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SAM WEISMAN (Director) is one of today's most notable motion picture, television and stage directors. Making his stage directing debut in 1981 with James Lapine's "Table Settings," Weisman went on to win a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award in 1982 for directing Harold Pinter's "Betrayal." He also directed such plays as "The Common Pursuit" (for which he also received the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award), Sam Shepard's "Buried Child" and "Lies and Legends: The Musical Stories of Harry Chapin," which he co-created with Chapin's widow.

In addition to work in the theater, Weisman's success as a feature film director comes on the heels of a highly regarded television-directing career on such productions as "Family Ties" (more than 70 episodes), "Moonlighting" and "L.A. Law" (earning him an Emmy Award nomination). He also received Emmy Award nominations for executive-producing and directing the Golden Globe Award-winning "Brooklyn Bridge." He has directed many pilots, including Aaron Spelling's current series Heaven."

Weisman made his feature film directorial debut with the immensely popular "D2: The Mighty Ducks," followed by "Bye Bye, Love" (which he also produced), "George of the Jungle" with Brendan Fraser, "The Out-of-Towners" with Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn and, most recently, "What's the Worst That Could Happen?" with Martin Lawrence and Danny DeVito.

Born in Binghamton, New York, Weisman attended Yale University and graduated with a degree in music history. He earned an M.F.A. in acting and directing at Brandeis University. After acting in regional theater in the New York area, he relocated to Los Angeles and won numerous acting roles on such television series as "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" and in the miniseries "Studs Lonigan."

He currently resides in Boston, where he has directed and taught in the Theater Arts Department at Brandeis University and is on the board of the American Repertory Theater at Harvard.


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