Ken Kwapis


Birth Name: Ken Kwapis
Born: 08/17/1957
Birth Place: Belleville, Illinois, USA

Having earned a Student Academy Award for his USC thesis film, "For Heaven's Sake!", he spent the early part of his career alternating between TV and features. Kwapis broke in showbiz directing specials designed for young teens at CBS and ABC. In 1983, he helmed "Revenge of the Nerd", a "CBS Schoolbreak Special", about a studious young man who uses his brains to turn the tables on his tormentors. The next year, Kwapis won strong reviews for directing Robert Klein and Scott Schwartz in "Summer Switch", an "ABC Afterschool Special" in which father and son unwittingly change places. Other small screen credits included an episode of "Amazing Stories" (NBC, 1987), starring Kathy Baker, two segmen...

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