Celebrity Photo

John D. Hancock

Highest Rated: 92% Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)

Lowest Rated: 36% Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)

Birthday: Feb 12, 1939

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, USA

OBIE Award-winning theater director John Hancock used a grant from the American Film Institute to produce, direct and co-author his first film, the short "Sticky My Fingers . . . Fleet My Feet" (1970), for which he received an Oscar nomination. He directed his first feature "Let's Scare Jessica to Death" (1971), a creepy little tale of murder and deception, and followed with his most critically acclaimed work, "Bang the Drum Slowly" (1973), which advanced the careers of stars Robert De Niro and Michael Moriarty. He acquitted himself well with "Baby Blue Marine" (1976) and "California Dreaming" (1979) before venturing into series TV during the 1980s and 1990's, helming episodes of NBC's "Hill Street Blues" and CBS' "The Twilight Zone," among others.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girls of Summer Director - 2020
71% 60% The Looking Glass Director $1.7K 2015
52% 17% Suspended Animation Director,
Producer
$6.9K 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Piece of Eden Director,
Producer
- 2000
67% 58% Prancer Director $18.1M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steal the Sky Director - 1988
80% 55% Weeds Director $1.5M 1987
No Score Yet 50% California Dreaming Director - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Baby Blue Marine Director - 1976
92% 62% Bang the Drum Slowly Director - 1973
36% 50% Let's Scare Jessica to Death Director,
Screenwriter
- 1971

TV

Credit
60% No Score Yet Cracker Director 1999
71% 87% The Good Guys Morgan (Guest Star) 1970