Jon Avnet

Jon Avnet

Highest Rated: 92% Risky Business (1983)

Lowest Rated: 0% Funny About Love (1990)

Birthday: Nov 17, 1949

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

This son of the founder and chair of the largest distributor of electronic equipment entered show business staging theatrical productions Off-Broadway. He entered the film industry as a reader at United Artists and later participated in the director's program of the American Film Institute after his student film "Confusion's Corner" (featuring a then-unknown Richard Gere) earned him a fellowship. After working as an associate producer, Avnet and family friend Steve Tisch launched Tisch/Avnet Productions in 1977. For seven years, they oversaw a number of successful features (most notably 1983's "Risky Business" which catapulted Tom Cruise to stardom), several issue-oriented TV-movies like "The Burning Bed" (NBC, 1984), starring Farrah Fawcett, and the acclaimed, but short-lived series "Call to Glory" (ABC, 1984-85).

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
51% 81% Four Good Days Producer $828.7K 2020
44% 67% Three Christs Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$37.3K 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sickhouse Executive Producer - 2016
64% 41% Jackie & Ryan Producer - 2014
No Score Yet 61% Mitch Albom's Have a Little Faith Director,
Executive Producer
- 2011
18% 37% Righteous Kill Director,
Producer
$40.1M 2008
5% 44% 88 Minutes Director,
Producer
$16.9M 2007
17% 63% Land of the Blind Producer - 2006
70% 46% Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Producer $37.8M 2004
100% 84% Uprising Director - 2001
74% 64% Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her Producer - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet A House Divided Executive Producer - 2000
51% 71% Steal This Movie Executive Producer $76.1K 2000
21% 18% Inspector Gadget Executive Producer $97.4M 1999
No Score Yet 56% My Last Love Executive Producer - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poodle Springs Executive Producer - 1998
56% 41% George of the Jungle Producer $105.3M 1997
30% 48% Red Corner Director,
Producer
$22.4M 1997
20% 45% D3: The Mighty Ducks Producer $23M 1996
31% 66% Up Close & Personal Director,
Producer
$51.1M 1996
20% 59% D2: The Mighty Ducks Producer $45.6M 1994
70% 77% When a Man Loves a Woman Producer $50M 1994
25% 73% The War Director,
Producer
$16.5M 1994
28% 62% The Three Musketeers Executive Producer $53.7M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Switch Producer - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Their Own Good Executive Producer - 1993
21% 65% The Mighty Ducks Producer $50.7M 1992
No Score Yet 10% Backfield in Motion Executive Producer - 1991
74% 91% Fried Green Tomatoes Director,
Producer
$81.2M 1991
81% 62% Men Don't Leave Producer $5.8M 1990
0% 13% Funny About Love Producer $7.6M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Breaking Point Producer - 1989
50% 63% Less Than Zero Producer $10.8M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Between Two Women Director - 1986
92% 73% Risky Business Producer - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Something So Right Executive Producer - 1982
No Score Yet 67% Prime Suspect Producer - 1982

TV

Credit
96% 81% Manhunt: Unabomber Director 2020
96% 89% Sneaky Pete Executive Producer 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Susanna Executive Producer,
Director,
Writer
2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Starter Wife Executive Producer,
Director
2007
96% No Score Yet Boomtown Executive Producer 2002-2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Uprising Executive Producer,
Director,
Writer
2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mama Flora's Family Executive Producer 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge Executive Producer 1995

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