After undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin and Marquette University, Schultz attended Princeton; where in 1966 he directed his first play, Waiting for Godot. Schultz joined the Negro Ensemble Company in 1968, which brought him to Broadway in 1969. His breakthrough production was To Be Young, Gifted, and Black, which he restaged for television in 1971. Schultz' earliest film projects included Cooley High and Honeybaby, Honeybaby combined low comedy with profound social comment.
Schultz brought to the big screen such memorable cinematic gems as Car Wash, and Which Way is Up and Busting Loose both starring Richard Pryor. As of late, Schultz has been busy adding his distinctive direction to some of Hollywood's highest rated television projects including Boston Public, The Practice, Ally McBeal, and Touched by an Angel.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
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