Jerry Kramer

The contributions of producer and director Jerry Kramer have primarily come in music videos and stand-up comedy TV shows. In 1983, he co-directed the music film "Kilroy Was Here," a short science fiction story featuring ... Read more »

Filmography

Producer (16)

America's Party: New Years Live from Las Vegas 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Screen Actors Guild 4th Annual Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Ricky Jay & His 52 Assistants 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Producer

The Screen Actors Guild Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Just For Laughs 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Producer

Lounge Lizards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Producer

The Second Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Screen Actors Guild Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Viva Vietnam: A White Trash Adventure Tour 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Limboland 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Comics Only 1990 - 1993 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Howie Mandel: Howie Spent Our Summer 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Producer

The Boys 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer

The Debbie Allen Special 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Producer

Moonwalker 1988 (Movie)

(anthology segments) (Producer)
Director (16)

Road Trip: Comedy Central on Tour With H.O.R.D.E. 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Director

Your Favorites From the Montreal Comedy Festival 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Director

Comedy Product 1992 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Director

Comic Justice 1991 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Director

Honda Presents: Comedy Del Sol 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Director

The A-List 1991 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Director

Harley-Davidson's 90th Birthday Blast 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Director

Robert Schimmel: Guilty as Charged 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Director

Elvis, U.S.A. 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Director

Influences: James Brown and MC Hammer 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Director

Paul Provenza: The Incredible Man-Boy 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Director

Howie Mandel: Hooray For Howiewould!! 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Director

Moonwalker 1988 (Movie)

(anthology segments) (Director)

Modern Girls 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

On Location: Howie Mandel 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Director

Making Michael Jackson's Thriller 1982 (Movie)

(part-two) (Director)
Writer (1)

Lombardi (Movie)

(Book Author)
Production Management (1)

Making Michael Jackson's Thriller 1982 (Movie)

(part-two) (Post-Production Supervisor)

Biography

The contributions of producer and director Jerry Kramer have primarily come in music videos and stand-up comedy TV shows. In 1983, he co-directed the music film "Kilroy Was Here," a short science fiction story featuring the band Styx that accompanied their concept album "Kilroy Was Here." He made his film directorial debut with the 1986 dating comedy "Modern Girls," starring Virginia Madsen and Daphne Zuniga. After directing the documentary "The Making of "Thriller,"" about Michael Jackson's landmark 1983 music video, Kramer became involved, as a producer and director, with Jackson's 1988 video project "Moonwalker." The film, which was to coincide with Jackson's "Bad" album, featured a number of different segments, including different music videos and a biography of Jackson. Kramer co-directed, along with Colin Chilvers, the central portion of the movie, an extended dramatic video for the song "Smooth Criminal," in which Jackson uses supernatural powers to battle a gangster named Mr. Big (Joe Pesci). Although critical reaction to "Moonwalker" as a whole was mixed, it was popular with Jackson fans, and "Smooth Criminal" became one of the pop legend's most iconic videos. In the 1990s, Kramer started producing and directing stand-up comedy shows for television, including "Comic Justice," which featured a young Dave Chappelle, and "Comedy Product," hosted by Janeane Garofalo.

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