He has also directed series, including NewsRadio, Everybody Loves Raymond, Ellen, Mad About You, Veronica’s Closet, Friends, Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place, According to Jim, Greek, Californication, Hot in Cleveland, and Baby Daddy, among others. His film work includes The Santa Clause 2 (2002), Connie and Carla (2004), The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, and Tooth Fairy (2010).
For his directorial efforts Lembeck has been nominated for a Children’s Programs DGA Award in 2012 for Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure. He has also been nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards, winning once in 1996 for an episode of Friends. An active member of the Guild, Lembeck served on the Western Director’s Council from 1995-2011 and served on the 1999, 2005, 2008, and 2011 Negotiating Committees.