Sam Weisman

Sam Weisman

Highest Rated: 56% George of the Jungle (1997)

Lowest Rated: 8% Summer Catch (2001)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

Raised in upstate New York, movie and TV director Sam Weisman studied acting and directing at Massachusetts' Brandeis University before getting his start as a television actor in the 1970s. After making appearances on series like "Eight is Enough" and "M*A*S*H," and feature films such as 1979's "Being There," Weisman got a chance to try his hand at directing in 1983 when he helmed an episode of the long-running sitcom "Family Ties." From there, he would go on to direct over 60 "Family Ties" episodes as well as racking up directing credits on popular series "Who's the Boss," "Moonlighting," and "L.A. Law," to name a few. In 1994, Weisman tackled directing a feature with the comedy sequel "D2: The Mighty Ducks," and for his sophomore effort he chose the divorce-themed comedy-drama "Bye Bye Love" in 1995. Weisman then directed three features in a row: the well-received "George of the Jungle" in 1997, the Steve Martin vehicle "The Out-of-Towners" in 1999, and the 2001 crime comedy "What's the Worst That Could Happen" with Martin Lawrence and Danny DeVito. Cementing his status as a top comedy director, Weisman next directed David Spade in 2003's "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star," following this success with an episode of "Monk" in 2007, and several installments of the mystery series "In Plain Sight" in 2008. Weisman has been married to former "Knots Landing" star Constance McCashin since 1978.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
22% 46% Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Director $22.7M 2003
10% 35% What's the Worst That Could Happen? Director $32.3M 2001
8% 41% Summer Catch Producer $19.7M 2001
27% 31% The Out-of-Towners Director $28.5M 1999
56% 41% George of the Jungle Director $105.3M 1997
19% 49% Bye Bye, Love Director,
Producer
$11.4M 1995
20% 59% D2: The Mighty Ducks Director $45.6M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunset Beat Director - 1990

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sing-Off Executive Producer 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Plain Sight Director 2008-2009
91% 90% Monk Director 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet 7th Heaven Director 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tall Hopes Director 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Ties Unknown (Guest Star),
Director
1983-1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Easy Street Director 1986
No Score Yet 93% M*A*S*H Sgt. Barney Hutchinson (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Welcome Back, Kotter Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eight Is Enough Unknown (Guest Star) 1977

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