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30 Rock Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
2008-2013
Salt
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2010

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 2018 FBI (TV Series) (first assistant director - 1 episode) (pre-production)
- Pilot (2018) ... (first assistant director)
 2017-2018 Great News (TV Series) (first assistant director - 12 episodes)
- Early Retirement (2018) ... (first assistant director)
- Competing Offer (2018) ... (first assistant director)
- Love Is Dead (2017) ... (first assistant director)
- A Christmas Carol Wendelson (2017) ... (first assistant director)
- Night of the Living Screen (2017) ... (first assistant director)
 2017 Amy's Brother (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 2017 Girlboss (TV Series) (first assistant director - 3 episodes)
- Five Percent (2017) ... (first assistant director)
- Top 8 (2017) ... (first assistant director)
- Ladyshopper99 (2017) ... (first assistant director)
 2017 Grimm (TV Series) (first assistant director - 3 episodes)
- The End (2017) ... (first assistant director)
- Where the Wild Things Were (2017) ... (first assistant director)
- Tree People (2017) ... (first assistant director)
 2016 The Infamous (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 2016 Untitled Strauss-Schulson Fogel Pilot (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 2016 Jean-Claude Van Johnson (TV Series) (first assistant director - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2016) ... (first assistant director)
 2014-2016 Unforgettable (TV Series) (first assistant director - 10 episodes)
- Shelter from the Storm (2016) ... (first assistant director)
- We Can Be Heroes (2016) ... (first assistant director)
- All In (2015) ... (first assistant director)
- Behind the Beat (2015) ... (first assistant director)
- Blast from the Past (2015) ... (first assistant director)
 2015 Sharing (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 2015 The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Series) (first assistant director)
 2015 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (TV Series) (first assistant director - 7 episodes)
- Kimmy Makes Waffles! (2015) ... (first assistant director)
- Kimmy Goes to a Party! (2015) ... (first assistant director)
- Kimmy Has a Birthday! (2015) ... (first assistant director)
- Kimmy Rides a Bike! (2015) ... (first assistant director)
- Kimmy Goes on a Date! (2015) ... (first assistant director)
 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (first assistant director: second unit)
 2013-2014 The Michael J. Fox Show (TV Series) (first assistant director - 8 episodes)
- Biking (2014) ... (first assistant director - as James E. Sheridan)
- Sochi (2014) ... (first assistant director - as James E. Sheridan)
- Couples (2014) ... (first assistant director - as James E. Sheridan)
- Party (2014) ... (first assistant director - as James E. Sheridan)
- Christmas (2013) ... (first assistant director - as James E. Sheridan)
 2013 Gaffigan (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 2008-2013 30 Rock (TV Series) (first assistant director - 48 episodes)
- A Goon's Deed in a Weary World (2013) ... (first assistant director - as James E. Sheridan)
- Florida (2013) ... (first assistant director - as James E. Sheridan)
- Mazel Tov, Dummies! (2012) ... (first assistant director - as James E. Sheridan)
- Stride of Pride (2012) ... (first assistant director - as James E. Sheridan)
- The Beginning of the End (2012) ... (first assistant director - as James E. Sheridan)
 2011 Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (first assistant director: second unit - as James E. Sheridan)
 2011 Gossip Girl (TV Series) (first assistant director - 3 episodes)
- I Am Number Nine (2011) ... (first assistant director)
- The Fasting and the Furious (2011) ... (first assistant director)
- The Jewel of Denial (2011) ... (first assistant director)
 2011 The Beaver (first assistant director: additional photography - as James E. Sheridan)
 2010 Salt (first assistant director: second unit - as James E. Sheridan)
 2008 The Monday Before Thanksgiving (Short) (assistant director)
 2008 New Amsterdam (TV Series) (first assistant director - 4 episodes)
- Love Hurts (2008) ... (first assistant director)
- Legacy (2008) ... (first assistant director)
- Honor (2008) ... (first assistant director)
- Golden Boy (2008) ... (first assistant director)
 2007 Babylon Fields (TV Movie) (first assistant director: second unit)
  Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series) (first assistant director - 1 episode, 2007) (second assistant director - 1 episode, 2002)
- Snitch (2007) ... (first assistant director)
- Prodigy (2002) ... (second assistant director)
 2007 My Blueberry Nights (second assistant director - as James E. Sheridan)
 2005-2006 Medium (TV Series) (first assistant director - 12 episodes)
- Death Takes a Policy (2006) ... (first assistant director)
- Knowing Her (2006) ... (first assistant director)
- S.O.S. (2006) ... (first assistant director)
- Lucky in Love (2006) ... (first assistant director)
- Sweet Child O' Mine (2006) ... (first assistant director)
  Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series) (second assistant director - 32 episodes, 2001 - 2004) (first assistant director - 6 episodes, 2004 - 2005)
- The Good Child (2005) ... (first assistant director)
- Ex Stasis (2005) ... (first assistant director)
- Sex Club (2005) ... (first assistant director)
- Gone (2005) ... (first assistant director)
- Inert Dwarf (2004) ... (first assistant director)
 2000-2001 Deadline (TV Series) (second second assistant director - 13 episodes)
- Shock (2001) ... (second second assistant director)
- Red Herring (2001) ... (second second assistant director)
- The First Commandment (2001) ... (second second assistant director)
- Just Lie Back (2001) ... (second second assistant director)
- The Undesirables (2001) ... (second second assistant director)
 2001 Christmas in the Clouds (second second assistant director)
 2000 The Contender (second second assistant director - as James Sheridan)
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James E. Sheridan | James Sheridan

Height:

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