John G. Avildsen Biography (1935-)

Full name, John Guilbert Avildsen; born December 21, 1935, in Chicago, IL; son of Clarence John and Ivy (Guilbert) Avildsen; married Tracy Brooks Swope (an actress), February, 1987; children: Anthony Guilbert, Jonathan. Addresses: Agent: Martin Bauer, United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., 5th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
director, cinematographer, editor
Birth Details
December 21, 1935
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits; Film Work
  • Director and photographer, Turn on to Love, Haven International, 1969.
  • Associate producer and director of photography, Out of It, UnitedArtists (UA), 1969.
  • Director, photographer, and editor, Guess What We Learned in School Today? (also see below), Cannon, 1970.
  • Director and photographer, Joe, Cannon, 1970.
  • Director, photographer, and editor, Cry Uncle!, Cambist, 1971.
  • Director, photographer, and editor, Okay Bill (also see below; also known as Sweet Dreams), Four Star Excelsior, 1971.
  • Director and photographer, The Stoolie, Jama, 1972.
  • Director, Save the Tiger, Paramount, 1973.
  • Director, W. W. and the Dixie Dance Kings, Twentieth Century-Fox,1975.
  • Director (with Bruce Malmuth and Robert J. McCarty), photographer, and editor, Foreplay, Cinema International, 1975.
  • Director and editor, Rocky, UA, 1976.
  • Director, producer, editor, and camera operator, Slow Dancing in the Big City, UA, 1978.
  • Director and editor, The Formula, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)/UA, 1980.
  • Director and supervising editor, Neighbors, Columbia, 1981.
  • Director and producer, Traveling Hopefully (documentary short subject), Arnuthfonyus Films, 1982.
  • Director, editor, and camera operator, A Night in Heaven, Twentieth Century- Fox, 1983.
  • Director and editor, The Karate Kid, Columbia, 1984.
  • Director and editor, The Karate Kid, Part II, Columbia, 1986.
  • Director, Happy New Year, Columbia, 1987.
  • Director and editor, For Keeps, Tri-Star, 1988.
  • Executive producer, director, and coeditor, Lean on Me, Warner Brothers, 1989.
  • Director and coeditor, The Karate Kid, Part III, Columbia, 1989.
  • Director and coeditor, Rocky V, MGM/UA, 1990.
  • Director and editor, The Power of One, Warner Brothers, 1992.
  • Also worked as assistant director of Hurry Sundown, 1964, and Black Like Me; production manager of Mickey One, 1964, and Una Moglie Americana; producer, photographer, and editor of Light, Sound, Diffuse (short film).
  • Credits; Film Appearances
  • Alvie, Greenwich Village Story (also known as Birthplace of theHootenanny and They Love as They Please), Lion International, 1963.
  • Credits; Television Work
  • Director, Murder Ink (series), CBS, 1983.
  • Also director of From No House to Options House and 2 on the Town.
  • Credits; Screenplays
  • (With Eugene Price) Guess What We Learned in School Today?, Cannon, 1970.
  • Okay Bill (also known as Sweet Dreams), Four Star Excelsior, 1971.

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