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Born: November 27, 1964 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: Dance ...
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Director (feature film)

1.
Rock of Ages (2012)
In late 1980s Los Angeles, the ambitions of an aspiring musician and a small town girl with big dreams converge with a legendary Hollywood rock club facing its final countdown.
2.
Bedtime Stories (2008)
Hotel handyman Skeeter Bronson's life is changed forever when the bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to mysteriously come true. When he tries to help his family by telling one outlandish tale after another, it's the kids' unexpected contributions that turn all of their lives upside down.
3.
Hairspray (2007)
Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one passion--dancing. Her dream is to appear on "The Corny Collins Show," Baltimore's hippest dance party on TV. Tracy seems a natural fit for the show except for one not-so-little problem--she doesn't fit in. Her plus-siz
4.
Pacifier, The (2005) as Director
Assigned to protect the endangered children of an assassinated scientist working on a secret invention, Shane Wolfe is suddenly faced with juggling two incompatible jobs: fighting evil while keeping house. As he adds to his usual arsenal of wetsuits and weapons the new tools of juice boxes and a minivan, Shane not only must defeat a world-threatening enemy but also wrangle teen rebel Zoe, uplift sullen 14-year-old Seth and outwit 8-year-old Ninja-wannabe Lulu, simultaneously keeping toddler Peter and baby Tyler out of mischief, not to mention harm's way. While drop zones, demolitions and destroying enemy targets come naturally to Shane, he has no idea what tough really is until he pits his courage against diapering, den-mothering and driver's education. He's truly a S.E.A.L. out of water, but this tough-guy loner soon realizes that he's also facing the most important mission of his life: becoming part of a family and bringing them all closer together.
5.
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)
Tom Baker and wife Kate, hoping to bring their family together for a memorable summer vacation, take their 12 offspring to the rustic Lake Winnetka. But their retreat soon becomes cutthroat when they enter into a competition with the over-achieving members of a large family headed by Tom's long-time
6.
Bringing Down the House (2003) as Director
A man meets and falls in love with a woman online, only to find out later she's in jail. The woman then escapes from jail and comes looking for him to help clear her name.
7.
Walk to Remember, A (2002) as Director
Each spring in the little port town of Beaufort, North Carolina, when the wind smells of pine and salt and the sea, Landon Carter remembers his senior year at Beaufort High and Jamie Sullivan, the girl who changed his life... Serious and conservative, Jamie is the daughter of the town's Baptist minister and not afraid of letting people know that her faith is the most important part of her life, even if it cost her some friends. After a harmless prank goes terribly wrong, Landon is forced to tutor a young student at a poor school and participate in the Drama Club's spring play - two activities the principal hopes will teach him some humility. They also happen to throw him into close contact with Jamie. Clearly in over his head, Landon is forced to ask her for help. Soon, against his own expectations, Landon finds himself falling in love with this outwardly plain girl who possesses a passion for life he never imagined possible.
8.
Wedding Planner, The (2001) as Director
Workaholic wedding planner Mary Fiore is so devoted to her career that she doesn't have time to find a man. Things change, however, when Mary takes on a lucrative new client -- the ultra-rich Donnollys, to whom money is no object in regards to the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Fran. When Mary is victim to an unlikely accident involving a runaway dumpster during wedding preparations, she is literally and figuratively swept off of her feet by Steve Edison, a charming pediatrician -- who just happens to be the fiance of Fran Donnolly.
9.
Cosmo's Tale (1998) as Director

Cast (feature film)

