Director/B-Movie Mogul, born December 30, 1945 in New York City, New York, President and Founder of Troma studios, and champion for the cause of truly independent cinema.
- The Toxic Avenger
- Class of Nuke 'Em High
- Troma's War
- Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D.
- Tromeo and Juliet
- Terror Firmer
- Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead
This director has examples of:
- B-Movie: Pretty much the Roger Corman of his generation.
- Body Horror
- The Cameo
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Just watch his appearance on The Angry Video Game Nerd.
- Cluster F-Bomb
- Cool Old Guy
- Dirty Old Man
- Doing It for the Art: He'll gladly appear in other independent productions if his schedule allows. If the budget is small, he won't even ask for a separate payment, just that the trip and lodgings are handled for him.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: A self-admitted narcissist, Kaufman still has three rules of production for Troma: Safety to humans, safety to people's property, and make a good movie which he plasters around every set. And the third rule is always in smaller print because a movie is just a movie and Kaufman has said he would quit the business if anyone got hurt on one of his movies.
- Large Ham
- Production Posse: Joe Fleishaker has appeared in every movie since Troma's War. Also, in the years between The Toxic Avenger and Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D., A LOT of actors were re-used frequently.
- Refuge in Audacity
- Self-Deprecation: Just try to find an interview where he doesn't make fun of himself.
- Special Guest: Appeared as one on The Angry Video Game Nerd. Yes, really.
- Stock Footage: That footage of the blue car flipping over has appeared in every one of his movies since Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D..