Film director; producer; author; university professor.  Born–August 25,1939, Lupton, England (moved to Birmingham with his family at the age of two).  Parents– Henry Lee Badham and Mary Hewitt.  Married– Jan Speck.Education– Indian Springs School; Yale University; Yale School of Drama, M.A.  Began work at Universal Studios and worked his way  up in films and television; television credits include segments of Night Gallery, The Beast, and many others;  first major theatrical film successes Saturday Night Fever (1977), War Games, and Blue Thunder (1983).Professor and head of the Graduate Directing Program at the Dodge College of Film and Media at Chapman University.  Winner of two Saturn Awards, a George Pal Award,and other professional recognition.


John Badham website.


I’ll Be in My Trailer.  Michael Wiese Productions, 2006.

John Badham on Directing.  Michael Wiese Productions, 2013.