Garry Marshall

Highest Rated: 97% Lost in America (1985)
Lowest Rated: 6% Mother's Day (2016)
Birthday: Nov 13, 1934
Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
The career of producer/director Garry Marshall was marked by many peaks, including such classic television sitcoms as The Odd Couple (1970-1975), Happy Days (1974-1984), and Mork and Mindy (1978-1982), and the phenomenally popular feature film Pretty Woman (1990). A Brooklyn native, Marshall (born Gary Marsciarelli) was the son of an industrial filmmaker and a dance instructor. His sister, Penny Marshall, is a comic actress and noted film director. Marshall majored in journalism at Northwestern University and subsequently served a stint in the army before becoming a reporter for the New York Daily News. He was also a jazz drummer in a band before becoming a television comedy scriptwriter for such artists as Joey Bishop and Phil Foster and the writer for Jack Parr on The Tonight Show.Marshall moved to Los Angeles in 1961, but he didn't make it big until he teamed up with writer Jerry Belson. Together, they penned numerous episodes for several sitcoms, notably The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Lucy Show. In 1970, Marshall produced The Odd Couple, which starred Jack Klugman and Tony Randall and was based on a popular Neil Simon play and movie. He reached his apex as a television producer during the '70s, with such hits as Laverne and Shirley (1976-1983), (a Happy Days spin-off starring sister Penny), and Mork and Mindy. In addition to his producing and television directorial efforts, Marshall occasionally appeared as a supporting actor. In features, Marshall co-produced and co-wrote (with Belson) his first film, How Sweet It Is!, in 1968. A year later, the two produced and penned The Grasshopper. Marshall made his directorial feature film debut in 1982 with Young Doctors in Love, a comic look at daytime serials. As a film director, Marshall's output received uneven critical reviews. Films such as the Goldie Hawn/Kurt Russell vehicle Overboard and the Bette Midler/Barbara Hershey melodrama Beaches (1988) had good box-office business, but were considered of average quality. 1990's Pretty Woman was Marshall's first big movie hit. Following its tremendous success, he tried his hand at a serious drama with Frankie and Johnny (1991) starring Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer. Later, Marshall's films tended more toward sentimental and straight dramas such as The Twilight of the Golds (1997) and The Other Sister (1999). Marshall returned to comedy -- and to his teaming of Julia Roberts and Richard Gere -- in 1999 with Runaway Bride. Remaining an active director well into his 70s, Marshall helped to launch Anne Hathaway's career by taking the helm for both 2001's The Princess Diaries and its 2004 sequel, though his subsequent, holiday-themed ensemble comedies Valentine's Day (2010), New Year's Eve (2011) and his final film Mother's Day (2016) largely flatlined with critics and moviegoers - with New Year's Eve earning him his first-ever Razzie Award. In addition to his work behind the camera, Marshall occasionally appeared as an actor in films and television shows alike. During the mid-'90s, many TV audiences came to recognize him for playing Candice Bergen's ratings-crazy boss, Stan Lansing, on Murphy Brown. Marshall died July 18, 2016, of complications of pneumonia.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
6% Mother's Day Director $29.2M 2016
No Score Yet Robin Williams: Behind Closed Doors Actor 2016
40% Tempest Storm Actor 2016
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery Manny Goldman 2015
44% Life After Beth Grandpa 2014
7% New Year's Eve Producer Director $54.6M 2011
18% Valentine's Day Director $110.6M 2010
42% Race to Witch Mountain Dr. Donald Harlan $67.2M 2009
No Score Yet Chronic Town The Doctor 2008
18% Georgia Rule Director $18.9M 2007
36% Keeping Up With The Steins Irwin Fiedler $4.3M 2006
37% Chicken Little Buck Cluck $135.3M 2005
25% The Princess Diaries 2 - Royal Engagement Director $95.2M 2004
25% Raising Helen Director $37.4M 2004
No Score Yet They Call Him Sasquatch Actor 2003
No Score Yet The Hollywood Sign Director 2002
No Score Yet Mother Ghost Arthur 2002
46% Orange County Arthur Gantner $41.1M 2002
42% The Majestic Studio Executive 2001
No Score Yet The Long Ride Home Arthur 2001
47% The Princess Diaries Producer Director $107.8M 2001
No Score Yet Can't Be Heaven Pawn Shop Owner 1999
46% Runaway Bride Director 1999
56% Never Been Kissed Rigfort 1999
29% The Other Sister Screenwriter Director 1999
No Score Yet This Space Between Us Steve Mayland 1999
50% With Friends Like These Frank Minetti 1998
No Score Yet CHiPs '99 Actor 1998
43% The Twilight of the Golds Executive Producer Walter Gold 1997
12% Dear God Preston Sweeney Director 1996
6% Exit to Eden Director Producer 1994
33% Hocus Pocus uncredited cameo 1993
78% A League of Their Own Walter Harvey 1992
66% Frankie & Johnny Director Producer 1991
69% Soapdish Edwards 1991
62% Pretty Woman Director 1990
38% Beaches Director 1988
45% Overboard Producer Director 1987
26% Jumpin' Jack Flash Detective 1986
57% Nothing in Common Director 1986
97% Lost in America Casino Manager 1985
83% The Flamingo Kid Director Screenwriter 1984
29% Young Doctors in Love Producer Executive Producer Director 1982
No Score Yet The Escape Artist Drummer 1982
23% Grand Theft Auto Underworld Boss 1977
No Score Yet Evil Roy Slade Screenwriter Producer 1972
No Score Yet The Grasshopper Producer Screenwriter 1970
No Score Yet The Thousand Plane Raid RAF Wing Cmdr. Trafton Howard 1969
No Score Yet Maryjane Service Station Attendant 1968
No Score Yet How Sweet It Is! Screenwriter Producer 1968
No Score Yet Psych-Out Plainclothesman 1968
44% Camelot Sir Lionel 1967
No Score Yet Turkey Shoot: Beaches Director

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
Stan Lansing
  • 2019
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet The Odd Couple
2015-2017
Walter Madison
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2012
No Score Yet Celebrity Family Feud
2015
Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • 2015
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2014
63% Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012-2016
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2012
94% Louie
2010-2015
Lars Tardigan
  • 2012
No Score Yet According to Jim
2001-2009
Doctor
  • 2009
79% Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
Maj. Jack Weiner Jack
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2006
77% The Sarah Silverman Program
2007-2010
Schaarcorp President
  • 2008
54% The L Word
2004-2009
Himself
  • 2007
No Score Yet Last Comic Standing
2003-2015
Judge
  • 2006
No Score Yet Father of the Pride
2004
Voice
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2004
90% Monk
2002-2009
Warren Beach
  • 2002
No Score Yet Rugrats
1991-2004
Voice
  • 2002
No Score Yet Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
1996-2003
Mickey
  • 2002
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
Guest
  • 2000
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 1999
No Score Yet City Guys
1997-2001
Mr. Giordano
  • 1997
No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley
1976-1983
Executive Producer Director Drum Player
  • 1983
  • 1976
95% Mork & Mindy
1978-1982
Executive Producer Director
  • 1980
No Score Yet The Odd Couple
1970-1975
Executive Producer Screenwriter Director Drummer Man #2 Werner Turner
  • 1975
  • 1974
  • 1973
  • 1972
  • 1971
  • 1970
No Score Yet Happy Days
1974-1984
Director
  • 1974
No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show
1961-1966
Screenwriter Referee
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1964
No Score Yet A League of Their Own
2013
Mr. Harvey
No Score Yet The Looney Tunes Show: There Goes The Neighborhood

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