Mark Medoff

Playwright, Screenwriter, Director
A college professor of English since 1966 at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, Medoff took up playwriting and had his first play, the grim and claustrophobic "When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?", produced ... Read more »
Born: 03/17/1940 in Mount Carmel, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Writer (13)

Refuge 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mighty Joe Young 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Santa Fe 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Homage 1995 (Movie)

("The Homage That Follows") (Play as Source Material)

Homage 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

City of Joy 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Clara's Heart 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Apology 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Screenplay

Children of A Lesser God 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Off Beat 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Good Guys Wear Black 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? 1978 (Movie)

("When You Comin' Back Red Ryder?") (Play as Source Material)

When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (5)

Santa Fe 1998 (Movie)

Mayor Strauss (Actor)

Clara's Heart 1988 (Movie)

Dr Stevens (Actor)

Off Beat 1986 (Movie)

Sergeant Tiegher (Actor)

When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? 1978 (Movie)

Faith Healer (Actor)

The Twilight of the Golds (TV Show)

Actor
Director (2)

Refuge 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Children on Their Birthdays 2002 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (2)

Roswell FM 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Homage 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

A college professor of English since 1966 at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, Medoff took up playwriting and had his first play, the grim and claustrophobic "When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?", produced Off-Broadway in 1974. (Its 1979 screen adaptation was a critical and box office disappointment). The following year, he was appointed the university's dramatist-in-residence and subsequently appointed chair of the drama department in 1978. That same year, he had a first screenplay, the co-authored script for the routine Chuck Norris action vehicle, "Good Guys Wear Black (1978), produced in Hollywood.

EDUCATION

Stanford University

Stanford , California

University of Miami

Miami , Florida

Milestones

1986

Returned to films with the screenplay for the detective comedy, "Off Beat", and the screenplay adaptation of his Broadway hit, "Children of a Lesser God"; shared an Oscar nomination with Hesper Anderson for the latter

1986

Returned to New York off-Broadway theater with "The Hands of Its Enemy", which had played previously in L.A. during the 1984-1985 season

1980

Play, "Children of a Lesser God" opened on Broadway on March 30; would run until May 16, 1982; received Tony Award as Best Play

1978

Named chair of the drama department at University of New Mexico

1978

First screenplay credit, "Good Guys Wear Black"

1975

Was appointed dramatist-in-residence at the University of New Mexico

1973

Had his first play, "When You Comin' Back, Red Rider?" produced

1966

Joined the faculty of the University of New Mexico

Had two plays produced in NYC off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway, "The Majestic Kid" and "The Heart Outright"

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