Gary Marshall is one of the judges on FOX's reality TV series, "On the Lot." Gary Marshall most recently directed "Georgia Rule" (2007) starring Jane Fonda, Lindsay Lohan, and Felicity Huffman.
Since his career began in the late 1950s, Gary Marshall has established himself as one of Hollywood's most respected writers, producers and directors of television, film and theater, and is still going strong today. A Bronx, New York native and a Northwestern University journalism graduate, Gary Marshall's
Among Gary Marshall's many film directing credits are hits such as "Pretty Woman," "Frankie & Johnny," "Beaches," "Overboard," "Nothing in Common," "The Flamingo Kid," "The Other Sister," "Runaway Bride," and "The Princess Diaries." Gary Marshall's most recent credits as director include 2004's "Raising Helen" and "The Princess Diaries 2."
Gary Marshall has helped launch the careers of such well-known Hollywood personalities as Julia Roberts, Robin Williams, Pam Dawber, Matt Dillon, his sister Penny Marshall, Jason Alexander, Henry Winkler, Mayim Bialik, Crystal Bernard, Anne Hathaway and Heather Matarazzo, and most recently Chris Pine from "The Princess Diaries 2."
As an actor, Gary Marshall has portrayed a casino owner in "Lost in America," a network president in "Soapdish," team owner Mr. Harvey in "A League of Their Own," Mr. Gold in "Twilight of the Golds," Candice Bergen's boss in the series "Murphy Brown," and a role in his son's directorial debut "Lucky 13." Gary Marshall also added his unique sense of humor, angst and comic timing to the voice of Chicken Little's frustrated father, Buck Cluck in Disney's "Chicken Little."
In 1983, Gary Marshall received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Gary Marshall's many accolades include the American Comedy Awards Lifetime Achievement Award, the Publicists Guild Motion Picture Showmanship Award for Film and Television, and the WGA's Valentine Davies Award. In 1997, Gary Marshall was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame. Adams Publishing released Marshall's autobiography Wake Me When It's Funny in 1995, which he wrote with his daughter Lori. In 1997, Gary Marshall realized a dream by building a 130-seat performing arts space, The Falcon Theatre, in Burbank. Gary Marshall has also recently directed his first opera, Offenbach's "Grand Duchess," produced by the Los Angeles Opera.