Joel Zwick

Joel Zwick

Highest Rated: 76% My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

Lowest Rated: 0% Second Sight (1989)

Birthday: Jan 11, 1942

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

One of the most prolific directors of episodic television, Joel Zwick has over 500 show credits under his belt with an amazing 21 pilots going on to become series. Zwick graduated from Brooklyn College before getting his start as a charter member of Ellen Stewart's La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in Manhattan's East Village. After directing a number of shows on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and for Broadway touring companies, Zwick made his television directing debut helming an episode of the obscure 1977 Adam Arkin sitcom, "Bustin' Loose." His big break came when he started working with heavyweight sitcom producer/creator Garry Marshall, who gave Zwick opportunities to direct a number of his shows, including "Laverne & Shirley," "Mork & Mindy," "Makin' It," and "The New Odd Couple." Zwick's forte became working on numerous ABC family-friendly sitcoms. Among the child actors he worked with were the Olsen Twins ("Full House"; "Two of a Kind"), Emmanuel Lewis ("Webster"), and Jaleel "Urkel" White ("Family Matters"). He is also a respected drama professor who has taught at Yale, Queens College, Brooklyn College and Wheaton College, and teaches television directing at the University of Southern California. Television has been where most of Zwick's efforts have been focused. Among the narrow scope of films he's directed are the much-loved 2002 ethnic comedy, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," and the 2004 live action remake of "Fat Albert."

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tango Shalom Producer - 2021
No Score Yet 37% Elvis Has Left the Building Director - 2004
23% 44% Fat Albert Director $48.1M 2004
76% 73% My Big Fat Greek Wedding Director $241.4M 2002
0% 29% Second Sight Director $5.3M 1989

TV

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No Score Yet 76% Fuller House Director 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shake It Up! Director 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet I'm in the Band Director 2011
65% 66% Two and a Half Men Director 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jamie Foxx Show Director 1997-1999
14% No Score Yet Love Boat: The Next Wave Director 1998-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guys Like Us Director 1998-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Malcolm & Eddie Director 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Matters Director 1997-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Step by Step Director 1997-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Meego Director 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wayans Bros. Director 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kirk Director 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Parent 'Hood Director 1995
No Score Yet 80% Full House Director 1987-1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perfect Strangers Director 1986-1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Odd Couple Director 1982-1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joanie Loves Chachi Director 1982
78% No Score Yet Bosom Buddies Director 1980-1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's a Living Director 1980-1981
95% No Score Yet Mork & Mindy Director 1980 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley Director 1978-1980

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