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Jack Hofsiss is an American director for theatre, film and television. His direction of The Elephant Man earned him a Tony Award (the youngest director to have ever received it at the time), Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Obie award and New York Drama Critics Award.

Hofsiss grew up in New York City as a Catholic and served as an altar boy, which he claims was his "first experience of theatre." He is a 1971 graduate of Georgetown University.

After a directing stint at The Folger Theatre in Washington, he became a casting director in New York for several years. He then directed "The Best of Families, a mini-series, for television in 1977. He also directed for TV Out of Our Father's House (1978), 3 by Cheever: The Sorrows of Gin (1979), The Elephant Man (1982), "Family Secrets (1984), and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1985).

In 1982 he directed the film I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can.

In 1985, Hoffsiss dived into a pool and suffered a spinal cord injury. Ironically, the first play he saw on Broadway was The Miracle Worker, the story of Helen Keller, probably the most famous disabled person in American history, and he received the Tony Award for his direction of The Elephant Man, the true story of a remarkable individual who triumphed over incredible disabilities.

Hofsiss appeared in the documentary The Needs of Kim Stanley in 2005.

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