Joseph Cates

Producer, Director
A pioneering TV producer and director (also with some credits in theatre and film), Joe Cates began in the medium in the late 1940s, went on to survive the quiz show scandals and produced award-winning and erudite ... Read more »
Born: 08/09/1924 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (60)

The 46th Annual Tony Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The 45th Annual Tony Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Bill Cosby Salutes Alvin Ailey 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The 44th Annual Tony Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Kraft Salutes the Magic of David Copperfield... In China 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Robert Klein on Broadway 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Producer

Mr. T and Emmanuel Lewis in A Christmas Dream 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Producer

Special People 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Producer

The Magic of David Copperfield 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Country Comes Home 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Johnny Cash: Christmas 1983 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Producer

The Magic of David Copperfield 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Johnny Cash -- A Merry Memphis Christmas 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Producer

The Berenstain Bears' Littlest Leaguer 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Johnny Cash: Christmas in Scotland 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Producer

Johnny Cash: Cowboy Heroes 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Producer

Magic With the Stars 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Producer

Roy Acuff -- 50 Years the King of Country Music 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Magic of David Copperfield 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Johnny Cash Christmas 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Producer

All Commercials -- A Steve Martin Special 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Producer

Country Comes Home 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Country Comes Home 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Fifty Years of Country Music 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Johnny Cash and the Country Girls 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Robert Klein Show 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Producer

The Robert Klein Show 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Johnny Cash Christmas 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Country Stars of the '70s 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Elvis Remembered: Nashville to Hollywood 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Johnny Cash: The First 25 Years 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Skinflint 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Fame 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Johnny Cash Spring Special 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Country Night of the Stars I 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Country Night of the Stars II 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Have I Got a Christmas For You! 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Johnny Cash Christmas Special 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Last Married Couple in America 1978 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Country Music Hit Parade 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Johnny Cash Christmas Special 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Producer

Cos: The Bill Cosby Comedy Special 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Producer

Country Music Hit Parade 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Producer

Johnny Cash and Friends 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

I Believe in Music 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Producer

Ann-Margret -- When You're Smiling 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Country Music Hit Parade 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Jack Lemmon -- Get Happy 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Jack Lemmon in 'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous, 'S Gershwin 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

George M! 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Johnny Cash Show 1968 - 1971 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Comedy Tonight 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Producer

Annie: the Women in the Life of a Man (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Johnny Cash's America (TV Show)

Producer

The Berenstain Bears Meet Big Paw (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Berenstain Bears' Easter Surprise (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Cradle Will Fall (TV Show)

Producer

The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Quick and the Dead (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (18)

Down You Go 1951 - 1956, 1983 - 1984, 1986 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Director

Great Circuses of the World 1983 - 1984, 1986 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Director

Moscow Circus 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Director

Seven Wonders of the Circus World 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Director

Stop the Music 1948 - 1956, 1983 - 1984, 1986 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Director

All-Star Gala at Ford's Theatre 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Director

Robert Klein Time 1983 - 1984, 1986 - 1987 (Tv Show)

Director

Texas 150: A Celebration Special 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Director

The All-Star Salute to Ford's Theatre 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Director

Johnny Cash: Christmas on the Road 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Director

The Comedy Zone 1983 - 1984 (Tv Show)

Director

Steve Martin: Comedy Is Not Pretty 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Director

Circus Lions, Tigers and Melissas Too 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Director

The Fat Spy 1965 (Movie)

(Director)

Who Killed Teddy Bear? 1965 (Movie)

(Director)

Girl of the Night 1960 (Movie)

(Director)

The Bachelor 1955 - 1956 (TV Show)

Director
Music (1)

A Tribute to Harry Chapin 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Music
Actor (1)

Eddie and the Cruisers 1983 (Movie)

Lois (Actor)

Biography

A pioneering TV producer and director (also with some credits in theatre and film), Joe Cates began in the medium in the late 1940s, went on to survive the quiz show scandals and produced award-winning and erudite variety specials as well as more egalitarian fare.

Relationships

Alexandra Jacqueline Cates

Daughter

Kit Adler

Sister

Gilbert Cates Producer

Brother
Born June 6, 1934 Died in 2011

Aylin Cates

Wife
commissioned Lt. Colonel in the Medical Corps in Oklahoma married June 14, 1987 filed for divorce in 1993 died in car accident in January 1995

Phoebe Cates

Daughter
married to actor Kevin Kline

Valerie Cates

Daughter

Philip Cates

Son

Gilbert Cates

Brother
former president, Directors Guild of America

Nathan Katz

Father

Nina Katz

Mother

EDUCATION

New York University

New York , New York 1946 - 1948

Milestones

1980

Produced feature film "The Last Married Couple in America"

1969

Produced award-winning TV special starring Anne Bancroft

1964

Embroiled in controversy when he negotiated a separate contract with Actors Equity to avoid strike

1964

Produced Broadway musical, "What Makes Sammy Run?"

1963

Produced "Spoon River Anthology" on Broadway

1960

Made feature film directorial debut, "Girl of the Night"

1951

Director of game show, "Down You Go"

1947

Directed and produced early live TV show, "Wish Upon a Star"

Produced "Haggis Baggis"

Produced the Tony Awards telecast

Executive produced "International Showtime" series

Directed and produced "The $64,000 Question"

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