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Raised in upstate New York, movie and TV director Sam Weisman studied acting and directing at Massachusetts' Brandeis University before getting his start as a television actor in the 1970s. After making appearances on series like "Eight is Enough" and "M*A*S*H," and feature films such as 1979's "Being There," Weisman got a chance to try his hand at directing in 1983 when he helmed an episode of the long-running sitcom "Family Ties." From there, he would go on to direct over 60 "Family Ties" episodes as well as racking up directing credits on popular series "Who's the Boss," "Moonlighting," and "L.A. Law," to name a few. In 1994, Weisman tackled directing a feature with the comedy sequel "D2: The Mighty Ducks," and for his sophomore effort he chose the divorce-themed comedy-drama "Bye Bye Love" in 1995. Weisman then directed three features in a row: the well-received "George of the Jungle" in 1997, the Steve Martin vehicle "The Out-of-Towners" in 1999, and the 2001 crime comedy "What's the Worst That Could Happen" with Martin Lawrence and Danny DeVito. Cementing his status as a top comedy director, Weisman next directed David Spade in 2003's "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star," following this success...

Raised in upstate New York, movie and TV director Sam Weisman studied acting and directing at Massachusetts' Brandeis University before getting his start as a television actor in the 1970s. After making appearances on series like "Eight is Enough" and "M*A*S*H," and feature films such as 1979's "Being There," Weisman got a chance to try his hand at directing in 1983 when he helmed an episode of the long-running sitcom "Family Ties." From there, he would go on to direct over 60 "Family Ties" episodes as well as racking up directing credits on popular series "Who's the Boss," "Moonlighting," and "L.A. Law," to name a few. In 1994, Weisman tackled directing a feature with the comedy sequel "D2: The Mighty Ducks," and for his sophomore effort he chose the divorce-themed comedy-drama "Bye Bye Love" in 1995. Weisman then directed three features in a row: the well-received "George of the Jungle" in 1997, the Steve Martin vehicle "The Out-of-Towners" in 1999, and the 2001 crime comedy "What's the Worst That Could Happen" with Martin Lawrence and Danny DeVito. Cementing his status as a top comedy director, Weisman next directed David Spade in 2003's "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star," following this success with an episode of "Monk" in 2007, and several installments of the mystery series "In Plain Sight" in 2008. Weisman has been married to former "Knots Landing" star Constance McCashin since 1978.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Army Bratz (2011)
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  Out of Towners, The (1999) Director
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  George of the Jungle (1997) Director
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  Bye, Bye Love (1995) Director
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  D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994) Director
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  N.Y.P.D. Mounted (1991) Director
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  Mimi & Me (1991) Director
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  Art of Being Nick, The (1987) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Joy (2015)
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 Gift of Life, The (1982) Resident Physician
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 Loving Couples (1980) Cop
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 Scarlett O'Hara War, The (1980) Page
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 Wholly Moses! (1980) Talent Coordinator
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 Being There (1979) Colson--Television Makeup Man
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 Nero Wolfe (1979) Quayle
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 Mrs. R's Daughter (1979) Deputy District Attorney Chester Cates
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 Intimate Portrait: Alyssa Milano (2003) Interviewee
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wife:
Constance McCashin. Actor. Born on June 18, 1947; best-known for playing Laura Avery Sumner on CBS' "Knots Landing"; married in October 1978.

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son:
Dan Weisman. Filmmaker. Born on May 1, 1982; mother, Constance McCashin; at agde 18, made 30-minute documentary "Say Yes, Say Word" about the hip-hop scene in Boston.
daughter:
Marguerite Katherine Wiseman. Born on February 25, 1987; mother, Constance McCashin.

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