Allan Arkush

Director, Producer, Editor
A graduate of Roger Corman's school for future Hollywood directors, Allan Arkush debuted as editor and co-director (with Joe Dante) of "Hollywood Boulevard" (1976), an uneven but amusing study of an actress who goes to ... Read more »
Born: 04/30/1948 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Director (46)

BrainDead 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

NCIS 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

CSI: Cyber 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Defiance 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Heroes: Reborn 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Minority Report 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Salem 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Switched at Birth 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Witches of East End 1986 - 1990, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2005, 2007 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Christmas with Holly 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Director

The Client List 1986 - 1990, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2005, 2007 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Ringer 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

Ally 1986 - 1987, 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2001, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Ally McBeal 1986 - 1987, 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2001, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Central Park West 1986 - 1990, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2001, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Crossing Jordan 1986 - 1990, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Heroes 1986 - 1990, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2001, 2006 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

I'll Fly Away 1986 - 1990, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2001, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

L.A. Law 1986 - 1987, 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2001, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Melrose Place 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2001, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Parenthood 1986 - 1990, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2001, 2003 - 2005, 2007 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Players 1986 - 1987, 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2001, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Sirens 1986 - 1987, 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2001, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Snoops 1986 - 1990, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2005, 2007 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

The Bronx Zoo 1986 - 1990, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2001, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Timecop 1986 - 1987, 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2001, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Mercy 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

White Collar 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Prince Charming 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Director

Go Fish 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Tucker 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

The Practice 1999 (Tv Show)

Director

Dawson's Creek 1998 (Tv Show)

Director

Johnny Bago 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 1993, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Director

The Visitor 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Director

Young at Heart 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Director

XXX's & OOO's 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Director

Caddyshack II 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Summer 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Director

Get Crazy 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

Heartbeeps 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Rock 'n' Roll High School 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Deathsport 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

Hollywood Boulevard 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

Elvis Meets Nixon (TV Show)

Director

Shake, Rattle and Rock (TV Show)

Director
Actor (6)

That Guy Dick Miller 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Machete Maidens Unleashed! 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel 1977 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Cannonball 1976 (Movie)

Panama (Actor)
Producer (4)

Hellcats 1986 - 1990, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2005, 2007 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Capital News (TV Show)

Producer

Moon Over Miami (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Shannon's Deal (TV Show)

Producer
Editor (2)

Deathsport 1978 (Movie)

(Associate Editor)

Hollywood Boulevard 1976 (Movie)

(Editor)
Writer (1)

Rock 'n' Roll High School 1979 (Movie)

(From Story)

Biography

A graduate of Roger Corman's school for future Hollywood directors, Allan Arkush debuted as editor and co-director (with Joe Dante) of "Hollywood Boulevard" (1976), an uneven but amusing study of an actress who goes to work for a Cormanesque director. His first solo effort was the enjoyable 50s spoof "Rock 'n' Roll High School" (1979) which centered on a rebellious teen who takes on her uptight principal played out against a soundtrack by the Ramones. "Heartbeeps" (1981), on the other hand, teamed Andy Kaufman and Bernadette Peters in a subpar comedy about two robots who fall in love; Stan Winston's Oscar-nominated makeup all but overpowered the film's gentle story. After helming the inferior sequel "Caddyshack II" (1988), Arkush abandoned features to concentrate on his burgeoning small screen career. He helmed numerous episodics including "St. Elsewhere," "L.A. Law," "Moonlighting," for which he earned an Emmy nomination, "I'll Fly Away" and more recently, "Ally McBeal" and "Dawson's Creek." Arkush also steered the New Jersey-set TV-movie "Young at Heart" (CBS, 1995) and the highly-regarded Showtime movie "Elvis Meets Nixon" (1997), which was based on a true story.

Relationships

Samantha Arkush

Daughter

Diane Arkush

Wife

Allison Arkush

Daughter
born on May 29, 1992

Jacqueline Arkush

Daughter
born on May 7, 1994

Joanne Palace

Wife

EDUCATION

Franklin & Marshall College

Lancaster , Pennsylvania

New York University

New York , New York
transferred to NYU as a sophomore in 1967; studied under Martin Scorsese

Milestones

1998

Helmed the well-received biographical miniseries "The Temptations" (NBC)

1997

Directed episodes of "Ally McBeal" (Fox)

1994

Helmed "Shake, Rattle and Rock", one of the segments of Showtime's "Rebel Highway"

1988

Last feature to date, "Caddyshack II"

1979

First solo directing credit "Rock 'n' Roll High School"; also scripted

1969

Student film, "Septuagenarian's Substitute Ball" won second prize at the National Student Film Festival

Worked as a stagehand at the Fillmore Theater in NYC

Directed many episodes of the ABC series "Moonlighting"; received an Emmy nomination for his work during the 1986/87 season

Raised in Fort Lee, New Jersey

Directed the Bette Midler-Mick Jagger "Beast of Burden" music video

Bonus Trivia

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Arkush directed more "Moonlighting" episodes than any other director according to ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY (July 19, 1991)

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