Randal Kleiser Biography (1946-)

Full name, John Randal Kleiser; born July 20, 1946, in Lebanon, PA; son of John Raymond and Harriet Kelly (maiden name, Means) Kleiser; companion of HarryStein, 1982 (separated, 1990; deceased). Addresses: Office: Randal Kleiser Productions, 500 South Buena Vista St., #262, Burbank, CA 91521.; Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 1888 Century Park E., Suite 1400, Los Angeles, 90067; Innovative Artists Talent, 1999 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, producer, writer, actor
Birth Details
July 20, 1946
Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Director
  • (And editor) Peege (short film), 1972
  • Foot Fetish (short film), 1974
  • Portrait of Grandpa Doc (short film), 1977
  • (Directorial debut) Grease, United International Pictures, 1978
  • The Blue Lagoon, Columbia, 1980
  • Summer Lovers, Orion, 1982
  • Grandview U.S.A., CBS Productions, 1983
  • Flight of the Navigator, Walt Disney Productions, 1986
  • Big Top Pee-wee, Paramount, 1988
  • Getting It Right, Management Company Entertainment Group, 1989
  • White Fang, Buena Vista, 1991
  • Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (also known as Big Baby and Honey, I Blew Up the Baby), Buena Vista, 1992
  • (And editor) It's My Party, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1995
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Audience, Walt Disney Productions, 1995
  • Shadow of Doubt (also known as Reasonable Doubt), Reasonable Doubt Productions, 1998
  • Vanilla Gorilla, 2001
  • Film Work
  • Other
  • Producer, The Blue Lagoon, Columbia, 1980
  • Executive producer, North Shore, Universal, 1987
  • Producer, Getting It Right, Management Company Entertainment Group, 1989
  • Executive producer, Return to the Blue Lagoon, Columbia/TriStar, 1991
  • Producer, It's My Party, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1995
  • Producer, How to Get There, 1999
  • Film Appearances
  • Boy, Freiheit, 1966
  • Literary party guest, Rich and Famous, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1981
  • (Uncredited) Popcorn vendor, Big Top Pee-wee, Paramount, 1988
  • Director, Cannes Man (also known as Canne$ Man), Rocket Pictures Home Video, 1996
  • First doctor, Susan's Plan (also known as Dying to Get Rich), Kushner-Locke, 1998
  • Bob, Crazy in Alabama, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1999
  • Bobby's doctor, Circuit, Jour de Fete Films, 2001
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • "Fear of Silence," Marcus Welby, M.D. (also known as Robert Young, Family Doctor), ABC, c. 1973-1975
  • "Designs," Marcus Welby, M.D. (also known as Robert Young, Family Doctor), ABC, c. 1973-1975
  • "A Fevered Angel," Marcus Welby, M.D. (also known as Robert Young, Family Doctor), ABC, c. 1973-1975
  • "To Father a Child," Marcus Welby, M.D. (also known as Robert Young, Family Doctor), ABC, c. 1973-1975
  • "The Strange Behavior of Paul Kelland," Marcus Welby, M.D. (also known as Robert Young, Family Doctor), ABC, c. 1973-1975
  • "Bonus Baby," Lucas Tanner, NBC, c. 1974-1975
  • "All Together Now," Lucas Tanner, NBC, c. 1974-1975
  • "Nightmare," Starsky and Hutch, ABC, 1976
  • "Terror on the Docks," Starsky and Hutch, ABC, 1976
  • "From out of the Darkness," The Rookies, ABC, 1976
  • "A Special Kind of Love," Family, ABC, 1976
  • "A Right and Proper Goodbye," Family, ABC, 1976
  • New York News, CBS, 1995
  • Movies
  • All Together Now, 1975
  • Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway, 1976
  • The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, 1976
  • The Gathering, 1977
  • Royal Standard, 1999
  • Specials
  • The O.Z., Fox, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • The Making of "Summer Lovers," 1982
  • Headliners and Legends: Brooke Shields, 2001
  • Brooke Shields: Celebrity Profile, 2001
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Peege (short film), 1972
  • Gli esecutori (also known as The Executioner, The Executors, The Sicilian Cross, Street People, and Uomo del'organizzazione), 1976
  • Portrait of Grandpa Doc (short film), 1977
  • The Blue Lagoon, Columbia, 1980
  • Summer Lovers, Orion, 1982
  • North Shore, Universal, 1987
  • It's My Party, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1995
  • Other
  • Contributor of articles to Los Angeles Times and Director's Guild Magazine.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Authors, Gale Group, 2001
    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, April 5, 1996, p. 62; April 3, 1998, p. 67;December 11, 1998, p. 83
    Electronic
    • Randal Kleiser--Official Site, http://www.directorsnet.com/kleiser/index.html, June 10, 2002

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