‘The Hangover’ exec producer J. C. Spink dies, aged 45

The Film Doctor team send our love to the family, friends and spirit of J.C. Spink, executive producer of The Hangover trilogy and producer of Just Friends and A History of Violence who passed away on Tuesday (April 18) at the age of 45.

Spink died at his home in West Hollywood, according to reports. He started his movie career as an assistant at Zide-Perry Productions, helping set-up teen comedy hit American Pie.

The Philadelphian manager/producer co-founded BenderSpink in 1998 with university friend Chris Bender.

The pair inked a first look deal with New Line and after producing Golden Globe-nominated A History of Violence and romantic comedy Just Friends, Spink moved into Executive Producing.

The Hangover Part III – photo courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures
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He launched The Hangover franchise in 2009 and oversaw production on We Are the Millers, Arthur, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and, most recently, horror Rings.

“So many fond, fun, silly yet heartfelt moments with you. I just don’t think I comprehend yet,” said a friend on social media.

The Tracking Board journalist and friend Jeff Sneider wrote: “R.I.P. J.C. Spink, a manager/producer I’ll miss dearly, especially his booming laugh and pointed insight on Hollywood. We hung out at numerous industry events and he was always a fun guy to be around. More than that, he believed in me as a reporter. This one hurts…”

Spink also enjoyed some time in front of the camera as the bus driver in ABC series The Goldbergs.



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