10.
Hairspray (2007)
Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one passion--dancing. Her dream is to appear on "The Corny Collins Show," Baltimore's hippest dance party on TV. Tracy seems a natural fit for the show except for one not-so-little problem--she doesn't fit in. Her plus-siz
11.
Step Up (2006)
Tyler Gage has grown up all his life on the rough streets of the city and he knows he's unlikely to ever make it out of there. But after a brush with the law lands Tyler with a community service gig at the city's Maryland School of the Arts, everything changes. That's when he meets Nora, the school's prima ballerina, an alluring diva who is desperately searching for someone to replace her injured partner before the school's all-important Senior Showcase. Spying Tyler's moves, Nora can't help but notice he's got a raw but natural gift. She decides to take a chance on Tyler, but as they begin to train, the tension between them, and their polar opposite backgrounds, skyrockets. The only thing standing between Tyler and the void are his dreams of making it off the streets--and the only thing standing in the way of Nora's obviously brilliant future is the Senior Showcase. Now, with everything on the line, Tyler will have just one performance to prove to Nora, and to himself, that he can step up to a life for larger than he ever imagined.
12.
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)
Tom Baker and wife Kate, hoping to bring their family together for a memorable summer vacation, take their 12 offspring to the rustic Lake Winnetka. But their retreat soon becomes cutthroat when they enter into a competition with the over-achieving members of a large family headed by Tom's long-time
13.
Stuck on You (2003) as Choreographer/Waiter
Bob and Walt Tenor are small-town legends who excel at sports, and who are the proud owners of a fast-food restaurant where their four hands work the grill at lightning speed. When the acting bug bites Walt, he convinces Bob to honor their childhood pact to never hold back the other, and the brothers head west for the bright lights of Hollywood. Bob and Walt make fast friends with their sexy neighbor, who helps Walt land a grizzled agent whose idea of a prime gig for Walt is a porn film. Things finally begin to look up for Walt when the boys encounter legendary diva--and Academy Award winning actress--Cher. Looking to sabotage her new television series, of which she wants no part, Cher casts Walt as her co-star. Instead of dooming the show, Walt propels it to the top of the ratings, and the brothers became instant celebrities. But their real adventure is only beginning, as Bob finds romance with a longtime cyber-pal, and the brothers make a decision that will forever change their lives. Whatever happens to the boys, one thing is certain: nothing will ever come between them.
14.
Relic, The (1997) as Dance Choreographer
A crate containing relics from South America arrives in Chicago with a beast that is mysteriously killing people.
15.
Scream 2 (1997) as Ghost Dancer
Sidney goes to college and is pursued by a serial killer who has been inspired by the original Woodsboro murderers. The first victims are knifed to death at a showing of "Stab," the movie inspired by Gale Weathers' book about the killings. At college, Sidney is studying to become an actress and is dating again when she gets news that there is a copy-cat loose. Sidney is now back in the limelight, pursued by Weathers, the freed Cotton Weary, and supported by former deputy Dewey. All the while, the killer gets closer and closer.
16.
Frankenstein Sings (1995)
A distressed teenage couple shivering from the chill, seek help and shelter in a mansion on the hill. After knocking, the sqeaky castle door opens wide, the kids cower in shock upon looking inside. There was Wolfman, Dracula, Frankenstein too, with Igor and the Monster. When these animals party it's
17.
Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag, The (1992) as Timid Man
Story about a shy, dull librarian who searches for a little excitement by confessing to a murder that her husband/cop is investigating.
18.
Rockula (1990) as Driver
A 400 year-old vampire is fated to meet his dream girl every twenty-two years, only to lose her at the hands of an evil nemesis.

Producer (feature film)

