Donald Petrie

Director, Actor
This actor switched careers mid-stream and became a director of film and TV in the mid-1980s. The son of TV producer Dorothea Petrie and director Daniel Petrie (and brother of screenwriter/director/producer Daniel ... Read more »
Born: 04/02/1954 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Director (27)

Chicago Med 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

My Life in Ruins 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Just My Luck 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Welcome to Mooseport 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Chicago Hope 1985 - 1989, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

L.A. Law 1985 - 1989, 1992 - 1993, 1997 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Miss Congeniality 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Picket Fences 1985 - 1989, 1992 - 1993, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Players 1985 - 1989, 1992 - 1993, 1997 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

The Equalizer 1985 - 1989, 1992 - 1993, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

The Heights 1986 - 1988, 1992 - 1993, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

The Opposite Sex 1986 - 1988, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

My Favorite Martian 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

The Associate 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Richie Rich 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

The Favor 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Country Estates 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Director

Grumpy Old Men 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Opportunity Knocks 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Turner and Hooch 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Director

Downtown 1986 - 1988 (Tv Show)

Director

Mystic Pizza 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

The Oldest Rookie 1987 - 1988 (Tv Show)

Director

Why on Earth? 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Director

Have You Tried Talking to Patty? 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Director

The Expert 1984 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (8)

Why Me? 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Fort Apache, the Bronx 1981 (Movie)

White Rookie (Actor)

Haywire 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

H.O.T.S. 1979 (Movie)

Doug (Actor)

The 416th 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Turning Point 1977 (Movie)

Barney (Actor)

Biography

This actor switched careers mid-stream and became a director of film and TV in the mid-1980s. The son of TV producer Dorothea Petrie and director Daniel Petrie (and brother of screenwriter/director/producer Daniel Petrie Jr), he began his entertainment career playing small roles on "Quincy," "The Waltons" and "Three's Company" and in features such as in "The Turning Point" (1978), "H.O.T.S." (1979) and "Fort Apache, the Bronx" (1981).

Relationships

June Anne Petrie Battersby

Sister
Twin of Mary Susan Petrie Lowen former Vice President for MGM/UA

Mary Susan Petrie Lowen

Sister
Twin of June Anne Petrie Battersby

Daniel Petrie Sr. Director

Father

Dorothea Petrie

Mother

Daniel Petrie

Brother

EDUCATION

AFI Conservatory

Los Angeles , California 1981
Directed short-film "The Expert" as a student

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

1981 - 1983
Graduated 1983

Milestones

2009

Directed the romantic comedy, "My Life in Ruins"; starring and co-scripted by Nia Vardalos

2006

Directed Lindsay Lohan in the comedy, "Just My Luck"

2004

Helmed the comedy, "Welcome to Mooseport," starring Gene Hackman and Ray Romano

2003

Directed Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey in the romantic comedy "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days"

2000

Teamed with star Sandra Bullock for the hit beauty pageant comedy, "Miss Congeniality"

1999

Helmed the big-screen adaptation of the 1960s TV sitcom, "My Favorite Martian"

1999

Directed episodes of the short-lived FOX series, "The Opposite Sex"

1997

Directed an episode of the short-lived NBC series, "Players"

1996

Directed Whoopi Goldberg in the gender-switching comedy, "The Associate"

1994

Helmed the big screen adaptation of "Richie Rich," starring Macauley Culkin in the title role

1993

Had a major box office hit with "Grumpy Old Men," starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau

1990

Directed Dana Carvey in his film debut, "Opportunity Knocks"

1988

Helmed first feature film, "Mystic Pizza"

1985

Made TV directorial debut with "MacGyver" (ABC)

1981

Last feature appearance, "Fort Apache, the Bronx"

1978

TV movie debut, "Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery" (NBC)

1977

Made feature acting debut in "The Turning Point"

1968

Moved to Los Angeles

Appeared on such shows as "Quincy" and "The Waltons"

Directed first short, "The Expert," while attending the American Film Institute

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