Joel Zwick

One of the most prolific directors of episodic television, Joel Zwick has over 500 show credits under his belt with an amazing 21 pilots going on to become series. Zwick graduated from Brooklyn College before getting ... Read more »
Born: 01/10/1942

Filmography

Director (55)

Dog With A Blog 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Girl Meets World 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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K.C. Undercover 2015 (Tv Show)

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I Didn't Do It 2014 (Tv Show)

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Jessie 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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Shake It Up! 2011 - 2013 (Tv Show)

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Shake It Up: Made in Japan 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

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Good Luck, Charlie 2011 (Tv Show)

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I'm in the Band 2011 (Tv Show)

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Pair of Kings 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

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The Suite Life on Deck 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

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Two and a Half Men 2008 (Tv Show)

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Elvis Has Left the Building 2005 (Movie)

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Fat Albert 2004 (Movie)

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2002 (Movie)

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Busting Loose 1976 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Full House 1976 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Getting By 1975 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Guys Like Us 1977 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Kirk 1977 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Laverne and Shirley 1975 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Love Boat: The Next Wave 1976 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Malcolm and Eddie 1977 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Step by Step 1976 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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The Jamie Foxx Show 1976 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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The Parent 'Hood 1976 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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The Wayans Bros 1976 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Two of A Kind 1977 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Between Brothers 1978 - 1992, 1996 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Bosom Buddies 1978 - 1992, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Fast Forward 1978 - 1992, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Going Places 1978 - 1992, 1996 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Hangin' With Mr. Cooper 1978 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Joanie Loves Chachi 1978 - 1994, 1996 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Meego 1978 - 1992, 1996 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Mork and Mindy 1978 - 1992, 1996 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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On Our Own 1978 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Perfect Strangers 1978 - 1992, 1996 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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The Ted Knight Show 1977 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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The Trouble With Larry 1978 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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The Wayans Bros. 1978 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Webster 1978 - 1992, 1996 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Buddies 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Goodtime Girls 1979 - 1983, 1985 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Makin' It 1978 - 1983, 1985 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Struck By Lightning 1979 - 1983, 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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The New Odd Couple 1979 - 1983, 1985 - 1989, 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Up to No Good 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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The World According to Straw 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Adventures in Babysitting 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Second Sight 1989 (Movie)

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Reno and Yolanda 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Star of the Family 1982 - 1983 (Tv Show)

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Hot W.A.C.S. 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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America 2100 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Producer (2)

Forever Together 1999 (Movie)

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Brothers (TV Show)

Producer

Biography

One of the most prolific directors of episodic television, Joel Zwick has over 500 show credits under his belt with an amazing 21 pilots going on to become series. Zwick graduated from Brooklyn College before getting his start as a charter member of Ellen Stewart's La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in Manhattan's East Village. After directing a number of shows on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and for Broadway touring companies, Zwick made his television directing debut helming an episode of the obscure 1977 Adam Arkin sitcom, "Bustin' Loose". His big break came when he started working with heavyweight sitcom producer/creator Garry Marshall, who gave Zwick opportunities to direct a number of his shows, including "Laverne & Shirley", "Mork & Mindy", "Makin' It", and "The New Odd Couple". Zwick's forte became working on numerous ABC family-friendly sitcoms. Among the child actors he worked with were the Olsen Twins ("Full House"; "Two of a Kind"), Emmanuel Lewis ("Webster"), and Jaleel "Urkel" White ("Family Matters"). He is also a respected drama professor who has taught at Yale, Queens College, Brooklyn College and Wheaton College, and teaches television directing at the University of Southern California. Television has been where most of Zwick's efforts have been focused. Among the narrow scope of films he's directed are the much-loved 2002 ethnic comedy, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", and the 2004 live action remake of "Fat Albert".

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