Shea Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Jack Shea

Interviewed by: Joan Tewkesbury

Jack Shea is a film and television director whose credits include such iconic series as Sanford and Son (1972-1974) and The Jeffersons (1975-1979). While Shea served in the Korean War, he worked in the Motion Picture and Television Unit of the Air Force. After his service, he worked in television as an Assistant Director and pursued a career in directing.

Jack Shea discusses how he broke into directing while working as a Assistant Director on The Bob Hope Show.

Shea reflects on his long run as the series director on The Jeffersons and how everyone benefited from having one director on the show during that period of time.

The Guild's commitment and role in promoting diversity in hiring practices for women and minorities working in film and television.