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John MacDonald Badham (born August 25, 1939) is an English-born American director of film and television, best known for the films Saturday Night Fever
Saturday Night Fever
(1977), Dracula (1979), Blue Thunder
Blue Thunder
(1983), WarGames
WarGames
(1983), Short Circuit (1986), and Stakeout (1987).

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Family 4 Filmography

4.1 Television films 4.2 Television series

5 Publications 6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit] John Badham was born in Luton, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom, the son of U.S. Army General Henry Lee Badham, Jr., and English-born actress Mary Iola Badham (née Hewitt).[1] Badham's father, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, moved his family back to the U.S., when Badham was two years old. John's parents and paternal grandparents are buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham. John's father was an aviator in both World Wars, and was posthumously inducted into the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame in 2007. After retirement from the U.S. Air Force as a Brigadier General, John's father became a businessman and was involved with the development of the Ensley and Bessemer regions near Birmingham, Alabama. This same line of business had brought his own father, John's grandfather, into association with Walker Percy, grandfather of writer Walker Percy.[2] Following World War II, Badham's family settled in Mountain Brook, a suburb of Henry Lee Badham, Jr.'s native Birmingham, where John Badham was raised. He attended the Indian Springs School in Indian Springs Village and college at Yale University.[1] Career[edit] Badham worked in television for years, before his breakthrough in 1977 with Saturday Night Fever, a massive worldwide hit starring John Travolta. WarGames
WarGames
(1983), starring Matthew Broderick, is his other signature film, renowned for its take on popular Cold War
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.[3] 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.[4] Family[edit] Badham's sister, Mary Badham, was nominated for an Oscar for her role as "Scout" Finch in the film To Kill a Mockingbird. They worked together on one project, William Castle's Let's Kill Uncle. Badham was Castle's casting director, and Mary played one of the leads.[5] Badham's former wife is veteran model Jan Speck of The New Treasure Hunt fame. She has had assorted cameo roles in many of his projects, starting in the 1980s.[citation needed] Filmography[edit]

The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976) Saturday Night Fever
Saturday Night Fever
(1977) Dracula (1979) Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981) Blue Thunder
Blue Thunder
(1983) WarGames
WarGames
(1983) American Flyers
American Flyers
(1985) Short Circuit (1986) Stakeout (1987) Bird on a Wire (1990) The Hard Way (1991) Point of No Return (1993) Another Stakeout
Another Stakeout
(1993) Drop Zone (1994) Nick of Time (1995) Incognito (1997) Brother's Keeper (2002)

Television films[edit]

The Impatient Heart, NBC, (1971) No Place to Run, ABC, (1972) (Uncredited) Isn't It Shocking?, ABC, (1973) The Law, NBC, (1974) The Gun, ABC, (1974) Reflections of Murder, ABC, (1974) The Godchild, ABC, (1974) The Keegans, CBS, (1976) Floating Away, SHO, (1998) The Jack Bull, HBO, (1999) The Last Debate, SHO, (2000) Obsessed, LIFE, (2002) Footsteps, CBS, (2003) Evel Knievel, TNT, (2004)

Television series[edit]

The Bold Ones: The Senator, NBC, (1971) Sarge, NBC, (1971) Night Gallery, NBC, (1971) Nichols, NBC, (1972) The Sixth Sense, ABC, (1972) The Bold Ones: The New Doctors, NBC, (1972) Cool Million, NBC, (1972) Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law, ABC, (1973) The Streets of San Francisco, ABC, (1973) Cannon, CBS, (1973) Kung Fu, ABC, (1973) Police Story, NBC, (1973) Rex Harrison Presents Stories of Love, NBC, (1974) The Shield, FX, (2003) Blind Justice, ABC, (2005) Just Legal, The WB, (2005) Heroes, NBC, (2006) Crossing Jordan, NBC, (2007) Standoff, FOX, (2007) Las Vegas, NBC, (2007) Psych, USA, (2007) Men in Trees, ABC, (2008) In Plain Sight, USA, (2008) The Beast, A&E, (2009) Criminal Minds, CBS, (2009) Trauma, NBC, (2010) The Event, NBC, (2010) Nikita, The CW, (2012) Constantine, NBC, (2014) Supernatural, The CW, (2014) 12 Monkeys, SYFY, (2015) Stitchers, FREE, (2015) Arrow, The CW, (2015) Rush Hour, CBS, (2016)

Publications[edit]

Badham, John (2006). I’ll Be in My Trailer. Michael Wiese Productions. ISBN 1-932907-14-9.  Badham, John (2013). John Badham on Directing. Michael Wiese Productions. ISBN 1-615931-38-4. 

References[edit]

^ a b "John Badham, Director (official website): Biography". Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2013.  ^ Badham, Jr., H. L., comp. History of the Bessemer Coal, Iron, and Land Company. Bessemer: N.p., 1948 ^ Barsanti, Chris (2014). The Sci-Fi Movie Guide: The Universe of Film from Alien to Zardoz. Canton MI: Visible Ink Press. p. 422. ISBN 9781578595037. Retrieved 1 October 2015.  ^ Marshall, Colin. "John Landis Deconstructs Trailers of Great 20th Century Films: Citizen Kane, Sunset Boulevard, 2001 & More". Open Culture,. Retrieved 30 September 2015.  ^ 'Trailers from Hell: John Badham on 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

External links[edit]

John Badham on IMDb John Badham at BFI Film & TV Database http://www.johnbadham.com/

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Films directed by John Badham

Isn't It Shocking?
Isn't It Shocking?
(1973) The Gun (1974) Reflections of Murder (1974) The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976) Saturday Night Fever
Saturday Night Fever
(1977) Dracula (1979) Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981) Blue Thunder
Blue Thunder
(1983) WarGames
WarGames
(1983) American Flyers
American Flyers
(1985) Short Circuit (1986) Stakeout (1987) Bird on a Wire (1990) The Hard Way (1991) Point of No Return (1993) Another Stakeout
Another Stakeout
(1993) Drop Zone (1994) Nick of Time (1995) Incognito (1997) The Jack Bull
The Jack Bull
(1999) The Last Debate
The Last Debate
(2000) Footsteps (2003) Evel Knievel (2004)

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Saturn Award for Best Director

Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(1974/75) Dan Curtis (1976) George Lucas/ Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1977) Philip Kaufman
Philip Kaufman
(1978) Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott
(1979) Irvin Kershner
Irvin Kershner
(1980) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1981) Nicholas Meyer
Nicholas Meyer
(1982) John Badham (1983) Joe Dante
Joe Dante
(1984) Ron Howard
Ron Howard
(1985) James Cameron
James Cameron
(1986) Paul Verhoeven
Paul Verhoeven
(1987) Robert Zemeckis
Robert Zemeckis
(1988) James Cameron
James Cameron
(1989/90) James Cameron
James Cameron
(1991) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1992) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1993) James Cameron
James Cameron
(1994) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(1995) Roland Emmerich
Roland Emmerich
(1996) John Woo
John Woo
(1997) Michael Bay
Michael Bay
(1998) Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski (1999) Bryan Singer
Bryan Singer
(2000) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2001) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(2002) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2003) Sam Raimi
Sam Raimi
(2004) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2005) Bryan Singer
Bryan Singer
(2006) Zack Snyder
Zack Snyder
(2007) Jon Favreau
Jon Favreau
(2008) James Cameron
James Cameron
(2009) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2010) J. J. Abrams
J. J. Abrams
(2011) Joss Whedon
Joss Whedon
(2012) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2013) James Gunn
James Gunn
(2014) Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott
(2015) Gareth Edwards (2016)

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