John Bowab Biography (1933-)

Born December 22, 1933.

Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, producer

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • The Baxters, syndicated, 1979
  • "Taylor's Bid," Benson, ABC, 1979
  • Brothers and Sisters, NBC, 1979
  • The Facts of Life, NBC, 1980-1981, then 1985-1986
  • Joe's World, NBC, 1980
  • "Just Friends," Benson, ABC, 1980
  • "Old Man Gatlin'," Benson, ABC, 1980
  • I'm a Big Girl Now, ABC, 1980-1981
  • "Kip and Sonny's Date," Bosom Buddies, ABC, 1981
  • It's a Living, 1981-1982
  • "Only When You Laugh," It Takes Two, ABC, 1983
  • "The Suit," It Takes Two, ABC, 1983
  • "Mark's Girlfriend," Reggie, ABC, 1983
  • Small and Frye, CBS, 1983
  • "Take This Job and Shove It," Teachers Only, NBC, 1983
  • "Rex, the Wonder Husband," Teachers Only, NBC, 1983
  • Jennifer Slept Here, NBC, 1983-1984
  • "The Center," Gimme a Break, 1984
  • "The Big Seven," Sweet Surrender, NBC, 1987
  • "I Got Those No Dough, No Justice, Crazy Dog Blues," Sweet Surrender, NBC, 1987
  • "Sexual Diversity in Philadelphia," Sweet Surrender, NBC, 1987
  • "Tanner vs. Gibbler," Full House, ABC, 1988
  • "Our Very First Christmas Show," Full House, ABC, 1988
  • "A Little Romance," Full House, ABC, 1989
  • "Pal Joey," Full House, ABC, 1989
  • "The More Things Change," Empty Nest, NBC, 1989
  • "Rachel's First Date," Family Matters, ABC, 1989
  • "Straight A's," Family Matters, ABC, 1989
  • "Mr. Badwrench," Family Matters, ABC, 1989
  • Ann Jillian, NBC, 1989-1990
  • The Cosby Show, NBC, 1990-1992
  • Baby Talk (also known as Look Who's Talking), ABC, 1991
  • "Baby Love," Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, 1993
  • "Double Cheeseburger, Hold the Diploma," Hangin' with Mr. Cooper,1994
  • "Hangin' with Mrs. Cooper," Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, 1994
  • "School Daze," Living Single (also known as My Girls), Fox,1994
  • "Raw Talent," Living Single (also known as My Girls), Fox,1995
  • The Wayans Bros., 1993-1995, 1997-1999
  • The Parent 'Hood, The WB, 1995
  • The Bonnie Hunt Show (also known as Bonnie), CBS, 1995-1996
  • Grace under Fire, ABC, 1996-1997
  • "Club Story," Malcolm & Eddie, 1997
  • "A Team of His Own," Cosby, CBS, 1998
  • "Sitting on Babies," Oh Baby, Lifetime, 1999
  • "Social Pressures," Oh Baby, Lifetime, 1999
  • "The Colonel," Oh Baby, Lifetime, 1999
  • "The Endangered Species," For Your Love, The WB, 1999
  • All about Us, ABC, 2001
  • "Weather or Not," Life with Bonnie, ABC, 2002
  • "Dream," Life with Bonnie, ABC, 2002
  • "Back Story," My Wife and Kids, ABC, 2002
  • Also directed episodes of Soap, ABC; Report to Murphy, CBS;Romance Theater, syndicated; Foot in the Door, CBS; DoubleTrouble, NBC; Who's the Boss?, ABC; Small Wonder; You Again?, NBC; Gung Ho, ABC; Everything's Relative, CBS; Nothing Is Easy, CBS; Martin, Fox; The Building, CBS; Thea, ABC; Ellen (also known as These Friends of Mine), ABC; The Cosby Mysteries, NBC; Hope & Gloria, NBC; Davis Rules; Here and Now; Daddy Dearest; Can't Hurry Love; The Jamie Foxx Show.
  • Pilots
  • Thirteenth Avenue, ABC, 1979
  • The Parkers, NBC, 1981
  • Why Us?, NBC, 1981
  • 13 Thirteenth Avenue, CBS, 1983
  • Full House II, ABC, 1985
  • She's with Me, NBC, 1986
  • Also directed Embassy Productions pilots Century Hill and Brianand Sylvia; The Thorns; Sweet Surrender, NBC; Baby Talk (also known as Look Who's Talking), ABC.
  • Specials
  • Christmas with Friends, NBC, 1985
  • Jay Leno's Family Comedy Show (also known as Family Comedy Hour and Jay Leno's Family Comedy Hour), NBC, 1987
  • You Can't Take It with You, NBC, 1987
  • Bob Hope and Friends: Making New Memories (also known as Bob Hope's First Time with ...), NBC, 1991
  • ABC Saturday Morning Preview Special, ABC, 1993
  • Movies
  • Groucho, HBO, 1989
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Cinematographer, Thea, ABC, 1993
  • Producer, The Bonnie Hunt Show (also known as Bonnie), CBS,1995
  • Cinematographer, The Parent 'Hood, The WB, 1995
  • Also produced The Building, CBS.
  • Film Director
  • Love at the Top, 1982
  • Stage Work
  • Associate producer, Mame, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1966
  • Associate producer, Sweet Charity, Palace Theatre, New York City,1966
  • Producer, Maggie Flynn, ANTA Theatre, New York City, 1968-1969
  • (With Joseph Harris and Lawrence Carr) Producer, The Fig Leaves Are Falling, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1969
  • (With Charles Celian) Producer, Sensations, Theatre Four, New YorkCity, 1970
  • Director and (with Richard Grayson) producer, She Loves Me, Town Hall Theatre, New York City, 1977
  • Director and (with Grayson) producer, Knickerbocker Holiday, TownHall Theatre, 1977
  • Director, Mame, Gershwin Theatre, New York City, 1983
  • Director, Call Me Madam, Freud Playhouse, University of California, Los Angeles, 2000
  • Director, Sweet Charity (fund raiser), Lincoln Center, New York City, c. 2000
  • Director, Gentleman Prefer Blondes, Freud Playhouse, 2002
  • Also directed Forty Carats; The Unsinkable Molly Brown.
  • Major Tours
  • Associate producer, Sweet Charity, U.S. cities, 1966-1969
  • Director, Mame, U.S. cities, 1969-1970

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