John P. Whitesell

After beginning his directorial career in daytime TV and winning an Emmy for the soap "Guiding Light" in 1985, John Whitesell worked primarily in comedy. Whitesell directed multiple episodes of the sitcom "Coach" during ... Read more »

Filmography

Director (35)

Girl Meets World 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Hot in Cleveland 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Thunderstruck 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Damon 1951 - 2009 (Tv Show)

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Guiding Light 1951 - 2009 (Tv Show)

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Jack & Jill 1979 - 1983, 1988 - 2002, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

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Big Momma's House 2 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Deck The Halls 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Malibu's Most Wanted 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

A Different World 1979 - 1983, 1988 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Action 1979 - 1983, 1988 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Coach 1979 - 1983, 1988 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Cosby 1979 - 1983, 1988 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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D.C. 1979 - 1983, 1988 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Grounded For Life 1979 - 1983, 1988 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Grown Ups 1979 - 1983, 1988 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Hardball 1979 - 1983, 1988 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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It's Like, You Know... 1979 - 1983, 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order 1979 - 1983, 1988 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Men Behaving Badly 1979 - 1983, 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Men, Women & Dogs 1982 - 1983, 1988 - 1989, 1998 - 1999, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Odd Man Out 1979 - 1983, 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Pig Sty 1979 - 1983, 1988 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Rachel Gunn, R.N. 1980 - 1983, 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 1999, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Someone Like Me 1979 - 1983, 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Texas 1979 - 1983, 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 1999, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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The John Larroquette Show 1979 - 1983, 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Martin Short Show 1979 - 1983, 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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See Spot Run 2001 (Movie)

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Raising Miranda 1982 - 1983, 1988 - 1989, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Blossom in Paris 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Calendar Girl 1993 (Movie)

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Mission: Intolerable (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (2)

Deck The Halls 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Another World (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (1)

Homicide: Life on the Street 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

After beginning his directorial career in daytime TV and winning an Emmy for the soap "Guiding Light" in 1985, John Whitesell worked primarily in comedy. Whitesell directed multiple episodes of the sitcom "Coach" during its first and second seasons, his first significant foray into humorous material, and followed it with a busy-two year tenure on the family comedy "Roseanne", beginning in 1990. After a brief fling with the procedural drama "Law & Order" in the same year, and another stint directing the short-lived comedy "Rachel Gunn, R.N.", Whitesell set to work on his first feature film. "Calendar Girl", released in 1993, starred Jason Priestley and Jerry O'Connell as young men on a quest for Marilyn Monroe. After working on the sitcom "Cosby", Bill Cosby's unsuccessful follow-up to "The Cosby Show", Whitesell directed "Malibu's Most Wanted"; the 2003 comedy brought Whitesell his biggest box office hit. The visibility of this film led him to take over directing the sequels of Martin Lawrence's "Big Momma's House" movies.

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