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Jack Bender is a Actor, Director and Writer American born on 25 september 1949 at Los Angeles (USA)

Jack Bender

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Nationality USA
Birth 25 september 1949 (70 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Jack Bender is an American television and film director, actor, television producer and writer. 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. Bender has also directed on other popular shows such as The Sopranos, Carnivàle, Alias and Boston Public. He has recently signed to direct Syfy's new pilot Alphas.

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.

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Filmography of Jack Bender (20 films)

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Actor

Hot Lead & Cold Feet, 1h30
Directed by Robert Butler
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Western
Themes Children's films
Actors Don Knotts, Darren McGavin, Karen Valentine, Jim Dale, Jack Elam, John Williams
Roles Farmer 3
Rating61% 3.09883.09883.09883.09883.0988
Jasper Bloodshy (Dale) runs the rough-and-tumble town of Bloodshy—named after him because he founded it—which lives in fear of Jasper's gunslinging son Wild Billy (also played by Dale). Jasper has just found out he has another son named Eli (again, played by Dale), who lives in Philadelphia.
Savage
Savage (1973)
, 1h13
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action
Actors Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Will Geer, Paul Richards, Michele Carey, Barry Sullivan
Roles Jerry
Rating59% 2.9626052.9626052.9626052.9626052.962605
Un reporter enquête sur des photos compromettantes touchant un candidat à la Cour suprême américaine.
Now You See Him, Now You Don't, 1h28
Directed by Robert Butler, Christopher Hibler, Arthur J. Vitarelli
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about education, Comedy science fiction films, Children's films
Actors Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero, Joe Flynn, Johnny Flynn, Jim Backus, William Windom
Roles Slither Roth
Rating63% 3.154753.154753.154753.154753.15475
At Medfield College, science buff Dexter Riley and his friends, including Richard Schuyler and Debbie Dawson, eavesdrop via a hidden walkie-talkie on a board meeting led by Dean Eugene Higgins, discussing the small college's continuing precarious finances. Later that afternoon, Professor Lufkin shows Higgins around the science lab where Dexter is working on an experiment with invisibility and another student, Druffle, explores the flight of bumblebees. That night, unknown to anyone, during a powerful thunderstorm, the roof of the lab is struck by lightning, sending a current of electricity down a metal beam and through Dexter's complex experiment components. The next day, as Dexter examines his burnt equipment with dismay, Higgins meets with A. J. Arno, a recently released prisoner, who had also purchased Medfield's mortgage. When Dexter accidentally drops one half of his glasses into a container of his experimental formula, it appears as if the substance destroys them, but upon closer examination, Dexter realizes the frames are merely partially invisible. After several excited tests, Dexter boldly places his fingers in the liquid and they disappear. Schuyler and Debbie arrive and are horrified to see Dexter with a partial hand, but Dexter insists Schuyler test the substance as well, admitting only afterward that he does not yet have an antidote.
The Million Dollar Duck, 1h29
Directed by Vincent McEveety, Christopher Hibler, Arthur J. Vitarelli
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Themes Films about animals, Films about birds, Children's films
Actors Dean Jones, Sandy Duncan, Joe Flynn, Tony Roberts, James Gregory, Lee Montgomery
Roles Arvin Wadlow
Rating58% 2.9492.9492.9492.9492.949
The film centers on the family of a scientist named Albert Dooley (Dean Jones) who struggles to pay the bills. His wife, Katie (Sandy Duncan) gets a recipe for applesauce wrong and gives it to her husband to take to work for lunch, hoping it will help cut down on the budget. In a humorous chain reaction, the duck Albert is testing steals the applesauce after Albert has thrown it away in the trash, and then wanders into a radiation lab and becomes irradiated. Albert is ordered to get rid of the duck, so he figures he can give it to his son, Jimmy (Lee Montgomery) who has been wanting a pet, only to discover it now lays eggs with solid gold yolks.
The Barefoot Executive, 1h36
Directed by Robert Butler
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about television, Films about apes, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Joe Flynn, Wally Cox, Johnny Flynn, Heather North, John Ritter, Harry Morgan
Roles Tom
Rating59% 2.99892.99892.99892.99892.9989
A satire of network television, the movie follows the adventures of an ambitious mailroom clerk, Steven Post (Russell) at the fictional UBC Network who discovers his girlfriend Jennifer Scott's (Heather North) pet chimpanzee has the supernatural ability to predict which television programs will receive the highest ratings, in which he blows a raspberry to shows that will bomb, or claps his hands in applause to shows that will be hits.

