Michael Schultz

Michael Schultz

Highest Rated: 100% Days of Wrath (2008)

Lowest Rated: 11% Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)

Birthday: Nov 10, 1938

Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

This stage director began his professional career with the Negro Ensemble Company in the mid-1960s and graduated to Broadway in 1969 with the play "Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?," starring Al Pacino, Hal Holbrook and Lauren Jones (whom Schultz later married). After receiving attention for the 1972 PBS special, "To Be Young, Gifted and Black," Schultz entered features with "Together for a Day" (1972) and split his time between TV and features. On the big screen, he helmed the spirited look at black inner-city youth, "Cooley High" (1975) and went on to engineer a number of up-beat entertainments, notably "Car Wash" (1976), the Richard Pryor vehicles "Greased Lightning" (1977) and "Bustin' Loose" (1983), the rap musical "Krush Groove" (1985) and the farcical "Livin' Large" (1991). More recently, Schultz has concentrated on helming TV episodics like "Picket Fences," "Chicago Hope" and "The Practice," all produced by David E Kelley, and "Touched By an Angel" and its spin-off "Promised Land." He also oversaw two entries in The Family Channel young Indiana Jones TV-movies, the charming "The Young Indiana Jones and the Hollywood Follies" (1994) and "The Young Indiana Jones and Travels with Father" (1996).

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% 79% Days of Wrath Film Editing - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Hollywood Style Film Editing - 2006
51% 84% Woman Thou Art Loosed Director $6.9M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet L.A. Law: The Movie Director - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ritual Film Editing - 2000
No Score Yet 56% My Last Love Director - 1999
90% 73% Pups Film Editing $4.4K 1999
No Score Yet 78% Killers in the House Director - 1998
No Score Yet 56% Young Indiana Jones and Travels With Father Director - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Indiana Jones and the Hollywood Follies Director - 1994
No Score Yet 43% Dayo Director - 1992
No Score Yet 37% Livin' Large! Director $5.5M 1991
No Score Yet 47% Jury Duty: The Comedy Director - 1990
No Score Yet 14% Tarzan in Manhattan Director - 1989
No Score Yet 100% Rock 'n' Roll Mom Director - 1988
No Score Yet 36% Timestalkers Director - 1987
No Score Yet 53% Disorderlies Director $8.4M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Spirit Director - 1987
43% 81% Krush Groove Director $11.1M 1985
59% 86% The Last Dragon Director - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jerk, Too Director - 1984
No Score Yet 78% For Us, the Living: The Medgar Evers Story Director - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Benny's Place Director - 1982
No Score Yet 42% Carbon Copy Director - 1981
No Score Yet 75% Scavenger Hunt Director - 1979
11% 44% Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Director - 1978
No Score Yet 51% Greased Lightning Director - 1977
20% 83% Which Way Is Up? Director - 1977
89% 60% Car Wash Director - 1976
85% 89% Cooley High Director - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Honeybaby, Honeybaby Director - 1974

TV

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96% 70% All American Director 2019-2022
No Score Yet 86% All American: Homecoming Director 2022
92% 50% Black Lightning Director 2018
No Score Yet 70% Manifest Director 2018
No Score Yet 86% Code Black Director 2018
No Score Yet 88% Step Up: High Water Director 2018
92% 56% black-ish Director 2015-2017
86% 62% Arrow Director 2012-2017
88% 87% No Tomorrow Director 2016
98% 84% Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Director 2016
81% 88% Hart of Dixie Director 2012 2014-2015
No Score Yet 50% In Plain Sight Director 2011
79% 83% Brothers & Sisters Director 2007-2010
60% No Score Yet Eli Stone Director 2008-2009
63% 100% Privileged Director 2009
68% 0% Dirty Sexy Money Director 2008
11% No Score Yet October Road Director 2007
85% 86% Gilmore Girls Director 2006
19% No Score Yet Pepper Dennis Director 2006
No Score Yet 84% Cold Case Director 2005
88% No Score Yet Jack & Bobby Director 2004-2005
90% 96% Everwood Director 2002-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Director 1995-1997 2000 2003
No Score Yet 35% JAG Director 1997 2001-2002
79% No Score Yet The Education of Max Bickford Director 2002
64% No Score Yet Philly Director 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Director 1998 2000-2001
83% No Score Yet That's Life Director 2000
No Score Yet 93% Charmed Director 2000
20% No Score Yet City of Angels Director 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Director 1999
No Score Yet 0% Chicago Hope Director 1998-1999
No Score Yet 68% Felicity Director 1999
88% No Score Yet Michael Hayes Director 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Promised Land Director 1996-1997
82% No Score Yet Picket Fences Director 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Director 1975