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Birth Place: Newark, New Jersey, USA Profession: director, screenwriter, actor

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This screenwriter and director of both TV and films got his start as an actor (and still appears before the camera from time to time). After graduating from college, Herzfeld moved to Los Angeles and began acting, debuting as a junkie in the TV-movie "Lieutenant Schuster's Wife" (ABC, 1972). He went on to play small roles in "Some Kind of Miracle" (CBS, 1979), "A Rumor of War" (CBS, 1980), "Victims" (NBC, 1982) and "Shattered Spirits" (ABC, 1986). He also played Paul Michael Glaser's brother on "Starsky and Hutch" (ABC, 1975-1979) and turned up on "Kojak" and "Baretta."

This screenwriter and director of both TV and films got his start as an actor (and still appears before the camera from time to time). After graduating from college, Herzfeld moved to Los Angeles and began acting, debuting as a junkie in the TV-movie "Lieutenant Schuster's Wife" (ABC, 1972). He went on to play small roles in "Some Kind of Miracle" (CBS, 1979), "A Rumor of War" (CBS, 1980), "Victims" (NBC, 1982) and "Shattered Spirits" (ABC, 1986). He also played Paul Michael Glaser's brother on "Starsky and Hutch" (ABC, 1975-1979) and turned up on "Kojak" and "Baretta."

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DIRECTOR:

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  Bobby Z (2007)
2.
  15 Minutes (2001) Director
3.
4.
  2 Days in the Valley (1996) Director
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  Ryan White Story, The (1989) Director
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  Preppie Murder, The (1989) Director
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  Father's Revenge, A (1988) Director
9.
  Daddy (1987) Director
10.
  Two of a Kind (1983) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Ryan White Story, The (1989) Florist
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 On Fire (1987) Nico
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 Cobra (1986) Cho
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 Shattered Spirits (1986) Detective Pearlman
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 Victims (1982)
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 Some Kind Of Miracle (1979) Hal Siegal
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 Cannonball (1976)
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 Lieutenant Schuster's Wife (1972) Junkie
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1972:
Made small screen acting debut in TV-movie "Lt. Schuster's Wife" (ABC)
1979:
First screenplay credit, "Voices"
1981:
TV writing and directing debut, "Stoned", an "ABC Afterschool Special"
1982:
Directed and wrote English-language version of Israeli film "The Last Winter"
1983:
First solo directing credit, "Two of a Kind"; also wrote screenplay
1996:
Wrote and directed first film in ten years, "2 Days in the Valley"
1997:
Directed the HBO biopic "Don King: Only in America"
2001:
Wrote and directed "Fifteen Minutes"
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Education

Memphis State University: Memphis , Tennessee -
University of Miami: Miami , Florida -

Notes

"I'd like very much to be able to go back and forth and do features and TV. And I think that line in the sand, so to speak, is really evaporating at the moment. When you look at Barry Levinson doing 'Homicide,' David Lynch is doing a show, Oliver Stone is now developing a series. . .I think that everything is starting to come together now. I think that there won't be that attitude [that] one is better than the other. You tell a story, you tell a story. You can tell some stories better in the movies and some better on TV." --John Herzfeld

Herzeld acted in his own TV-movies "Stoned" (ABC, 1981), "On Fire" (ABC, 1987), "The Ryan White Story" (ABC, 1989) and "Barbara Taylor Bradford's 'Remember'" (NBC, 1993).

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