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Biography #2 (for DysFunKtional Family)

Director George Gallo worked with Eddie Griffin on the comedy Double Take, developing the rapport that allowed him to get inside not only Eddie's comedy but his family in DysFunKtional Family.

Gallo spent 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 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 is the 1995 hit, Bad Boys starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. Gallo just finished writing the sequel to the Bruce Willis/Matthews Perry hit comedy, The whole Nine Yards, and is gearing up to direct Friend 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 Las Vegas Screenwriting Network.

Bio courtesy Miramax for "DysFunKtional Family" (14-Apr-2003)