Robert Iscove

Director, Producer, Choreographer
Robert Iscove began his career as a choreographer, working on stage and screen with such notable projects as "Peter Pan" and "Jesus Christ Superstar" and put his fluid visual approach to good use as a director for ... Read more »
Born: 07/03/1947 in Toronto, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Director (37)

Smart Cookies 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

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Whiskey Business 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

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To the Mat 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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Love N' Dancing 2009 (Movie)

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From Justin to Kelly 2003 (Movie)

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Firestarter: Rekindled 1978 - 1979, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Philip Marlowe, Private Eye 1978 - 1979, 1982 - 1983, 1985 - 1986, 1995 - 1996, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Profit 1978 - 1979, 1982 - 1983, 1985 - 1986, 1995 - 1996, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Boys and Girls 2000 (Movie)

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She's All That 1999 (Movie)

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Dark Angel 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Director

A Silent Betrayal 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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The Incredible Ida Early 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The Little Mermaid 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The Prodigious Hickey 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Dorothy Hamill in Romeo & Juliet on Ice 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Mary 1978 - 1979 (Tv Show)

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Breaking the Silence (TV Show)

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Dying to Love You (TV Show)

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It Was Him Or Us (TV Show)

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Miracle on I-880 (TV Show)

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Mission of the Shark (TV Show)

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Murder in Black & White (TV Show)

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Murder in My Mind (TV Show)

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On Strike For Christmas (TV Show)

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Pajama Tops (TV Show)

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Shattered Dreams (TV Show)

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Spectacular! (TV Show)

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Surprised By Love (TV Show)

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Terror on Track 9 (TV Show)

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The Forget-Me-Not Murders (TV Show)

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Three Wise Guys (TV Show)

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Without Consent (TV Show)

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Without Warning (TV Show)

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Producer (1)
Other (7)

The Funny World of Fred & Bunni 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Choreographer

Ann-Margret... Rhinestone Cowgirl 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Choreographer

Ann-Margret Smith 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Choreographer

Ann-Margret Olsson 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Choreographer

The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox 1975 (Movie)

choreography (Choreographer)

Jesus Christ Superstar 1973 (Movie)

Choreographed by (Choreographer)

Burt Bacharach: Close To You 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Choreographer

Biography

Robert Iscove began his career as a choreographer, working on stage and screen with such notable projects as "Peter Pan" and "Jesus Christ Superstar" and put his fluid visual approach to good use as a director for television moving into film in the late 1990s. A successful and prolific television director for much of the 80s and early 90s, Iscove made an initial splash in the early 70s, choreographing music and variety specials for stars including Burt Bacharach, Ann-Margret and Dorothy Hamill. A 1983 ice skating infused production of "Romeo & Juliet" starring the latter was one of Iscove's early directing and producing as well as choreographing credits, and the special, titled "Dorothy Hamill in Romeo & Juliet on Ice" earned him Daytime Emmy honors for his directing efforts.

Relationships

Emily Iscove

Daughter
born on January 21, 1987

Adam Iscove

Son
born on August 3, 1976

Jonathan Iscove

Son
born on April 21, 1975

Milestones

2000

Returned to the big screen as helmer of the romantic comedy "Boys and Girls", starring Prinze

1999

Made feature directorial debut with the updated "Pygmalion" revisit "She's All That"; first teaming with star Freddie Prinze Jr

1997

Helmed the gripping TV-movie psychodrama "Murder in Mind" for CBS

1997

Received an Emmy nomination for directing the updated, multicultural TV-movie remake "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella", starring Brandy and Whitney Houston

1996

Was producer and director of the short-lived, edgy Fox drama series "Profit"

1996

Directed and produced Fox's action TV-movie "Dark Angel"

1995

Produced and helmed the fact-based CBS telepic "It Was Him or Us"

1994

Helmed and produced the Janek entries "The Forget-Me-Not Murders" and "A Silent Betrayal" (both CBS)

1994

Was producer and director of the similarly named but differently themed "Without Consent" (ABC) and "Without Warning" (CBS), a psychiatric hospital-set drama and sci-fi asteroid disaster flick respectively

1993

Handled high drama as producer and director of the CBS TV-movies "Dying to Love You" and "River of Rage: The Taking of Maggie Keene"

1992

Moved into action-adventure territory as director of the World War II TV-movie "Mission of the Shark" and director and co-producer the San Francisco earthquake drama "Miracle on I-880" (both CBS)

1992

Helmed "Terror on Track 9" (CBS), the next installment of the adventures of New York police detective Frank Janek

1990

Was director of the TV-movies "Murder in Black & White", an installment of the Janek detective series starring Richard Crenna and "Shattered Dreams" (both CBS), a fact-based look at high society domestic violence

1987

Directed the turn-of-the-century prep school-set "American Playhouse" (PBS) production "The Prodigious Hickey", "The Little Mermaid" installment of Showtime's "Faerie Tale Theatre" and NBC's fantastical TV-movie "The Incredible Ida Early"

1983

Worked with figure skating champion Hamill again, as producer and director as well as choreographer of the CBS special "Dorothy Hamill in Romeo & Juliet on Ice"; won Daytime Emmy Award

1979

Was director and choreographer of the Broadway revival of "Peter Pan", starring Sandy Duncan

1978

Directed "Mary" (CBS), Mary Tyler Moore's short-lived stab at a comedy-variety series

1977

Reteamed with Ann-Margret, choreographing the NBC country-western themed "Ann-Margret... Rhinestone Cowgirl"

1976

Was choreographer for the feature "The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox", starring Goldie Hawn

1976

Choreographed "The Dorothy Hamill Special" (ABC), a musical variety program hosted by the popular figure skater

1975

Was choreographer of two Ann-Margret NBC special, "Ann-Margret Olsson" and "Ann-Margret Smith"

1973

Choreographed Norman Jewison's big screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical "Jesus Christ Superstar"

1972

Had early TV credit as choreographer of the ABC special "Burt Bacharach: Close to You"

Helmed several episodes of the noirish CBS crime series "Wiseguy"

Directed episodes of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (syndicated), "21 Jump Street" (Fox) and "Miami Vice" (NBC)

Bonus Trivia

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Robert Iscove on the mix of romance and laughs in his films: "A lot of the teen films I've read are very one-level, but in the best high school movies, especially the early John Hughes movies like 'Pretty in Pink', 'Sixteen Candles' or 'The Breakfast Club', the comedy and the romanticism go hand-in-hand. 'She's All That' has humor, along with great heart and warmth. I didn't want the humor to overwhelm the heart." --quoted in the press materials for his directorial debut "She's All That", 1999

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Iscove on the advantages that a director with TV experience offers: "I showed Harvey [Weinstein] a cut of this movie ["She's All That"] in mid-October, which was 2-1/2 weeks after we stopped shooting. Because of my experience in TV, I could do that. My team was used to working that quickly with me." --quoted in the Los Angeles Times, April 1, 2000

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