John Badham


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English-born "Army brat" John Badham is the son of English actress Mary Hewitt and the stepson of an American Army general. Raised in Alabama and schooled at Yale, he cut his teeth producing and directing for TV before making his feature debut with The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976). Badham's breakthrough credit was the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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WarGames Director
(1983)
Short Circuit Director
(1986)
(1977)
Nick of Time Director
(1995)

Filmography

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 2018-2020 Siren (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Mommy and Me (2020)
- Oil & Water (2019)
 2014-2017 Supernatural (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- The Big Empty (2017)
- Regarding Dean (2017)
- We Happy Few (2016)
- The Vessel (2016)
 2015-2017 Stitchers (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Fire in the Hole (2015)
 2016 Rush Hour (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Prisoner of Love (2016)
 2015 Arrow (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Haunted (2015)
 2015 12 Monkeys (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Keys (2015)
 2014 Constantine (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Danse Vaudou (2014)
 2012-2013 Nikita (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Dead or Alive (2013)
- Broken Home (2013)
- Innocence (2012)
 2010 The Event (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2010 Trauma (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Targets (2010)
 2009 Criminal Minds (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Performer (2009)
 2009 The Beast (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Infected (2009)
 2008 In Plain Sight (TV Series) (1 episode)
- A Fine Meth (2008)
 2008 Men in Trees (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Wander/Lust (2008)
 2007-2008 Las Vegas (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 2007 Standoff (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Road Trip (2007)
 2006-2007 Heroes (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 2007 Crossing Jordan (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Dead Again (2007)
- 33 Bullets (2007)
 2005 Just Legal (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Limit (2005)
 2005 Blind Justice (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- In Your Face (2005)
- Up on the Roof (2005)
 2004 Evel Knievel (TV Movie)
 2003 Footsteps (TV Movie)
 2003 The Shield (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Dead Soldiers (2003)
 2002 Obsessed (TV Movie) (directed by)
 2002 Brother's Keeper (TV Movie)
 2000 The Last Debate (TV Movie)
 1999 The Jack Bull (TV Movie)
 1998 Floating Away (TV Movie)
 1997 Incognito
 1995 Nick of Time
 1994 Drop Zone
 1991 The Hard Way
 1987 Stakeout
 1986 Short Circuit
 1983 WarGames
 1983 Blue Thunder
 1979 Dracula
 1976 The Keegans (TV Movie)
 1974 The Godchild (TV Movie)
 1974 Reflections of Murder (TV Movie) (directed by)
 1974 The Gun (TV Movie)
 1974 The Law (TV Movie)
 1974 Rex Harrison Presents Stories of Love (TV Movie) (segment "Epicac")
 1973 Isn't It Shocking? (TV Movie)
 1973 Police Story (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Dangerous Games (1973)
 1971-1973 Night Gallery (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- You Can Come Up Now, Mrs. Millikan/Smile, Please (1972) ... (segment "You Can Come Up Now, Mrs. Millikan")
- Green Fingers/The Funeral/The Tune in Dan's Cafe (1972) ... (segment "Green Fingers", as John M. Badham)
- Cool Air/Camera Obscura/Quoth the Raven (1971) ... (as John M. Badham)
 1973 Kung Fu (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Alethea (1973)
 1973 Cannon (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1973 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1973 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Endtheme (1972)
- A Threatened Species (1972) ... (as John M. Badham)
 1972 Cool Million (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1972 No Place to Run (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 1972 The Sixth Sense (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Witch, Witch, Burning Bright (1972) ... (as J. Badham)
 1972 Nichols (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Eddie Joe (1972)
 1971 Sarge (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- A Push Over the Edge (1971) ... (as John M. Badham)
 1971 The Impatient Heart (TV Movie)
 1971 The Bold Ones: The Senator (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- A Single Blow of a Sword (1971) ... (as John M. Badham)
- Some Day, They'll Elect a President (1971) ... (as John M. Badham)
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Other Works:

(August 12 to 16, 1980) He directed Brian Clark's play, "Whose Life Is It Anyway?," in a Williamstown Theatre Festival production at the Adams Memorial Theatre Main Stage in Williamstown, Massachusetts with Robert Black (Andrew Eden); Carter Bland (Mr. Topolski); Robert Brolli (Judge Wyler); Reg E. Cathey (John); Joseph ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 4 Interviews | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site | Twitter

Alternate Names:

J. Badham | John M. Badham

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)

Spouse:

Julia Badham | See more »
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Trivia:

Directed one Oscar nominated performance: John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever (1977). See more »

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Star Sign:

Virgo

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