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Scardino, Don 1949–

(Chelo Scardino)

PERSONAL

Full name, Donald Joseph Scardino; born February 17, 1949, in New York, NY; son of jazz musicians; married Pamela Blair (an actress), 1984 (divorced, 1991); married Dana L. Williams, 1995; children: (second marriage) one. Education: Attended City College of the City University of New York.

Addresses:

Agent—Endeavor, 9601 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career:

Actor, director, and producer. Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City, artistic director, 1991-96. Made stage debut in summer stock. Also composer and recording artist.

Member:

Directors Guild of America, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors:

Daytime Emmy Award nomination, outstanding younger leading man in a drama series, 1986, for Another World; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding individual achievement in directing in a variety or music program, 1994, for Tracey Takes On New York; Obie Award, best director, Village Voice, 1995, for A Cheever Evening; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding directing for a variety or music program, 1998, for "Smoking," Tracey Takes On …; Directors Guild of America Award nomination, outstanding directorial achievement in a musical or variety program, 1998, for "Tracey Takes On … Vegas," Tracey Takes On …; Film Showcase Jury Award, U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, best feature, 2000, for Advice from a Caterpillar; Annual Cable Excellence (ACE) Award, National Cable Television Association, for Tracey Takes On ….

CREDITS

Stage Appearances:

Understudy for the roles of Christopher, Eric, and Charlot, The Playroom, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1965.

Dom, The Loves of Cass McGuire, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1966.

Robert Conklin, The Rimers of Eldritch, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, 1967.

John Edwards, Johnny No-Trump, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1967.

35914, The Unknown Soldier and His Wife, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1967.

Jimmy Gordon, My Daughter, Your Son, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1969.

Young man, Park (musical), John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1970.

Godspell (musical), Cherry Lane Theatre, then Promenade Theatre, New York City, 1971, later Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, then Playhouse Theatre, New York City, 1972-73, then Broadhurst Theatre, Plymouth Theatre, and Ambassador Theatre, all New York City, 1976-77.

Bob Rettie, Moonchildren, Theatre de Lys, New York City, 1974.

Matthew and crusader, The Glorious Age (musical), Theatre Four, New York City, 1975.

Zinko, Kid Champion, New York Shakespeare Festival, Anspacher Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1975.

Antipholus, The Comedy of Errors, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1975.

Wilfred Varney, Secret Service, Playhouse Theatre, 1976.

Rodney Bevan, Boy Meets Girl, Playhouse Theatre, 1976.

David, Scribes, Marymount Manhattan Theatre, New York City, 1977.

Jake, I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road (musical), Anspacher Theatre, Public Theatre, 1978.

Private Johnny Perkins, King of Hearts (musical), Minskoff Theatre, New York City, 1978.

Eugene Gant, Angel (musical), Minskoff Theatre, 1978.

Rich Forrester, Holeville (musical), Theatre at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY, 1979.

A Christmas Garland, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1979.

Reporter, How I Got That Story, Folger Theatre Group, Washington, DC, 1980-1981, then Westside Arts Theatre, New York City, 1982.

Double Feature (musical), Theatre of St. Peters Church, New York City, 1981.

Demetrius, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Theatre at Brooklyn Academy of Music, 1981.

Thomas Appletree, The Recruiting Officer, Theatre at Brooklyn Academy of Music, 1981.

George Garga, Jungle of Cities, Playhouse Theatre, 1981.

Hang on to the Good Times (musical), Manhattan Theatre Club, 1985.

Major Tours:

Bob Rettie, Moonchildren, U.S. cities, 1974.

Stage Director:

How I Got That Story, Canadian production, 1982.

A Kiss Is Just a Kiss, Theatre at Manhattan Punch Line, New York City, 1983.

Kid Purple, Theatre at Manhattan Punch Line, Susan Bloch Theatre, New York City, 1984.

"Field Day," Young Playwrights Festival, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City, 1985.

"Life under Water," Marathon 85, 1985.

The Hit Parade, Theatre at Manhattan Punch Line, 1986.

The Further Adventures of Kathy and Mo, Second Stage, New York City, 1986.

Highest Standard of Living, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, 1986.

"Women and Wallace," Young Playwrights Festival, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, 1988.

Godspell (musical), Lamb's Theatre, New York City, 1988.

A Few Good Men, Music Box Theatre, New York City, and John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, 1989-91.

Making Movies, Promenade Theatre, New York City, 1990.

On the Bum, or the Next Train Through, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, 1992.

Later Life, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, 1993.

An Imaginary Life, Playwrights Horizons, 1993-94.

A Cheever Evening, Playwrights Horizons, 1994-95.

Sacrilege, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1995.

Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA 2003.

Lennon, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 2005.

Also directed productions of I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road.

Stage Director; Major Tours:

A Few Good Men, U.S. cities, c. 1991.

Stage Producer:

Flaubert's Latest, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City, 1992.

Film Appearances:

(As Chelo Scardino) Homer Edwards, Homer, National General, 1970.

Sandy Hoffman, The People Next Door, Avco Embassy, 1970.

Michael, Rip-off (also known as Virgin Territory and Rever en couleur), Phoenix, 1971.

Mick, Squirm, American International Pictures, 1976.

Ted Bailey, Cruising (also known as William Freidkin's "Cruising"), United Artists, 1980.

