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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 13 January 1971Los Angeles, California, USA
Nickname Asher
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

John is a writer / director who has spent, literally, his entire life in the business. His father, William Asher, was the original director of I Love Lucy (1951) and creator of Bewitched (1964). John himself can boast some notable accomplishments having directed his first film at 21, Kounterfeit, staring Oscar winner Hilary Swank. He then went on to direct Kirk Douglas, Dan Aykroyd, and Lauren Bacall in Diamonds for Miramax. He also directed Chick Flick and his movie Dirty Love premiered at Sundance. Branching into the television world, John directed the Showtime series Going to California and the hit series One Tree Hill. in 2013, he directed "Somebody Marry Me" the first romantic comedy shot in one continuous 98-minute take with no cuts. His latest feature, Po, is his most important to date, having won best film at the festivals. The story follows of one family's journey with autism. The film is close to Asher's heart, as his son has autism, and John hopes the film will bring better awareness and acceptance of autism to the world."

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lenny Feder

Spouse (2)

Jenny McCarthy (11 September 1999 - 2006) (divorced) (1 child)
Vanessa Lee Asher (1994 - 1996) (divorced)

Trivia (9)

Son of actress Joyce Bulifant and actor Edward Mallory; adopted by Joyce's third husband, William Asher.
Son, Evan, born in Los Angeles, 7 pounds 13 ounces. [May 2002]
Younger half-brother of Rebecca Asher, William Asher Jr. and Robert Asher.
Stepson of Roger Perry.
Ex-boyfriend of Jennifer Love Hewitt.
Ex-brother-in-law of Lynette McCarthy, Joanne McCarthy and Amy McCarthy.
He played the son of his real life mother Joyce Bulifant in Weird Science (1994).
He starred in Weird Science (1994) which used a clip from The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) in its opening credits. His grandfather E.M. Asher was the producer of Frankenstein (1931), to which The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) was a sequel.
He attended the wedding of his Weird Science (1994) co-star Vanessa Angel and Rick Otto in April 1996.

Salary (1)

Tooken (2015) $300,000

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