David Semel

Since beginning his directorial career in television with five episodes of the studio-exec-turned-realtor sitcom "Open House" (1989-1990), David Semel has been at the helm of a string of TV's monster hit shows. The ... Read more »

Filmography

Director (21)

Code Black 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Madam Secretary 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

The Strain 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Hemlock Grove 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

American Horror Story 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

Homeland 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

American Dreams 1995 - 2005, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Beverly Hills 90210 1989 - 1992, 1995 - 2005, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Cowboys and Idiots 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Director

7th Heaven 1995 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Boston Public 1995 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Chicago Hope 1995 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Roswell 1995 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

That's Life 1995 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Judging Amy 1995 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Party of Five 1995 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Love Boat: The Next Wave 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Director

Malibu Shores 1995 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Director

Pacific Palisades 1996 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Director

Campfire Tales 1996 (Movie)

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Producer (8)

Madam Secretary 2014 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Legends 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Intelligence 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Ironside 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

My Own Worst Enemy 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Life 1995 - 2001, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Open House 1989 - 1990, 1995 - 2005, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Associate Producer

90210: Behind the Scenes 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Associate Producer
Editor (3)

A Fight For Jenny (TV Show)

Assistant Editor

As Is (TV Show)

Assistant Editor

On Fire (TV Show)

Assistant Editor

Biography

Since beginning his directorial career in television with five episodes of the studio-exec-turned-realtor sitcom "Open House" (1989-1990), David Semel has been at the helm of a string of TV's monster hit shows. The first mega-hit Semel directed for was the superficially sunny teen soap "Beverly Hills, 90210", on which he also began his extensive producing career in 1994. Coming off that success, he brought his knack for helming dynamic young casts to series as diverse as the wholesome family drama "7th Heaven" and the cult genre-mash-up hit "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", directing several episodes of each. Semel helped shepherd characters across the cusp of adulthood as a recurring director of such other popular series as the tumultuous,1960s-set saga "American Dreams" and the beloved "Dawson's Creek", a coming-of-age drama set mostly in a small coastal town in Massachusetts. In the interim he also managed to make his feature-film directorial debut with "Lone Star State of Mind", a crime caper starring breakout TV star Joshua Jackson. In high demand during the mid-to-late 2000s, Semel parlayed his chaotic approach to the fast-paced "Mind" into directing and executive producing such increasingly kinetic series as the superpowered epic "Heroes" and the lurid yet charming doctor drama "House M.D.". Injecting his glossy new style with a bit of his old, youth-oriented ways, he helmed the 2009 TV movie "Limelight", about a group of students at a performing arts school in New York City.

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