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David Anspaugh (I)


Best known for the inspirational sports dramas Hoosiers (1986) and Rudy (1993), David Anspaugh has enjoyed a long career as a director and producer of film and television. Born in Decatur, Indiana in 1946 to Lawrence Anspaugh, a portrait photographer, and his wife, Marie, he was a member of his high school's football, basketball, and track teams. ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Hoosiers
Hoosiers Director
(1986)
Rudy
Rudy Director
(1993)
Hill Street Blues
(1981-1983)
St. Elsewhere
St. Elsewhere Director
(1983-1985)

Filmography

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 2017 The Good Catholic (executive producer)
 2016 Mr. Church (executive producer)
  Hill Street Blues (TV Series) (producer - 40 episodes, 1981 - 1983) (associate producer - 14 episodes, 1981)
- A Hill of Beans (1983) ... (producer)
- Buddy, Can You Spare a Heart? (1983) ... (producer)
- Spotlight on Rico (1983) ... (producer)
- Eugene's Comedy Empire Strikes Back (1983) ... (producer)
- Life in the Minors (1983) ... (producer)
 1980 Fighting Back: The Story of Rocky Bleier (TV Movie) (associate producer)
 1979 Vampire (TV Movie) (associate producer)
 1979 Paris (TV Series) (associate producer)
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Personal Quote:

If I hadn't cut my teeth on that kind of TV [Hill Street Blues (1981) (TV)], I would've never been able to do Hoosiers (1986). No textbook can teach you the stuff I learned on my feet. I'd come to work every day with a detailed game plan, but never executed it--everything went to hell in a hand basket in two hours. It was a crash course in learning how to think on the fly.

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Jack Nicholson wrote a letter of recommendation for Anspaugh's application to the University of Southern California film school. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently sets his films in Indiana

Star Sign:

Libra

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