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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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 2019 Living with Yourself (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- Nice Knowing You (2019)
- Piña Colada (2019)
- Va Bene (2019)
- Soul Mate (2019)
 2017 Battle of the Sexes (directed by)
 2015 Highston (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (2015)
 2012 Ruby Sparks
 2005 The Offspring Complete Music Video Collection (Video) (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")
 2002 Red Hot Chili Peppers: By the Way (Video short)
 2001 Macy Gray: Sexual Revolution (Video short)
 2001 The Smashing Pumpkins: 1991-2000 Greatest Hits Video Collection (Video) (videos "Rocket", "1979", "Tonight, Tonight", "Perfect", "Geek USA")
 2001 Travis: Side (Video short)
 2001 Travis: Sing (Video short)
 2000 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Otherside (Video short)
 1999 The Offspring: She's Got Issues (Video short)
 1999 Making the Video (TV Series documentary) (videos "She's Got Issues", "Around The World")
 1999 Korn: Freak on a Leash (Video short) (live action director)
 1998 Mr. Show with Bob and David (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1998 Smashing Pumpkins: Perfect (Video short)
 1998 Janet Jackson: Go Deep (Video short)
 1998 Neil Finn: She Will Have Her Way (Video short)
 1998 Scott Weiland: Barbarella (Video short)
 1998 Oasis: All Around the World (Video short)
 1996 Smashing Pumpkins: 1979 (Video short)
 1996 Weezer: The Good Life (Video short)
 1995 R.E.M.: Star 69 (Video short)
 1995 R.E.M. Parallel (Video) (video "Star 69")
 1995 Ramones: I Don't Want to Grow Up (Video short)
 1995 R.E.M.: Tongue (Video short)
 1994 Smashing Pumpkins: Rocket (Video short)
 1993 Porno for Pyros: Pets (Video short)
 1993 The Jim Rose Circus Sideshow (Video documentary short)
 1992 Social Distortion: Bad Luck (Video short)
 1991 Captivated: The Video Collection '92 (Video documentary short)
 1991 Extreme: Hole Hearted (Video short)
 1991 Extreme: More Than Words (Video short)
 1991 Extreme: Photograffitti (Video short)
 1990 Janet Jackson: The Rhythm Nation Compilation (Video) (videos "Prologue", "Epilogue")
 1989/I Paula Abdul: Straight Up (Video short)
 1989 Beastie Boys: Shadrach (Short) (live action)
 1986 Belinda (Video documentary)
 1983 The Cutting Edge Happy Hour (TV Series)
 1982 R.E.M.: Wolves, Lower (Video short)
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Directed music video for Smashing Pumpkins: "1979" See more »

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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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