Kwapis, Ken

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Born in Belleville, IL. Education: Northwestern University, B.F.A., film; University of Southern California, M.F.A., film.

Addresses: Agent Writers and Artists Group International, 8383 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 550, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Manager Rick Berg, Neverland Films, 10323 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 106, Los Angeles, CA 90025.

Career: Director and producer. In Cahoots (production company), principal.

Awards, Honors: Annual CableACE Award nominations, outstanding directing, National Cable Television Association, 1992, for "The Spider," and 1993, for "Performance Artist," both episodes of The Larry Sanders Show; Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award, both Cannes Junior Film Festival, 1996, for Dunstan Checks In; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding comedy series (with others), 2001, for Malcolm in the Middle.


Television Director; Series:

The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, multiple episodes, between 1992 and 1993.
Malcolm in the Middle, Fox, multiple episodes, between 2000 and 2003.

Grounded for Life, Fox, multiple episodes, between 2001 and 2003.

The Bernie Mac Show, Fox, multiple episodes, beginning 2001.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Lane Change," Amazing Stories (also known as Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories ), NBC, 1987.

"Tornado Days," Eerie, Indiana, NBC, 1992.

"Reality Takes a Holiday," Eerie, Indiana, NBC, 1992.

"The President's Coming," Bakersfield, P.D., Fox, 1993.

"Cable Does Not Pay," Bakersfield, P.D., Fox, 1993.

"Arms and the Man," Bakersfield, P.D., Fox, 1994.

"Sins of the Fathers," ER, NBC, 1999.

"Tests and Breasts," Freaks and Geeks, NBC, 1999.

"Looks and Books," Freaks and Geeks, NBC, 2000.

"Be Patient," ER, NBC, 2000.

"Dinner Party," Watching Ellie, NBC, 2002.

"Wedding," Watching Ellie, NBC, 2002.

Also director for Route 66, NBC.

Television Director; Pilots:

Rocky Times, NBC, 2000.

Grounded for Life, Fox, 2001.

The Bernie Mac Show, Fox, 2001.

(And coproducer) Watching Ellie, NBC, 2002.

Aces, The WB, 2002.

Television Director; Movies:

"Noah," The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC, 1998.

Border Line, NBC, 1999.

Television Director; Specials:

"Revenge of the Nerd," CBS Schoolbreak Special, CBS, 1983.

"Summer Switch," ABC Afterschool Special, ABC, 1984.

Television Work; Other:

Producer, Watching Ellie (series), NBC, 2002.

Also producer of the series The Bernie Mac Show, Fox; and Malcolm in the Middle, Fox.

Film Director:

Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird (also known as Follow That Bird ), Warner Bros., 1985.

The Beniker Gang (also known as Dead Lola, or How to Start Your Own Family ), Lorimar, 1985.

Vibes, Columbia, 1988.

"He Said," He Said, She Said, Paramount, 1991.

Dunstan Checks In, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1996.

The Beautician and the Beast, Paramount, 1997.

Sexual Life, Six Figure Films, 2004.



Sexual Life, Six Figure Films, 2004.