Jack Bender

Though he would eventually become an extremely prosperous prime-time producer and director, Jack Bender began his career in the early 1970s as an actor. Small contributions to eternally celebrated television staples ... Read more »
Born: 09/25/1949

Filmography

Director (51)

Jack and Mike 1976 - 2002, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Lost 1976 - 2002, 2005 - 2011, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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The Last Ship 1976 - 2002, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Under the Dome 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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Carnivàle 2005 (Tv Show)

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Presidio Med 2003 (Tv Show)

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The Lone Ranger 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Breaking Away 1980 - 1984, 1986 - 1987, 1991 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Eight Is Enough 1976 - 1984, 1986 - 1987, 1991 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Falcon Crest 1976 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Felicity 1982 - 1984, 1986 - 1987, 1991 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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I'll Fly Away 1982 - 1984, 1986 - 1987, 1991 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Judging Amy 1982 - 1984, 1986 - 1987, 1992 - 1996, 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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New York News 1982 - 1984, 1986 - 1987, 1991 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Profiler 1982 - 1984, 1986 - 1987, 1992 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Paper Chase 1976 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Ally McBeal 1982 - 1984, 1986 - 1987, 1993 - 1996, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Angel Falls 1993 - 1994, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Boston Public 1982 - 1984, 1986 - 1987, 1993 - 1996, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life and Times 1982 - 1984, 1986 - 1987, 1992 - 1996, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Sidney Sheldon's Nothing Lasts Forever 1993 - 1996, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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That's Life 1982 - 1984, 1986 - 1987, 1993 - 1996, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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The Paper Chase: The Second Year 1982 - 1984, 1993 - 1996, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Sweet Dreams 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Child's Play 3 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Charlie 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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My Brother's Wife 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Side By Side 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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The City 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The Midnight Hour 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Letting Go 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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High School, U.S.A. 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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A Call to Remember (TV Show)

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A Face to Die For (TV Show)

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Armed and Innocent (TV Show)

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Deadly Messages (TV Show)

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Friends 'til the End (TV Show)

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Game of Thrones (Tv Show)

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In Love With an Older Woman (TV Show)

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It Came From The Sky (TV Show)

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Killing Mr. Griffin (TV Show)

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Letting Go (Movie)

(Director)

Love Can Be Murder (TV Show)

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My Little Assassin (TV Show)

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Shattered Vows (TV Show)

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The David Cassidy Story (TV Show)

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The Perfect Tribute (TV Show)

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The Tempest (TV Show)

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Tricks of the Trade (TV Show)

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Two Kinds of Love (TV Show)

Director
Actor (9)

Case Reopened 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

McNaughton's Daughter 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Savage 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Now You See Him, Now You Don't 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

$1,000,000 Duck 1970 (Movie)

Arvin Wadlow (Actor)

The Barefoot Executive 1969 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

Target Risk (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (3)

Alphas 1976 - 2002, 2010 - 2011, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Alcatraz 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

girls club 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Biography

Though he would eventually become an extremely prosperous prime-time producer and director, Jack Bender began his career in the early 1970s as an actor. Small contributions to eternally celebrated television staples such as "All in the Family" and "Mary Tyler Moore" garnered him enough attention to break into directing by the end of the decade. He cut his teeth at the helm of 11 episodes of the domestically chaotic family sitcom "Eight is Enough" and immediately came into stints on such sweepingly earnest TV sagas as "Fame" and "Falcon Crest". By '79, his resume was impressive enough to land a job directing and writing eight episodes of the sophisticated legal drama "The Paper Chase", working with the legendary John Houseman. Bender stayed busy in the '80s directing 10 telepics until his first shot at a high-profile feature film came with the 1991 killer-doll shocker

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