19.
Rock of Ages (2012)
In late 1980s Los Angeles, the ambitions of an aspiring musician and a small town girl with big dreams converge with a legendary Hollywood rock club facing its final countdown.
20.
Step Up Revolution (2012)
Aspiring dancer Emily and Sean who leads flash mobs fall in love. When a businessman threatens to develop the historic neighborhood where they dance, they have to fight to save their dreams.
21.
Going the Distance (2010)
Erin and Garrett set out to have a romantic summer fling in New York City, but when Erin heads home to San Francisco, neither is sure they want to end it. With a lot of texting, sexting and late-night phone calls, they might actually go the distance.
22.
Last Song, The (2010)
A father tries to restore the loving relationship he once had with his estranged daughter. But reconnecting with his rebellious daughter isn't easy, so he turns to the one thing they still have in common - music.
23.
Step Up 3-D (2010)
When a tight-knit group of New York City street dancers are pitted against the best hip hop dancers in the world, it's a high stakes dance battle that will change their lives forever.
24.
17 Again (2009)
At 17 Mike O'Donell (Zac Efron) was on top of the world; he was a basketball star and was a shoe in for a college scholarship. But on what's supposed to be his big game where college scouts are checking him out, His girlfriend Scarlett reveals that she's pregnant. Mike decides to leave the game and asks Scarlett to marry him. During their marriage, Mike could only whine about the life he lost because he married her. So she throws him out. And when he loses his job, he returns to the only place he's happy at - his old high school. And while looking at his high school photo, a janitor asks him if he wishes he could be 17 again and he says yes. One night while driving he sees the janitor on a bridge and apparently jumps in and he goes after him. When he returns to his friend Ned's house, where he has been staying, he sees that he is 17 again. He decides to take this opportunity to get the life he lost.
25.
Bedtime Stories (2008)
Hotel handyman Skeeter Bronson's life is changed forever when the bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to mysteriously come true. When he tries to help his family by telling one outlandish tale after another, it's the kids' unexpected contributions that turn all of their lives upside down.
26.
Step Up 2 The Streets (2008)
When rebellious street dancer Andie lands at the elite Maryland School of the Arts, she finds herself fighting to fit in while also trying to hold onto her old life. When she joins forces with the school's hottest dancer Chase to form a crew of classmate outcasts to compete in Baltimore's underground dance battle The Streets, she ultimately finds a way to live her dream while building a bridge between her two separate worlds.
27.
Hairspray (2007)
Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one passion--dancing. Her dream is to appear on "The Corny Collins Show," Baltimore's hippest dance party on TV. Tracy seems a natural fit for the show except for one not-so-little problem--she doesn't fit in. Her plus-siz
28.
Premonition (2007)
Linda Hanson has a beautiful house, a loving husband and two adorable daughters. Her life is perfect, until the day she receives the devastating news that her husband Jim has died in a car accident. When she wakes up the next morning to find him alive and well, she assumes it was all a dream, but is
29.
Step Up (2006)
Tyler Gage has grown up all his life on the rough streets of the city and he knows he's unlikely to ever make it out of there. But after a brush with the law lands Tyler with a community service gig at the city's Maryland School of the Arts, everything changes. That's when he meets Nora, the school's prima ballerina, an alluring diva who is desperately searching for someone to replace her injured partner before the school's all-important Senior Showcase. Spying Tyler's moves, Nora can't help but notice he's got a raw but natural gift. She decides to take a chance on Tyler, but as they begin to train, the tension between them, and their polar opposite backgrounds, skyrockets. The only thing standing between Tyler and the void are his dreams of making it off the streets--and the only thing standing in the way of Nora's obviously brilliant future is the Senior Showcase. Now, with everything on the line, Tyler will have just one performance to prove to Nora, and to himself, that he can step up to a life for larger than he ever imagined.
30.
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)
Tom Baker and wife Kate, hoping to bring their family together for a memorable summer vacation, take their 12 offspring to the rustic Lake Winnetka. But their retreat soon becomes cutthroat when they enter into a competition with the over-achieving members of a large family headed by Tom's long-time
31.
Pacifier, The (2005) as Executive Producer
Assigned to protect the endangered children of an assassinated scientist working on a secret invention, Shane Wolfe is suddenly faced with juggling two incompatible jobs: fighting evil while keeping house. As he adds to his usual arsenal of wetsuits and weapons the new tools of juice boxes and a minivan, Shane not only must defeat a world-threatening enemy but also wrangle teen rebel Zoe, uplift sullen 14-year-old Seth and outwit 8-year-old Ninja-wannabe Lulu, simultaneously keeping toddler Peter and baby Tyler out of mischief, not to mention harm's way. While drop zones, demolitions and destroying enemy targets come naturally to Shane, he has no idea what tough really is until he pits his courage against diapering, den-mothering and driver's education. He's truly a S.E.A.L. out of water, but this tough-guy loner soon realizes that he's also facing the most important mission of his life: becoming part of a family and bringing them all closer together.

