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Harry Basil

Director

 

Biography

Born and raised in New Jersey, Harry was always into movies. He turned his back yard into a film studio, shooting dozens of super 8 action and horror films. By the age of 18, he had won the New Jersey Institute of Tech Film Award presented to him by legendary director Otto Preminger. The director laughed, when Harry accepted the award and said, “thanks a-lot Ott.”

Harry moved out to Hollywood in the mid 80s and created his comedy routine at the world famous Comedy Store. He quickly made a name for himself in the comedy circuit, headlining the Comedy Store in Vegas and other major comedy clubs in the country. He was in big demand as an opening act for such stars as Gloria Estafan, Liza Minelli, The Beach Boys, the Pointer Sisters, Chuck Berry and Rodney Dangerfield.

Harry received a lot of “Respect” from the man who “gets none”, when Rodney featured Harry in two of his HBO specials. Harry’s love for the movies really paid off when he co-wrote and co-produced three of Rodney… read more

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