Gregg Champion

Director, Producer
Former 2nd unit director for the John Badham features "Short Circuit" (1986) and "Stakeout" (1987), made his first directorial effort with "Short Time" (1990), an action comedy starring Dabney Coleman. Champion began ... Read more »
Born: 11/19/1956 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Director (16)

The Gabby Douglas Story 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Director

Field of Vision 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Director

14 Hours 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Director

The Magnificent Seven 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Director

Walker, Texas Ranger 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Director

The Cowboy Way 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Short Time 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Off Limits 1988 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

Stakeout 1987 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

Short Circuit 1986 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

Amish Grace (TV Show)

Director

Dodson's Journey (TV Show)

Director

Miracle Run (TV Show)

Director

Sub Down (TV Show)

Director

The Last Brickmaker in America (TV Show)

Director
Producer (7)

The Bronx Bunny Show 1997 - 1999, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Winning Lines 1997 - 2000, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Segment Producer

Stakeout 1987 (Movie)

supervising producer (Producer)

Short Circuit 1986 (Movie)

supervising producer (Producer)

American Flyers 1985 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Blue Thunder 1983 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Stealing Christmas (TV Show)

Producer
Production Management (1)

Short Circuit 1986 (Movie)

(Production Supervisor)

Biography

Former 2nd unit director for the John Badham features "Short Circuit" (1986) and "Stakeout" (1987), made his first directorial effort with "Short Time" (1990), an action comedy starring Dabney Coleman. Champion began his affiliation with Badham in 1980 as an associate producer. "Short Time", an uneven mix of action, comedy and deathbed melodrama, cast Coleman as a terminally ill cop who wishes to be killed while on duty so his wife and son can collect insurance. The mixture of stunts and the bizarrely amusing gambit of a man who wants to get caught in the line of fire managed to entertain before devolving into a tearjerker at its close.

Champion's second film displayed a similar penchant for multiple, and sometimes uneasily juxtaposed, film genres. The reasonably successful fish-out-of-water film, "The Cowboy Way" (1994), featured Woody Harrelson and Kiefer Sutherland as two hayseeds who arrive in New York City and have an action-packed time trying to right some wrongdoings.

Relationships

Gower Champion

Father
danced in team 'Gower and Bell' with wife Marge the duo later enjoyed some success in 1950s musicals as 'Marge and Gower Champion' divorced from Marge Champion later directed such Broadway successes as "Hello, Dolly!" died in 1980

Marge Champion

Mother
born in 1919 divorced from Gower Champion married director Boris Sagal in 1977

Blake Champion

Brother
born on February 14, 1962 died in May 1987 at age 25 in an autombile accident

Boris Sagal

Step-Father
died in 1981

Jean Sagal

Step-Sister
twin of Liz

Katey Sagal

Step-Sister

Liz Sagal

Step-Sister
twin of Jean

EDUCATION

School of Film and Television, University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

1990

Feature directorial debut, "Short Time"

1986

Debut as 2nd unit director, "Short Circuit"

1981

First feature credit, as production associate of "Whose Life is It Anyway?"

Became head of production at John Badham's Great American Picture Show Company

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