Neal Israel Biography (1945?-)

Born c. 1945; married Lori Lieberman (a singer-songwriter; marriage dissolved); married Amy Heckerling (a director, producer, writer, and actress), July,1984 (divorced); children: Mollie.

Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, producer, director, writer

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Director
  • Movies
  • Combat High (also known as Combat Academy), NBC, 1986
  • The Cover Girl and the Cop (also known as Beauty & Denise), NBC, 1989
  • Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare, ABC, 1995
  • Dad's Week Off (also known as National Lampoon's Dad's Week Off), Showtime, 1997
  • The Poof Point, The Disney Channel, 2001
  • Hounded, The Disney Channel, 2001
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Movies
  • (With Don Johnson) Life on the Flipside, NBC, 1988
  • A Quiet Little Neighborhood, a Perfect Little Murder (also known as Darling, Let's Kill the Neighbors, Honey, Let's Kill the Neighbors, and A Perfect Little Murder), NBC, 1990
  • Bonnie & Clyde: The True Story, Fox, 1992
  • Television Producer
  • Movies
  • Taking the Heat, Showtime, 1993
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • "All Teed Off," Clueless, ABC and UPN, 1997
  • "Homecoming Queen," Clueless, ABC and UPN, 1997
  • "P.G. Seventeen," Clueless, ABC and UPN, 1998
  • "Scream Murray, Scream!," Clueless, ABC and UPN, 1998
  • "Scream Again Murray, Scream Again!," Clueless, ABC and UPN, 1998
  • "Our Lady of Rodeo Drive," Clueless, ABC and UPN, 1998
  • "Don't Judge a Book by Its Lover," The Love Boat: The Next Wave, UPN, 1999
  • "Chubby Chick," Shasta McNasty (also known as Shasta), UPN,1999
  • "Graduation," Clueless, ABC and UPN, 1999
  • "Nice Girls Finish Last," Clueless, ABC and UPN, 1999
  • "Popularity," Clueless, ABC and UPN, 1999
  • "Big Sissies," Clueless, ABC and UPN, 1999
  • "Leo Is a Pain in My ... ," Shasta McNasty (also known as Shasta), UPN, 2000
  • Lizzie McGuire, The Disney Channel, 2001
  • Also directed "The Candidate" and "The Yearbook," episodes of The Wonder Years; and episodes of Harts of the West, CBS, and Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS.
  • Television Work
  • Pilots
  • Executive producer, Twilight Theater, NBC, 1982
  • Producer, Twilight Theater II, NBC, 1982
  • Other
  • Producer, Marie (series), NBC, 1980
  • Executive producer, Dream Date, 1989
  • Executive producer and director, Kidz in the Wood, 1994
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Herbie, Intimate Stranger, Showtime, 1992
  • Homeless man, Hounded, The Disney Channel, 2001
  • Film Director
  • (With Brad Swirnoff) Tunnelvision, Worldwide, 1976
  • Americathon, United Artists, 1979
  • Bachelor Party, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984
  • Moving Violations, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1985
  • Breaking the Rules (also known as Sketches), Miramax, 1992
  • Surf Ninjas (also known as Surf Warriors), New Line Cinema,1993
  • Film Work
  • Executive Producer
  • Tunnelvision, Worldwide, 1976
  • Chocolate for Breakfast, Aspect Ratio Film/Potbelly Films, 1998
  • The Runner, First Look Pictures Releasing, 1999
  • Also executive producer of Spurting Blood.
  • Other
  • Producer, Moving Violations, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1985
  • Coproducer, Three O'Clock High, 1987
  • Film Appearances
  • Rabbi Rabinowitz, Tunnelvision, Worldwide, 1976
  • Cracking Up, American International Pictures, 1977
  • Dr. Zillman, Johnny Dangerously, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984
  • First commuter, Moving Violations, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1985
  • Dr. Brewster, It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (also known as Island of the Alive), 1987
  • Mr. Ross, Look Who's Talking (also known as Daddy's Home),1989
  • Mr. Ross, Look Who's Talking Too, TriStar, 1990
  • Mr. Dunbar, Surf Ninjas (also known as Surf Warriors), NewLine Cinema, 1993
  • Stage Work
  • Production assistant, The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N, Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1968
  • Director, Frank Gagliano's City Scene, Fortune Theatre, New York City, 1969
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • (With Michael Mislove) Tunnelvision, Worldwide, 1976
  • Cracking Up, American International Pictures, 1977
  • (With Mislove and Monica Johnson) Americathon (also based on a story by Israel), United Artists, 1979
  • (With Pat Proft) Bachelor Party, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984
  • (With Proft and Hugh Wilson) Police Academy (also known as Police Academy: What an Institution; based on a story by Israel), Warner Bros., 1984
  • (With Proft and Peter Torokvei) Real Genius, TriStar, 1985
  • (With Proft) Moving Violations, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1985
  • Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, 1985
  • (With Larry Siegel) Buy and Cell, Altar/Empire, 1989
  • Look Who's Talking Too, TriStar, 1990
  • Also author of All I Want for Christmas, It's Alive III, Sketches, and Spurting Blood.
  • Television Movies
  • Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare, ABC, 1995
  • Dad's Week Off (also known as National Lampoon's Dad's Week Off), Showtime, 1997
  • The Patty Duke Show: Still Rockin' in Brooklyn Heights, CBS, 1999
  • Television Pilots
  • (With Jeffrey Barron, Jim Staahl and Jim Fisher) Twilight Theater,NBC, 1982
  • (With Pat Proft, Barron, John London, Ron Engleman, Carmen Finestra, Marshall McManus, and Kevin Kelton) Twilight Theater II, NBC, 1982
  • Other Television Writing
  • The Mac Davis Show (series), NBC, 1976
  • (With Pat Proft) Ringo (special), NBC, 1978
  • Kidz in the Wood, 1994
  • Also author of Lola Falana Special.

Further Reference

ADAPTATIONS

  • Several Police Academy sequels and the television series PoliceAcademy: The Series, 1997, have been based on characters created by Israel.
OTHER SOURCES
    Periodicals
    • People Weekly, May 13, 1985

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