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Joel Zwick
JOEL ZWICK directed the Oscar-nominated comedy My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Mr. Zwick began his theatrical career as the artistic director of The La Mama Plexus at La Mama E.T.C., and he has directed on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Broadway touring companies. Currently, Mr. Zwick is recognized as Hollywood's most prolific director of episodic television, with the direction of 525 episodes to his credit. These include the direction of 21 pilots which have gone on to become regular series. Television shows include Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy, Bosom Buddies, Webster, Perfect Strangers, Full House, Step by Step, Family Matters, It's a Living, Brothers, Joanie Loves Chachie, Jamie Fox, Kirk, Parent Hood, Angie, On Our Own, Two of a Kind, Love Boat, Hangin' With Mr. Cooper, etc. Previous New York productions have included Dance With Me (Tony nomination), Shenandoah (Broadway national tour), Oklahoma! (national tour) and Cold Storage (American Place Theatre). He acted in the original NY production of MacBird. He directed Esther (Promenade Theatre, NY), Merry-Go-Round (Chicago and Las Vegas), Last Chance Saloon and Woycek (West End, London). Mr. Zwick has taught drama at Yale University, Brooklyn College, Queens College and Wheaton College. He is a graduate (B.A., M.A.) of Brooklyn College, and he currently contributes to the next generation of directors by teaching television direction at the University of Southern California.

Bio as of July, 2007.



American Theatre Wing programs, interviews and/or credits include:

Working in the Theatre (video)
Playwright, Director and Choreographer - April, 2001 - Watch now.

Internet Broadway Database Listing (IBDB.com)