Jon Avnet

Jon Avnet

Highest Rated: 100% Uprising (2001)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

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
54% 81% Four Good Days Producer $828.7K 2020
43% 63% 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 65% 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
75% 64% Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her Producer - 2000
51% 71% Steal This Movie Executive Producer $76.1K 2000
No Score Yet 57% A House Divided Executive Producer - 2000
No Score Yet 56% My Last Love Executive Producer - 1999
20% 18% Inspector Gadget Executive Producer $97.4M 1999
No Score Yet 20% Poodle Springs Executive Producer - 1998
30% 48% Red Corner Director,
Producer
$22.4M 1997
55% 41% George of the Jungle Producer $105.3M 1997
20% 45% D3: The Mighty Ducks Producer $23.0M 1996
31% 66% Up Close & Personal Director,
Producer
$51.1M 1996
25% 73% The War Director,
Producer
$16.5M 1994
70% 77% When a Man Loves a Woman Producer $50.0M 1994
21% 59% D2: The Mighty Ducks Producer $45.6M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Their Own Good Executive Producer - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Switch Producer - 1993
28% 62% The Three Musketeers Executive Producer $53.7M 1993
21% 65% The Mighty Ducks Producer $50.7M 1992
No Score Yet 9% Backfield in Motion Executive Producer - 1991
75% 91% Fried Green Tomatoes Director,
Producer
$81.2M 1991
0% 14% Funny About Love Producer $7.6M 1990
81% 62% Men Don't Leave Producer $5.8M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Breaking Point Producer - 1989
No Score Yet 33% In Love and War Executive Producer - 1987
50% 63% Less Than Zero Producer $10.8M 1987
No Score Yet 80% Between Two Women Director - 1986
92% 72% Risky Business Producer - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Something So Right Executive Producer - 1982
No Score Yet 67% Prime Suspect Producer - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Other Love Executive Producer - 1979

TV

Credit
87% 77% The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers Executive Producer 2022
96% 82% Manhunt Director 2020
96% 90% Sneaky Pete Executive Producer 2019
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 Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge Executive Producer 1995