Michael Schultz

Director, Actor, Stage manager
This stage director began his professional career with the Negro Ensemble Company in the mid-1960s and graduated to Broadway in 1969 with the play "Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?", starring Al Pacino, Hal Holbrook and ... Read more »
Born: 11/10/1938 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Filmography

Director (64)

Arrow 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Black-ish 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

The Tomorrow People 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

In Plain Sight 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

Degrassi in Ecuador 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Director

Dirty Sexy Money 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Ally 1973 - 1976, 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Ally McBeal 1973 - 1980, 1992 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Baretta 1973 - 1978, 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Boston Public 1973 - 1978, 1992 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1996 - 1997, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Chicago Hope 1973 - 1980, 1992 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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City of Angels 1974 - 1976, 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Diagnosis Murder 1973 - 1978, 1992 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Family Law 1973 - 1978, 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Felicity 1973 - 1976, 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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JAG 1974 - 1976, 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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L.A. Law 1973 - 1978, 1992 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Method & Red 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Michael Hayes 1973 - 1980, 1992 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Movin' On 1974 - 1976, 1996 - 1997, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Picket Fences 1973 - 1978, 1992 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Promised Land 1973 - 1978, 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Route 66 1974 - 1976, 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Sisters 1973 - 1978, 1992 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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That's Life 1974 - 1976, 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. 1973 - 1980, 1992 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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The Practice 1974 - 1976, 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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The Rockford Files 1973 - 1980, 1992 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Toma 1973 - 1976, 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Touched By an Angel 1973 - 1978, 1992 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Wasteland 1974 - 1976, 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Woman Thou Art Loosed 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

L.A. Law: The Movie 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Director

Young Indiana Jones: Travels With Father 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Director

Young Indiana Jones and the Hollywood Follies 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Director

Livin' Large 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Disorderlies 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

The Spirit 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Director

Krush Groove 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

The Last Dragon 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

Earth, Wind and Fire in Concert 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Director

Carbon Copy 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Scavenger Hunt 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

Greased Lightning 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Which Way Is Up? 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Car Wash 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

Cooley High 1975 (Movie)

(Director)

Change at 125th Street 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Director

Honeybaby, Honeybaby 1974 (Movie)

(Director)

Together for Days 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

Benny's Place (TV Show)

Director

Dayo (TV Show)

Director

Hammer, Slammer, and Slade (TV Show)

Director

Jury Duty: The Comedy (TV Show)

Director

Killers in the House (TV Show)

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My Last Love (TV Show)

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Rock 'n' Roll Mom (TV Show)

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Tarzan in Manhattan (TV Show)

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The Jerk, Too (TV Show)

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Timestalkers (TV Show)

Director

To Be Young, Gifted and Black (TV Show)

Director
Producer (4)

The 85th Anniversary Of The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Associate Producer

Degrassi: Doing What Matters 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Producer

Disorderlies 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Krush Groove 1985 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

This stage director began his professional career with the Negro Ensemble Company in the mid-1960s and graduated to Broadway in 1969 with the play "Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?", starring Al Pacino, Hal Holbrook and Lauren Jones (whom Schultz later married). After receiving attention for the 1972 PBS special, "To Be Young, Gifted and Black", Schultz entered features with "Together for a Day" (1972) and split his time between TV and features. On the big screen, he helmed the spirited look at black inner-city youth, "Cooley High" (1975) and went on to engineer a number of up-beat entertainments, notably "Car Wash" (1976), the Richard Pryor vehicles "Greased Lightning" (1977) and "Bustin' Loose" (1983), the rap musical "Krush Groove" (1985) and the farcical "Livin' Large" (1991). More recently, Schultz has concentrated on helming TV episodics like "Picket Fences", "Chicago Hope" and "The Practice", all produced by David E Kelley, and "Touched By an Angel" and its spin-off "Promised Land". He also oversaw two entries in The Family Channel young Indiana Jones TV-movies, the charming "The Young Indiana Jones and the Hollywood Follies" (1994) and "The Young Indiana Jones and Travels with Father" (1996).

Relationships

Leo Schultz

Father

Katherine Frances Schultz

Mother

Gloria Schultz

Wife
met when Schultz directed her in "Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?"

EDUCATION

University of Wisconsin

Madison , Wisconsin

Marquette University

Milwaukee , Wisconsin

Milestones

2004

Directed "Woman Thou Art Loosed," an adaptation of Bishop T.D. Jakes' self-help novel, chronciling a woman's struggle to come to terms with her legacy of abuse, addiction and poverty

1994

Helmed The Family Channel TV-movie "Young Indiana Jones and The Hollywood Follies"

1992

Directed episodes of "Picket Fences" (CBS)

1991

Returned to stage directing with "Mulebone", produced at Lincoln Center

1985

Producing debut (also directed) "Krush Groove"

1983

Third teaming with Pryor, "Bustin' Loose"

1978

Helmed the misfire, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"

1977

Directed Pryor in "Greased Lightning"

1976

First of three screen collaborations with Richard Pryor, "Car Wash"

1975

Directed "Cooley High"

1974

Staged "What the Winesellers Buy" first in L.A. and later on Broadway

1972

Feature directorial debut with "Together for Days"

1972

TV directing debut with the PBS production "To BE Young Gifted and Black"

1968

Broadway directing debut, "Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?"

1968

Became a member of the Negro Ensemble Company

1966

Directed a production of "Waiting for Godot" at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ

1964

Acted in the Off-Broadway play "The Old Glory"; also served as stage manager

Directed episodes of series such as "Sisters", "Chicago Hope", "Touched By an Angel", "The Practice" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

With his wife, formed Crsytalite Productions

Bonus Trivia

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In 1991, he was inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame.

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