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Ken Kwapis


Ken Kwapis is an award-winning director of motion pictures and television. He has directed eleven feature films, among them A Walk In The Woods, based on Bill Bryson's acclaimed comedic memoir; He's Just Not That Into You, inspired by the New York Times bestselling advice book; and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, adapted from the beloved ... See full bio »

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Galentine's Day (S2, Ep16)
Mon, Jan 24 8:30 AM PST on IFC (627)
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Thu, Jan 27 4:07 AM PST on STZEFPS (608)

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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One Mississippi Director
(2016-2017)
(2015)
Happyish Director
(2015)
Big Miracle Director
(2012)

Filmography

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  WVAG in New York City (Video short) (directed by)
 2017-2019 Santa Clarita Diet (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Knighttime (2019)
- Moral Gray Area (2018)
 2018 The Dangerous Book for Boys (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2016-2017 One Mississippi (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Into the Light (2017)
 2005-2013 The Office (TV Series) (13 episodes)
- Finale (2013)
- Company Picnic (2009)
- The Job (2007)
 2012 Friday Night Dinner (TV Movie)
 2012 Susan 313 (TV Movie)
 2012 Big Miracle (directed by)
 2010 Outsourced (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Pilot (2010)
 2010 Parks and Recreation (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Galentine's Day (2010)
 2001-2006 The Bernie Mac Show (TV Series) (11 episodes)
- Bernie's Angels (2006)
- The Talk (2004)
- Nut Job (2003)
 2004 Sexual Life
 2000-2004 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series) (19 episodes)
- Softball (2004)
- Future Malcolm (2003)
- Family Reunion (2002)
- Monkey (2002)
 2003 About a Boy (TV Movie)
 2002 Watching Ellie (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Dinner Party (2002)
- Wedding (2002)
- Pilot (2002)
 2000 Rocky Times (TV Movie) (pilot episode)
 1999-2000 ER (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Be Patient (2000)
 1999-2000 Freaks and Geeks (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Looks and Books (2000)
 1999 Border Line (TV Movie)
 1998 Noah (TV Movie)
 1998 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Noah (1998)
 1998 Ghosts of Fear Street (TV Movie)
 1993 Bakersfield P.D. (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1992-1993 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series) (12 episodes)
- Off Camera (1993)
- Hank's Wedding (1993)
- Being There (1993)
- Hey Now (1992)
 1993 Route 66 (TV Series)
 1992 Eerie, Indiana (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Tornado Days (1992)
 1988 Vibes
 1987 Amazing Stories (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Lane Change (1987)
 1984 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Summer Switch (1984)
 1983 CBS Afternoon Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Published article entitled 'Office Work' about directing the first and final episodes of The Office (2005) in DGA Quarterly magazine. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »


Spouse:

Marisa Silver  (2 children)
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Personal Quote:

Our casting choices for The Office (2005) were not standard-issue. We wanted to populate Dunder Mifflin with unknowns; moreover, we wanted people who didn't look like they belonged on prime-time television at all. The audition process itself was unorthodox. Rather than parade our actors in front of a roomful of stone-faced executives, we shot days of improvisation, mixing and matching different ... See more »

Trivia:

He is of Polish descent. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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