Accomplished Filmmakers Who've Directed Law & Order

by smcgann14 | created - 03 Jan 2016 | updated - 12 Oct 2016 | Public

1. John Whitesell

Director | The Guiding Light

John Whitesell is a director and producer, known for Guiding Light (1952), The John Larroquette Show (1993) and Big Momma's House 2 (2006).

3 episodes of Law & Order (including the pilot)

Directed: Calendar Girl; See Spot Run; Malibu's Most Wanted; Big Momma's House 2; Deck the Halls; Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son; Thunderstruck

2. Martin Davidson

Director | Looking for an Echo

Martin Davidson was born in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He spent five years as an actor off Broadway and in summer theatres, directing several productions as well. He made his directorial debut with the 1972 hit film, "The Lords of Flatbush." He won ...

1 episode of Law & Order

Directed: The Lords of Flatbush; Hero at Large; Eddie and the Cruisers; Heart of Dixie

3. Don Scardino

Director | The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Don Scardino was born on February 17, 1949 in New York City, New York, USA as Donald Joseph Scardino. He is a director and producer, known for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013), 30 Rock (2006) and 2 Broke Girls (2011). He has been married to Dana L. Williams since 1995. They have one child. He...

14 episodes of Law & Order; 3 episodes of Criminal Intent

Directed: Advice from a Caterpillar; The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

4. Daniel Sackheim

Producer | House M.D.

Daniel Sackheim is a producer and director, known for House M.D. (2004), The X Files (1998) and The Glass House (2001).

7 episodes of Law & Order; 1 episode of Special Victims Unit

Directed: The Lottery; The Glass House

5. Edwin Sherin

Producer | Law & Order

Edwin Sherin was born on January 15, 1930 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA. He was a producer and director, known for Law & Order (1990), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) and Moonlighting (1985). He was married to Jane Alexander and Pamela Nichol Vevers. He died on May 4, 2017 in Lockport, ...

36 episodes of Law & Order; 1 episode of Special Victims Unit; 1 episode of Criminal Intent

Directed: Valdez is Coming

6. James Frawley

Director | The Muppet Movie

James Frawley was born on September 29, 1936 in Houston, Texas, USA as James Joseph Frawley. He is a director and producer, known for The Muppet Movie (1979), The Big Bus (1976) and The Monkees (1966).

5 episodes of Law & Order

Directed: Kid Blue; The Big Bus; The Muppet Movie; Fraternity Vacation

7. Darnell Martin

Director | I Like It Like That

Darnell Martin was born on January 7, 1964 in Bronx, New York, USA. She is a director and writer, known for I Like It Like That (1994), Cadillac Records (2008) and Do the Right Thing (1989). She is married to Giuseppe Ducrot.

5 episodes of Law & Order; 1 episode of Special Victims Unit; 10 episodes of Criminal Intent

Directed: I Like It Like That; Prison Song; Their Eyes Were Watching God; Cadillac Records; Wish You Well

8. Michael Pressman

Producer | Picket Fences

Notable director and producer Michael Pressman, whose extensive creative career has been defined by his contributions to the television, film and theater industries, has worked across many genres and mediums which has, by his own admission, propelled his successful decades long career.

Pressman, a ...

8 episodes of Law & Order; 7 episodes of Special Victims Unit; 1 episode of Trial by Jury

Directed: The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training; Those Lips, Those Eyes; Some Kind of Hero; Doctor Detroit; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze; To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday; Frankie and Johnny Are Married

9. Paris Barclay

Producer | NYPD Blue

Paris Barclay is one of television's most successful and honored directors. Throughout his illustrious career, Paris has directed over 150 episodes of television, including episodes of NYPD BLUE, ER, THE WEST WING, LOST, THE GOOD WIFE, CSI, SONS OF ANARCHY, HOUSE, GLEE, IN TREATMENT, SCANDAL, ...

1 episode of Law & Order

Directed: The Cherokee Kid; Don't Be a Menace in South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood

10. Rosemary Rodriguez

Director | Silver Skies

Rosemary Rodriguez is a director and producer, known for Silver Skies (2016), The Walking Dead (2010) and Jessica Jones (2015).

1 episode of Law & Order; 2 episodes of Special Victims Unit

Directed: Acts of Worship; Pregnancy Pact; Silver Skies

11. Adam Bernstein

Director | Six Ways to Sunday

Adam Bernstein began his career as an animator, and at age 26 produced the first original programming for the Nickelodeon Network. He went on to direct over seventy music videos, including "Love Shack" for the B-52's, "Hey Ladies" for the Beastie Boys and "Baby's Got Back" for Sir Mix a Lot. In ...