Music (feature film)

32.
Hairspray (2007)
Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one passion--dancing. Her dream is to appear on "The Corny Collins Show," Baltimore's hippest dance party on TV. Tracy seems a natural fit for the show except for one not-so-little problem--she doesn't fit in. Her plus-siz

Dance (feature film)

33.
Hairspray (2007)
Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one passion--dancing. Her dream is to appear on "The Corny Collins Show," Baltimore's hippest dance party on TV. Tracy seems a natural fit for the show except for one not-so-little problem--she doesn't fit in. Her plus-siz
34.
Monkeybone (2001) as Choreographer (Spaff Animation/Cartoon Animation)
A comic book writer falls into a coma after a car accident and wakes up in the make-believe world he created.
35.
Mission to Mars (2000) as Choreographer
A team of astronauts must rescue several explorers lost on the surface of Mars.
36.
Isn't She Great (2000) as Choreography
Before Jacqueline Susann published her best-selling novel "Valley of the Dolls," she was deteremined to find her place in the spotlight. When a friend told her that "talent wasn't everything" she embarked on a quest to find someone to promote her. She found Irving Mansfield, a manager and publicist
37.
Inspector Gadget (1999) as Choreography
Based on the popular cartoon character of the same name, "Inspector Gadget" is an adventure comedy about a somewhat naive and inept security guard, John Brown, whose big heart is equal to his far-fetched dreams of becoming the world's greatest police officer. However, nothing is impossible. Suddenly unexpected circumstances make him the ideal candidate for a top secret law enforecment project, and pretty scientist Dr. Brenda Bradford applies her expertise in robotics to build him into a man of many talents--and accessories. Using a vast array of grafted-on gizmos and doohickies to bust bad guys, the often clueless Inspector Gadget must also employ his common sense to crack an especially complicated case. As he penetrates Riverton City's darkest underworld, Inspector Gadget must save not only his good name and reputation, but also rescue the world from the nefarious Claw.
38.
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999) as Choreographer
An ugly pool cleaner becomes a gigilo to pay for a fish tank he broke while house sitting.
39.
Dudley Do-Right (1999) as Choreographer
In the Canadian Rockies community of Semi-Happy Valley, Dudley Do-Right works as a dedicated but hapless young Mountie. Dudley's ladylove, Nell Fenwick, has seen the world and decided to settle down in Seattle, still confused about her relationships with men. The evil Snidley Whiplash is out to rule
40.
Forces of Nature (1999) as Choreographer
Ben has two days to get from New York to Savannah for his wedding to Bridget. How hard can that be in this age of planes, trains and automobiles? When his plane goes skidding into Flushing Bay, Ben saves the life of his seatmate, an eccentric young woman named Sarah. In return, she becomes his faithful traveling companion--whether he likes it or not--and it's all downhill from there as the two head south. Panic doesn't really set in until Ben realizes that he's developing a definite attraction to the impetuous Sarah... and the feeling is decidedly mutual. It seems that man, machine and the forces of nature are conspiring to keep Ben from his vows, leaving him to wonder if this is some kind of cosmic test...and if it is, will he pass?
41.
Out of Towners, The (1999) as Choreographer
Nancy and Henry, a couple from Ohio, head to New York City for a job opportunity and encouter numerous obstacles and disasters that threaten not only their sanity but also their lifeless marriage.
42.
She's All That (1999) as Choreographer
Zack is the reigning stud of Harrison High School, and everyone thinks his match with princess Taylor will last forever. When Taylor dumps him for an obnoxious star of "The Real World", Zack is devastated. But he rebounds, betting his friend Dean that he can turn any girl into a prom queen. Dean chooses Laney, a geeky outcast who worries about Bosnia and spends her days painting in her basement. Laney has no time for Zack, but he persists and as time goes by, the two find themselves friends. Rather than raising her to his social level, Zack finds himself falling hard for non-conformist Laney.
43.
Blast From the Past (1999)
In the early 1960s, America was in the grip of Cold War paranoia. Calvin Webber was more paranoid than most and built his family a huge bomb shelter. Mistaking a plane crash for a nuclear attack, he moved his family to the shelter, where son Adam was born and spent the first 30 years of his life. When Adam finally emerges, he knows nothing of the contemporary world. He is a man out of time. Then he meets Eve: young, feisty and cynical, she is definitely a woman of her time. But the more Eve watches Adam's innocence and incomprehension of the strange world around him, the more she begins to find herself falling in love.
44.
Antz (1998) as Choreographer
