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Michael Lessac

Highest Rated: 56% House of Cards (1992)

Lowest Rated: 56% House of Cards (1992)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

As the son of a director, Michael Lessac aspired to a performing career from an early age, making his debut at age ten in a television production directed by his father. By age 12, he'd joined the children's chorus of the Metropolitan Opera, but he left following the change in his voice that took place in the midst of a performance of Carmen. In his teens, he felt drawn toward acting, but his father encouraged him to pursue directing instead, and by his twenties he'd amassed considerable experience working on-stage, in America and also in Eastern Europe, even as he found time to earn multiple degrees, including a doctorate in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. As a musician, he was active in the early anti-war movement, and at one point was managed by David Zimmerman, the brother of Bob Dylan. Lessac was signed to Columbia Records in 1968 and recorded a singer/songwriter-type album, Sleep Faster, We Need the Pillow, with John Hammond producing. Lessac was primarily associated with theatrical work until the start of the 1980s, when he started directing for television. His specialty was comedy, starting with Taxi (with one screamingly funny episode, "Louie Goes Too Far"), and continuing through the ensuing decades with episodes of Best of the West, Newhart, The Drew Carey Show, Everybody Loves Raymond, and Titus.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake Director 2014
No Score Yet Clerks Director 1995
56% House of Cards Director Screenwriter 1992

TV

Credit
10% Then Came You
2000
Director 2000
44% Love & Money
1999-2000
Director 2000
1999
No Score Yet The Hughleys
1998-2002
Director 1998
70% George & Leo
1997-1998
Director 1998
1997
No Score Yet Everybody Loves Raymond
1996-2005
Director 1997
7% The Tony Danza Show
1997-1998
Director 1997
64% The Naked Truth
1995-1998
Director 1996
1995
No Score Yet Grace Under Fire
1993-1998
Director 1996
1995
1994
1993
No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
1995-2004
Director 1995
78% The Jackie Thomas Show
1992-1993
Director 1993
1992
40% Babes
1990-1991
Director 1990
No Score Yet Newhart
1982-1990
Director 1990
1989
1988
1987
1986
No Score Yet Taxi
1978-1983
Director 1982
1981
40% Maggie Winters
1999
Director

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