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Short Info

Net Worth$20 million dollars
Date Of BirthApril 11, 1974
SpouseHeather Hayslett (m. 2015), Nina Packer (m. 2001–2009)

Will Packer is an American film producer and director. He is the founder and CEO of Will Packer Productions, a film and television production company. He has produced and/or directed a number of films, including the box office hits Ride Along, Think Like a Man, About Last Night, and Straight Outta Compton. He has also produced television shows such as The Game and Being Mary Jane.

Packer was born in Tallahassee, Florida, on January 13, 1974, to parents Willie and Joyce Packer. He has two sisters, Cheryl and Kim. He was raised in a strict Baptist household. He attended Florida A&M University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.

Packer’s first job out of college was working as an engineer for a telecommunications company. He soon realized that he was not passionate about engineering and decided to pursue a career in film. He moved to Los Angeles and enrolled in the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Packer’s first film credit was as an associate producer on the 2001 film Trois: The Escort. He went on to produce the films Stomp the Yard, This Christmas, Obsessed, Takers, and Ride Along. He has also produced television shows such as The Game and Being Mary Jane.

Packer’s net worth is estimated to be $40 million. He has earned his wealth through his successful career as a film producer and director.

General Info

Full NameWill Packer
Net Worth$20 million dollars
Date Of BirthApril 11, 1974
ProfessionScreenwriter, Television producer, Film producer, Actor, Businessperson
EducationFlorida A&M University, St. Petersburg High School


SpouseHeather Hayslett (m. 2015), Nina Packer (m. 2001–2009)


MoviesThink Like A Man, Ride Along 2, Ride Along, Takers, No Good Deed, About Last Night, Stomp the Yard, Obsessed, This Christmas, The Gospel, Trois 2: Pandora's Box, Motives, Motives 2, Three Can Play That Game, Stomp the Yard: Homecoming, Trois, Trois: The Escort, The Wedding Ringer

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Ride Along 32018producer announced
Girls Trip2017/Iproducer post-production
Jacob's Ladder2017producer post-production
Nine Years UnderTV Series executive producer announced
Think Like a ManTV Series producer announced
Almost Christmas2016producer - produced by
Sunset Ppl2016TV Movie executive producer - as Will Packer
Uncle Buck2016TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes
Roots2016TV Mini-Series executive producer - 4 episodes
Ride Along 22016producer - as Will Packer
Truth Be Told2015TV Series executive producer
Straight Outta Compton2015executive producer - as Will Packer
The Wedding Ringer2015producer
No Good Deed2014/Iproducer
Think Like a Man Too2014producer
About Last Night2014producer
Ride Along2014producer
Battle of the Year2013executive producer - as Will Packer
Uptown Comic2012TV Series executive producer - as Will Packer
Gary Owen: True Story2012executive producer - as Will Packer
Think Like a Man2012producer - as Will Packer
Alpha Man: The Brotherhood of MLK2011TV Movie documentary executive producer
Takers2010producer - as Will Packer
Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming2010producer
Sprite Step Off2010TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes
Obsessed2009producer - as Will Packer
This Christmas2007producer - as Will Packer
Three Can Play That Game2007producer
Motives 22007Video producer
Stomp the Yard2007producer
Puff, Puff, Pass2006producer
The Gospel Live Concert2005Video executive producer
The Gospel2005producer
Trois 3: The Escort2004Video executive producer
Motives2004Video producer
Pandora's Box2002producer
Chocolate City1994producer


Think Like a Man2012Man in Bathroom (as Will Packer)
The Gospel2005Attendant (as Will Packer)
Trois2000Man in Club
Chocolate City1994Frank Love


Nine Years UnderTV Series announced
Pandora's Box2002story

Camera Department

Ride1998camera intern - as William E. Packer Jr.


Grapes on a Vine2008special thanks


The Real2016TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself - Producer, A Meyers Christmas
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
BET Awards 2014: Genius Talks2014TV SpecialHimself
The Insider2014TV SeriesHimself - Producer
Exhale2014TV SeriesHimself
Executing the Heist: The Making of 'Takers'2011Video documentary shortHimself
Takers: Take Action!2011Video documentary shortHimself
Stomp on the Yard: Choreography2010Video shortHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1980s, 1990s and 2000s2009Video documentaryHimself
Battles. Rivals. Brothers.2007Video shortHimself
Motives 2: Behind the Scenes2007Video shortHimself
The Making of 'Motives'2004Video short documentaryHimself


Won Awards

2012Pioneer AwardBlack Film Critics Circle Awards

This year's Pioneer Award is given to producer Will Packer of Rainforest Films. While he's been ... More

2001Golden Orange AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsTrois (2000)

Nominated Awards

2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Limited SeriesRoots (2016)
2005Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Independent FilmMotives (2004)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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