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Jonathan Dayton

Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris have built an impressive body of work by perpetually seeking innovative projects in a variety of mediums. After introducing bands such as R.E.M. and Red Hot Chili Peppers on their ground-breaking MTV show The Cutting Edge (1992), Jonathan and Valerie continued to work in music television directing music videos and ... See full bio »
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 2015 Highston (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (2015)
 2012 Ruby Sparks
 2005 The Offspring Complete Music Video Collection (Video documentary) (video "She's Got Issues")
 2005 The Check Up (Short)
 2004 From Janet. To Damita Jo: The Videos (Video documentary) (segment "Go Deep")
 2004 Weezer: Video Capture Device - Treasures from the Vault 1991-2002 (Video documentary) (video "Say It Ain't So")
 2003 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Greatest Videos (Video documentary) (videos "Otherside", "Californication", "Road Trippin'", "By the Way", "The Zephyr Song")
 2003 The Best of R.E.M.: In View 1988-2003 (Video documentary) (video "Tongue")
 2001 The Smashing Pumpkins: 1991-2000 Greatest Hits Video Collection (Video) (videos "Rocket", "1979", "Tonight, Tonight", "Perfect", "Geek USA")
 1999 Making the Video (TV Series documentary) (videos "She's Got Issues", "Around The World")
 1999 The Offspring: She's Got Issues (Video short)
 1998 Mr. Show with Bob and David (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1998 Oasis: All Around the World (Video short)
 1995 R.E.M. Parallel (Video) (video "Star 69")
 1993 The Jim Rose Circus Sideshow (Video short documentary)
 1991 Captivated: The Video Collection '92 (Video documentary short)
 1991 Extreme: Photograffitti (Video short)
 1990 Janet Jackson: The Rhythm Nation Compilation (Video) (videos "Prologue", "Epilogue")
 1989 Paula Abdul: Straight Up (Video short)
 1989 Shadrach (Short) (live action)
 1986 Belinda (Video documentary)
 1983 The Cutting Edge Happy Hour (TV Series)
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Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (2 credits)
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Jonathan was a UCLA film/television student in the late '70s. He met his wife, Valerie Faris, at UCLA. See more »

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