GARRY MARSHALL (Founder) is a veteran producer, director and writer of film, television and theatre. After graduating from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, he went on to create, write and produce some of television's most beloved situation comedies, including Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy, and The Odd Couple. He is currently an executive consultant on CBS's reincarnation of The Odd Couple, starring Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon.
Mr. Marshall is passionate about live theatre. His play, Shelves, was performed at the Pheasant Run Playhouse in St. Charles, Illinois. A renamed revival of the show, Everybody Say Cheese just had a successful premiere run at the Falcon Theatre. The Roast a play he co-wrote with Jerry Belson, ran at the Winter Garden Theater in New York. In addition, he co-wrote Wrong Turn at Lungfish with Lowell Ganz, which he then went on to direct in Los Angeles with Hector Elizondo, in Chicago, and off-Broadway with George C. Scott. At the request of Placido Domingo, he made his operatic directing debut at Los Angeles Opera in 2005, with his own adaptation of Offenbach's The Grand Duchess, starring Frederica von Stade. In 2007, he joined the San Antonio Opera to direct Elixir of Love, which received rave reviews.
Mr. Marshall has directed 18 movies. Among them are Pretty Woman, Beaches, Overboard, The Princess Diaries 1 & 2, Runaway Bride, Valentine's Day, and New Year's Eve, starring Robert DeNiro, Hilary Swank and Halle Berry. His latest film, to be released in 2016, is "Mother's Day," starring Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, and Julia Roberts. As an actor Garry's played many memorable roles, including the devil in Hocus Pocus, Mr. Harvey in his sister Penny Marshall's A League of Their Own, and Irwin in his son Scott Marshall's debut feature, Keeping Up with the Steins. He's done voice-over work in the Disney film Chicken Little (as Chicken Little's father 'Buck Cluck'), and multiple episodes of The Simpsons, and The Looney Tunes Show, and has lent his voice to an upcoming Scooby Doo movie. Recently he has done several guest acting appearances, including Louis CK's show Louie, and CBS's sitcom Two and A Half Men. Mr. Marshall has written two autobiographies with his daughter, Lori, Wake Me When It's Funny and My Happy Days in Hollywood. And in 1997, Mr. Marshall built a theatre in Burbank, California with his daughter, Kathleen, called the Falcon Theatre, which every year presents a full season of plays, mostly comedies.