|Date of Birth||August 25, 1939|
|Origin||Luton, Bedfordshire, England, UK|
John Badham (born August 25, 1939) was a director of The Shield.
Badham was born in England to actress Mary Hewitt. Hewitt was married to an American Army general, and they moved to the US when Badham was a kid. He was raised in Alabama and attended Indian Springs School. After graduating, Badham went to Yale and started producing and directing for TV before making his feature-film debut The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings in 1976.
Badham's breakthrough film was the 1977 hit film Saturday Night Fever. He later directed films like Blue Thunder (1983), WarGames (1983), and Short Circuit (1985).
Badham met director D.J. Caruso while he was making an internship at Disney Studios, and started mentoring him.