Jay Sandrich was born on February 24, 1932 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jay Henry Sandrich. He is a director and assistant director, known for The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970), The Cosby Show (1984) and Soap (1977). He has been married to Linda Green Silverstein since October 4, 1984. He was previously married to Nina Kramer. See full bio »

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(1970-1977)
The Cosby Show Director
(1984-1992)
Soap Director
(1977-1980)
The Golden Girls Director
(1985-1987)

Filmography

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 2003 Two and a Half Men (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2003 Charlie Lawrence (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 2002 Stage on Screen: The Women (TV Movie)
 2001 Three Sisters (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2000 My Family (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2000 The Man Who Came to Dinner (TV Movie)
 1999 Thanks (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Thanksgiving (1999)
- Spring (1999)
 1998 The Secret Lives of Men (TV Series)
 1998 LateLine (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Lawyer, Lawyer (1998)
 1997 Built to Last (TV Series)
 1997 The Tony Danza Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1997)
 1996-1997 Ink (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Face Off (1997)
- The Black Book (1997)
- United We Fall (1996)
 1996 Pearl (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1996 London Suite (TV Movie)
 1995 The Office (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- My Guy (1995)
- Judgement Day (1995)
- Power Playing (1995)
- Rita & Frank (1995)
- Laboring Pains (1995)
 1994 Close to Home (TV Movie)
 1993-1994 Thea (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- Birthday Girl (1993)
- How I Got Over (1993)
- Dirty Laundry (1993)
 1992 Love & War (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Love Is Hell (1992)
 1984-1992 The Cosby Show (TV Series) (100 episodes)
- Theo's Future (1992)
- Two Is a Crowd (1991)
- Cliff and Jake (1991)
- Home Remedies (1991)
 1992 For Richer, for Poorer (TV Movie)
 1990 Piece of Cake (TV Movie)
 1990 Carol & Company (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1990 The Earth Day Special (TV Special) (segment "The Cosby Show")
 1988 The Van Dyke Show (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Opening Night (1988)
 1988 Empty Nest (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1988)
 1988 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1987 A Different World (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1987)
 1985-1987 The Golden Girls (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Empty Nests (1987)
- The Engagement (1985)
 1980-1985 It's a Living (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- Cassie's Cowboy (1985)
- Harassed (1985)
- Horsing Around (1982)
- Young Love (1982)
 1985 Comedy Factory (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Side by Side (1985)
 1984 Off the Rack (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1984)
 1984 Earthlings (TV Movie)
 1984 The Four Seasons (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Back in Business (1984)
- The Loan (1984)
 1984 Night Court (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Some Like It Hot (1984)
- Death Threat (1984)
 1977-1983 Insight (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- Little Miseries (1981)
- Packy (1979)
- Checkmate (1979)
- Just Before Eve (1978)
 1982-1983 It Takes Two (TV Series) (14 episodes)
- The Choice (1983)
- Anniversary (1983)
 1982 Adams House (TV Movie)
 1981 Love, Sidney (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Party (1981)
- Welcome Home (1981)
 1981 Fog (TV Movie)
 1977-1980 Soap (TV Series) (53 episodes)
- Jessica's Wonderful Life (1980) ... (segment "directed by")
- Episode #3.6 (1979)
- Episode #3.5 (1979)
- Episode #3.4 (1979)
- Episode #3.3 (1979)
 1980 The Stockard Channing Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1979 Benson (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- War Stories (1979)
- Jessica (1979)
- Snowbound (1979)
 1979 Stockard Channing in Just Friends (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Lost Weekend (1979)
 1979 The Mary Tyler Moore Hour (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (1979)
 1977-1978 Lou Grant (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Pills (1978)
- Hoax (1977)
 1978 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot: Part 1 (1978)
 1977 The Betty White Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
  Welcome Back, Kotter (TV Series) (1 episode, 1976) (contributing director - 1 episode, 1977)
- Sweathog Back-to-School Special (1977) ... (contributing director)
 1977 Loves Me, Loves Me Not (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1977)
 1970-1977 The Mary Tyler Moore Show (TV Series) (119 episodes)
- The Last Show (1977)
- Lou Dates Mary (1977)
- Mary's Big Party (1977)
 1976 The Tony Randall Show (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Pilot (1976)
 1976 Ball Four (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Work in Progress (1976)
 1975-1976 Rhoda (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Separation (1976)
 1976 Three Times Daley (TV Movie)
 1976 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1975 Beacon Hill (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- The Pretenders (1975)
- The Test (1975)
- The Suitors (1975)
- The Speakeasy (1975)
 1975 The Lily Tomlin Special (TV Special)
 1975 Harry and Maggie (TV Movie)
 1975 Wives (TV Movie)
 1972-1975 The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Motel (1973)
- Last TV Show (1973)
 1974 Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Big Fight (1974)
 1974 To Sir, with Love (TV Movie)
 1974 We'll Get By (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Apple's Way (1974)
 1973 What Are Best Friends For? (TV Movie)
 1973 Diana (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1971-1973 The New Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- I'll Cry Today (1973)
- Headaches (1972)
- Bernie's House (1972)
 1973 Bachelor-at-Law (TV Movie)
 1973 Here We Go Again (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1972 The Crooked Hearts (TV Movie)
 1971 The Good Life (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1970-1971 Arnie (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Feud for Thought (1971)
 1970 Julia (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Two for the Toad (1970)
 1970 Here's Lucy (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Lucy Takes Over (1970)
 1969-1970 The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Amateur Night (1970)
- Pardon My Ghost (1970)
- Medium Well Done (1969)
- Centennial (1969)
 1968-1969 Get Smart (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Shock It to Me (1969)
- I Shot 86 Today (1969)
 1969 That Girl (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1965 The Bill Dana Show (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Court Jester (1965)
 1963 The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Charley, My Boy (1963)
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I wasn't a creative person; I never was. I didn't feel a calling for directing. I'm not like a lot of young people today who have cameras and shoot films and know this is their love. [Early on] "I didn't know anything. What helped me in my career was, one, being able to read a script and two, casting. I never believed that an audience watching a comedy show should ever say, 'What an interesting ... See more »

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