Jon Avnet Biography (1949-)

Full name, Jonathan Michael Avnet; Born November 17, 1949, in Brooklyn, NY; son of Lester Francis (an electronics distributor and corporate executive) andJoan Bertha (maiden name, Grossman) Avnet; married Barbara Brody (a fabric designer), September 19, 1975; children: Alexandra, Jacob, Lily. Addresses: Office: Brooklyn Films, 3815 Hughes Ave., Culver City, CA 90232.; Agent:Rand Holston, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Producer, director, writer
Birth Details
November 17, 1949
Brooklyn, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Producer
  • Coast to Coast, Paramount, 1980
  • Risky Business, Warner Bros., 1983
  • Less than Zero, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987
  • Coproducer, Men Don't Leave, Warner Bros., 1990
  • (With Jordan Kerner) Funny about Love (also known as New York Times), Paramount, 1990
  • (With Kerner; and director) Fried Green Tomatoes (also known as Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café), Universal, 1991
  • (With Kerner) The Mighty Ducks (also known as Champions andThe Mighty Ducks Are the Champions), Buena Vista, 1992
  • (And director) The War, Universal, 1994
  • D2: The Mighty Ducks (also known as The Mighty Ducks 2), Buena Vista, 1994
  • When a Man Loves a Woman (also known as To Have and to Hold), Buena Vista, 1994
  • (And director) Up Close & Personal (also known as Up Closeand Personal: The Jessica Savitch Story), Buena Vista, 1996
  • D3: The Mighty Ducks (also known as The Mighty Ducks 3), Buena Vista, 1996
  • George of the Jungle, Buena Vista, 1997
  • (And director) The Red Corner, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1997
  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Paramount, 2004
  • Brave New World (documentary), Paramount, 2004
  • Also produced and directed Confusions Circle (student film).
  • Film Executive Producer
  • Deal of the Century, Warner Bros., 1983
  • The Three Musketeers, Buena Vista, 1993
  • Miami Rhapsody, Buena Vista, 1995
  • Inspector Gadget, Buena Vista, 1999
  • Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her, United Artists, 2000
  • Steal This Movie!, Lions Gate Films, 2000
  • Film Associate Producer
  • (As Jonathan M. Avnet) It's Showtime (also known as Crazy Animals, Jaws, Paws, Claws, Wonder World of Those Cukoo Animals,and World of Those Cuckoo), 1976
  • Checkered Flag or Crash (also known as Crash), Universal, 1977
  • Film Appearances
  • Himself, Brave New World (documentary), Paramount, 2005
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Series
  • Dogs, 1993
  • (And director) Boomtown, NBC, 2002-2003
  • Movies
  • No Other Love, CBS, 1979
  • Something So Right, CBS, 1982
  • Silence of the Heart, CBS, 1984
  • The Burning Bed, NBC, 1984
  • In Love and War, NBC, 1987
  • Side by Side (also known as Nothing's Impossible), CBS, 1988
  • My First Love (also known as One More Time and Second Chance), ABC, 1988
  • Do You Know the Muffin Man?, CBS, 1989
  • Breaking Point, TNT, 1989
  • Heat Wave (also known as Burn, Baby, Burn), TNT, 1990
  • Backfield in Motion, ABC, 1991
  • The Nightman (also known as The Watchman), NBC, 1992
  • For Their Own Good, 1993
  • Poodle Springs, HBO, 1998
  • My Last Love (also known as To Live For), ABC, 1999
  • A House Divided, Showtime, 2000
  • Television Producer
  • Movies
  • Homeward Bound, CBS, 1980
  • Prime Suspect, CBS, 1982
  • Calendar Girl Murders (also known as Insatiable, and Victimized), 1984
  • (And director) Between Two Women, ABC, 1986
  • Switch, 1993
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Miniseries
  • Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge (also known as Love Can Build a Bridge), 1995
  • Mama Flora's Family, CBS, 1998
  • Parting the Waters, ABC, 2000
  • (And director) Uprising, NBC, 2001
  • Pilots
  • Executive producer, Call to Glory, ABC, 1984
  • Boys & Girls, CBS, 1995
  • Honolulu Crew, ABC, 1998
  • "The Squeeze," Boomtown, NBC, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Episodic
  • Himself, "Dreams of Tibet," Frontline, 1997
  • Stage Work
  • Producer of The Pillowman, Booth Theatre, New York City; associateproducer of Monty Python's Spamalot, New York City.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Moments of Discovery: The Making of "Fried Green Tomatoes," Universal Studios Home Video, 1998
  • Breaking Down the Walls: The Road to Recreating the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Warner Home Video, 2001
  • Resistance, Warner Home Video, 2001
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • (With others) Fried Green Tomatoes (also known as Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café; based on novel by Fanny Flagg),Universal, 1991
  • Television Scripts
  • Between Two Women (movies), ABC, 1986
  • Uprising (miniseries), NBC, 2001

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • New York Times, February 14, 1992, p. C6

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