Brad Silberling

Director, Producer, Writer
As the son of a noted producer and network executive, Brad Silberling had a leg up on the competition by knowing the ins and outs of the entertainment industry before he embarked on his directing career. After getting ... Read more »
Born: 09/07/1963 in Washington, Washington D.C., USA

Filmography

Director (18)

Jane the Virgin 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Reign 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

The Defenders 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

Land of the Lost 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

10 Items Or Less 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Moonlight Mile 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Doogie Howser, M.D. 1990 - 1994, 1996 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Judging Amy 1991 - 1994, 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

NYPD Blue 1991 - 1994, 1996 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Civil Wars 1991 - 1994, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Director

Felicity 1991 - 1994, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Director

City of Angels 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Casper 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

L.A. Law 1991 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Director

The Byrds of Paradise 1991 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Director

Brooklyn Bridge 1991 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Director

Great Scott! 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Director
Producer (4)

Heartbreaker 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Land of the Lost 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

10 Items Or Less 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Moonlight Mile 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (2)

10 Items Or Less 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Moonlight Mile 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

As the son of a noted producer and network executive, Brad Silberling had a leg up on the competition by knowing the ins and outs of the entertainment industry before he embarked on his directing career. After getting his start as a production assistant on the CBS Schoolbreak Special "Little Miss Perfect" (1986), he began directing television shows like "L.A. Law" (NBC, 1986-1994), "Doogie Howser, M.D" (ABC, 1989-1993) and "Civil Wars" (ABC, 1991-93). He made a successful feature debut with "Casper" (1995), before returning to television for a four-year stint on "NYPD Blue" (ABC, 1993-2005), where he met his wife, actress Amy Brenneman. Drawing from the personal tragedy of the murder of former-girlfriend and actress Rebecca Schaeffer by a deranged fan, he directed the moving independent drama, "Moonlight Mile" (2002), which demonstrated his ability to tackle emotionally complex material. Though he stumbled with big budget studio movies like "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" (2004) and "Land of the Lost" (2009), Silberling nonetheless remained one of the more interesting filmmakers to watch.

Relationships

Amy Brenneman

Wife
Met on set of "NYPD Blue" (ABC) in 1993 married Sept. 30, 1995

Rebecca Schaeffer

Companion
Was dating Siberling at the time of her 1989 murder by an obsessed fan her death served as the inspiration for Silberling's film, "Moonlight Mile" (2002)

Robert Silberling

Father
Former vice-president of CBS Entertainment

Joyce Silberling

Mother
Owns Meetings and Incentives International, a corporate travel-incentive program

Charlotte Silberling

Daughter
Born March 20, 2001 mother, Amy Brenneman

Bodhi Silberling

Son
Born June 8, 2005 mother, Amy Brenneman

EDUCATION

University of California, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara , California 1984

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California 1987
Studied directing at the UCLA Film School

Milestones

2009

Helmed the big-budget feature adaptation of the 1970s series, "Land of the Lost"

2006

Directed Morgan Freeman and Paz Vega in the low-budget feature, "10 Items or Less"

2004

Directed Jim Carrey and Meryl Streep in "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events," based on the children's books by Daniel Handler

2002

Used his memories of his former girlfriend's (Rebecca Schaeffer) tragic and untimely death as the basis for his first screenplay, "Moonlight Mile"; also directed

1999

Directed the pilot episode of "Judging Amy" (CBS), starring wife Amy Brenneman

1998

Formed Reveal Entertainment and signed a production agreement with DreamWorks

1998

Directed a loose remake of Wim Wender's "Wings of Desire," re-titled, "City of Angels"

1995

Feature directorial debut, "Casper"

1992

Was supervising producer and director of the FOX sitcom, "Great Scott"

1987

Wrote, directed and edited independent film, "Repairs"; lead to deal with Universal Studios

1987

Directed episodes of such TV series as "L.A. Law," "Doogie Howser, MD" and "NYPD Blue"

1986

Worked as production assistant on CBS Schoolbreak Special "Little Miss Perfect"

Bonus Trivia

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Was dating actress Rebecca Schaeffer at the time of her death in 1989; Schaeffer was stalked and then murdered by an obsessed fan.

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