Director

Curse of Chucky, 1h37
Directed by Ronny Yu, John Lafia, Don Mancini, Tom Holland, Jack Bender
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror, Slasher
Themes Films about children, Films about families, Jeu, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Child's Play (film series), Serial killer films, Films about toys, Films about disabilities, Comedy horror films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Brad Dourif, A Martinez, Jennifer Tilly, Brennan Elliott, Alex Vincent, Fiona Dourif
Rating56% 2.802612.802612.802612.802612.80261
Set twenty-five years after Child's Play, the Chucky doll (voiced by Brad Dourif) mysteriously arrives in the mail of the home of paraplegic Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif) and her mother, Sarah. Later that night Sarah is found dead from a stab wound and her death proclaimed a suicide.
Rewind
Rewind (2013)

Directed by Jack Bender
Genres Science fiction
Actors Jeff Fahey, David Cronenberg, Keisha Castle-Hugues, Shane McRae
Rating61% 3.0979353.0979353.0979353.0979353.097935
The film opens with an apparent terrorist attack involving a nuclear device which destroys New York City killing 9 million people. The perpetrator, Benjamin Rourke, a Nobel prize winning physicist, had become embittered by the death of his wife, and had devised a means to travel in time; he had engineered the bomb plot to force the US Government to build his machine in order to send agents back to prevent the disaster happening. He had also arranged matters that the only way to do this was to have them prevent his wife's death. The story describes the process of the team, CIA agents Sean Knox and Danny Gates, and scientist Lyndsay Bryce, arriving at this conclusion and their efforts to achieve this without doing too much damage/damaging to the time-line.
The Lone Ranger, 2h
Directed by Jack Bender
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Themes Superhero films
Actors Chad Michael Murray, Nathaniel Arcand, Fay Masterson, Sebastian Spence, Wes Studi, Dylan Walsh
Rating49% 2.471072.471072.471072.471072.47107
This version takes a look at the character in the years before he became a legend. It all begins with the introduction of Luke Hartman, a 20-year old Boston law student who witnesses the murder of his brother, a Texas Ranger. He himself is wounded in the midst of the chaos, but is rescued by the Apache Tonto... and subsequently becomes smitten with Tonto's sister Alope. He then devotes his life to avenging the death of his brother and fighting injustice, and in the process becoming a worldwide legend.
It Came From the Sky, 1h32
Directed by Jack Bender
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors John Ritter, JoBeth Williams, Kevin Zegers, Yasmine Bleeth, Christopher Lloyd
Rating61% 3.0500353.0500353.0500353.0500353.050035
Donald Bridges (John Ritter) and his wife Alice (JoBeth Williams) have a young son, Andy, (Kevin Zegers) who is emotionally disturbed due to a near drowning accident. The parents frequently argue with each other about how to raise their son until they have uninvited houseguests when a plane carrying Jarvis Moody (Christopher Lloyd) and Pepper Upper (Yasmine Bleeth) falls from the sky and crashes right onto their roof.
Friends 'Til The End, 1h27
Directed by Jack Bender
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Shannen Doherty, Jennifer Blanc, Jason London, Harriet Sansom Harris, Marisol Nichols, Gregory Itzin
Rating64% 3.2460853.2460853.2460853.2460853.246085
Heather Romley (Shannen Doherty) and Suzanne (Jennifer Blanc) are both singers who have been competing against each other as long as they can remember. Usually Heather won all the competitions, which resulted in Suzanne being insecure and carrying a grudge against Heather, while being pushed by her stage mother. Years later, Heather goes to college and has a boyfriend, Simon (Jason London). Suzanne also enrolls in the same university with the intention of destroying Heather's life.
