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Will Mackenzie

Highest Rated: 92% The Landlord (1970)

Lowest Rated: 92% The Landlord (1970)

Birthday: Jul 24, 1938

Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Three-time DGA Award winner, Will Mackenzie directed dozens of television series throughout his lengthy career. He began work in show biz as an actor on Broadway where he appeared in a number of musicals and comedies, as well as a number of Shakespearean productions. He made his TV debut in the mid-1960s and worked steadily on shows like the Marlo Thomas comedy "That Girl" and the super chic crime drama "The Mod Squad." This continued throughout the 1970s, and after playing Larry Bondurant on the acclaimed sitcom "The Bob Newhart Show" Mackenzie discovered directing. After directing an episode of Newhart's show he went on to helm several TV movies and sit-coms, which have since been the backbone of his career. Throughout the 1980s he worked on hits like Tom Hanks's "Bosom Buddies" and Nell Carter's "Gimme A Break!," and was nominated for Emmys for his work on the Michael J. Fox sitcom "Family Ties" and romance-infused detective comedy series, "Moonlighting." Mackenzie also directed one feature film, the Mark Harmon comedy "Worth Winning." He directed steadily throughout the 1990s, albeit on lesser-known sit-coms, but in 1997 he landed work on the smash hit "Everybody Loves Raymond," which was based on the stand-up act of the show's star Ray Romano. Mackenzie's work on the long-running sitcom garnered him several more awards and nominations. Since then he has directed a string of comedy series, including the cult hit "Andy Richter Controls the Universe," Damon Wayans's "My Wife and Kids," and acclaimed hospital-set "Scrubs."

Highest rated movies

The Landlord

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stormy Weathers Director - 1992
No Score Yet 92% Perfect Harmony Director - 1991
No Score Yet 41% Worth Winning Director $3.6M 1989
No Score Yet 44% A Hobo's Christmas Director - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Ties Vacation Director - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man From Clover Grove Art Director - 1973
92% 79% The Landlord William Enders Sr. (Character) - 1970

TV

Credit
83% 86% Scrubs Director 2002-2003 2005-2007 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reba Unknown (Guest Star),
Director
2002-2007
10% No Score Yet Raising Dad Director 2002
54% No Score Yet Welcome to New York Director 2000-2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dharma & Greg Director 1997 1999-2000
No Score Yet 83% Everybody Loves Raymond Director 1997-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soul Man Director 1998
50% No Score Yet The Closer Director 1998
No Score Yet 82% The Nanny Director 1994
No Score Yet 90% Coach Director 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live-In Director 1989
No Score Yet 100% Family Ties Director 1982-1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Charmings Director 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mary Director 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Newhart Director 1982-1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gimme a Break Director 1981-1982
80% No Score Yet Bosom Buddies Director 1981
No Score Yet 91% All in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet 100% The Bob Newhart Show Mr. Arbogast (Character),
Larry Bondurant (Guest Star),
Director
1975-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rhoda Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maude Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad James Decker (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1969