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Joel Zwick is a Actor and Director American born on 11 january 1942 at Brooklyn (USA)

Joel Zwick

Joel Zwick
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Nationality USA
Birth 11 january 1942 (82 years) at Brooklyn (USA)

Joel Zwick (born January 11, 1942) is an American film, television, 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, 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.

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

Best films

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
(Director)

Usually with

John Corbett
John Corbett
(2 films)
Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
(1 films)
Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(2 films)
Gil McKinney
Gil McKinney
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Joel Zwick (5 films)

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Actor

Elvis Has Left the Building, 1h30
Directed by Joel Zwick
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Romance
Actors John Corbett, Kim Basinger, Annie Potts, Sean Astin, Pat Morita, Mike Starr
Roles Squashed Elvis
Rating51% 2.5536352.5536352.5536352.5536352.553635
The film opens with Harmony (Basinger) driving down a long, winding road, the music of Elvis playing on the radio. She feels that her life is empty and artificial. She is a traveling cosmetic saleswoman, setting up "Pink Lady" training seminars in the western portion of the United States. When she is asked if she's "one of those Mary Kaye ladies," she replies, "No, we're pink, they're more salmon." While she is popular and successful selling "Pink Lady," there is nothing real or honest in her life.

Director

Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred, 1h24
Directed by John Fortenberry, Joel Zwick
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Adventure, Horror
Themes Vampires in film, Comedy horror films, Children's films
Actors Lucas Cruikshank, Daniella Monet, Seth Morris, Jake Weary, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Ariel Winter
Rating25% 1.296971.296971.296971.296971.29697
Fred goes into music class to find his favourite teacher, Mrs. Felson, has been replaced by a teacher named Mr. Devlin. Walking home from school, Fred notices a strange girl named Talia following him. Fred believes he is being stalked, but the girl just walks the same way to school as him. Spying on Devlin that night, Fred sees him burying something, which he suspects is the body of Mrs. Felson. Kevin's mother invites Fred and his mother to a party for Mr. Devlin. At the party, Fred's mother falls for Mr. Devlin, and Fred learns that Talia is actually Kevin's sister.
Elvis Has Left the Building, 1h30
Directed by Joel Zwick
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Romance
Actors John Corbett, Kim Basinger, Annie Potts, Sean Astin, Pat Morita, Mike Starr
Rating51% 2.5536352.5536352.5536352.5536352.553635
The film opens with Harmony (Basinger) driving down a long, winding road, the music of Elvis playing on the radio. She feels that her life is empty and artificial. She is a traveling cosmetic saleswoman, setting up "Pink Lady" training seminars in the western portion of the United States. When she is asked if she's "one of those Mary Kaye ladies," she replies, "No, we're pink, they're more salmon." While she is popular and successful selling "Pink Lady," there is nothing real or honest in her life.
Fat Albert
Fat Albert (2004)
, 1h33
Directed by Joel Zwick
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Children's films
Actors Kenan Thompson, Kyla Pratt, Shedrack Anderson III, Dania Ramírez, Keith Robinson, Omarion
Rating44% 2.2078652.2078652.2078652.2078652.207865
The film opens with an animated sequence featuring Fat Albert (Kenan Thompson) performing the original series' theme song "Gonna Have a Good Time".
My Big Fat Greek Wedding, 1h35
Directed by Joel Zwick
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Théâtre, Films based on plays, Films about marriage
Actors Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine, Andrea Martin, Ian Gomez
Rating65% 3.2991953.2991953.2991953.2991953.299195
Fotoula "Toula" Portokalos (Nia Vardalos) is going through an early midlife crisis. At thirty, having had her childhood, adolescence and adult life plagued by bad luck, she feels that she is the only woman in her family who has "failed" at being a typical Greek girl. Her family expects her to be more like her 33-year-old sister Athena (Stavroula Logothettis) and marry a Greek boy, make Greek babies, and "feed everyone until the day she dies." Instead, Toula is stuck working in the family restaurant in Chicago, "Dancing Zorba's." Frumpy and cynical, she fears that she is doomed to be stuck with her life as it is and always has been. One day while at the restaurant, Toula briefly becomes enamored with and embarrasses herself in front of Ian Miller (John Corbett), a handsome school teacher.
Second Sight, 1h23
Directed by Joel Zwick
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors John Larroquette, Bronson Pinchot, Bess Armstrong, Stuart Pankin, John Schuck, Christine Estabrook
Rating43% 2.161072.161072.161072.161072.16107
Wills est un ex-flic qui s'associe à Bobby, un médium farfelu, pour former la "Second Sight Detective Agency". Les capacités de clairvoyance de Bobby sont utiles lors de leurs enquêtes. Lorsqu'une religieuse les recrute pour une affaire de vol de voiture, elles se retrouvent soudainement confrontées à l'enlèvement d'un éminent cardinal qui a une chance de devenir le prochain pape. Les pouvoirs psychiques de Bobby se détraquent alors qu'ils poursuivent l'affaire.