Michael Lembeck

Michael Lembeck

Highest Rated: 88% The In-Laws (1979)

Lowest Rated: 17% Tooth Fairy (2010)

Birthday: Jun 25, 1948

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Michael Lembeck's father, the noted actor of "Stalag 17," Harvey Lembeck, who introduced his son to show business at an early age. He attended Beverly Hill High School, where his classmates included Rob Reiner, Albert Brooks, and Richard Dreyfuss. Lembeck studied drama at Los Angeles City College and Cal State before touring with the original National company of the Broadway musical "Grease." It was in 1969 that he received his first television role, on the comedy "Gidget Grows Up." Lembeck would continue to make television appearances into the '90s, along the way accruing credits on the classic dramas "The Love Boat," "Fantasy Island," and the sitcom "Mad About You." However, he is most recognizable for his role as Max Horvath on the sitcom "One Day at a Time." In 1989, Lembeck tried his hand at directing with the comedy "Coming of Age," and soon built a notable reputation directing a number of television shows including the long running comedy "Coach," the Kirstie Alley comedy "Veronica's Closet," and the hit sitcom "Friends" for which he won an Emmy in 1996. Lembeck has also dabbled in film, directing a number of family-friendly films like the Christmas comedies "The Santa Clause 2," "The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause" and the Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson vehicle "Tooth Fairy."

Highest rated movies

The In-Laws
The Dream Team




No Score Yet 53% The J Team Director - 2021
53% 89% Queen Bees Director $1.9M 2021
No Score Yet 43% A Nutcracker Christmas Director - 2016
No Score Yet 29% The Bling Ring Director - 2011
60% 43% Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure Director - 2011
17% 41% Tooth Fairy Director $60.0M 2010
No Score Yet 58% The Clique Director - 2008
17% 39% The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Director $84.5M 2006
44% 70% Connie and Carla Director $8.1M 2004
56% 42% The Santa Clause 2 Director $139.2M 2002
No Score Yet 50% Heartbeat Ted (Character) - 1993
53% 61% The Dream Team Ed (Character) $26.8M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Side by Side Tony Mercer (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8 Abbie Hoffman (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 31% On the Right Track Frank Biscardi (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 24% Gorp Kavell (Character) - 1980
88% 83% The In-Laws Tommy Ricardo (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Having Babies III Russ Bridges (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 77% The Boys in Company C Vinnie Fazio (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bloodsport Reuben (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Summer Without Boys Burt (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 40% Haunts of the Very Rich Johnny Delmonico (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gidget Grows Up Arnold (Character) - 1969


No Score Yet No Score Yet Murphy Brown Director 2018
No Score Yet 86% Baby Daddy Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
57% 76% Californication Director 2007
75% 65% Greek Director 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet According to Jim Director 2001
10% No Score Yet Off Centre Director 2001
38% No Score Yet What About Joan Director 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place Director 1998-2001
No Score Yet 87% Mad About You Mr. Shapiro (Guest Star),
No Score Yet No Score Yet That's Life Director 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Over the Top Director 1997
No Score Yet 82% Everybody Loves Raymond Director 1996-1997
95% 71% NewsRadio Director 1995
40% No Score Yet High Society Director 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coach Director 1989-1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Two Dads Director 1989
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Foley Square Peter Newman (Character) 1985-1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Super Password Guest 1985-1986
No Score Yet 100% One Day at a Time Max Horvath (Character) 1979-1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1983-1984
No Score Yet 60% Happy Days Dooley (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 222 Unknown (Guest Star) 1970-1971
No Score Yet 50% The Partridge Family Marc (Guest Star) 1971