Neal Israel

Neal Israel has sustained an enduring career in Hollywood as a writer, director, producer, and even an occasional actor, though he is best known for writing a few hit comedies of the 1980s, including "Police Academy" ... Read more »
Born: 07/27/1945

Filmography

Director (34)

I Didn't Do It 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Dog With A Blog 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

How to Rock 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

Kickin' It 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

Zeke & Luther 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

Clueless 1985 - 1993, 1996 - 2002, 2004 - 2005, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Fast Times 1985 - 1986, 1989 - 1990, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2002, 2004 - 2005, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

George Burns Comedy Week 1985 - 1993, 1996 - 2002, 2004 - 2005, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Harts of the West 1985 - 1994, 1996 - 2002, 2004 - 2005, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Love Boat: The Next Wave 1985 - 1993, 1996 - 2002, 2004 - 2005, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Nash Bridges 1985 - 1993, 1996 - 2002, 2004 - 2005, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Shasta Mcnasty 1985 - 1993, 1997 - 2002, 2004 - 2005, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

The Fresh Beat Band 2000 - 2002, 2004 - 2005, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

The Wonder Years 1985 - 1993, 1997 - 2002, 2004 - 2005, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Joan of Arcadia 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Lizzie McGuire 2000 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Phil of the Future 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Family Affair 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

The Mind of the Married Man 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Surf Ninjas 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Breaking the Rules 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Moving Violations 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

Bachelor Party 1984 (Movie)

(Director)

Americathon 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Tunnelvision 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

Combat High (TV Show)

Director

Kidz in the Wood (TV Show)

Director

The Cover Girl and the Cop (TV Show)

Director

The Poof Point (TV Show)

Director
Writer (21)

Police Academy: The Series 1973 - 1976, 1980 - 1981, 1985 - 1994, 1996 - 2002, 2004 - 2005, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Characters as Source Material

The Mac Davis Show 1973 - 1976, 1980 - 1981, 1985 - 1994, 1996 - 2002, 2004 - 2005, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Writer

Yogi's Gang 1973 - 1975, 1980 - 1981, 1985 - 1994, 1996 - 2002, 2004 - 2005, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Story Editor

All I Want For Christmas 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Look Who's Talking Too 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Police Academy 6: City Under Siege 1989 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach 1988 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol 1987 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Police Academy 3: Back in Training 1986 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Moving Violations 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment 1985 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Real Genius 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Real Genius 1985 (Movie)

(From Story)

Bachelor Party 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Police Academy 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Police Academy 1984 (Movie)

(From Story)

Americathon 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Americathon 1979 (Movie)

(From Story)

Ringo 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Writer

Cracking Up 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tunnelvision 1976 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (19)

Marie 1980 - 1981, 1985 - 1994, 1996 - 2002, 2004 - 2005, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Producer

Finding Neverland 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Miracles 2003 (Tv Show)

Co-Producer

Chocolate for Breakfast 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Runner 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Man of the People 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Woman With a Past 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Be Careful What You Ask For 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Dream Date 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Dr. Paradise 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Life on the Flipside 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Three O'Clock High 1987 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Twilight Theater 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Producer

Twilight Theater 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Producer

Tunnelvision 1976 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Bonnie & Clyde: The True Story (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Taking the Heat (TV Show)

Producer
Actor (9)

The Wedding Ringer 2015 (Movie)

Rabbi Steinsaltz (Actor)

Hidden Howie: The Private Life of a Public Nuisance 1985 - 1994, 1996 - 2002, 2004 - 2005, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Surf Ninjas 1993 (Movie)

Mr Dunbar (Actor)

Look Who's Talking Too 1990 (Movie)

Mr Ross (Actor)

Look Who's Talking 1989 (Movie)

Mr Ross (Actor)

It's Alive III: Island of the Alive 1986 (Movie)

Dr Brewster (Actor)

Johnny Dangerously 1984 (Movie)

Dr Zillman (Actor)

Cracking Up 1977 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hounded (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

Surf Ninjas 1993 (Movie)

(Song)
Other (1)

Johnny Dangerously 1984 (Movie)

(special medical) (Technical Advisor)

Biography

Neal Israel has sustained an enduring career in Hollywood as a writer, director, producer, and even an occasional actor, though he is best known for writing a few hit comedies of the 1980s, including "Police Academy" and "Bachelor Party. " He broke into the business as a writer on the animated series "Yogi's Gang" in the early '70s before following with his first feature, sharing both writing and directing credit on "Tunnel Vision," an unsuccessful string of sketches about an uncensored TV station. Other writing, directing, and minor acting gigs followed, leading up to the wildly popular "Police Academy," which he co-wrote with frequent collaborator Pat Proft. That same year, Israel directed the Tom Hanks comedy "Bachelor Party," again sharing writing credit with Proft. Though his follow-up directorial effort, "Moving Violations," received little praise, his next script, for the goofy science fiction campus comedy "Real Genius," helped create a cult favorite and boosted star Val Kilmer's career. Israel worked on less notable projects after that, co-writing the "Talking" baby sequel, "Look Who's Talking Too," and teaming with then-wife Amy Heckerling (they divorced in 1984). While mostly directing and producing for TV movies and series since then, Israel also served as executive producer on the Oscar-nominated fantasy "Finding Neverland."

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