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Terry Jastrow was born July 15, 1948. He grew up in Midland, Texas, and is the Producer and / or Director of some of the world's greatest events for more than 30 years. In Film / Television, Mr. Jastrow has received 7 Emmy Awards and been nominated 17 times. He started working for ABC Sports at age 21, being the youngest network television sports producer in history at age 24.
He directed his first telecast in April 1974 and continued producing and directing at ABC Sports for twenty-two years. Jastrow was a producer/director of six Olympic Games, including the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, where he directed the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. He was a director of Super Bowl XIX and produced or directed sixty major golf championships and approximately fifty episodes of ABC's Wide World of Sports. For his work in sports television, Jastrow won seven Emmy Awards (with seventeen nominations)
Next, he served as president of Jack Nicklaus Productions for twelve years. The company's principal business was to create and televise entertaining events that ultimately generated over fifty million dollars for worthy charities.
Jastrow studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in New York City, where he was invited to be in Mr. Strasberg's Master Class. This led to an eventful few years as an actor, during which he did his share of theater, film, and television.
In 2015, Jastrow wrote, produced, and directed the feature film The
Squeeze, which was released theatrically around the world and
purchased by the Golf Channel for television. In 2016, he wrote a
stage play, The Trial of Jane Fonda, which was produced at the Park
Theatre in London and received a nomination for Best New Play (off
Biography of Terry Jastrow (Amazon)