John Whitesell

John Whitesell

Highest Rated: 44% Holidate (2020)

Lowest Rated: 5% Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: USA

After beginning his directorial career in daytime TV and winning an Emmy for the soap "Guiding Light" in 1985, John Whitesell worked primarily in comedy. Whitesell directed multiple episodes of the sitcom "Coach" during its first and second seasons, his first significant foray into humorous material, and followed it with a busy-two year tenure on the family comedy "Roseanne," beginning in 1990. After a brief fling with the procedural drama "Law & Order" in the same year, and another stint directing the short-lived comedy "Rachel Gunn, R.N.," Whitesell set to work on his first feature film. "Calendar Girl," released in 1993, starred Jason Priestley and Jerry O'Connell as young men on a quest for Marilyn Monroe. After working on the sitcom "Cosby," Bill Cosby's unsuccessful follow-up to "The Cosby Show," Whitesell directed "Malibu's Most Wanted"; the 2003 comedy brought Whitesell his biggest box office hit. The visibility of this film led him to take over directing the sequels of Martin Lawrence's "Big Momma's House" movies.




44% 40% Holidate Director - 2020
27% 70% Thunderstruck Director - 2012
5% 58% Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son Director $37.9M 2011
6% 30% Deck the Halls Director,
$35.1M 2006
5% 58% Big Momma's House 2 Director $70.2M 2006
31% 54% Malibu's Most Wanted Director $34.3M 2003
23% 44% See Spot Run Director $33.4M 2001
11% 31% Calendar Girl Director $2.5M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blossom in Paris Director - 1993


68% 78% The Client List Director 2013
No Score Yet 29% Sullivan & Son Director 2012
11% 0% Rob Director 2012
18% No Score Yet Valentine Director 2009
9% No Score Yet Listen Up Director 2004
10% No Score Yet Raising Dad Director 2002
22% No Score Yet Men, Women & Dogs Director 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grounded for Life Director 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cosby Director 1996-1997 2000
67% No Score Yet D.C. Director 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack & Jill Director 1999
33% No Score Yet Grown Ups Director 1999
76% 72% Roseanne Director 1990-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coach Director 1989-1990