Joel Zwick

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Joel Zwick
Born (1942-01-11) January 11, 1942 (age 72)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation Film director, television director, theatre director
Years active 1977–present
Relatives Hillary Zwick (daughter)

Joel Zwick (born January 11, 1942) is an American film director,[1] television director, and theater director. He is best known for his work on the television series Perfect Strangers, Full House, and Family Matters, and as well as for directing the films My Big Fat Greek Wedding,[1] Second Sight, and Fat Albert.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Zwick was educated at Brooklyn College. He directed twenty-one pilots, all of which went on to have successful runs as weekly television series.[2]

Despite a popular misconception, Joel Zwick is not related to fellow director Edward Zwick.

Television[edit]

Film[edit]

Broadway[edit]

Theater[edit]

Charter member of "La MaMa, E.T.C." created and founded by Ellen Stewart

Acted in the original production of "MacBird"

Directed the following theater productions:

  • "Dance With Me" (Tony Nomination)
  • "Shenandoah" (Broadway national tour)
  • "Oklahoma" (National tour)
  • "Cold Storage" (American Place Theater)
  • "Esther" (Promenade Theater, NY)
  • "Merry-Go-Round" (Chicago and Las Vegas)
  • "Last Chance Saloon" (West End, London)
  • "Woycek" (West End, London)
  • "Carry A. Nation" (Triangle Theater)
  • "George Gershwin Alone" (One man show) (Los Angeles; Broadway; West End London; Ford Theater - Washington, DC; Chicago, IL; W. Palm Beach, FL; Old Globe - San Diego, CA; North Korea; etc.)
  • "Back From Broadway"
  • "Monsieur Chopin" (One man show)
  • "Beethoven, As I Knew Him" (One man show)
  • Maestro: The Art of Leonard Bernstein (One man show)
  • "Jamaica Farewell" (One-woman show)
  • "Serrano"

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