Michael Risner is an assistant director and producer, known for Twister (1996), The Net (1995) and NewsRadio (1995). See full bio »
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Known For

Twister Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
(1996)
The Net Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
(1995)
NewsRadio Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
(1996-1999)
Star Trek: Voyager Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
(1995-2001)

Filmography

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 2019 Rock Paper Dead (first assistant director) (completed)
 2017 Animal Kingdom (TV Series) (second assistant director - 1 episode)
- Broken Boards (2017) ... (second assistant director)
 2016 Journey to the East (TV Series) (second second assistant director - 2016)
 2016 Bad Santa 2 (second second assistant director: reshoots)
 2016 Dollar King (Short) (second assistant director)
 2016 School of Rock (TV Series) (second assistant director - 12 episodes)
- We Are the Champions... Maybe (2016) ... (second assistant director)
- (Really Really) Old Time Rock and Roll (2016) ... (second assistant director)
- Freddy Fights for His Right to Party (2016) ... (second assistant director)
- Money (That's What I Want) (2016) ... (second assistant director)
- Should I Stay or Should I Go? (2016) ... (second assistant director)
 2013-2015 The Haunted Hathaways (TV Series) (second assistant director - 46 episodes)
- Haunted Swamp (2015) ... (second assistant director)
- Haunted Surprise (2015) ... (second assistant director)
- Haunted Ghost Tour (2015) ... (second assistant director)
- Haunted Mentor (2015) ... (second assistant director)
- Haunted Toy Store (2015) ... (second assistant director)
 2015 This Is Not Happening (TV Series) (second assistant director - 1 episode)
- Brain on Drugs (2015) ... (second assistant director)
 2014 Work Mom (TV Movie) (second assistant director)
 2014 Sam & Cat (TV Series) (second assistant director - 2 episodes)
- #FirstClassProblems (2014) ... (second assistant director)
- #YayDay (2014) ... (second assistant director)
 2013-2014 Anger Management (TV Series) (second assistant director - 5 episodes)
- Charlie and the Last Temptation of Eugenio (2014) ... (second assistant director)
- Charlie and Sean Fight Over a Girl (2014) ... (second assistant director)
- Charlie and the Twins (2014) ... (second assistant director)
- Charlie Sets Jordan Up with a Serial Killer (2014) ... (second assistant director)
- Charlie Dates a Teacher (2013) ... (second assistant director: day player)
 2014 The Thundermans (TV Series) (second assistant director - 1 episode)
- Crime After Crime (2014) ... (second assistant director)
 2013 Heartburn (Short) (first assistant director)
 2013 Twang (TV Movie) (second assistant director)
 2012-2013 Jessie (TV Series) (second assistant director - 7 episodes)
- Ghost Bummers (2013) ... (second assistant director - uncredited)
- Toy Con (2013) ... (second assistant director - uncredited)
- Pain in the Rear Window (2013) ... (second assistant director - uncredited)
- Jessie's Big Break (2013) ... (second assistant director - uncredited)
- Say Yes to the Messy Dress (2013) ... (second assistant director - uncredited)
 2012 Kings of Van Nuys (TV Movie) (second assistant director)
 2012 Bad Wolf (Short) (first assistant director)
 2012 Men at Work (TV Series) (second assistant director - 9 episodes)
- Super Milo (2012) ... (second assistant director)
- Inventing Milo (2012) ... (second assistant director)
- Wake and Bake (2012) ... (second assistant director)
- Plan B (2012) ... (second assistant director)
- Crazy for Milo (2012) ... (second assistant director)
 2011-2012 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) (second assistant director - 4 episodes)
- Migration (2012) ... (second assistant director: day player)
- Hope for the Hopeless (2012) ... (second assistant director: day player)
- I Will Survive (2011) ... (second assistant director: day player)
- Start Me Up (2011) ... (second assistant director: day player)
 2010 Outlaw (TV Series) (second assistant director - 1 episode)
- In Re: Kelvin Jones (2010) ... (second assistant director)
 2009-2010 Accidentally on Purpose (TV Series) (second assistant director - 10 episodes)
- Speed 2 (2010) ... (second assistant director)
- Speed (2010) ... (second assistant director)
- Face Off (2010) ... (second assistant director)
- Back to School (2010) ... (second assistant director)
- Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (2010) ... (second assistant director)
 2007 Moonlight (TV Series) (second second assistant director - 2 episodes)
- Arrested Development (2007) ... (second second assistant director)
- Fever (2007) ... (second second assistant director)
 2007 Lindsay Fully Loaded (Video short) (first assistant director)
 2007 Harry Potter in the Hood (Video short) (first assistant director)
 2007 Showbiz Tonight (TV Series) (assistant director - 1 episode)
- Hollywood's Worst Role Models (2007) ... (assistant director - music video)
 2007 Access Hollywood (TV Series) (assistant director - 1 episode)
- Paris' Weekend (2007) ... (assistant director)
 2007 Paris in Jail: The Music Video (Video short) (first assistant director)
 2007 Rules of Engagement (TV Series) (second second assistant director - 6 episodes)
- Jeff's Wooby (2007) ... (second second assistant director - uncredited)
- Hard Day's Night (2007) ... (second second assistant director - uncredited)
