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Richard Clayman

Part-Time Lecturer
Work Phone: 310.251.0434

Richard Clayman’s career spans 30 years as a writer, director, producer, and actor in television, radio, theater, and film. His career began in producing and directing over 250 sporting events, including the USC Trojans basketball, and football team while Coach John Robinson’s led the winning teams, and for which he received an Emmy Award nomination. He also covered the last football season of Coach John McKay when he led the Trojans. When Coach Robinson left to coach the Los Angeles Rams, Clayman was invited to produce those games as well.

Clayman made the transition to episodic situation comedies when Norman Lear took him on for four years in producing all of his major prime time hits: All in the Family, Maude, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, Good Times, Sanford & Son, Mary Hartman, and Facts of Life.

His short films have won worldwide recognition and his plays have received numerous awards. Every major television and cable network has used his expertise in both producing and directing pilots and prime time series.

Clayman, a graduate of Pomona College, holds membership in the Directors Guild, the Writers Guild, and the Screen Actors Guild.