Babaloo Mandel Biography (1949-)

Original name, Mark Mandel; born October 13, 1949, in New York, NY; father, ataxi driver; married Denise Horn, 1974; children: Joshua, Jesse, Jason, Jake, Jamie, Julie. Addresses: Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-1825.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Writer, producer, actor
Birth Details
October 13, 1949
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Executive Producer
  • Mr. Saturday Night, Columbia, 1992
  • Film Appearances
  • Rudy, Splash, Buena Vista, 1984
  • Writer number two, Mr. Saturday Night, Columbia, 1992
  • Television Work
  • Creator and Executive Producer; Series
  • (And creator of characters with Lowell Ganz) Gung Ho, ABC, 1986-1987
  • (Creator with Ganz) Channel 99, NBC, 1988
  • (With Ganz) Knight & Daye, NBC, 1989
  • (With Ron Howard, Ganz, and others) Parenthood, NBC, 1990
  • A League of Their Own, CBS, 1993
  • Hiller and Diller, ABC, 1997
  • Other; Series
  • (Producer and creative consultant [with Lowell Ganz]) Happy Days (also known as Happy Days Again), ABC, beginning c. 1974
  • (Creator and creative consultant [with Ganz]) Take Five (also known as Kooper with a "K"), CBS, 1987
  • Creator and Executive Producer; Pilots
  • Channel 99, NBC, 1988
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Naked Hollywood (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 1991
  • Laughing Matters, Showtime, 1993
  • Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) 13th Annual Hall of Fame, Showtime, 1998
  • Episodic
  • A Day With, Fox, 1995
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • (With Lowell Ganz) Night Shift, Warner Bros., 1982
  • (With Ganz and Bruce Jay Friedman) Splash (adapted from a story byFriedman and Brian Grazer), Buena Vista, 1984
  • (With Ganz and Dan Aykroyd) Spies Like Us (adapted from a story byAykroyd and Dave Thomas), Warner Bros., 1985
  • (With Ganz) Gung Ho (also known as Working Class Man), Paramount, 1986
  • Father's Day, 1988
  • (With Ganz) Vibes (adapted from a story by Ganz, Mandel, and Deborah Blum), Columbia, 1988
  • (With Ganz) Parenthood (adapted from a story by Ganz, Mandel, andRon Howard), Universal, 1989
  • (With Ganz) City Slickers (adapted from a story by Billy Crystal),Columbia, 1991
  • (With Ganz) A League of Their Own, Columbia, 1992
  • (With Ganz and Crystal) Mr. Saturday Night, Columbia, 1992
  • City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (also known as City Slickers II), Columbia, 1994
  • The Flintstones, Universal, 1994
  • Greedy, Universal, 1994
  • Forget Paris, Columbia, 1995
  • (With Ganz, Chris Miller, and Mary Hale) Multiplicity, Columbia, 1996
  • (With Ganz) Father's Day, Warner Bros., 1997
  • Liar Liar, Universal, 1997
  • (With Ganz) Edtv (also known as Ed TV), Universal, 1999
  • Stuart Little, Columbia, 1999
  • Where the Heart Is, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2000
  • Dr. Doolittle 2, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001
  • (With others) Stuart Little 2, Sony Pictures Releasing, 2002
  • Fever Pitch, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003
  • Also wrote other films with Lowell Ganz, including Dance Skins, Over My Dead Body, and Perfect Couple.
  • Teleplays
  • Series
  • The Odd Couple, ABC, c. 1972-1975
  • Episodic
  • Happy Days (also known as Happy Days Again), ABC, beginningc. 1974
  • Laverne and Shirley (also known as Laverne & Shirley &Friends), ABC, episodes between 1976 and 1983
  • Busting Loose, CBS, 1977
  • "Boo!," Amazing Stories, NBC, 1986
  • (With Lowell Ganz) Take Five, CBS, 1987
  • A League of Their Own, CBS, 1993
  • Hiller and Diller, ABC, 1997
  • Pilots
  • (With Lowell Ganz) Herndon and Me, ABC, 1983
  • (With Ganz) Channel 99, NBC, 1988
  • (With others) Knight & Daye, NBC, 1989
  • (With others) Parenthood, NBC, 1990

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Chicago Tribune, August 8, 1989
    • Premiere, August, 1989, pp. 62-64

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