- Kids (2007) ... (second second assistant director - uncredited)
- Game On (2007) ... (second second assistant director - uncredited)
- Young and the Restless (2007) ... (second second assistant director - uncredited)
  Less Than Perfect (TV Series) (second second assistant director - 49 episodes, 2003 - 2006) (second assistant director - 3 episodes, 2004 - 2005)
- Red Carpet Claude (2006) ... (second second assistant director)
- Flirting with De-feet (2006) ... (second second assistant director)
- Why Are You Hurting Claude? (2006) ... (second second assistant director)
- A Crush Grows in Brooklyn (2006) ... (second second assistant director)
- The Devil Wears Burberry: Part 2 (2006) ... (second second assistant director)
 2006 Crumbs (TV Series) (second assistant director - 2 episodes)
- Sleeping with the Enemies (2006) ... (second assistant director)
- Pilot (2006) ... (second assistant director - uncredited)
 2006 Transgressions (Short) (first assistant director)
 2005 Wanted (TV Series) (second assistant director - 3 episodes)
- The Last Temptation (2005) ... (second assistant director)
- La pistola Y el corazón (2005) ... (second assistant director)
- Lips Are Lips (2005) ... (second assistant director)
 2004 The Shield (TV Series) (second assistant director - 13 episodes)
- On Tilt (2004) ... (second assistant director)
- All In (2004) ... (second assistant director)
- Fire in the Hole (2004) ... (second assistant director)
- Riceburner (2004) ... (second assistant director)
- Strays (2004) ... (second assistant director)
 2002 The Third Wheel (second assistant director: reshoots)
  Star Trek: Enterprise (TV Series) (second second assistant director - 22 episodes, 2001 - 2002) (second assistant director - 4 episodes, 2002)
- Shockwave (2002) ... (second second assistant director)
- Two Days and Two Nights (2002) ... (second second assistant director)
- Fallen Hero (2002) ... (second assistant director)
- Desert Crossing (2002) ... (second assistant director)
- Vox Sola (2002) ... (second assistant director)
  Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series) (second second assistant director - 23 episodes, 2000 - 2001) (dga trainee - 8 episodes, 1995)
- Endgame (2001) ... (second second assistant director)
- Renaissance Man (2001) ... (second second assistant director)
- Homestead (2001) ... (second second assistant director)
- Natural Law (2001) ... (second second assistant director)
- Friendship One (2001) ... (second second assistant director)
 2000 9mm of Love (Short) (first assistant director)
 2000 The View from the Swing (second assistant director)
 1999-2000 ER (TV Series) (second second assistant director - 10 episodes)
- Rescue Me (2000) ... (second second assistant director)
- The Visit (2000) ... (second second assistant director)
- Flight of Fancy (2000) ... (second second assistant director)
- Benton Backwards (2000) ... (second second assistant director)
- The Peace of Wild Things (1999) ... (second second assistant director)
 1999-2000 Judging Amy (TV Series) (second assistant director - 18 episodes)
- Blast from the Past (2000) ... (second assistant director)
- Not with a Whimper (2000) ... (second assistant director)
- Gray vs. Gray (2000) ... (second assistant director)
- The God Thing (2000) ... (second assistant director)
- The Out-of-Towners (2000) ... (second assistant director)
 1996-1999 NewsRadio (TV Series) (second assistant director - 68 episodes)
- New Hampshire (1999) ... (second assistant director)
- Retirement (1999) ... (second assistant director)
- Freaky Friday (1999) ... (second assistant director)
- Padded Suit (1999) ... (second assistant director)
- Ploy (1999) ... (second assistant director)
 1998 The Battery (Short) (first assistant director)
 1997-1998 Cybill (TV Series) (second assistant director - 3 episodes)
- Ka-Boom! (1998) ... (second assistant director)
- Let's Stalk (1997) ... (second assistant director)
- Mother's Day (1997) ... (second assistant director)
 1996 House Arrest (dga trainee)
 1996 Mary & Tim (TV Movie) (dga trainee)
 1996 Twister (dga trainee)
 1996 3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series) (dga trainee - 5 episodes)
- Lonely Dick (1996) ... (dga trainee)
- Green-Eyed Dick (1996) ... (dga trainee)
- Dick, Smoker (1996) ... (dga trainee)
- Dick Is from Mars, Sally Is from Venus (1996) ... (dga trainee)
- Dick's First Birthday (1996) ... (dga trainee)
 1995 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series) (dga trainee - 11 episodes)
- Unwilling Witness (1995) ... (dga trainee - uncredited)
- Frozen Stiff (1995) ... (dga trainee - uncredited)
- Deadly Bidding (1995) ... (dga trainee - uncredited)
- Shooting in Rome (1995) ... (dga trainee - uncredited)
- Nan's Ghost: Part 2 (1995) ... (dga trainee - uncredited)
 1995 The Net (dga trainee)
 1995 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (TV Series) (dga trainee - 4 episodes)
- For Better or Worse: Part 2 (1995) ... (dga trainee)
- For Better or Worse: Part 1 (1995) ... (dga trainee)
- Ready or Not (1995) ... (dga trainee)
- Sully's Recovery (1995) ... (dga trainee)
 1994 Models Inc. (TV Series) (dga trainee - 8 episodes)
- Look Who's Stalking (1994) ... (dga trainee - uncredited)
- Clash of the Super Vixens (1994) ... (dga trainee - uncredited)
- Love and War (1994) ... (dga trainee)
- In Models We Trust (1994) ... (dga trainee - uncredited)
- Ghosts (1994) ... (dga trainee - uncredited)
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