Col Needham whose full name is Colin Needham (born 26 January 1967) is a British computer engineer who is known as the founder and CEO of IMDb website. He has been general manager of IMDb since its acquisition by Amazon in 1998.
Needham was (born 26 January, 1967) in Denton, Lancashire, and grew up on Stockport Road. He studied at Audenshaw School and Clarendon Sixth Form College in Hyde. He graduated from the University of Leeds with a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science in 1988.
Needham got married to Karen Gaskin in 1989 and they live in Filton, Gloucestershire with their twin daughters. He is a fan of early 20th-century classical Russian composers, particularly Dmitri Shostakovich.