STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 112 this week

John G. Avildsen (1935–2017)


John G. Avildsen was born on December 21, 1935 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as John Guilbert Avildsen. He was a director and editor, known for Rocky (1976), Rocky V (1990) and The Karate Kid Part III (1989). He was married to Tracy Brooks Swope and Marie Olga Maturevich. He died on June 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

John Cho's 'Search' on Cutting Edge of Sundance Cinema

John Cho talks to Kevin Smith about his Sundance NEXT thriller Search, which is told entirely on computer screens as a father traces his missing daughter.

Watch now

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

Editorial Lists

Related lists from IMDb editors

a list of 244 images
updated 1 week ago
 

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 people
created 09 Apr 2011
 
a list of 38 people
created 26 Aug 2012
 
a list of 46 people
created 03 Sep 2012
 
a list of 30 people
created 20 Mar 2015
 
a list of 23 people
created 27 Dec 2016
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of John G. Avildsen's work have you seen?

User Polls

Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Rocky
Rocky Director
(1976)
Rocky V
Rocky V Director
(1990)
The Karate Kid Part III
(1989)
The Karate Kid
The Karate Kid Director
(1984)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Director (29 credits)
 2014 Let Love Last (Short)
 1999/II Desert Heat (as Danny Mulroon, director's cut)
 1994 8 Seconds
 1990 Rocky V
 1989 Lean on Me
 1988 For Keeps?
 1982 Traveling Hopefully (Documentary)
 1981 Neighbors
 1980 Murder Ink (TV Series)
 1980 The Formula
 1976 Rocky
 1975 Foreplay (segment "Inaugural Ball")
 1972 The Stoolie (co-director)
 1971 Okay Bill
 1971 Cry Uncle
 1970 Joe
 1965 Light Sound Diffused (Documentary short)
Show Show Editor (14 credits)
Show Show Producer (8 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (8 credits)
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (3 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (3 credits)
Show Show Actor (2 credits)
Show Show Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (2 credits)
Show Show Editorial department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (8 credits)
Show Show Self (18 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

John G Avildsen | John Avildsen | Danny Mulroon

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

When I read Rocky V (1990), it was a terrific story, a great script. Rocky died at the end. He has this devastating fight with Tommy Gunn, ends up in an ambulance with his head in Adrian's lap, and by the time they get to the hospital, he's dead. See more »

Trivia:

Has a daughter named Bridget Avildsen (b. 2 October 1993) with his ex-wife, Tracy Brooks Swope. See more »

Trademark:

Underdog films complete with realistic character development and montage sequences

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

Contribute to This Page