John Putch was a director for Scrubs.


The son of renowned actress Jean Stapleton and the late producer/director William H. Putch, John Putch is often referred to as an independent film maverick. One of his first indie efforts, "Valerie Flake," landed him at the '99 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. He followed that hit up with a string of indie movies, including "Pursuit Of Happiness," "Bachelorman," the award-winning "Mojave Phone Booth" and the “Route 30" trilogy of films which were shot in South Central Pennsylvania. On the studio front, John has directed big-budget comedies for Universal, including "American Pie Presents: The Book Of Love" and "Beethoven's Christmas Adventure." Last year, he directed the enigmatic "Atlas Shrugged, Part 2." For TV, he has directed numerous episodes of "Cougar Town" (including this season's upcoming finale); episodes of “Family Tools, Goodwin Games,” “Body of Proof,” "Ugly Betty," "Scrubs," "My Name is Earl" and "The Middle"; multiple TV movies for Hallmark Entertainment; and NBC's epic mini-series, "The Poseidon Adventure." Prior to becoming a filmmaker, John was an accomplished actor who started in the theater, then enjoyed a successful TV and film career before making the switch to directing.

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