Ted Kotcheff

Director
A director of numerous comedy vehicles who, nevertheless, also helped spawn the Rambo character through "First Blood" (1982), Ted Kotcheff is best known for such efforts as "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" (1974) ... Read more »
Born: 04/07/1931 in Toronto, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Director (26)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 1991 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

Zalman King's Red Shoe Diaries 1991 - 2000, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Crime in Connecticut: The Return of Alex Kelly 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Director

A Husband, a Wife, and a Lover 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Director

Family of Cops 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Director

Love on the Run 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Director

The Shooter 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Folks! 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Weekend at Bernie's 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Winter People 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Switching Channels 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Joshua Then and Now 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

Uncommon Valor 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

First Blood 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

Split Image 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

North Dallas Forty 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Fun With Dick and Jane 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Billy Two Hats 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

Rx For the Defense 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Director

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

Outback 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

Two Gentlemen Sharing 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

Life at the Top 1965 (Movie)

(Director)

Tiara Tahiti 1962 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (4)

Barney's Version 2010 (Movie)

Train Conductor (Actor)

Shattered Glass 2003 (Movie)

Marty Peretz (Actor)

Weekend at Bernie's 1989 (Movie)

Jack Parker (Actor)
Producer (3)

The Check Is in the Mail 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

Uncommon Valor 1983 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Split Image 1982 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (1)

North Dallas Forty 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

A director of numerous comedy vehicles who, nevertheless, also helped spawn the Rambo character through "First Blood" (1982), Ted Kotcheff is best known for such efforts as "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" (1974) as well as the football comedy "North Dallas Forty" (1979), which he also co-wrote.

Relationships

Laifun Kotcheff

Wife

Alexandra Kotcheff

Daughter
born c. 1987

Thomas Kotcheff

Son
born c. 1989

Micheline Lanctôt Actor

Ex-Companion

EDUCATION

University of Toronto

Toronto , Ontario

Milestones

1996

Formed Panoptica Productions with Laifun Chung; based in Canada

1995

Directed Charles Bronson in the CBS TV-movie "Family of Cops"

1989

Directed and made an acting appearance in "Weekend at Bernie's"

1982

Directed "First Blood" which introduced Sylvester Stallone's Rambo character

1979

Co-wrote and directed the film comedy "North Dallas Forty"

1974

Breakthrough feature, "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz"

1967

Directed Ingrid Bergman in an ABC TV production of "The Human Voice"

1962

Feature film directorial debut "Tiara Tahiti"

1957

Began directing for British television

Moved to London, England

Made stage directing debut with the musical "Maggie May"

Worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; reportedly the youngest director hired by the CBC

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