Killing Mr. Griffin, 1h29
Directed by Jack Bender
Genres Thriller
Actors Jay Thomas, Scott Bairstow, Mario Lopez, Amy Jo Johnson, Chris Young, Michelle Williams
Rating56% 2.804062.804062.804062.804062.80406
After being humiliated in English class by his teacher Mr. Griffin (Jay Thomas), popular high school student Mark Kinney (Scott Bairstow) wants his revenge. With his friends, he plans to kidnap Mr. Griffin, using his girlfriend Susan (Amy Jo Johnson) as bait, to frighten Mr. Griffin and photograph him and expose him for the fatuous phoney that he seems to be. But the prank goes wrong when Griffin dies from heart failure. Now Mark and his friends must cover their tracks before they are accused of murder.
A Face to Die For, 1h30
Directed by Jack Bender
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Horror
Actors Yasmine Bleeth, Robin Givens, Chandra West, Richard Beymer, Ricky Paull Goldin, Mitch Ryan
Rating58% 2.9049452.9049452.9049452.9049452.904945
Due to a tragic childhood accident, Emily Gilmore (Yasmine Bleeth) is left scarred both physically and mentally. The large scar on her face is a constant reminder to Emily that her career and love life are suffering. Lonely yet talented, Emily longs for a successful career and romance but is trapped by insecurity and fear.
Sweet Dreams, 1h36
Directed by Phillips Smalley, Jack Bender
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities
Actors Tiffani Thiessen, Amy Yasbeck, A Martinez, David Newsom, Conchata Ferrell, Chelsea Hobbs
Rating60% 3.049623.049623.049623.049623.04962
After waking up from a coma, Allison Sullivan finds she has no memory of anything. As she begins to try to put the pieces together she learns someone is out to get her due to an affair she had with a Dr. Jack Renault whose wife Laura just had a baby named Sara. Allison begins speaking with other people and learns all is not as it seems. She tries to put everything together and learns something strange about a person she is supposed to trust.
Armed and Innocent, 2h
Directed by Jack Bender
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Kate Jackson, Gerald McRaney, Eric Lively, Zachary Bostrom, Cotter Smith, Jan Hoag
Rating55% 2.772262.772262.772262.772262.77226
Une nuit, un adolescent abat deux cambrioleurs qui tentaient de s'introduire chez lui par effraction. Ivres de vengeance, les complices des malfrats vont s'employer à détruire la famille en terrorisant le jeune garçon.
Family Album, 3h20
Directed by Jack Bender
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about television, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jaclyn Smith, Brian Krause, Michael Ontkean, Joel Gretsch, John Waters, Kristin Minter
Rating65% 3.29993.29993.29993.29993.2999
Starting in 1951, Faye Price is a famous Hollywood actress who, while entertaining the troops during the Korean War, falls in love with Ward Thayer, a rich heir. Seven years later, they are married, with four children. Ward loses his job and considers suicide, but Faye offers to start acting again. Originally, this upsets Ward, because he wasn't fond of moving to Fairfax, California. On the set of her new movie, the director and producer fight each other and the director eventually leaves the set. Faye offers to direct the scene herself. At first, nobody thinks she will be able to, but she turns out to direct the scene with a lot of success. She is soon offered directing jobs at television series, including Zane Grey Theater. Meanwhile, her home life is less fortunate. Ward has been depressed since going bankrupt and he has started an affair. When Faye finds out, she immediately kicks him out of the house. However, she soon agrees to give him another chance and they decide to work together on films as director and producer. Their film debut becomes a blockbuster success with positive reviews and she is contracted by Universal.