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      Joel Zwick

      Joel Zwick

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

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      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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      71% 90% Tango Shalom Producer $102.7K 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% 30% Second Sight Director $5.3M 1989

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      No Score Yet 55% Shake It Up! Director 2011 2021
      No Score Yet 75% Fuller House Director 2016
      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 90% Family Matters Director 1997-1998
      No Score Yet 100% 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
      80% 60% Bosom Buddies Director 1980-1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet It's a Living Director 1980-1981
      90% No Score Yet Mork & Mindy Director 1978 1980
      No Score Yet 100% Laverne & Shirley Director 1978-1980