1 episode of Law & Order; 3 episodes of Special Victims Unit; 1 episode of Criminal Intent

Directed: It's Pat; Six Ways to Sunday

12. Tony Goldwyn

Actor | Ghost

Actor, director, producer Tony Goldwyn is taking multi-tasking to a new level. While starring as President Fitzgerald Grant in Shonda Rhimes' hit series "Scandal," Goldwyn has other projects in the works as well. He recently took on the controversial figure Warren Jeffs, starring in the Lifetime ...

1 episode of Law & Order

Directed: A Walk on the Moon; Someone Like You...; The Last Kiss; Conviction

13. Tim Hunter

Director | The Failures

Tim Hunter was born on June 15, 1947 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is a director, known for The Failures (2003), River's Edge (1986) and The Saint of Fort Washington (1993).

2 episodes of Law & Order

Directed: Tex; Sylvester; River's Edge; The Saint of Fort Washington; The Maker; Control

14. Sam Weisman

Director | George of the Jungle

Sam Weisman was born in Binghamton, New York, and attended Deerfield Academy and Yale University, where he began acting in and directing plays. On graduation he taught high school English but decided to return to full-time education, this time earning a masters degree in fine arts for acting and ...

1 episode of Law & Order

Directed: D2: The Mighty Ducks; Bye Bye Love; George of the Jungle; The Out-of-Towners; What's the Worst That Could Happen?; Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star

15. Allen Coulter

Director | Remember Me

Allen Coulter is an American television and film director, credited with a number of successful television programs. He has directed two feature films, Hollywoodland, a film regarding the questionable death of George Reeves starring Adrien Brody, Diane Lane, and Ben Affleck, and the 2010 film ...

1 episode of Law & Order; 1 episode of LA

Directed: Hollywoodland; Remember Me

16. Michael Dinner

Producer | The Wonder Years

Michael Dinner is a producer and director, known for The Wonder Years (1988), Justified (2010) and Chicago Hope (1994).

2 episodes of Law & Order

Directed: Heaven Help Us; Hot to Trot; The Crew

17. Alan Taylor

Director | Game of Thrones

Alan Taylor was born in 1965. He is a director and producer, known for Game of Thrones (2011), Thor: The Dark World (2013) and The Emperor's New Clothes (2001).

1 episode of Law & Order

Directed: Palookaville; The Emperor's New Clothes; Thor: The Dark World; Terminator Genisys

18. Marc Levin

Producer | Slam

Marc Levin is a producer and director, known for Slam (1998), Whiteboyz (1999) and Gang War: Bangin' in Little Rock (1994).

3 episodes of Law & Order

Directed: Slam; Thug Life in D.C.; Whiteboyz; Protocols of Zion

19. Mario Van Peebles

Actor | Heartbreak Ridge

Mario Van Peebles is a highly regarded director, actor, producer and writer. His directorial skills can be seen in the retelling of the epic mini-series "Roots" starring Forest Whitaker and Matthew Goode. Van Pebbles has directed award-winning shows such as the recent hit "Empire" and "The Last ...

3 episodes of Law & Order

Directed: New Jack City; Posse; Panther; Baadasssss!; Hard Luck; Redemption Road; All Things Fall Apart; Red Sky

20. Christopher Zalla

Director | Padre Nuestro

Graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio in 1997.

1 episode of Law & Order; 2 episodes of Special Victims Unit; 2 episodes of Criminal Intent

Directed: Sangre de mi sangre; Beautiful & Twisted

21. Joshua Marston

Director | Maria Full of Grace

Joshua Marston earned an MFA in filmmaking from New York University in 1998. Prior to that he received an MA in Political Science from the University of Chicago and a BA in Social Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley. In 1991-92 he taught English at a high school in Prague. He ...

1 episode of Law & Order

Directed: Maria Full of Grace; New York, I Love You; The Forgiveness of Blood; Complete Unknown

22. Roger Young

Director | Joseph

Roger Young grew up on his Grandfather's farm, and in the town of Mahomet, Illinois. Population 850. At age thirteen he moved to the big town of Bloomington, Illinois, where he learned to play pool, compete on the swim team, and circle the Steak-n-Shake in his buddy's '57 Chevy. After high school ...

2 episodes of Law & Order; 2 episodes of LA

Directed: Lassiter; The Squeeze; Kiss the Sky

23. Ernest R. Dickerson

Cinematographer | Do the Right Thing

Ernest Roscoe Dickerson A.S.C., aka. Ernest R. Dickerson, is an American film director and cinematographer. As a cinematographer, he is known for his frequent collaborations with Spike Lee. As a director, he is known for films such as Juice (1992), Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995), Bones (...

