Ashton Kutcher started his career as a model, and then starred as Michael Kelso on “That 70’s Show”, which ran for a successful nine years on Fox. During his time on the show, he founded a film and TV production company, Katalyst Media, with partner Jason Goldberg. Together they have produced hit television shows like “Punk’d” and “Beauty and the Geek”, as well as the features “The Butterfly Effect” and “Guess Who”. Today, Katalyst is producing several new television shows including “Opportunity Knocks”, debuting on ABC on September 23, the upcoming “Game Show In My Head” for CBS, and an untitled reality show co-production with Tyra Banks for ABC. Katalyst just wrapped production on the feature “Spread”, starring Ashton and Anne Heche. Ashton can also be soon be seen in the upcoming “Personal Effects”, co-starring Michelle Pfiffer and Kathy Bates.
Katalyst’s internet department produces several viral video internet campaigns. Ashton and Jason were listed in Details magazine’s “Mavericks” of 2006 and The Washington Post just named Ashton #3 on their list of “Most Innovative Celebrities in Digital Media”. In 2011, it was announced that Ashton would be joining the cast of CBS’s “Two and Half Men.”