Biography 2017-08-01T13:27:29+00:00

Biography

Terry Jastrow has been the Producer and/or Director of some of the world’s greatest events over the last 30 years.  Jastrow is also a Novelist, Screenwriter, Playwright, and Film & Theater Director.  The following is a partial list of accomplishments:

TELEVISION. Jastrow received 7 Emmy Awards (nominated 17 times). He started working at age 21 for ABC Sports, and became the youngest network television sports producer ever at age 23. He was a Producer and/or Director at ABC Sports for 24 years. Among the many events for which Jastrow was a Producer or Director are: The Super Bowl XIX; 60 of golf’s Major Championships including the U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championships; the Indy 500; and ABC’s Wide World of Sports.

Other notable accomplishments: Producer/Director of six Olympic Games, i.e. Summer Olympics: Munich 1972, Montreal 1976, and Los Angeles 1984.  Winter Olympics: Lake Placid 1980, Sarajavo 1984, and Calgary 1988. Additionally he produced or directed the Opening & Closing Ceremonies at three Olympics, especially the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles in 1984.

Produced many programs with Howard Cosell during his prime (1974–1977), including THE HOWARD COSELL SPORTS MAGAZINE SHOW and numerous boxing championships and Olympic events.

IMG_016edit-300x200President of Jack Nicklaus Productions for 12 years: re-launched SHELL’S WONDERFUL WORLD of GOLF, created WENDY’S 3-TOUR CHALLENGE, THE DINERS CLUB MATCHES, MICHAEL DOUGLAS & FRIENDS, and the TOMMY BAHAMA CHALLENGE. Additionally, he produced the first golf video games in partnership with Accolade.

Produced/Directed golf instructional programs for Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Greg Norman, Curtis Strange, Tom Kite, Phil Mickelson, Tom Watson, and Butch Harmon.

Produced the famed Haute Couture Paris Fashion Collections, ABC.

Produced the first English speaking telecasts of Carnival in Rio, The Travel Channel.

Co-Creator, Producer, & Host Announcer of the WORLD CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP, Golf Channel & Sky TV.

FEATURE FILM. Wrote, Produced, & Directed THE SQUEEZE (2014).  Developed, Produced and Starred in WALTZ ACROSS TEXAS  (1982).

THEATER. Directed Los Angeles stage premiere of A COUPLA WHITE CHICKS SITTING AROUND TALKING, starring Anne Archer and Elizabeth Ashley. Directed AS IF IT MATTERS at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Wrote & Directed THE VAGINAL LOCK at the Skylight Theater in Los Angeles. Wrote & Directed THE TRIAL of JANE FONDA, which premiered at the Edgemar Theater in Los Angeles in October 2012, had a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014, and The Park Theatre in London 2016 (nominated for Best New Play).

Studied acting with Lee Strasberg at the Theater Institute (7 years), and with Milton Katselas at the Beverly Hills Playhouse (15 years) where he also taught for 6 years. Jastrow acted in numerous feature films and episodic television, as well as plays in both New York City and Los Angeles.

NOVELIST. Terry’s new novel, The Trial of Prisoner 043, released on August 1, 2017. It is a novel set in the future wherein George W. Bush is put on trial at the International Criminal Court for War Crimes.

Terry’s IMDB page is here: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0419358/?ref_=tt_ov_dr