the movie is a box office blockbuster.

Similarly, following the criticism of Sonic the Hedgehog’s trailer, the young and handsome director responded to millions of Sonic fans. On his Twitter, Jeff addresses his followers saying that criticism of “Sonic the Hedgehog” design is being heard and they will design Sonic’s character according to fans’ demands.

In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter., the movie’s producer Tim Miller says that Jeff is an amazing director with instinctual talent when it comes to story-telling. Likewise, he adds that Sonic movie is a first of its kind, which brings the perfect opportunity for Jeff to leverage his decade-long animation experience and make the movie a billion dollar hit.

Family, Wife, Children

As to Jeff Fowler’s family members, his father and mother seem to be still alive. He has posted pictures of his parents on his Instagram on a handful of occasions. He has a loving mother,  whose name and identity is still under the covers.

Jeff Fowler's mother and wife Joanna Montoya

Jeff Fowler’s family: his mother (left) along with his wife Joanna Montoya. Image Source: Jeff’s Instagram.

Likewise, Jeff Fowler’s wife is the gorgeous Joanna Montoya, with whom he tied the wedding knot on August 3, 2009. Joanna is an acupuncturist and herbalist, with passions in fitness and healthy eating. Further, the couple has been happily married for nearly a decade, with no children as of May 2019.


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However, Jeff’s wife Joanna is pregnant with their first child, according to Joanna’s Instagram. Many are speculating that Jeff Fowler’s child is a baby boy. With his estimated net worth of $2 million, Jeff and his wife are living a lavish and comfortable lifestyle in their home in Santa Monica, California.

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