Rich Correll began his theatrical career at the age of eight, appearing in over 100 TV shows as a featured actor and then landing a recurring role in the cult classic “Leave It To Beaver.”
Having been brought up by one of radio’s most popular stars, Charles Correll, “Andy” of “Amos’n’Andy”, Rich spent numerous hours in the company of some of America’s greatest comedians – Stan Laurel, Groucho Marx, Bob Hope, Jack Benny and Harold Lloyd to name a few. This valuable comedy background led to a teaching internship in Vintage Comedy at USC, where Rich graduated with a degree in Cinema Arts. More importantly, it also led to a career in multi-camera sitcoms where Rich had the privilege of producing and directing some of the biggest hits on television – “Happy Days,” “Laverne and Shirley,” “Full House,” “Family Matters,” “Perfect Strangers,” “Married With Children,” “Yes Dear,” “Reba,” etc.
In the mid-nineties, Rich became ABC’s #1 sitcom director, specializing in “family programming.” During Disney Channel’s ramp up of original programming between 2002-09, he became the channel’s most prolific sitcom director. He directed “That’s So Raven,” “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody,” “Cory in the House,” “Suite Life on Deck,” “I’m In The Band,” “Phil of the Future,” and also directed the show he co-created for Disney, “Hannah Montana.”