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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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  Fleishman Is in Trouble (TV Mini Series) (1 episode) (filming)
 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 (Music Video)
 2001 Macy Gray: Sexual Revolution (Music Video)
 2001 The Smashing Pumpkins: 1991-2000 Greatest Hits Video Collection (Video) (videos "Rocket", "1979", "Tonight, Tonight", "Perfect", "Geek USA")
 2001 Travis: Side (Music Video)
 2001 Travis: Sing (Music Video)
 2000 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Otherside (Music Video)
 1999 The Offspring: She's Got Issues (Music Video)
 1999 Making the Video (TV Series documentary) (videos "She's Got Issues", "Around The World")
 1999 Korn: Freak on a Leash (Music Video) (live action director)
 1998 Mr. Show with Bob and David (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1998 Smashing Pumpkins: Perfect (Music Video)
 1998 Janet Jackson: Go Deep (Music Video)
 1998 Neil Finn: She Will Have Her Way (Music Video)
 1998 Scott Weiland: Barbarella (Music Video)
 1998 Oasis: All Around the World (Music Video)
 1996 Smashing Pumpkins: 1979 (Music Video)
 1996 Weezer: The Good Life (Music Video)
 1995 R.E.M.: Star 69 (Music Video)
 1995 R.E.M. Parallel (Video) (video "Star 69")
 1995 Ramones: I Don't Want to Grow Up (Music Video)
 1995 R.E.M.: Tongue (Music Video)
 1994 Smashing Pumpkins: Rocket (Music Video)
 1993 Porno for Pyros: Pets (Music Video)
 1993 The Jim Rose Circus Sideshow (Video documentary short)
 1992 Social Distortion: Bad Luck (Music Video)
 1991 Captivated: The Video Collection '92 (Video documentary short)
 1991 Extreme: Hole Hearted (Music Video)
 1991 Extreme: More Than Words (Music Video)
 1991 Extreme: Photograffitti (Video short)
 1990 Janet Jackson: The Rhythm Nation Compilation (Video) (videos "Prologue", "Epilogue")
 1989 Paula Abdul: Straight Up (Video)
 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 (Music Video)
Show Show Producer (14 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (2 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Cinematographer (1 credit)
Show Show Editor (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (10 credits)

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Directed music video for Smashing Pumpkins: "Tonight, Tonight" See more »

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Valerie Faris  (3 children)

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Together with wife Valerie Faris has directed two Oscar nominated performances: Abigail Breslin and Alan Arkin. Arkin won as Best Supporting Actor for Little Miss Sunshine (2006). See more »

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