Nisha Rathode (Editor)

John Hyams

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Years active  1986–present
Siblings  Chris Hyams, Nick Hyams

Role  Screenwriter
Name  John Hyams
Aunts  Nessa Hyams

Born  19 December 1964 (age 52)
Occupation  Film director, screenwriter, cinematographer
Parents  Peter Hyams, George-Ann Spota
Movies  Universal Soldier: Day of Re, Universal Soldier: Regeneration, Dragon Eyes, The Smashing Machine, The Ignorant Bliss of S
Similar People  Kristopher Van Varenberg, Peter Hyams, Dolph Lundgren, Andrei Arlovski, Scott Adkins

Grandparents  Barry Hyams, Ruth Hurok

John hyams director of universal soldier 3 4 interview planet resistance

John Hyams is an American screenwriter, director and cinematographer, best known for his involvement in the Universal Soldier series, for which he has directed two installments. Hyams is the son of director Peter Hyams.


John Hyams wwwdiscdishcomwpcontentuploads201301JohnH

Mgu interview director john hyams


John Hyams John Hyams jrhyams Twitter

Hyams graduated from Syracuse University School of Visual and Performing Arts, becoming a noted painter and sculptor exhibiting and selling work in New York and Los Angeles. He became known in Hollywood in 1997 after writing, producing, and directing the critically acclaimed One Dog Day. The film debuted at the Taos Talking Picture Film Festival. After that, Hyams directed several documentaries, most notably The Smashing Machine, which follows the life of fighter Mark Kerr. Hyams also directed several episodes of ABC Television's NYPD Blue.

In 2009, Hyams took over the Universal Soldier franchise, directing the film Regeneration, with Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren, which was shot mostly in Bulgaria on a budget of $9 million. Then, in 2012, he wrote and produced a sequel called Day of Reckoning, which also featured Van Damme and Lundgren. It was shot in 3D with a budget of $8 million.

He will direct a remake of the 1988 film Maniac Cop.


  • One Dog Day (1997)
  • Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009)
  • Dragon Eyes (2012)
  • Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012)
  • Maniac Cop remake
  • Shorts and documentaries

  • America Undercover (1986, documentary)
  • The Smashing Machine (2002, documentary)
  • Fight Day (2003, documentary short)
  • Rank (2006, documentary)
  • The Razzle Dazzle (2009, short film)
  • Television

  • NYPD Blue (2003–2005, 4 episodes)
  • Blind Justice (2005, 1 episode)
  • Z Nation (2014-2015, 9 episodes)
  • The Originals (2016, 2 episode)
  • References

    John Hyams Wikipedia