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John Rich

Born: Jul 6, 1925

Death: Jan 29, 2012

Birthplace: Rockaway Beach

Profession: Film Producer

Nationality: United States

John Rich

Date of Birth : Jul 6, 1925
Date of Death : Jan 29, 2012
Birth Place : Rockaway Beach

John Rich was an American film and television director. He directed such television shows as Colonel Humphrey Flack, I Married Joan, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Where's Raymond?, Mister Ed, The Dick Van Dyke Show, All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Maude, Good Times, Barney Miller, Newhart, Benson, The Brady Bunch, and Gilligan's Island. His feature film credits include Wives and Lovers, Boeing Boeing, Roustabout and Easy Come, Easy Go. He also participated in the live telecast of the opening day ceremonies of Disneyland in 1955. He won an Emmy for The Dick Van Dyke Show, two Emmys for All in the Family, and two Golden Globes and an N.A.A.C.P. Image Award for All in the Family. In the 1980s, Rich and Henry Winkler formed a production company called Henry Winkler/John Rich Productions and together they produced MacGyver for Paramount Television. Rich studied at the University of Michigan earning both a B.A. and an M.A. degree in English. Mr.


  • Film Producer
  • Film director
  • Television producer
  • Television Director


  • Sylvia Lewis
  • Patricia Dodds


  • Catherine Rich
  • Robert Rich
  • Anthony Rich

Awards Won

  • Peabody Award
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
  • Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Comedy Series
  • DGA Honorary Life Member Award
  • DGA Robert B. Aldrich Achievement Award
  • Directors Guild of America Outstanding Television Director
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