Jack Bender

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Jack Bender
Jack Bender by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Bender at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2011.
Born (1949-09-25) September 25, 1949 (age 65)
Ethnicity Jewish
Occupation Television director, actor, television producer, screenwriter, film director.
Years active 1971–present
Religion Judaism
Spouse(s) Laura Owens
Children Hannah Owens-Bender

Jack Bender is an American television and film director, actor, television producer and writer.

Biography[edit]

Bender grew up in a secular Jewish family in Los Angeles.[1] His father was a furrier to the Hollywood community.[1] He studied art with Los Angeles artist Martin Lubner (spouse of actress Joanna Merlin) and then went into acting "because it seemed like what I could do and make a living."[1] As an actor, Bender has guest starred on All in the Family, The Bob Newhart Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. He has co-starred in The Million Dollar Duck, Savage and McNaughton's Daughter. He then went into directing.

He was an executive producer and lead director on the ABC television series Lost, directed a number of episodes for the show, including the series finale.[2] Bender has also directed on other popular shows such as The Sopranos,[3] Carnivàle, Alias and Boston Public. He is currently an executive producer and a leading director on two TV Series: *Under the Dome (2013) TV Series and *The Last Ship (2014) TV Series.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Rabbi Laura Owens of B’nai Horin.[1] They have two daughters, Hannah and Sophie Owens-Bender.[1] He now practices Judaism.[1]

Director[edit]

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f Jewish Journal: "Jack Bender’s lost and found" by Jonathan Maseng January 7, 2015
  2. ^ Miller, Ross. "J.J. Abrams Will NOT Direct The Lost Season 6 Finale". Screen Rant. Retrieved 2009-05-16. 
  3. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos cast and crew". Retrieved February 6, 2010. 
  4. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos - "Another Toothpick"". Retrieved February 6, 2010. 
  5. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos - "...To Save Us All from Satan's Power"". Retrieved February 6, 2010. 
  6. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos - "The Weight"". Retrieved February 6, 2010. 
  7. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos - "Mayham"". Retrieved February 6, 2010. 
  8. ^ Jack Bender (director), William Schmidt (writer) (2003-11-09). "Insomnia". Carnivàle. Season 1. Episode 9. HBO. 
  9. ^ Jack Bender (director), William Schmidt (writer) (2005-01-16). "Alamogordo, NM". Carnivàle. Season 2. Episode 2. HBO. 
  10. ^ Jack Bender (director), Damon Lindelof (writer) (2004-10-06). "Tabula Rasa". Lost. Season 1. Episode 3. ABC. 
  11. ^ Jack Bender (director), David Fury (writer) (2004-10-13). "Walkabout". Lost. Season 1. Episode 4. ABC. 
  12. ^ Jack Bender (director), Jennifer Johnson & Paul Dini (writers) (2004-11-03). "The Moth". Lost. Season 1. Episode 7. ABC. 
  13. ^ Jack Bender (director), Damon Lindelof & Jennifer Johnson (writers) (2005-01-05). "Whatever the Case May Be". Lost. Season 1. Episode 12. ABC. 
  14. ^ Jack Bender (director), Drew Goddard (writer) (2005-02-16). "Outlaws". Lost. Season 1. Episode 16. ABC. 
  15. ^ Jack Bender (director), Damon Lindelof & Carlton Cuse (writers) (2005-05-18). "Exodus: Part 1". Lost. Season 1. Episode 23. ABC. 
  16. ^ Jack Bender (director), Damon Lindelof & Carlton Cuse (writers) (2005-05-25). "Exodus: Part 2". Lost. Season 1. Episode 24. ABC. 
  17. ^ Jack Bender (director), Damon Lindelof (writer) (2005-09-21). "Man of Science, Man of Faith". Lost. Season 2. Episode 1. ABC. 
  18. ^ Jack Bender (director), Javier Grillo-Marxuach & Craig Wright (writers) (2005-10-05). "Orientation". Lost. Season 2. Episode 3. ABC. 
  19. ^ Jack Bender (director), Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz (writers) (2006-01-25). "Fire and Water". Lost. Season 2. Episode 12. ABC. 
  20. ^ Jack Bender (director), Dawn Lambertsen Kelly & Matt Ragghianti (writers) (2006-03-01). "Maternity Leave". Lost. Season 2. Episode 15. ABC. 
  21. ^ Jack Bender (director), Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz (writers) (2006-04-05). "Dave". Lost. Season 2. Episode 18. ABC. 
  22. ^ Jack Bender (director), Damon Lindelof & Carlton Cuse (writers) (2006-05-24). "Live Together, Die Alone". Lost. Season 2. Episode 23. ABC. 
  23. ^ Jack Bender (director), J. J. Abrams & Damon Lindelof (writers) (2006-10-04). "A Tale of Two Cities". Lost. Season 3. Episode 1. ABC. 
  24. ^ Jack Bender (director), Alison Schapker & Monica Owusu-Breen (writers) (2006-11-01). "The Cost of Living". Lost. Season 3. Episode 5. ABC. 
  25. ^ Jack Bender (director), Damon Lindelof & Drew Goddard (writers) (2007-02-14). "Flashes Before Your Eyes". Lost. Season 3. Episode 8. ABC. 
  26. ^ Jack Bender (director), Drew Goddard & Jeff Pinkner (writers) (2007-03-21). "The Man from Tallahassee". Lost. Season 3. Episode 13. ABC. 
  27. ^ Jack Bender (director), Carlton Cuse & Drew Goddard (writers) (2007-04-11). "One Of Us". Lost. Season 3. Episode 16. ABC. 
  28. ^ Jack Bender (director), Carlton Cuse & Damon Lindelof (writers) (2007-05-23). "Through the Looking Glass". Lost. Season 3. Episode 22. ABC. 
  29. ^ Jack Bender (director), Carlton Cuse & Damon Lindelof (writers) (2008-01-31). "The Beginning of the End". Lost. Season 4. Episode 1. ABC. 
  30. ^ Jack Bender (director), Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz (writers) (2008-02-14). "The Economist". Lost. Season 4. Episode 3. ABC. 
  31. ^ Jack Bender (director), Carlton Cuse & Damon Lindelof (writers) (2008-02-28). "The Constant". Lost. Season 4. Episode 5. ABC. 
  32. ^ Jack Bender (director), Brian K. Vaughn & Drew Goddard (writers) (2008-04-24). "The Shape of Things to Come". Lost. Season 4. Episode 9. ABC. 
  33. ^ Jack Bender (director), Damon Lindelof & Carlton Cuse (writers) (2008-05-29). "There's No Place Like Home, Part 2". Lost. Season 4. Episode 13. ABC. 

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