Bender, Jack

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Bender, Jack



Agent—United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Director, producer, actor, and writer.

Awards, Honors:

Emmy Award nomination, outstanding directing in a drama series, 1992, for "Seoul Mates," Northern Exposure; Emmy Award (with others), outstanding drama series, 2005, Golden Laurel Award (with others), 2006, and Golden Laurel Award nomination (with others), 2007, both television producer of the year in episodic category, Producers Guild of America, all for Lost; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding directing for a drama series, 2006, for "Live Together, Die Alone," Lost.


Television Producer; Series:

Supervising producer, Jack and Mike, 1986.

Co-executive producer, Lost, ABC, 2004-2005.

Executive producer, Lost, ABC, 2005—.

Television Director; Series:

Jack and Mike, 1986.

Judging Amy, CBS, multiple episodes, between 1999 and 2001.

Alias, ABC, multiple episodes, between 2001 and 2004.

The Lyon's Den, NBC, 2003.

Lost, ABC, multiple episodes, beginning 2004.

Television Director; Movies:

In Love with an Older Woman, 1982.

Two Kinds of Love, CBS, 1983.

Shattered Vows, NBC, 1984.

The Midnight Hour (also known as In the Midnight Hour), ABC, 1985.

Letting Go, USA Network, 1985.

Deadly Messages, ABC, 1985.

Side by Side, 1988.

Tricks of the Trade, CBS, 1988.

My Brother's Wife, 1989.

The Dreamer of Oz (also known as The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story), CBS, 1990.

The Perfect Tribute, ABC, 1991.

Love Can Be Murder (also known as Kindred Spirits), NBC, 1992.

Armed and Innocent, CBS, 1994.

A Face to Die For (also known as The Face), NBC, 1996.

Sweet Dreams, NBC, 1996.

Friends 'til the End, NBC, 1997.

Killing Mr. Griffin (also known as Killing Griffin), NBC, 1997.

(And executive producer) A Call to Remember, Starz!, 1997.

(And executive producer) The Tempest (special), NBC, 1998.

My Little Assassin, Lifetime, 1999.

(And executive producer) It Came from the Sky (also known as Les visiteurs impromtus), Romance Classics, 1999.

The David Cassidy Story, NBC, 2000.

The Lone Ranger, The WB, 2003.

Television Director; Pilots:

High School, U.S.A., NBC, 1984.

The City, ABC, 1986.

Charlie, ABC, 1989.

Joan of Arcadia, CBS, 2003.

Television Director; Miniseries:

Gambler V: Playing for Keeps, CBS, 1994.

Family Album (also known as Danielle Steel's "Family Album"), NBC, 1994.

Nothing Lasts Forever (also known as Sidney Sheldon's "Nothing Lasts Forever"), CBS, 1995.

Television Director; Episodic:

Breaking Away, 1980.

The American Dream, 1981.

King's Crossing, CBS, 1982.

"A Tough Act to Follow," Fame, syndicated, 1982.

"Ending on a High Note," Fame, syndicated, 1983.

"Birthday Party," The Paper Chase, Showtime, 1983.

"Limits," The Paper Chase, Showtime, 1984.

"What Do People Do All Day?," A Year in the Life, 1987.

"Seoul Mates," Northern Exposure, CBS, 1991.

"Home and Away," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1992.

Angel Falls, 1993.

"Return to Plum Creek," Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life and Times, CBS, 1993.

"The Game Is Chicken," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1993.

"Sentenced to Life," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1995.

"Modus Operandi," Profiler, NBC, 1996.

"Old Acquantaince," Profiler, NBC, 1997.

"It Cuts Both Ways," Profiler, NBC, 1997.

"Cycle of Violence," Profiler, NBC, 1998.

"The Aretha Theory," Felicity, The WB, 2000.

"The Biggest Deal There Is," Felicity, The WB, 2000.

"The Anti-Natalie Intervention," Felicity, The WB, 2000.

"Chapter Two," Boston Public, Fox, 2000.

"The Ex-Files," Ally McBeal, Fox, 2001.

"Another Toothpick," The Sopranos, HBO, 2001.

"To Save Us All from Satan's Power," The Sopranos, HBO, 2001.

"The Weight," The Sopranos, HBO, 2002.

"Breathless," Presidio Med, CBS, 2003.

"Blackout," Boomtown, NBC, 2003.

"Insomnia," Carnivale, HBO, 2003.

"Alamogordo, N.M.," Carnivale, HBO, 2003.

"Mayham," The Sopranos, HBO, 2006.

Also directed episodes of Eight Is Enough, ABC; Girls Club, Fox; I'll Fly Away, NBC; and That's Life, CBS.

Television Producer; Episodic:

Co-executive producer, "Book of Virtues," Girls Club, Fox, 2002.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Jerry, Savage (also known as The Savage File and Watch Dog), NBC, 1973.

Wolpert, Columbo: Publish or Perish, NBC, 1974.

Joe Cordova, Target Risk, NBC, 1975.

McNaughton's Daughter (also known as Try to Catch a Saint), NBC, 1976.

Allcott, Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force, NBC, 1978.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Musician in cafe, Naomi and Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge (also known as Love Can Build a Bridge), NBC, 1995.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Priest, "Lizzie Borden" segment, Case Reopened, 1999.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Robert Loper, "Antennae of Death," The F.B.I., 1970.

Paul Goodrow, "Mike's Hippie Friends Come to Visit" (some sources cite the episode "Now That You Know the Way, Let's Be Strangers"), All in the Family, CBS, 1971.

Jeff Dalton, "A Short Course in War," The Mod Squad, 1971.

Michael Lee, "More than Neighbors," The Mary Tyler Moore Show (also known as Mary Tyler Moore), CBS, 1972.

Paul Sanders, "The Crash of 29 Years Old," The Bob Newhart Show, CBS, 1973.

Bill, "Class of '77," Here We Go Again, 1973.

John Boyd, "N Is for Nightmare," Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law, 1973.

Joe, "The Killing Truth," The F.B.I., 1973.

Earl Mowbray, "Speak No Evil," Ironside (also known as The Raymond Burr Show), NBC, 1974.

Sills, "Fair Fight," Emergency! (also known as Emergency One and Emergencia), NBC, 1976.

Restaurant owner, "The Women Strike," Husbands, Wives & Lovers, 1978.

Process server, "Things You Should Know Before and After," A Year in the Life, 1987.

Film Director:

Third farmer, Hot Lead and Cold Feet, 1978.

A Real Naked Lady, 1980.

Child's Play 3 (also known as Child's Play 3: Look Who's Stalking), Universal, 1991.

Lone Justice 2, Triboro Entertainment, 1995.

Film Appearances:

Tom, The Barefoot Executive, Buena Vista, 1970.

Arvin Wadlow, $1,000,000 Duck (also known as The Million Dollar Duck), Buena Vista, 1971.

Slither Ross, Now You See Him, Now You Don't, Buena Vista, 1972.


Television Movies:

Lyricist, "Get Dead," The Midnight Hour (also known as In the Midnight Hour), ABC, 1985.

It Came from the Sky (also known as Les visiteurs impromtus), Romance Classics, 1999.

Television Episodes:

Writer for an episode of The Paper Chase, Showtime.