Z-4195 is just a worker ant--one in a billion--and his odds of landing the beautiful princess Bala, the spoiled daughter of the queen--are about the same. A Central Park inhabitant who's undaunted by the colony's unyielding caste system, Z enlists the aid of his best friend, a soldier ant named Weaver, to get to the Princess on whom he has his sights. When a remarkable twist of fate turns Z from an uncommon drone into an unlikely hero, he unwittingly puts a bug in the ambitious General Mandible's plan literally to liquidate the colony and remake it in his own image. Z soon finds himself leading a revolution that becomes a celebration of individuality in the face of overwhelming conformity. Once the most insignificant of workers, Z may just prove to be the biggest hero of them all.
45.
Boogie Nights (1997) as Choreographer
The story of a young man's journey through the pornography industry of the 1970's and 80's.
46.
Anastasia (1997) as Choreographer ("A Rumor In St Petersburg" "Paris Holds The Key (To Your Heart)")
A young princess attempts to regain her throne from the madman who took it from her family years before.
47.
George of the Jungle (1997) as Choreographer
Ursula Stanhope has travelled to Bukuvu from San Francisco is search of adventure. Her intended, Lyle Van de Groot, pursues her in hopes of capturing the legendary White Ape who is supposed to exist in the mountains. Ultimately, a romance blooms between Ursula and George, an extremely clumsy gorilla boy raised by an erudite ape.
48.
Life Less Ordinary, A (1997) as Choreographer
Robert is one of life's losers. He works as a janitor at a giant corporation but dreams of something...less ordinary...while he writes what he hopes will be the Great American Trash Novel. Beautiful and sharp-tounged Celine, on the other hand, has never wanted for anything in her short and pampered
49.
Scream 2 (1997) as Choreography
Sidney goes to college and is pursued by a serial killer who has been inspired by the original Woodsboro murderers. The first victims are knifed to death at a showing of "Stab," the movie inspired by Gale Weathers' book about the killings. At college, Sidney is studying to become an actress and is dating again when she gets news that there is a copy-cat loose. Sidney is now back in the limelight, pursued by Weathers, the freed Cotton Weary, and supported by former deputy Dewey. All the while, the killer gets closer and closer.
50.
Mrs. Winterbourne (1996) as Choreographer
Connie Doyle is a Jersey girl who moves to New York City to find her fortune. Connie promptly meets con man Steve DeCunzo who lets her move in with him. When she becomes pregnant, however, he refuses to accept any responsibility. Alone and destitute, Connie seeks refuge in Grand Central station and mistakenly boards a Boston-bound passenger train where she meets another pregnant woman, Patricia Winterbourne, who's on her way to meet her wealthy in-laws for the first time. The wheel of fortune turns and the train derails, killing both Patricia and her husband Hugh. Connie wakes up eight days later with a newborn son and a new identity. The next thing she knows, she's being taken to the Winterbourne Mansion in Marblehead, Massachusetts where her 'new family' awaits her arrival. The surviving grandson and daughter-in-law immediately become the focus of Grace Winterbourne's life, easing the pain from the loss of her son. But for Connie, winning over Bill--Hugh's surviving twin--proves more daunting.
51.
Tank Girl (1995) as Choreographer
Set in the year 2033, when an ecological cataclysm has ravaged the land, leaving water the most rare and coveted resource. Out of this brutal landscape emerges Rebecca Buck, a warrior-chick with an attitude... and a tank. Sexy, smart and outspoken, with a completely irreverent sense of humor, Tank G
52.
Frankenstein Sings (1995) as Choreographer
A distressed teenage couple shivering from the chill, seek help and shelter in a mansion on the hill. After knocking, the sqeaky castle door opens wide, the kids cower in shock upon looking inside. There was Wolfman, Dracula, Frankenstein too, with Igor and the Monster. When these animals party it's
53.
Miami Rhapsody (1995) as Choreographer
A young woman struggles with her career and marriage in an attempt to find the happiness that her parents found in marriage.
54.
Congo (1995) as Choreographer
An expedition to a mysterious expanse of unexplored Africa unexpectedly brings primatologist Peter Elliot and Travicom Project Supervisor Karen Ross to a place where human greed and the laws of nature have gone berserk. Unlikely partners, Peter is the guardian of Amy, a remarkable gorilla he wants t
55.
Casper (1995) as Choreographer
Casper, a friendly young ghost, is visited by a young girl and her "ghost therapist" dad who has been hired to exorcise the haunted house so its owner can find the manor's fabled treasure.
56.
Flintstones, The (1994) as Choreographer
A promotion moves Fred up to the executive suite at the Slate & Co. quarry.
57.
Weekend at Bernie's II (1993) as Choreographer
Story takes place one day after the end of the original film. The two insurance clerks steal Bernie's body from the New York City morgue in order to clear their names of an embezzling charge.
58.
Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag, The (1992) as Choreographer
Story about a shy, dull librarian who searches for a little excitement by confessing to a murder that her husband/cop is investigating.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

