Barnet Kellman is an American television and motion picture director born on November 9, 1947, in New York City. He got his start in the early 1980s as a director for soap operas such as "Another World" and "As the World Turns". Kellman used the skills he learned on set to become a regular director of many hugely successful sitcoms of the 1990s. He was the main director for "Murphy Brown" from 1988 to 1992, and won Emmys in 1990 and 1992 for his work. After "Murphy Brown", he bounced all over the industry, directing pilots and helming entire episodes of other successful sitcoms and dramas, such as "Mad About You", "Designing Women", and "Felicity". Kellman finally made the directorial leap to the big screen with 1992's "Straight Talk", starring Dolly Parton as a sultry, wise-cracking DJ. Kellman is still actively working on television series in Hollywood, and has recently directed episodes for sitcoms "George Lopez", "My Boys", and "8 Simple Rules".