David Anspaugh

Director, Producer
This Emmy-winning TV producer-director ("Hill Street Blues") has also had considerable experience helming TV commercials and series ("St. Elsewhere," "Miami Vice") and subsequently feature films. Anspaugh began shooting ... Read more »
Born: 09/24/1946 in Decatur, Indiana, USA

Filmography

Director (16)

Little Red Wagon 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

E-Ring 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Hill Street Blues 1980 - 1988, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

St. Elsewhere 1982 - 1988, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

The Game of Their Lives 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

L.A. County 187 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Director

Moonlight and Valentino 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Rudy 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Fresh Horses 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Hoosiers 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

The Last Leaf 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Director

Deadly Care (TV Show)

Director

In the Company of Darkness (TV Show)

Director

Swing Vote (TV Show)

Director

Two Against Time (TV Show)

Director

Wisegirls (TV Show)

Director
Producer (2)

Fighting Back 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Associate Producer

Vampire 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Associate Producer
Actor (1)

Marry Me! 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

This Emmy-winning TV producer-director ("Hill Street Blues") has also had considerable experience helming TV commercials and series ("St. Elsewhere," "Miami Vice") and subsequently feature films. Anspaugh began shooting 16mm sports films while at The University of Indiana before attending USC's School of Film and Television. After four years teaching high school in Colorado, he started his TV career as associate producer on the ABC movies "Vampire" (1979) and "Fighting Back" (1980), both produced by MTM. He went on to become associate producer on that company's acclaimed cop show "Hill Street Blues" (NBC) in 1981; by the time he left the show in 1985, Anspaugh had worked his way up to producer and director, winning producing Emmys in 1982 and 1983. Anspaugh returned to directing with episodes of "St. Elsewhere" and "Miami Vice," and the TV-movies "The Last Leaf" (syndicated, 1984), "Deadly Care" (CBS, 1987) and "In the Company of Darkness" (CBS, 1993).

Relationships

Marie Francis Anspaugh

Mother

Lawrence Anspaugh

Father

Reilly Anspaugh

Daughter
born June 3, 1996 in Utah mother, Roma Downey

Vanessa Anspaugh

Daughter
mother, Tamara Kramer

Roma Downey Actor

Wife
Married Nov. 24, 1995 Divorced March 15, 1998

Tamara Kramer

Wife
married on April 13, 1974 divorced

EDUCATION

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California 1974 - 1976
School of Film and Television

Indiana University

Bloomington , Indiana 1965 - 1970
met Angelo Pizzo, writer for both "Hoosiers" and "Rudy", while he was a student there

Milestones

2005

Directed "The Game of Their Lives" based on the true story of the 1950 US soccer team who, against all odds, beat England in the small town of Belo Horizonte, Brazil

2002

Returned to directing features with "Wisegirls", starring Mira Sorvino and Mariah Carey

1995

Directed "Moonlight and Valentino" based on the play by Ellen Simon

1993

Directed Sean Astin in "Rudy," based on the true story of Daniel 'Rudy' Ruettiger who's dream was to play football at Notre Dame

1988

Directed "Fresh Horses" starring Molly Ringwald and Andrew McCarthy

1986

Feature film directing debut, "Hoosiers"

1985

Gave up producing responsibilities but continued directing episodes of "Hill Street Blues"

1982

TV directing debut with "Hill Street Blues"

1981

TV series producing debut, "Hill Street Blues"; served as an associate producer

1979

TV-movie producing debut, "Vampire"

1969

Taught school in Aspen, Colorado

Worked as an associate producer on the short-lived CBS detective series, "Paris"

Underwent treatment for a bipolar disorder

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