Sheldon Epps
Sheldon Epps directed six episodes of "George Lopez" in its last two seasons.
Basic Information
Name Sheldon Epps
Born (1952-11-15) November 15, 1952 (age 68)
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA, U.S.
Gender Male
Occupation: Television/Theatre Director, Actor
Years Active: 1981-present
Family/Personal Information
Character Information
Involved with/Appeared on: George Lopez (TV series)
Job on series/
Appeared as:
Directed 6 episodes, Seasons 5 & 6

Sheldon Epps (born November 15, 1952) directed 6 episodes of George Lopez in Seasons 5 and 6 of the series. Born in Los Angeles, [1] Sheldon moved to Teaneck, New Jersey with his family when he was 11 years old, where he attended the local public schools, and was first drawn to the stage while at Teaneck High School. Epps graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA in 1973.[2]


Sheldon began his career as an actor studying at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Indiana Repertory Company, the Alley Theatre, Civic Light Opera of Pittsburgh[1] and The Production Company which he co-founded and for which he directed a number of plays.[3]

In 1980, Sheldon made his theater directorial debut with the Off Broadway musical Blues in the Night. It was revived in 1982, this time on Broadway. Since then, Sheldon has directed a number of other stage productions on Broadway and in regional theaters namely Scenes and Revelations, Play On!, Blue and Purlie.


In 1994, Epps moved to television, directing an episode of Evening Shade. His other television credits include Smart Guy, Sister, Sister, Frasier, Everybody Loves Raymond, Friends, Girlfriends and George Lopez.

In 1997, Epps became artistic director of the Pasadena (CA) Playhouse.[3] Despite the financial trouble the Playhouse has endured since the 1980s, Epps has continued his role in bringing back the popularity of theater to the venue.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Sheldon Epps Biography at
  2. Klein, Alvin. "The Duke and I", The New York Times, March 30, 1997. Accessed October 17, 2011. "BORN 44 years ago to St. Paul (a minister who always found someplace to preach) and Kathryn Epps (who taught home economics in Thomas Jefferson Junior High School in Teaneck), Sheldon Epps lived in Los Angeles until he was 11. We moved to Teaneck when I was in the seventh grade, and there I stayed through junior high school and through college, he said.... He discovered theater when he performed in a summer musical program at Teaneck High School."
  3. 3.0 3.1 A Conversation with Sheldon Epps - California Institute of Technology
  4. Patt Morrison, "Sheldon Epps: Play it again", Los Angeles Times, February 26, 2010

External links

IMDb logo.png Sheldon Epps at the Internet Movie Database

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