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George Gallo

George Gallo spent most of his youth writing and painting with equal fervor. He studied privately with landscape painter George Cherepov, who wrote several Watson-Guptil books on painting, and it was during his studies that he realized how much the arts of writing, painting, and music were intertwined.

In 1982, Gallo moved to Los Angeles from Mamaroneck, New York, with several screenplays under his arm and less than eight hundred dollars in his pocket. Four years later, his first script was produced. The film, Wise Guys starred Danny Devito and was followed up with the classic, Midnight Run with Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin. In 1990, he wrote and directed the critically acclaimed 29th Street which starred Danny Aiello and Anthony LaPaglia. Among his other credits are the 1995 hit, Bad Boys starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence and the 2001 film, Double Take starring Eddie Griffin and Orlando Jones, which he wrote and directed. He just finished directing the comedy concert/documentary film on actor/comic Eddie Griffin entitled DisFunktional Family. He just finished writing the sequel to the Bruce Willis/Matthew Perry hit comedy, The Whole Nine Yards. He is gearing up to direct Friends Again and produce Senior Skip Day with Eagle Cove Productions.

Gallo has taught classes in both screenwriting and landscape painting at USC, UCLA and the Art Academy of Los Angeles. He recently received the Outstanding Contribution to Film Award from the Las Vegas Screenwriting Network.

His paintings are in numerous public places and private collections. He's had over a dozen one man shows, including three at Grand Central Art Gallery in New York City. He is an Artist Member of the California Art Club, Oil Painters of America and a recipient of the Arts of the Parks Top 100 Award. He is represented by the Thomas Moxley Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the Newman Gallery in Philadelphia.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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George Gallo Facts

Birth NameGeorge H. Gallo Jr.
OccupationDirector, Screenwriter

Selected Filmography

Local Color
My Mom's New Boyfriend
Double Take
Middle Men
Dysfunktional Family
Trapped In Paradise
Columbus Circle
29th Street
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