Lowell Ganz

Highest Rated: 93% Parenthood (1989)
Lowest Rated: 6% Vibes (1988)
Birthday: Aug 31, 1948
Birthplace: Not Available
Screenwriter Lowell Ganz was 23 years old when he was taken under the wing of TV producer Gary Marshall as a member of the writing staff of the popular sitcom The Odd Couple. Marshall liked Ganz's offbeat sense of humor and his willingness to work long hours for the sake of a laugh; by 1974, Ganz was a co-producer of Happy Days. During his tenure on Laverne and Shirley, which he helped develop, Ganz and writer Mark "Babaloo" Mandel formed a screenwriting team, distinguished by a fondness for unorthodox comic situations. A prime example of this style was Ganz and Mandel's first movie screenplay, Night Shift (1982), the story of a morgue attendant who runs a prostitution service in his off-hours. Night Shift reunited Ganz and Mandel with Happy Days confreres Henry Winkler (the star) and Ron Howard (the director); it was Howard who insisted that the writing team pen his next project, Splash (1984), a man-and-mermaid romance. With this hit under their belts, Ganz and Mandel became one of the hottest duos in Hollywood, turning out such subsequent hits as Parenthood (1989) and City Slickers (1991). When Ganz and Mandel's A League of Their Own (1992) (which co-starred their mentor Garry Marshall) was spun off into a TV series, the team came full circle, once more burning the midnight oil as sitcom scriveners.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Bob: The Musical Screenwriter 2016
18% The Tooth Fairy Screenwriter $58.6M 2010
12% Pink Panther 2 Screenwriter $36M 2009
No Score Yet The Dialogue: Learning From the Masters - Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel Actor 2006
65% Fever Pitch Screenwriter $42M 2005
64% Robots Mr. Gasket Screenwriter $128.2M 2005
35% Where the Heart Is Screenwriter 2000
64% EDtv Lawyer Screenwriter 1999
25% Fathers' Day Screenwriter 1997
43% Multiplicity Screenwriter 1996
50% Forget Paris Screenwriter 1995
18% City Slickers 2 - The Legend of Curly's Gold Screenwriter 1994
28% Greedy TV Director Screenwriter 1994
58% Mr. Saturday Night 1st Writer Screenwriter Executive Producer 1992
78% A League of Their Own Screenwriter 1992
88% City Slickers Screenwriter 1991
9% Pure Luck Screenwriter 1991
93% Parenthood Screenwriter Stan 1989
6% Vibes Screenwriter 1988
No Score Yet Critical Condition Screenwriter 1987
47% The Money Pit Screenwriter 1986
33% Gung Ho Screenwriter 1986
32% Spies Like Us Screenwriter 1985
90% Splash Stan the Tour Guide 1984
92% Night Shift Screenwriter 1982


88% Parenthood
  • 2010
No Score Yet Parenthood
  • 1991
  • 1990
No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley
Screenwriter Director
  • 1978
  • 1976
No Score Yet The Odd Couple
Screenwriter Director
  • 1974
  • 1973


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