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Sam Weisman

Producer Sam Weisman worked for ten years as an actor before making the transition to directing. Since making that shift, he has earned directorial credits, not only in film, his current field of focus, but in television and theater as well. Weisman has directed motion pictures including Whatís the Worst that Could Happen?, starring Martin Lawrence and Danny DeVito, The Out-of-Towners and George of the Jungle, which received a British Academy Award nomination for Best Childrenís Movie. He also directed Bye, Bye Love, D2: The Mighty Ducks, and served as co-producer of Dad.

In addition to his work on the big screen, Weisman has directed over 150 television episodes, including the pilot and 20 episodes of Gary David Goldbergís Brooklyn Bridge for which he received a Golden Globe Award for Best Comedy in 1991, and Emmy nominations as a director and producer. He directed 70 episodes of Family Ties, several episodes of L.A. Law (Emmy nomination for direction), and was a regular director on Moonlighting.

Other credits include the West Coast premieres of James Lapineís Table Settings, and Nina Shengoldís Homesteaders, as well as productions of Sam Shepardís Buried Child, Moliereís The Misanthrope, Lee Kalchiemís Breakfast with Les and Bess for PBSí American Playhouse (with Dick Van Dyke and Cloris Leachman) and he was the co-creator and director of "Lies and Legends: The Musican Stories of Harry Chapin."

Weisman is a graduate of Brandeis University's MFA program in Acting and Directing, and earned a BA in Music History from Yale University.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Sam Weisman Facts

OccupationDirector, Producer
BirthplaceBinghamton, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.