Joseph Zito (born May 14, 1946) is an American film director and producer, best known for directing several cult and genre films throughout the 1980s, such as Missing in Action, Invasion U.S.A., Red Scorpion, The Prowler, and Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, In 1985–1986, Zito spent a year of pre-production on the Cannon version of Spider-Man which eventually fell through. Zito left the production due to budgetary constraints.[1]

Joseph Zito
Born (1946-05-14) May 14, 1946 (age 75)
OccupationFilm director, Producer



Year Title Director Producer Notes
1975 Abduction Yes
1979 Bloodrage Yes Yes
1981 The Prowler Yes Yes
1984 Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter Yes
1984 Missing in Action Yes
1985 Invasion U.S.A. Yes
1988 Red Scorpion Yes Uncredited rewrite
2000 Delta Force One: The Lost Patrol Yes Executive
2003 Power Play Yes


Year Title Director Producer Notes
2007–2013 Critical Moments Yes 97 episodes
2017 Medinah Yes 6 episodes


Year Title Director Producer Notes
2015 Media Wars Yes Video Game


  1. ^ Beresford, Jack. "18 Crazy Things You Never Knew About Cannon Films' Failed Spider-Man Movie". Retrieved 11 June 2021.

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