1 episode of Law & Order

Directed: Juice (love this film); Surviving the Game; Tales form the Crypt: Demon Knight; Bulletproof; Blind Faith; Bones; Never Die Alone

24. Rose Troche

Director | Go Fish

Rose Troche was born in 1964 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is a director and producer, known for Go Fish (1994), The Safety of Objects (2001) and Bedrooms and Hallways (1998).

2 episodes of Law & Order

Directed: Go Fish; Bedrooms and Hallways; The Safety of Objects

25. Lesli Linka Glatter

Director | Homeland

Lesli Linka Glatter is a director of film, network, cable and premium cable television drama, with both pilots and episodes to her credit. Lesli's TV work includes Homeland (2011), The Newsroom (2012), The Walking Dead (2010), Justified (2010), Ray Donovan (2013), Masters of Sex (2013), Nashville (...

2 episodes of Special Victims Unit

Directed: Now and Then; The Proposition

26. Rick Rosenthal

Producer | Mean Creek

Rick Rosenthal was born on June 15, 1949 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Mean Creek (2004), Transparent (2014) and Halloween II (1981). He is married to Nancy Stephens.

27. David Hugh Jones

Director | 84 Charing Cross Road

David Hugh Jones was born on February 19, 1934 in Poole, Dorset, England. He was a director and producer, known for 84 Charing Cross Road (1987), The Trial (1993) and Betrayal (1983). He was married to Amanda Jones and Sheila Allen. He died on September 18, 2008 in Rockport, Maine, USA.

28. Clark Johnson

Actor | S.W.A.T.

Clark Johnson was born on September 10, 1954 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor and director, known for S.W.A.T. (2003), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) and The Sentinel (2006). He was previously married to Heather Salmon.

29. Peter Medak

Director | Species II

Peter Medak is an international Film Director. Born in Budapest, Hungary and fled to England at the age of 18 during the famous uprising against the communist regime. He immediately began his Film career with associated British Picture Corporation in Borehamwood. He studied and worked his way ...

30. Ted Kotcheff

Director | Weekend at Bernie's

William Theodore Kotcheff was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Bulgarian parents from Plovdiv. He graduated with a degree in English Literature from the University of Toronto. He began his professional career directing TV drama at age 24 at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, at the time ...

31. Juan José Campanella

Writer | El secreto de sus ojos

Juan José Campanella was born on July 19, 1959 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a writer and actor, known for The Secret in Their Eyes (2009), El hombre de tu vida (2011) and El mismo amor, la misma lluvia (1999).

32. Donna Deitch

Director | Desert Hearts

Donna Deitch was born on June 8, 1945 in San Francisco, California, USA as Donna Eleanor Deitch. She is a director and editor, known for Desert Hearts (1985), Heroes (2006) and Angel on My Shoulder (1998).

33. Joyce Chopra

Director | That Our Children Would Not Die

Joyce Chopra was born on October 27, 1936. She is a director and producer, known for That Our Children Would Not Die (1978), Smooth Talk (1985) and Music Lessons (1981). She was previously married to Tom Cole.

34. Jonathan Kaplan

Director | The Accused

Jonathan Kaplan was born in Paris, France, to film composer Sol Kaplan and actress Frances Heflin (the sister of actor Van Heflin and a regular on ABC's soap opera All My Children (1970). He started his career as a child actor in the Broadway production of "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs," ...

35. Chris Eyre

Director | Smoke Signals

Chris Eyre was born in 1969 in Portland, Oregon, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Smoke Signals (1998), Edge of America (2003) and Skins (2002).

36. Patrick Creadon

Director | Hesburgh

Patrick Creadon was born on May 1, 1967. He is a cinematographer and director, known for Hesburgh (2018), Ocean Stories: Wyland (2016) and Wordplay (2006).

37. Tom DiCillo

Director | Delirious

Tom DiCillo is an American director, cinematographer, writer and (sometimes) actor born in Camp Le Jeune, North Carolina, and who studied film at New York University. During his early career he began working with director Jim Jarmusch as a cinematographer on films that include Stranger Than Paradise...

38. Courtney Hunt

Director | Frozen River

Courtney Hunt was born in 1964 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. She is a director and writer, known for Frozen River (2008), The Whole Truth (2016) and Fear the Walking Dead (2015).

39. Kevin Bray

Director | Walking Tall

Kevin Bray is a director and producer, known for Walking Tall (2004), All About the Benjamins (2002) and Heroes (2006).

40. Nick Gomez

Director | Daredevil

Nick Gomez started his career with Laws of Gravity. This highly acclaimed indie, played in festivals worldwide and was added to the Museum of Modern Art's prestigious Permanent Collection. His feature credits include New Jersey Drive and Drowning Mona. His TV credits include The Sopranos, Oz, True ...



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