Jack Shea

Jack Shea

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Birthday: Aug 1, 1928

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Veteran television director Jack Shea first stepped behind the camera in the 1950s, helming variety shows for comedy legends Bob Hope and Jerry Lewis. After several one-episode forays into such series as the thrilling island-cop-drama "Hawaii Five-O" and the Ronald Reagan-featuring "Death Valley Days," Shea became a regular force behind the sitcom "Sanford and Son," in which he helped bring out some of the junkyard dealer's most outrageous and cantankerous moments. The director has been a prominent and progressive figure in both African-American and female-oriented television, overseeing nearly half of the nouveau-riche-black-family comedy "The Jeffersons"' entire canon as well as numerous installments of such sitcoms as the uproarious "The Golden Girls" and Southern-flavored "Designing Women." In 1997, Shea succeeded fellow TV vet Gene Reynolds as president of the Directors Guild of America. Before retiring from the business, he left his directorial mark on such '90s mainstays as "Growing Pains," "Full House," and "Sister, Sister."

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Strange Monster of Strawberry Cove Director - 1971
No Score Yet 40% The Monitors Director - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dayton's Devils Director - 1968

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sister, Sister Director 1995-1996
No Score Yet 0% Growing Pains Director 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hogan Family Director 1990-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunday Dinner Director 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Designing Women Director 1986-1987 1990
No Score Yet 80% Full House Director 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Charmings Director 1987-1988
No Score Yet 87% The Golden Girls Director 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ropers Director 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jeffersons Director,
Writer
1975-1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's Happening!! Director 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Director 1972-1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paper Moon Director 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Apple's Way Director 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sanford & Son Director 1972-1973