Joel Zwick - Updated Jul 2024

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Joel Zwick

Joel Zwick is a popular American director. Joel Zwick has worked as a director of films, TV series, and theatre throughout his career spanning over four decades.

Early Life

Joel Zwick was born on 11 January 1942 and he is currently 81 years old. Zwick hails from Brooklyn, New York, and his zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Talking about his family, Zwick’s father was a cantor from an Orthodox background and he belongs to a Jewish family.

However, this personality had his bar mitzvah at an Orthodox synagogue. Although he has the same last name as filmmaker Edward Zwick, the two are not related.


Regarding his education, this personality graduated from James Madison High School in the year 1958.

Later on, he went to Brooklyn College where he studied Theatre and also taught in the School of Film.

Joel Zwick – Net Worth 2024

Moving on, Zwick has earned a net worth ranging from $1 million to $5 million US dollars. This popular director has earned his keeps through his hard work directing various film and TV series projects.

Relationship Status

Joel Zwick is a happily married man. His wife’s name is Dr. Candice Zwick he is a psychologist. Together, this Zwick couple has four children namely daughters Hillary, Jodi, Lara, and son Jamie.

Joel Zwick

Caption: Joel Zwick attends the 14th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival Grand Gala with his wife Candice on 24 April 2009. Source: Getty

Career and Professional Life

Professionally, Joel Zwick is a director working in the fields of film, television, and theater.

Besides his fame as a director, this personality was previously a teacher at the University of Southern California and Director at It’s a Laugh Productions.

Some of his popular works include the TV series Perfect Strangers, Full House, and Family Matters among others. He also directed the films My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Second Sight, and Fat Albert.

Moreover, this popular director has directed 21 TV pilots. All of these pilots have continued to do successful runs as weekly series. For Full House, this director worked together with popular actors including John Stamos, Bob Saget, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron, Jodie Sweetin, twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Lori Loughlin, Andrea Barber, Scott Weinger, and twins Blake and Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit.

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Caption: Joel Zwick directing actors Bob Saget and Gail Edwards in Full House. Source: Wikipedia

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Likewise, for the TV series Perfect Strangers, he worked alongside Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Melanie Wilson, Rebeca Arthur, Belita Moreno, Ernie Sabella, Lise Cutter, Jo Marie Payton-France, and Sam Anderson.

He also worked as a director for the spin-off of Full HouseFuller House. For this project, he directed actors like John Brotherton, Ashley Liao, Adam Hagenbuch, Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber, Michael Campion, Elias Harger, etc.

Further, this director also worked on the 2015 TV series Richie Rich starring actors like Jake Brennan, Brooke Wexler, Kiff VandenHeuvel, Lauren Taylor, Joshua Carlon, and Jenna Ortega among others.

This personality is best recognized for his work on the 2002 film My Big Fat Greek Wedding starring Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine, Gia Carides, Louis Mandylor, Andrea Martin, and Joey Fatone.

Joel Zwick

Caption: Joel Zwick posing for a photo with Jamaica Farwell, Alison Arngrim, Sandra Lord, and Christine Devine at Raleigh Studio’s Charlie Chaplin Theatre lobby. Source: Broadway World

Body Measurements

There is no verified information related to Joel Zwick’s body measurements including his height, weight, chest-waist-hip measures, biceps, etc.

On the other hand, Zwick has dark brown eyes and hair of the same color that has turned grey with aging.

Joel Zwick – Social Media

Talking about his social media presence, Joel Zwick is available on Facebook as “Joel Zwick”. On this platform, we can send him a friend request.

The last public post shared in this profile dates back to December 2021. On other platforms including Twitter and Instagram, Zwick doesn’t seem to have an official profile.