Jeffrey Roger Kanew (born December 16, 1944) is an American film director, writer and editor who early in his career made 1 trailers for many films of the 1970s and is probably best known for directing the film (1984). Revenge of the Nerds and for editing "Ordinary People" 2
(1985) and Gotcha! (1986), the final film pairing actors Tough Guys Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster. He also directed Douglas in 1983's , Eddie Macon's Run starring Troop Beverly Hills Shelley Long, starring V.I. Warshawski Kathleen Turner, starring Natural Enemies Hal Holbrook and Louise Fletcher, a holocaust drama, Babij Jar , several TV episodes, and the stage and video versions of the Kirk Douglas one man show "Before I Forget". National Lampoon's Adam and Eve
Kanew also directed the documentary
(1972) capturing the events surrounding the first ever performance of an all-black rodeo in the neighborhood of Black Rodeo Harlem in New York City.
Kanew's son, Justin Kanew, is a reality show contestant from
season 15 and season 18 of . The Amazing Race 3