John Kent Harrison

Director, Writer

John Kent Harrison is a television producer, director and writer.

Harrison was educated at Columbia University and at Appleby College in Canada.

Harrison is best known for his work in the international miniseries format. Various credits include The Water is Wide (2006), Pope John Paul II (2005) with Jon Voight who was nominated for an Emmy Award for his role as Pope John Paul II. Two other popular films are A Bear Named Winnie (2004), Emmy Award winning Helen of Troy (2003), and A Wrinkle in Time (mini-series) which won the International Children's Film Festival in 2003.

With a 34 share, his 1996 TV movie, What The Deaf Man Heard, has been the highest-rated stand-alone 2-hour TV movie since 1991. It was also nominated for an Emmy Award as Best TV movie of the year. The following year his Hallmark Hall of Fame production, William Faulkner's Old Man with Arliss Howard and Jeanne Tripplehorn won two Emmy Awards, the Humanitas Prize and the Columbus Gold Medal.

In 2009 Harrison was nominated by the DGA as best TV movie director of the year for his Hallmark Hall of Fame production of "The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler" with Anna Paquin who was also nominated for a Golden Globe in her role as Irena Sendler, a Polish hero of the Holocaust. Also that year, Harrison directed Winona Ryder and Barry Pepper in another Hallmark Hall of Fame Production, "The Lois Wilson Story" about Lois and Bill Wilson who respectively founded Al-Anon and AA.

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Filmography (26 titles)

(movie, 2013)
···Christmas in Conway
Genre: Drama, Romance, Family
Role: Director
(movie, 2011)
···Change of Plans
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Role: Director
(movie, 2011)
···Game of Your Life
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Role: Director
(movie, 2010)
···A Walk in My Shoes
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
Genre: Drama, Biography
Role: Director
Genre: Drama
Role: Director, Writer
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 2006)
···The Water Is Wide
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 2005)
···Pope John Paul II
Genre: Drama, Biography
Role: Director
(movie, 2004)
···A Bear Named Winnie
Genre: Drama, War
Role: Director
(movie, 2004)
···The Winning Season
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Family
Role: Director
(movie, 2003)
···A Wrinkle in Time
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Family
Role: Director
(movie, 2003)
···Helen of Troy
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 2001)
···In Love and War
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Role: Director
(movie, 2000)
···A House Divided
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1999)
···You Know My Name
Genre: Drama, Western
Role: Director
(movie, 1997)
···Old Man
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Director
(movie, 1997)
···What the Deaf Man Heard
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1995)
···Johnny's Girl
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
Genre: Western
Role: Director
(movie, 1994)
···For the Love of Aaron
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1992)
···City Boy
Genre: Drama, Adventure
Role: Director
(movie, 1992)
···The Sound and the Silence
Genre: Drama, Biography
Role: Director
(movie, 1990)
···Beautiful Dreamers
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1977)
···Shock Waves
Genre: Horror
Role: Writer