Ken Kwapis

Ken Kwapis

  • Highest Rated: 92% Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird (1985)
  • Lowest Rated: 6% Vibes (1988)
  • Birthday: Aug 17, 1957
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Filmmaker Ken Kwapis has won many awards for his work on television and in feature films. Before launching his career, he studied filmmaking at Northwestern University and in the graduate program at U.S.C., where his diploma film was For Heaven's Sake!, a variation on Mozart's comic opera The Impressario. Though Kwapis based his play on the great composer's work, he penned his own libretto. The result earned the young helmer a Student Academy Award for Dramatic Achievement. Professionally, he started out in television, directing the films The Beniker Gang and Summer Switch (1983). He subsequently directed more movies and series, including the first two seasons of HBO's hit sitcom The Larry Sanders Show. He won Cable ACE nominations for the episodes "The Spiders" and "The Performance Artist." He made his feature film directorial debut with the cosmic comedy Vibes (1988), starring pop singer Cyndi Lauper and Jeff Goldblum. In 1996, Kwapis' comedy Dunston Checks In, the story of an orangutan who turns a posh hotel upside down, earned the Grand Prix du Jury and the Audience Award at that year's Cannes Junior Film Festival.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

47% A Walk In The Woods Director $19.2M 2015
75% Big Miracle Director $20.2M 2012
40% He's Just Not That Into You Director $93.9M 2009
7% License to Wed Director $43.9M 2007
77% The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Director $43.6M 2005
No Score Yet Sexual Life Director Screenwriter 2005
No Score Yet Noah Director 1998
18% The Beautician and the Beast Director 1997
12% Dunston Checks In Director 1996
33% He Said, She Said Director 1991
6% Vibes Director 1988
92% Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird Director 1985
No Score Yet The Beniker Gang Director 1985
No Score Yet Summer Switch Director 1984

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

89% Santa Clarita Diet
2017
Director
  • 2017
31% Happyish
2015
Director Executive Producer Producer
  • 2015
89% The Office
2005-2013
Director Executive Producer Producer
  • 2013
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
20% Outsourced
2010-2011
Director Executive Producer Producer
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Bernie Mac Show
2001-2006
Director
  • 2006
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Malcolm in the Middle
2000-2006
Director Producer
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
32% Watching Ellie
2002-2003
Co-producer Director
  • 2002
No Score Yet Grounded for Life
2001-2005
Director
  • 2001
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Director
  • 2000
  • 1999
100% Freaks and Geeks
1999-2000
Director
  • 2000
  • 1999
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
Director Producer
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
100% Eerie, Indiana
1991-1992
Director
  • 1992

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