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Also Known As: William T Kotcheff, William Theodore Kotcheff Died:
Born: April 7, 1931 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, CA Profession: director

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A director of numerous comedy vehicles who, nevertheless, also helped spawn the Rambo character through "First Blood" (1982), Ted Kotcheff is best known for such efforts as "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" (1974) as well as the football comedy "North Dallas Forty" (1979), which he also co-wrote.

A director of numerous comedy vehicles who, nevertheless, also helped spawn the Rambo character through "First Blood" (1982), Ted Kotcheff is best known for such efforts as "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" (1974) as well as the football comedy "North Dallas Forty" (1979), which he also co-wrote.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Family of Cops (1995) Director
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  Hidden Assassin (1995) Director
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  Love on the Run (1994) Director
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  Folks! (1992) Director
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  Winter People (1989) Director
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  Weekend At Bernie's (1989) Director
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  Switching Channels (1988) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Barney's Version (2010)
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 Shattered Glass (2003) Marty Peretz
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 Weekend At Bernie's (1989) Jack Parker
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Worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; reportedly the youngest director hired by the CBC
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Moved to London, England
1957:
Began directing for British television
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Made stage directing debut with the musical "Maggie May"
1962:
Feature film directorial debut "Tiara Tahiti"
1967:
Directed Ingrid Bergman in an ABC TV production of "The Human Voice"
1974:
Breakthrough feature, "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz"
1979:
Co-wrote and directed the film comedy "North Dallas Forty"
1982:
Directed "First Blood" which introduced Sylvester Stallone's Rambo character
1989:
Directed and made an acting appearance in "Weekend at Bernie's"
1995:
Directed Charles Bronson in the CBS TV-movie "Family of Cops"
1996:
Formed Panoptica Productions with Laifun Chung; based in Canada
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Education

University of Toronto: Toronto , Ontario -

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wife:
Laifun Kotcheff.

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daughter:
Alexandra Kotcheff. Born c. 1987.
son:
Thomas Kotcheff. Born c. 1989.

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