Jeannot Szwarc

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Jeannot Szwarc
Born (1939-11-21) November 21, 1939 (age 84)
Paris, France
Other namesJean Szwarc
Occupation(s)Film director, television director
Years active1968–present

Jeannot Szwarc (born November 21, 1939) is a French director of film and television, known for such films as Jaws 2, Somewhere in Time, Supergirl and Santa Claus: The Movie. He has also produced and written for TV.

Life and career[edit]

Szwarc was born in Paris. He began working as a director in American television during the 1960s, in particular on Ironside. He has also directed episodes of The Rockford Files, Kojak, Night Gallery, JAG, Bones, Castle, Numbers, Columbo, Heroes, and dozens of other series.[1]

His feature films include Bug (1975), Jaws 2 (1978), Somewhere in Time (1980), Supergirl (1984) and Santa Claus: The Movie (1985). During the 1990s, he worked in his country of birth were he directed three feature films. Afterwards, he returned to the United States where he directed television films and series.[2]

In 2003, Szwarc joined the crew of The WB/CW television series Smallville as a director. One of the major episodes he directed was "Homecoming", the 200th episode of the series.

Szwarc co-directed, with Miguel Sapochnik, the fifth and final season premiere of the science-fiction/crime series Fringe. He has directed multiple other episodes of the series throughout its run.

He is a graduate of Harvard University.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]

Feature films[edit]

Television films[edit]

Television series[edit]


  1. ^ a b Jeannot Szwarc, Yahoo! TV.
  2. ^ Jeannot Szwarc Biography (1939-), Film Reference

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