John Bowab

Longtime television director John Bowab began his career with an episode of the spoof series "Soap" in 1979. That was the start of what would prove to be a long, illustrious career as a director of television series and ... Read more »
Born: 10/22/1933

Filmography

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Life With Bonnie 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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My Wife and Kids 2002 (Tv Show)

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Benson 1978 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Bosom Buddies 1979 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Brothers and Sisters 1978 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Double Trouble 1979 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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For Your Love 1979 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Full House 1979 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Grace Under Fire 1979 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Joe's World 1979 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Report to Murphy 1979 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Romance Theater 1979 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Small and Frye 1979 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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The Facts of Life 1979 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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The Wayans Bros. 1979 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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You Can't Take It With You 1979 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Can't Hurry Love 1979 - 1983, 1987 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Empty Nest 1979 - 1983, 1987 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Foot in the Door 1979 - 1983, 1987 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Gung Ho 1979 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Hangin' With Mr. Cooper 1979 - 1983, 1985 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Here and Now 1979 - 1983, 1985 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Hope & Gloria 1979 - 1983, 1985 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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I'm a Big Girl Now 1979 - 1983, 1987 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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It Takes Two 1979 - 1983, 1985 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Jennifer Slept Here 1979 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Living Single 1979 - 1983, 1985 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Malcolm and Eddie 1979 - 1983, 1985 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Teachers Only 1979 - 1983, 1985 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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The Building 1979 - 1983, 1987 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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The Jamie Foxx Show 1979 - 1983, 1985 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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The Wayans Bros 1979 - 1983, 1985 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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These Friends of Mine 1979 - 1980, 1982 - 1983, 1987 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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You Again? 1979 - 1983, 1985 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Ann Jillian 1979 - 1980, 1987 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Baby Talk 1979 - 1980, 1987 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Cosby 1991 - 1992, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Daddy Dearest 1979 - 1980, 1987 - 1988, 1991 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Davis Rules 1991 - 1992, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Reggie 1979 - 1980, 1982 - 1983, 1987 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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The Baxters 1979 - 1980, 1987 - 1988, 1991 - 1992, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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The Bonnie Hunt Show 1979 - 1980, 1987 - 1988, 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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The Parent 'Hood 1979 - 1980, 1987 - 1988, 1991 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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The Thorns 1987 - 1988, 1991 - 1992, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Thea 1979 - 1980, 1987 - 1988, 1991 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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ABC Saturday Morning Preview Special 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope & Friends: Making New Memories 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Jay Leno's Family Comedy Hour 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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She's With Me 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Christmas With Friends 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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13 Thirteenth Avenue 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Why Us? 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Biography

Longtime television director John Bowab began his career with an episode of the spoof series "Soap" in 1979. That was the start of what would prove to be a long, illustrious career as a director of television series and made-for-TV movies. In the 1980s, he directed episodes for "Bosom Buddies," "I'm a Big Girl Now," and the HBO film "Groucho" starring comedy television icon Gabe Kaplan. In 1980 Bowab began directing episodes of the show "The Facts of Life." He directed more episodes of that series than any other in his career between 1980 and 1988. His directing career continued into the 1990s on sitcoms "Ann Jillian," "The Cosby Show," "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper," and "Grace Under Fire," never directing more than two dozen or so episodes for each series. He also served as director and producer of the sitcom "Bonnie" in 1995. Bowab's directorial work in television began to slow down in the early 2000s aside from a brief stint as director on "All About Us" and "My Wife and Kids." In 2008, he served as director for the made-for-TV movie "Little Miss CEO Pilot."

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