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John MacDonald Badham is an English-born American director of film and television, best known for the films Saturday Night Fever (1977), Blue Thunder (1983), WarGames (1983), Short Circuit (1986), and Stakeout (1987).

Badham worked in television for years, before his breakthrough in 1977 with Saturday Night Fever, a massive worldwide hit starring John Travolta. WarGames (1983), starring Matthew Broderick, is his other signature film, renowned for its take on popular Cold War fears of nuclear terror, and holocaust, as well as being one of the first films to deal with the subculture of amateur hacking.

In addition to his numerous film credits, Badham has also directed and produced for TV, including credits for Rod Serling's Night Gallery, and the A&E television series The Beast. He has also contributed commentary to the web series Trailers from Hell.

Description above from the Wikipedia article John Badham, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

John MacDonald Badham is an English-born American director of film and television, best known for the films Saturday Night Fever (1977), Blue Thunder (1983), WarGames (1983), Short Circuit (1986), and Stakeout (1987).

Badham worked in television for years, before his breakthrough in 1977 with Saturday Night Fever, a massive worldwide hit starring John Travolta. WarGames (1983), starring Matthew Broderick, is his other signature film, renowned for its take on popular Cold War fears of nuclear terror, and holocaust, as well as being one of the first films to deal with the subculture of amateur hacking.

In addition to his numerous film credits, Badham has also directed and produced for TV, including credits for Rod Serling's Night Gallery, and the A&E television series The Beast. He has also contributed commentary to the web series Trailers from Hell.

Description above from the Wikipedia article John Badham, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 65

Birthday 1939-08-25

Place of Birth Luton, Bedfordshire, England, UK

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Charles John Smith
  • John M. Badham

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2018 Siren (2 episodes)Director
2016 Rush Hour (2 episodes)Director
2015 Stitchers (2 episodes)Director
2014 Constantine (1 episode)Director
2012 Arrow (1 episode)Director
2010 The Event (1 episode)Director
2010 Nikita (2 episodes)Director
2008 In Plain Sight (1 episode)Director
2006 Heroes (3 episodes)Director
2006 Men in Trees (1 episode)Director
2006 Psych (6 episodes)Director
2005 Criminal Minds (1 episode)Director
2005 Just Legal (1 episode)Director
2005 Supernatural (9 episodes)Director
2005 Blind Justice (2 episodes)Director
2004 Evel Knievel Director
2003 Footsteps Director
2003 Las Vegas (2 episodes)Director
2002 Obsessed Director
2002 The Shield (1 episode)Director
2002 Brother's Keeper Director
2001 Crossing Jordan (2 episodes)Director
2000 The Last Debate Director
1999 The Jack Bull Director
1998 Floating Away Director
1997 Incognito Director
1995 Nick of Time Director
1994 Drop Zone Director
1993 Another Stakeout Director
1993 Point of No Return Director
1991 The Hard Way Director
1990 Bird on a Wire Director
1987 Stakeout Director
1986 Short Circuit Director
1985 American Flyers Director
1983 WarGames Director
1983 Blue Thunder Director
1981 Whose Life Is It Anyway? Director
1979 Dracula Director
1977 Saturday Night Fever Director
1976 The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings Director
1974 The Godchild Director
1974 Reflections of Murder Director
1974 The Gun Director
1974 The Law Director
1974 Rex Harrison Presents Stories of Love Director
1973 Isn't It Shocking? Director
1973 Police Story (1 episode)Director
1972 Cool Million (2 episodes)Director
1972 Kung Fu (1 episode)Director
1972 The Streets of San Francisco (1 episode)Director
1972 The Sixth Sense (2 episodes)Director
1971 The Impatient Heart Director
1971 Sarge (2 episodes)Director
1971 Nichols (2 episodes)Director
1971 Cannon (1 episode)Director
1970 Night Gallery (5 episodes)Director
1970 The Bold Ones: The Senator (2 episodes)Director
1969 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (4 episodes)Director

Production

2005 Blind Justice (13 episodes)Producer
1995 Nick of Time Producer
1994 Drop Zone Executive Producer
1993 Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story Executive Producer
1989 Disorganized Crime Executive Producer
1987 Stakeout Producer
1970 Night Gallery (44 episodes)Producer
1969 Night Gallery Associate Producer

Acting

2017 Saturday Night Fever: The Ultimate Disco Movie as Himself
2009 Tromatized: Meet Lloyd Kaufman as Himself
2007 Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story as Himself
2001 Crossing Jordan (1 episode)

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