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Adam Robitel
Born (1978-05-26) May 26, 1978 (age 45)
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Southern California
Occupation Film director, film producer, screenwriter, actor
Years active 2006–present

Adam Robitel (born May 26, 1978) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. He is best known for directing horror films, such as The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014), Insidious: The Last Key (2018), Escape Room (2019) and its sequel Escape Room: Tournament of Champions (2021). He also co-wrote Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015).

Deadline Hollywood reported in July 2021 that Robitel and co-writer Gavin Heffernan had partnered with Darren Aronofsky on a thriller series for Netflix titled The Craving.

In July 2019, Deadline Hollywood posted that Heffernan and Robitel had teamed up with Sam Raimi on an "Untitled Supernatural Thriller" for Sony Pictures.


Adam Robitel was born on May 28, 1978. Robitel is a graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Personal life

Robitel was raised Catholic. He was a gymnast who first pursued acting while at USC. His spec script, The Bloody Benders, garnered the attention of Guillermo Del Toro, and was his first official optioned property.

He credits his grandmother, who raised him and his sister on ghost stories, for his love of all things macabre. Robitel has been with his partner Ray for twenty years.


Year Title Director Writer
2014 The Taking of Deborah Logan Yes Yes
2015 Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension No Yes
2018 Insidious: The Last Key Yes No
2019 Escape Room Yes No
2021 Escape Room: Tournament of Champions Yes No

Acting roles

Year Title Role Notes
2000 X-Men Guy on Line
2002 The Rules of Attraction Dumb Guy from L.A. Uncredited
2005 2001 Maniacs Lester
2006 Return to Sender Butch Short film
2010 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams Lester
2011 Chillerama Butch Segment: "I Was a Teenage Werebear"
One for the Road Booth Short film
2012 Cut/Print Officer Smith
2015 Contracted: Phase II Swat Man #1
2019 Escape Room Gabe
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