Andy Cadiff

Andy Cadiff

Highest Rated: 21% Leave It to Beaver (1997)

Lowest Rated: 18% Chasing Liberty (2004)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, USA

Theater provided the background that enabled Andy Cadiff to compile a long and impressive slate of television sitcoms as a director. The Newton, Massachusetts, native was originally a Harvard University pre-med student before poor science grades convinced him to switch his major to theater arts. While serving as assistant director of Harvard's Spring 1974 production of "Kiss Me Kate," the nascent theater major met legendary Broadway impresario Hal Prince. After graduating magna cum laude in 1977, Cadiff was hired by Prince as assistant stage manager of the Broadway show "On the Twentieth Century." Cadiff soon started writing and directing his own original material including the musical bBrownstone," the award-winning off-Broadway play "3 Guys Naked from the Waist Down," and "Mail," which was staged on Broadway and at the Kennedy Center. Cadiff made his television directorial debut helming an episode of the obscure 1988 Scott Bakula sitcom "Eisenhower & Lutz," which featured a young Patricia Richardson, whom Cadiff would work with on "Home Improvement" years later. Stints directing episodes of "Empty Nest," "Lenny," and "Herman's Head" led to his working with Tim Allen and later with Michael J. Fox on "Spin City." Amid all the television work, Cadiff ended up with film directorial credits with the 1997 movie remake of "Leave It to Beaver" and the 2004 Mandy Moore vehicle "Chasing Liberty." He later directed episodes of Betty White's 2010 TV Land sitcom comeback "Hot in Cleveland."

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Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet 43% A Bunch of Amateurs Director - 2008
18% 60% Chasing Liberty Director $12.2M 2004
21% 31% Leave It to Beaver Director $10.7M 1997

TV

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No Score Yet 82% Man With a Plan Director 2017
7% 60% Dr. Ken Director 2015
No Score Yet 64% The Odd Couple Director 2015
23% 55% Anger Management Director 2012-2013
22% 62% Malibu Country Director 2012
65% No Score Yet Better With You Director 2010-2011
No Score Yet 71% Rules of Engagement Director 2010
No Score Yet 73% George Lopez Director 2005 2002
No Score Yet 83% The King of Queens Director 2004
9% No Score Yet Listen Up Director 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big House Director 2004
14% No Score Yet It's All Relative Director 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Wife and Kids Director 2001-2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lost at Home Director 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet According to Jim Director 2001-2002
11% No Score Yet The Geena Davis Show Director 2000-2001
66% No Score Yet Spin City Director 2000 1997-1998
25% No Score Yet Talk to Me Director 2000
33% No Score Yet Oh Grow Up Director 1999
No Score Yet 76% Home Improvement Director 1999
67% No Score Yet Norm Director 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hughleys Director 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Teen Angel Director 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life ... and Stuff Executive Producer 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Buddies Director 1996
No Score Yet 94% Quantum Leap Director 1991 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Two Dads Director 1989

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