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Jack Bender
Jack Bender
Jack Bender guest starred as paul goodrow, a hippie friend of Gloria and Mike in Season 1 of AITF.
Personal Information
Gender: Male
Born: (1949-09-25) September 25, 1949 (age 74)
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Actor, director
Years active: 1971–present
Spouse(s): Laura Owens
Character/Series involvement
Series: All in the Family
Episodes appeared in: "Mike's Hippie Friends Come to Visit" (Season 1)
Character played: Paul Goodrow
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Jack Bender (born September 25, 1949) guest starred as Paul Goodrow, a hippie friend of the Stivics who grew up with Gloria, who they invited to sleep over in the Bunkers' living room with his girlfriend Robin (Jenny Sullivan), to Archie's objections in the Season 1 episode of All in the Family titled "Mike's Hippie Friends Come to Visit" (#7).

About Jack[]

A director of film and television, as well as a television producer, a writer and an actor. He is previously known for his work on HBO's Sopranos, and two JJ. Abrams-created ABC projects —Alias and later Lost, for which Bender served as one of the executive producers and the lead director, having directed 38 of its 121 episodes.

Bender grew up in a secular Jewish family in Los Angeles.[1] His father was a furrier to the Hollywood community.[1] He studied art with Los Angeles artist Martin Lubner (spouse of actress Joanna Merlin) and then went into acting "because it seemed like what I could do and make a living."[1] As an actor, Bender guest-starred on All in the Family, The Bob Newhart Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. He co-starred in The Million Dollar Duck, Savage and McNaughton's Daughter. He then went into directing, working on a number of television series.

In 2016, Jack directed two episodes in Season 6 of the HBO TV series Game of Thrones[2], the fifth and the sixth episodes.[3]

Bender received nominations for the Wikipedia:Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for his direction of the ABC-TV series Lost episodes "Live Together, Die Alone", "Through the Looking Glass" and the series finale "The End". He was also nominated for the Game of Thrones episode "The Door".

Family/Personal Life[]

Bender is married to Rabbi Laura Owens of B’nai Horin.[1] They have two daughters, Hannah and Sophie Owens-Bender.[1]


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