Lowell Ganz Biography (1948-)

Born August 31, 1948, in New York, NY; son of Irving (an arts supply executive) and Jean (maiden name, Farber) Ganz; married Jeanne Russo (a research assistant), December 26, 1976; children: Scott, Allison, Simon. Addresses:Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Contact: Writers Guild of America West Inc., 8955 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90048.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Producer, screenwriter, director, actor
Birth Details
August 31, 1948
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Series
  • (With Mark Rothman) Busting Loose, CBS, 1977
  • (With Rothman and Ned Shankman) The Ted Knight Show, CBS, 1978
  • (And creator with Garry K. Marshall) Makin' It, ABC, 1979
  • (With Marshall, Ronny Hallin, and Thomas L. Miller; and creator) Joanie Loves Chachi, ABC, 1982-1983
  • Herndon, 1983
  • (And character creator, with Babaloo Mandel) Gung Ho, ABC, 1986-1987
  • (With Mandel) Knight and Daye, NBC, 1989
  • (With Ron Howard, Mandel, and others) Parenthood (based on movie of same title), NBC, 1990-1991
  • (And creator) A League of Their Own, CBS, 1993
  • (And creator) Hiller and Diller, ABC, 1997-1998
  • Television Producer
  • Series
  • (With others; and cocreator) Laverne and Shirley (also known as Laverne & Shirley & Friends), ABC, 1976-1983
  • (With Hal Sitowitz, Ray Irvings, and Jeffrey Ganz) Foul Play, ABC,1981
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Story editor, The Odd Couple, 1972-1974
  • (With Brian Levant and Fred Fox, Jr.) Supervising Producer, Happy Days (also known as Happy Days Again), ABC, 1974-1984
  • Executive script consultant, Laverne and Shirley, 1976
  • Creator, Makin' It, 1979
  • Creative consultant, Take Five, CBS, 1987
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • (With Joel Zwick and John Tracy) Makin' It, ABC, 1979
  • Angie, 1979
  • The Bad News Bears, CBS, 1979
  • Brothers and Sisters, NBC, 1979
  • Joanie Loves Chachi, ABC, 1982-1983
  • Television Work
  • Pilots
  • (With Mark Rothman) Executive producer, The Rita Moreno Show, CBS,1978 (With Rothman) Executive producer, The Lovebirds, CBS, 1979
  • Director and (with Rothman) executive producer, The Further Adventuresof Wally Brown, NBC, 1980
  • (With Arthur Silver) Producer, Flatfoots, NBC, 1982
  • (With Garry K. Marshall and Ronny Hallin) Executive producer, Herndonand Me, ABC, 1983
  • (With Babaloo Mandel) Creative consultant, Take Five (also known as Kooper with a "K"), CBS, 1987
  • (With Mandel) Executive producer, Channel 99, NBC, 1988
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Naked Hollywood, Arts and Entertainment, 1991
  • Laughing Matters, Showtime, 1993
  • A Day With, Fox, 1995
  • Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 13th Annual Hall of Fame, Showtime, 1998
  • Interviewee, Laverne & Shirley (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Interviewee, Happy Days (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Film Work
  • Executive producer, Mr. Saturday Night, 1992
  • Film Appearances
  • Stan--the tour guide, Splash, Buena Vista, 1984
  • Stan, Parenthood, Universal, 1989
  • Writer #1, Mr. Saturday Night, Columbia, 1992
  • TV director, Greedy, Universal, 1994
  • Lawyer, Edtv (also known as Ed TV), MCA/Universal, 1999
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Series
  • The Odd Couple, 1970-1975
  • (With others) Laverne & Shirley (also known as Laverne & Shirley & Friends), ABC, 1976-1983
  • Television Episodes
  • Friends and Lovers, 1974
  • (With others) Busting Loose, CBS, 1977
  • Walkin' Walter, 1977
  • (With others) The Ted Knight Show, CBS, 1978
  • Makin' It, ABC, 1979
  • Here's Boomer, NBC, 1981
  • (With others) Joanie Loves Chachi, ABC, 1982-1983
  • The New Odd Couple, ABC, 1982-1983
  • "Boo!" Amazing Stories, NBC, 1986
  • (With others) Gung Ho, ABC, 1986-1987
  • (With Babaloo Mandel) Take Five, CBS, 1987
  • (With others) Knight and Daye, NBC, 1989
  • A League of Their Own, CBS, 1993
  • Hiller and Diller, ABC, 1997
  • Also wrote episodes of Happy Days (also known as Happy Days Again), ABC.
  • Television Pilots
  • Walkin' Walter, ABC, 1977
  • (With Mark Rothman) The Rita Moreno Show, CBS, 1978
  • (With Rothman) The Lovebirds, CBS, 1979
  • (With Arthur Silver) Flatfoots, NBC, 1982
  • (With Babaloo Mandel) Herndon and Me, ABC, 1983
  • (With Mandel) Channel 99, NBC, 1988
  • Knight and Daye, 1989
  • (With others) Parenthood, NBC, 1990
  • Screenplays
  • with Babaloo Mandel
  • Night Shift, Warner Bros., 1982
  • (And with Bruce Jay Friedman) Splash (based on a story by Brian Grazer and Friedman), Buena Vista, 1984
  • (And with Dan Aykroyd) Spies Like Us (based on a story by Aykroydand Dave Thomas), Warner Bros., 1985
  • (And with Deborah Blum) Gung Ho (also known as Working Class Man), Paramount, 1986
  • Vibes (based on a story by Deborah Blum, Ganz, and Mandel), Columbia, 1988
  • Parenthood (based on a story by Ron Howard, Ganz, and Mandel), Universal, 1989
  • City Slickers (based on a story by Billy Crystal), Columbia, 1991
  • A League of Their Own, Columbia, 1992
  • (And with Crystal) Mr. Saturday Night, Columbia, 1992
  • (And with Crystal) City Slickers II: The Legend of Curley's Gold (also known as City Slickers II and City Slickers: The Legend of Curly's Gold), Columbia, 1994
  • (And with Crystal) Forget Paris, Columbia, 1995
  • Edtv (also known as Ed TV), MCA/Universal, 1999
  • Also wrote Dance Skins; The Perfect Couple; Over My DeadBody.
  • Screenplays
  • Greedy, Universal, 1994
  • Multiplicity, Columbia, 1996
  • Father's Day, Warner Bros., 1997
  • (Uncredited) Liar Liar, 1997
  • Stuart Little, Columbia, 1999
  • Where the Heart Is, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2000
  • (Uncredited) Dr. Doolittle 2, 2001
  • (Uncredited rewrite) Stuart Little 2, Sony Pictures Entertainment,2002
  • Also wrote The Greatest Show on Earth; Kiamesha; Happy Hour; (with Garry K. Marshall) C. Dmias.
  • Stage Plays
  • (With Garry K. Marshall) Wrong Turn at Lungfish, off-Broadway production, 1993

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Premiere, August, 1989, pp. 62-64

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