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Jeff Bleckner (born August 12, 1943) is an American theatre and television director.


Born in Brooklyn, New York, Bleckner made his directorial debut off-Broadway with The Unseen Hand/Forensic and the Navigators, an evening of one-act plays by Sam Shepard, in 1970. He also directed three off-Broadway productions of works by David Rabe: the first two plays in his Vietnam War trilogy, The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel and Sticks and Bones (both of which transferred to Broadway), and The Orphan. Additional Broadway credits include Paul Zindel's The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild and Herb Gardner's The Goodbye People.

Bleckner's television directing credits include Welcome Back, Kotter, Bret Maverick, The Stockard Channing Show, Knots Landing, Dynasty, Trapper John, M.D., Lou Grant, Remington Steele, Hill Street Blues, Commander in Chief, Medium, Hawthorne Blackout Effect, NTSB The crash of flight 323 and Boston Legal, in addition to numerous television movies. His most recent project is the pilot for Conspiracy, a potential series for the 2007-08 season, starring Lisa Sheridan as a Washington, D.C. attorney attempting to undercover the secrets of a pharmaceutical company she successfully defended.

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