Gary Shimokawa

Right from his start on the classic classroom sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter" and the culturally groundbreaking "All in the Family" (on which he served as an assistant), Gary Shimokawa established himself as a television ... Read more »

Filmography

Director (23)

Alice 1976 - 1985, 1988 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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Another Day 1977 - 1983, 1990 - 2000, 2002 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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Archie Bunker's Place 1977 - 1983, 1990 - 2000, 2002 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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Goode Behavior 1977 - 1983, 1990 - 2000, 2002 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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Less Than Perfect 1990 - 2000, 2002 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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One on One 1990 - 2000, 2002 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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Quick Witz 1976 - 1985, 1988 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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Saved By the Bell 1977 - 1983, 1988 - 2000, 2002 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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Sesame Street 1977 - 1985, 1988 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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Sister, Sister 1977 - 1985, 1988 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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The Rollergirls 1977 - 1983, 1990 - 2000, 2002 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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Titus 1977 - 1983, 1988 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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Big Brother Jake 1990 - 2000, 2002 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Still Standing 2005 (Tv Show)

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Usa High 1990 - 2000, 2002 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Malibu, CA 1990 - 1994, 1996 - 2000, 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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Reba 2001 (Tv Show)

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Countdown to Christmas 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Hearts of Steel 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The Son-in-Law 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Shipshape 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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The Bay City Amusement Company 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Whatever Happened to Dobie Gillis? 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Producer (1)

Big Brother Jake 1990 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Other (3)

Amen 1986 - 1991 (TV Show)

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The Arena 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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All in the Family 1970 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Biography

Right from his start on the classic classroom sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter" and the culturally groundbreaking "All in the Family" (on which he served as an assistant), Gary Shimokawa established himself as a television director who thrives on working-class themes. His role in the "Family" universe expanded when he became the chief director of the 1979-1983 spin-off series "Archie Bunker's Place," priming him for decades of helming such other middle-society sitcoms as the movie-based "Nine to Five," the law-oriented lampoon "Night Court," and the homespun family comedies "Reba" and "Titus." Shimokawa has made several notable youth-oriented departures from his usual milieu, first in the late '80s with teen classic "Saved by the Bell" and again in the mid-'90s with "Bell"'s spiritual successor, "USA High." In the 2000s, he became a fairly prominent fixture on such UPN sitcoms as "Cuts," "Eve," and "One on One." He has also helmed episodes of the good-natured marriage farce "Still Standing" and the secretarial comedy-of-manners "Less Than Perfect."

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