Marvin, He Knows You're Alone (also known as Blood Wedding), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1980.

Film Director:

Me and Veronica, True Pictures, 1992.

The Deal, 1998.

Advice from a Caterpillar, 1999.

Television Appearances; Series:

Dr. John "Johnny" Fletcher, Jr., The Guiding Light (also known as Guiding Light), CBS, 1965-67.

Andy Hurley, Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, 1968.

Marty Egan, As the World Turns, CBS, 1969-70.

Ernest 11, The Whiteoaks of Jaina, CBC, 1972.

Frank Ryan, Ryan's Hope, ABC, 1981.

Gregory "Greg" Nelson, All My Children, 1984.

Chris Chapin, Another World (also known as Another World: Bay City), NBC, 1985-86.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Wilfred Varney, Secret Service, 1977.

Charlie Cotchipee, Purlie, 1981.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Wilfred, Secret Service, PBS, 1977.

Quiet on the Set! Behind the Scenes at "Molly Dodd," Lifetime, 1990.

Friends of Gilda, 1993.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Curley Treadway, The Flim-Flam Man, NBC, 1969.

Rick, Hereafter, NBC, 1975.

Billy Joe Pearson, Side by Side, CBS, 1976.

Mooney, The Rubber Gun Squad, NBC, 1977.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

The Patty Duke Show, ABC, 1964.

"Stones," N.Y.P.D., ABC, 1968.

Sandy Hoffmann, "The People Next Door," CBS Playhouse, CBS, 1968.

Dr. Ferguson, "The Medicine Ball," The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, 1969.

Chris Payden, "The Glory Shouter," Name of the Game, NBC, 1970.

"Death in a Toy Balloon," The Andros Targets, 1977.

"Here's Why You Order from the Spanish Side of the Menu," The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, Lifetime, 1989.

Television Work; Series:

Supervising producer, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, NBC, 1987 and 1988, then Lifetime, 1989-91.

Co-executive producer, Deadline, NBC, 2000.

Co-executive producer, The Education of Max Bickford, CBS, 2001-2002.

Producer, 30 Rock, NBC, 2007—.

Television Director; Movies:

Chestnut Hill, 2001.

Television Director; Pilots:

The Human Factor, CBS, 1992.

Likely Suspects, Fox, 1992.

Television Director; Specials:

Tracey Ullmann Takes On New York, 1993.

Television Director; Episodic:

Another World (also known as Another World: Bay City), NBC, 1986-87.

Nick and Hillary, NBC, 1989.

The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, NBC, 1987 and 1988, then Lifetime, 1989-91.

"Women and Wallace," American Playhouse, PBS, 1990.

"Twenty-seven Wagons Full of Cotton," American Playwrights Theatre: The One Acts, Arts and Entertainment, 1990.

Against the Law, Fox, 1991.

Likely Suspects, 1992.

Law & Order, NBC, 1991-2006.

Central Park West (also known as C.P.W.), CBS, 1995.

"Fire: Part 1," Homicide: Life on the Street, NBC, 1995.

Under Fire, 1995.

"Christmas Daze," Pearl, CBS, 1996.

"Smoking," Tracy Takes On …, HBO, 1996.

Public Morals, CBS, 1996.

"Tracy Takes On … Vegas," Tracy Takes On …, HBO, 1996.

Soul Man, ABC, 1997.

Cosby, CBS, 1998-2000.

Deadline, NBC, 2000.

"April Is the Cruelest Month," Sports Night, ABC, 2000.

"Bells and a Siren," Sports Night, ABC, 2000.

"Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics," The West Wing, NBC, 2000.

DAG, NBC, 2000.

"Love Stories," 100 Centre Street, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

"Queenie's Running," 100 Centre Street, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

The Education of Max Bickford, CBS, 2001-2002.

"End of the Month," 100 Centre Street, Arts and Entertainment, 2002.

"Hurricane Paul," 100 Centre Street, Arts and Entertainment, 2002.

"Tomorrow," Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2002.

Ed, NBC, 2002-2003.

"Blink," Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2003.

"Zoonotic," Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2003.

"Wrecking Ball," George Lopez, ABC, 2004.

Hope & Faith, ABC, 2004-2006.

"Managers," My Boys, TBS, 2006.

30 Rock, NBC, 2006—.

"The Emergency," The Singles Table, NBC, 2007.

"Operation: Seduce Simone," Knights of Prosperity, ABC, 2007.

"Operation: Fighting Shape," Knights of Prosperity, ABC, 2007.

"Operation: Panic Room," Knights of Prosperity, ABC, 2007.

"Operation: Oswald Montecristo," Knights of Prosperity, ABC, 2007.

"Balance," Rescue Me (also known as Rescue Me: FDNY), FX Channel, 2007.

"Seven," Rescue Me (also known as Rescue Me: FDNY), FX Channel, 2007.

Also directed One Life to Live, ABC.

Television Work; Pilots:

Theme song performer, The Film-Flam Man, NBC, 1969.

WRITINGS

Stage Scores:

Lennon, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 2005.

Film Music:

(As Chelo Scardino) Homer, National General, 1970.

Television Music; Pilots:

The Flim-Flam Man, NBC, 1969.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

New York Times, August 25, 1991, pp. H5, H18.

Variety, June 10, 1991, p. 70.

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