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Garner, Leonard R., Jr. (Lenny Garner)

Garner, Leonard R., Jr. (Lenny Garner)

PERSONAL

Career:

Director and actor. Also worked as assistant director, associate director, unit production manager, and stage manager. Sometimes credited as Lenny Garner, Leonard Garner, or Leonard Garner, Jr.

Awards, Honors:

BET Comedy Award nomination (with others), outstanding directing for a comedy series, Black Entertainment Television, 2005, for Girlfriends.

CREDITS

Television Director; Series:

Wings, NBC, multiple episodes, between 1992 and 1997.

Just Shoot Me!, ABC, multiple episodes, between 1997 and 2000.

Girlfriends, between 2000 and 2004.

My Wife and Kids, ABC, multiple episodes, 2001-2002.

(Sometimes credited as Lenny Garner) One on One, UPN, between 2002 and 2005.

Eve, UPN, between 2003 and 2006.

(Sometimes credited as Lenny Garner) According to Jim, ABC, between 2003 and 2008.

(Sometimes credited as Lenny Garner) The Game, CW Network, between 2006 and 2008.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Car Trouble," Sister, Sister, ABC, 1994.

"The James Bond," Living Single (also known as My Girls), Fox, 1995.

"The Taxi Man," The Parent 'Hood, The WB, 1995.

"Think Fast," The Wayans Bros., 1995.

"Negotiation," NewsRadio (also known as The Station), NBC, 1995.

"Xmas Story," NewsRadio (also known as The Station), NBC, 1995.

Goode Behavior, UPN, c. 1996.

"One on One," Sparks, 1996.

The Burning Zone, 1996.

"Moving In: Part 1," Almost Perfect, CBS, 1996.

"Gimme Shelter," Almost Perfect, CBS, 1997.

"The Laws," Almost Perfect, CBS, 1997.

"Office Feud," NewsRadio (also known as The Station), NBC, 1997.

Fired Up, NBC, c. 1997.

Alright Already, The WB, c. 1997.

Jenny, NBC, c. 1997.

Union Square, NBC, 1997.

LateLine, NBC, c. 1998.

"On a Clear Day You Can Hear Forever," Suddenly Susan, NBC, 1999.

"The Paper Chase," For Your Love, 1999.

"Truth and Consequences," Becker, CBS, 1999.

Then Came You, ABC, 2000.

"She's Baaaack!," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (also known as Sabrina and Sabrina Goes to College), 2000.

"Strike Too," The King of Queens, CBS, 2000.

"Strike Out," The King of Queens, CBS, 2000.

"You Make Me Sick," Reba, The WB, 2001.

"Tea and Antipathy," Reba, The WB, 2001.

"One Foot in the Grave-y," The Hughleys, 2001.

"Bored of the Rings," The Hughleys, 2002.

"You've Got Male," The Hughleys, 2002.

"Too Much, Too Late," Becker, CBS, 2002.

"Cookies for Santa," Reba, The WB, 2002.

"A Moment in Time," Reba, The WB, 2003.

"The Breakup," Abby, UPN, 2003.

"Abby's First Date," Abby, UPN, 2003.

"Alma Mater," Wanda at Large, Fox, 2003.

"Back to the Club," Wanda at Large, Fox, 2003.

"Stealing," The Tracy Morgan Show, NBC, 2003.

"Church," The Tracy Morgan Show, NBC, 2004.

"Still Stressing," Still Standing, CBS, 2004.

"Still Hangin' Out," Still Standing, CBS, 2004.

"Teacher's Pet," Quintuplets, Fox, 2004.

Mano a Mano, 2005.

"Welcome Back Barber-rino," Cuts, UPN, 2005.

"Hair Tease," Cuts, UPN, 2005.

"The Mattress," Courting Alex, CBS, 2006.

"Jump Jordan," Just Jordan, Nickelodeon, 2008.

"Ami Again," Somebodies, Black Entertainment Television, 2008.

Also directed episodes of Brothers, Showtime; It's All Relative, ABC; It's Like, You Know …, ABC; Listen Up, CBS; Living with Fran, The WB; The Naked Truth (also known as Wilde Again), NBC; Rock Me Baby, UPN; and Three Sisters, NBC.

Television Director; Pilots:

NewsRadio (also known as The Station), NBC, 1995.

Television Appearances; as Lenny Garner; Episodic:

Ben, "A Greasepaint Smile," Brothers, Showtime, 1985.

Agent Lewis, "The Gang Who Could Shoot Straight," Brothers, Showtime, 1986.

Onlooker, "Iceman," Brothers, Showtime, 1986.

Stage manager, "‘I’ on Sports," Cheers, NBC, 1987.

First reporter, "Perfetc," Moonlighting, ABC, 1989.

Carlo, "The Chimes at Midnight," Beauty and the Beast, CBS, 1990.

Howie, "Start Your Engines/Here We Grow Again," The Bradys, 1990.

Television Appearances; as Lenny Garner; Other:

Howie, A Very Brady Christmas (movie), 1988.

Johnson, Laurel Avenue (miniseries), HBO, 1993.

Film Appearances; As Lenny Garner:

First lobby guard, The Blues Brothers, Universal, 1980.

Second policeman, Pink Cadillac, Warner Bros., 1989.

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