59.
Catch Me If You Can (2002) as Dance Consultant
Based on a true story, Frank W. Abagnale was employed as a doctor, a lawyer, and as a co-pilot for a major airline company-all before reaching his 21st birthday. A successful con artist and master of deception, Frank is also a brilliant forger, whose skill at check fraud has netted him millions of dollars in stolen funds--much to the chagrin of the authorities. FBI Agent Carl Hanratty has made it his prime mission to capture him and bring him to justice, however Frank is always one step ahead of Carl, baiting him to continue the chase.
60.
Inspector Gadget (1999) as Physical Comedy Consultant
Based on the popular cartoon character of the same name, "Inspector Gadget" is an adventure comedy about a somewhat naive and inept security guard, John Brown, whose big heart is equal to his far-fetched dreams of becoming the world's greatest police officer. However, nothing is impossible. Suddenly unexpected circumstances make him the ideal candidate for a top secret law enforecment project, and pretty scientist Dr. Brenda Bradford applies her expertise in robotics to build him into a man of many talents--and accessories. Using a vast array of grafted-on gizmos and doohickies to bust bad guys, the often clueless Inspector Gadget must also employ his common sense to crack an especially complicated case. As he penetrates Riverton City's darkest underworld, Inspector Gadget must save not only his good name and reputation, but also rescue the world from the nefarious Claw.
61.
Anastasia (1997)
A young princess attempts to regain her throne from the madman who took it from her family years before.
62.
Anastasia (1997)
A young princess attempts to regain her throne from the madman who took it from her family years before.

Director (special)

63.
75th Annual Academy Awards, The (2003) as Director (Steve Martin'S Opening Film Segment)
Live coverage of the 75th annual Academy Awards presentation for excellence in film from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California.

Dance (special)

64.
1995 Billboard Music Awards, The (1995) as Choreography
Live presentation of the sixth annual Billboard Music Awards, honoring 1995's number-one artists and songs as determined by the record-buying audience.

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