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      Michael Lembeck

      Michael Lembeck

      Highest Rated: 90% The In-Laws (1979)

      Lowest Rated: 17% Tooth Fairy (2010)

      Birthday: Jun 25, 1948

      Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

      Michael Lembeck's father, the noted actor of "Stalag 17," Harvey Lembeck, who introduced his son to show business at an early age. He attended Beverly Hill High School, where his classmates included Rob Reiner, Albert Brooks, and Richard Dreyfuss. Lembeck studied drama at Los Angeles City College and Cal State before touring with the original National company of the Broadway musical "Grease." It was in 1969 that he received his first television role, on the comedy "Gidget Grows Up." Lembeck would continue to make television appearances into the '90s, along the way accruing credits on the classic dramas "The Love Boat," "Fantasy Island," and the sitcom "Mad About You." However, he is most recognizable for his role as Max Horvath on the sitcom "One Day at a Time." In 1989, Lembeck tried his hand at directing with the comedy "Coming of Age," and soon built a notable reputation directing a number of television shows including the long running comedy "Coach," the Kirstie Alley comedy "Veronica's Closet," and the hit sitcom "Friends" for which he won an Emmy in 1996. Lembeck has also dabbled in film, directing a number of family-friendly films like the Christmas comedies "The Santa Clause 2," "The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause" and the Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson vehicle "Tooth Fairy."

      Highest rated movies

      The In-Laws
      The Dream Team

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      SANTA CLAUSE 2, David Krumholtz, Danielle Woodman, Spencer Breslin, director Michael Lembeck on the set, 2002, (c) Walt Disney THE BOYS IN COMPANY C, Craig Wasson, Andrew Stevens, Stan Shaw, Michael Lembeck, James Canning, 1978, (c) Columbia Pictures BOYS IN COMPANY C, Michael Lembeck, Stan Shaw, 1978 THE BOYS IN COMPANY C, Stan Shaw, James Whitmore, Jr., Michael Lembeck, 1978, (c) Columbia Pictures THE BOYS IN COMPANY C, (aka LOS MUCHACHOS DE LA COMPANIA C), Michael Lembeck (leaping), 1978, © Columbia THE BOYS IN COMPANY C, (aka LOS MUCHACHOS DE LA COMPANIA C), Michael Lembeck, 1978, © Columbia ON THE RIGHT TRACK, Michael Lembeck (left), Lisa Eilbacher (second from left), Norman Fell (third from right), Gary Coleman (center), 1981. TM & Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. ON THE RIGHT TRACK, from left: Michael Lembeck, Gary Coleman, Lisa Eilbacher, 1981. TM & Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. ON THE RIGHT TRACK, Michael Lembeck, Gary Coleman, Lisa Eilbacher, 1981. TM & Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE, Ann-Margret, Judge Reinhold, Martin Short as Jack Frost, Tim Allen as Santa Clause, Elizabeth Mitchell as Mrs. Clause, 2006.©Buena Vista Pictures THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE, Elizabeth Mitchell as Mrs Claus, Ann-Margret, director Michael Lembeck, on set, 2006.©Buena Vista Pictures THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE, Ann-Margret, director Michael Lembeck, Martin Short as Jack Frost (second from right), Tim Allen as Santa Claus (right), on set, 2006.©Buena Vista Pictures CONNIE AND CARLA, Toni Collette, Michael Lembeck, 2004, (c) Universal CONNIE AND CARLA, Michael Lembeck (center), 2004, (c) Universal CONNIE AND CARLA, Michael Lembeck, Stephen Spinella, David Duchovny, 2004, (c) Universal SANTA CLAUSE 2, Director Michael Lembeck on the set, 2002, ©Buena Vista Pictures THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE, Liliana Mumy, director Michael Lembeck, Martin Short as Jack Frost, 2006.©Buena Vista Pictures

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 73% Snow Day Director - 2022
      No Score Yet 64% The J Team Director - 2021
      55% 89% Queen Bees Director $1.9M 2021
      No Score Yet 43% A Nutcracker Christmas Director - 2016
      No Score Yet 29% The Bling Ring Director - 2011
      60% 43% Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure Director - 2011
      17% 41% Tooth Fairy Director $60.0M 2010
      No Score Yet 58% The Clique Director - 2008
      17% 39% The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Director $84.5M 2006
      44% 70% Connie and Carla Director $8.1M 2004
      56% 43% The Santa Clause 2 Director $139.2M 2002
      No Score Yet 50% Heartbeat Ted (Character) - 1993
      50% 61% The Dream Team Ed (Character) $26.8M 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Side by Side Tony Mercer (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8 Abbie Hoffman (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ultraman: The Adventure Begins Scott Masterson (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet 31% On the Right Track Frank Biscardi (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 23% Gorp Kavell (Character) - 1980
      90% 83% The In-Laws Tommy Ricardo (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Having Babies III Russ Bridges (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 76% The Boys in Company C Vinnie Fazio (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bloodsport Reuben (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Summer Without Boys Burt (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 40% Haunts of the Very Rich Johnny Delmonico (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gidget Grows Up Arnold (Character) - 1969

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murphy Brown Director 2018
      No Score Yet 87% Baby Daddy Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      57% 78% Californication Director 2007
      75% 65% Greek Director 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet According to Jim Director 2001
      10% No Score Yet Off Centre Director 2001
      38% No Score Yet What About Joan Director 2001
      33% No Score Yet Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place Director 1998-2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mad About You Mr. Shapiro (Guest Star),
      Director
      1994-1999
      17% No Score Yet That's Life Director 1998
      17% No Score Yet Over the Top Director 1997
      No Score Yet 85% Everybody Loves Raymond Director 1996-1997
      95% 79% NewsRadio Director 1995
      40% No Score Yet High Society Director 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Major Dad Director 1990-1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Coach Director 1989-1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Two Dads Director 1989
      No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Arnie Wakeman (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Foley Square Peter Newman (Character) 1985-1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Super Password Guest 1985-1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One Day at a Time Max Horvath (Character) 1979-1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1983-1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Days Dooley (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 222 Unknown (Guest Star) 1970-1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Partridge Family Marc (Guest Star) 1971