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Michael W. Watkins

Michael W. Watkins is a director and producer, known for The Blacklist (2013), American Dreams (2002) and Quantum Leap (1989). See full bio »
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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The Blacklist
The Blacklist Director
(2013-2016)
American Dreams
American Dreams Director
(2002-2003)
Quantum Leap
Quantum Leap Director
(1989-1992)
The X-Files
The X-Files Director
(1998-2000)

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 2013-2016 The Blacklist (TV Series) (16 episodes)
- Cape May (2016) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- The Vehm (No. 132) (2016) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Zal Bin Hasaan (No. 31) (2015) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- The Troll Farmer (No. 38) (2015) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Tom Connolly (No. 11) (2015) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 2009-2013 Royal Pains (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- Vertigo (2013) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Who's Your Daddy (2012) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Dawn of the Med (2012) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Some Pig (2012) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- But There's a Catch (2011) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 2013 Golden Boy (TV Series) (1 episode)
- McKenzie on Fire (2013) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 2010-2013 Justified (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Decoy (2013) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Cut Ties (2012) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- The Spoil (2011) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Cottonmouth (2011) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Blind Spot (2010) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 2012-2013 Grimm (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Natural Born Wesen (2013) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Last Grimm Standing (2012) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 2013 Body of Proof (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Abducted: Part I (2013) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 2013 The Mob Doctor (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Life and Death (2013) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 2012 Fairly Legal (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Kiss Me, Kate (2012) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 2009-2012 In Plain Sight (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Sacrificial Lam (2012) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- I'm a Liver Not a Fighter (2011) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Coma Chameleon (2010) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Jailbait (2009) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Rubble with a Cause (2009) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 2011-2012 Criminal Minds (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- A Thin Line (2012) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Hope (2011) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 2011 Alphas (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Blind Spot (2011) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 2011 The Event (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Strain (2011) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 2011 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Lonely Hearts (2011) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 2011 No Ordinary Family (TV Series) (1 episode)
- No Ordinary Brother (2011) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 2010 Caprica (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Gravedancing (2010) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 2010 The Rockford Files (TV Movie)
 2009 Warehouse 13 (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Regrets (2009) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Duped (2009) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 2009 Make It or Break It (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Between a Rock and a Hard Place (2009) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 2006-2009 Law & Order (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Promote This! (2009) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Falling (2008) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Misbegotten (2008) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Captive (2007) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Cost of Capital (2006) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 2009 Dirty Sexy Money (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Unexpected Arrival (2009) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 2009 The Beast (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Bitsy Big-Boy (2009) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 2008 My Own Worst Enemy (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Down Rio Way (2008) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 2007-2008 Monk (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Mr. Monk Gets Hypnotized (2008) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Mr. Monk and the Genius (2008) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Mr. Monk Goes to the Bank (2008) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Mr. Monk and the Birds and the Bees (2007) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 2007 Numb3rs (TV Series) (1 episode)
- End of Watch (2007) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 2006 The Lost Room (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- The Comb and the Box (2006) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 2006 Kidnapped (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Sorry, Wrong Number (2006) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 2006 Angela's Eyes (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (2006) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 2005 Prison Break (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Allen (2005) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 2005 The 4400 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Life Interrupted (2005)
 2005 Into the West (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Hell on Wheels (2005)
 2005 Kojak (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Pilot (2005) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 2004 5ive Days to Midnight (TV Mini-Series) (5 episodes)
- Day 5 (2004) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Day 4 (2004) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Day 3 (2004) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Day 1 (2004) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Day 2 (2004) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 2003 Las Vegas (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Luck Be a Lady (2003) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Groundhog Summer (2003) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas (2003) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Pilot (2003) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 2002-2003 American Dreams (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Heartache (2003)
- Cold Snap (2002)
 2003 Boomtown (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Sinaloa Cowboys (2003) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 2002 The Guardian (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Sacrifice (2002) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 2002 Prince William (TV Movie)
 2002 The Agency (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Greater Good (2002)
- The Gauntlet (2002)
 2001 Other People (TV Movie) (pilot)
 2001 Smallville (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Jitters (2001) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Metamorphosis (2001) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 2001 Night Visions (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Now He's Coming Up the Stairs/Used Car (2001) ... (segment "Used Car", as Michael Watkins)
 2001 Semper Fi (TV Movie) (as Michael Watkins)
 1996-2001 NYPD Blue (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Peeping Tommy (2001) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Auntie Maimed (1996)
 2000 The $treet (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Ultimatum (2000)
 2000 The District (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Real Terrorist (2000) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Cool Change (2000) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 2000 Deadlocked (TV Movie)
 1998-2000 The X-Files (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- X-Cops (2000) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Sein und Zeit (2000) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati (1999) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Arcadia (1999) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Tithonus (1999) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 1997-1998 Brooklyn South (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Queens for a Day (1998) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Fools Russian (1998) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Fisticuffs (1998) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Dublin or Nothin' (1997) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Clown Without Pity (1997) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 1997 Detention: The Siege at Johnson High (TV Movie) (as Michael Watkins)
 1997 Millennium (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Sacrament (1997) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 1996 To Love, Honor and Deceive (TV Movie) (as Michael Watkins)
 1996 Relativity (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Just One More Thing (1996) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 1995-1996 Chicago Hope (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Ex Marks the Spot (1996) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- The Ethics of Hope (1995) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 1996 The Client (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The High Ground (1996) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Winning (1996) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 1994-1995 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Chip Off the Old Clark (1995) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Ordinary People (1995) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Whine, Whine, Whine (1995) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Operation Blackout (1994) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- The Rival (1994) ... (as Michael Watkins)
 1995 The Monroes (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Bottom's Up (1995)
 1995 Under One Roof (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Secrets (1995)
 1995 The Watcher (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Blown Away (1995)
 1990-1992 Quantum Leap (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Killin' Time - June 18, 1958 (1992) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- A Song for the Soul - April 7, 1963 (1992) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Unchained - November 2, 1956 (1991) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Hurricane - August 17, 1969 (1991) ... (as Michael Watkins)
- Last Dance Before an Execution - May 12, 1971 (1991) ... (as Michael Watkins)
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Show Show Cinematographer: Movie (6 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer: Video (1 credit)
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He directed episodes of both Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993) and Smallville (2001).

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