Donald Wrye

A film industry veteran who has been making movies since the 1960s, Donald Wrye is a director, producer, and writer to countless television films. Wrye started his long-lived career in 1969 by writing and directing the ... Read more »

Filmography

Director (27)

Reckless Behavior: Caught on Tape 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Director

High Stakes 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Director

Stranger in the Family 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Director

Lucky Day 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Director

Amerika 1986 - 1987 (Tv Show)

Director

Divorce Wars 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Director

Fire on the Mountain 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Director

Ice Castles 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

The House of God 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

The Entertainer 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Director

83 Hours 'Til Dawn (TV Show)

Director

A Family Divided (TV Show)

Director

Born Innocent (TV Show)

Director

Death Be Not Proud (TV Show)

Director

Fire on the Mountain (Movie)

(Director)

Heart of Steel (TV Show)

Director

It Happened One Christmas (TV Show)

Director

Not in This Town (TV Show)

Director

Range of Motion (TV Show)

Director

Separated by Murder (TV Show)

Director

The Face of Rage (TV Show)

Director

The Man Who Could Talk to Kids (TV Show)

Director

Trail of Tears (TV Show)

Director

Ultimate Betrayal (TV Show)

Director
Writer (2)

Ice Castles 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The House of God 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (1)

Right to Kill? (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

A film industry veteran who has been making movies since the 1960s, Donald Wrye is a director, producer, and writer to countless television films. Wrye started his long-lived career in 1969 by writing and directing the short documentary "An Impression of John Steinbeck: Writer". The introspective look on the American writer featured Henry Fonda and was nominated for Best Documentary, Short Subjects at the Academy Awards. The next year he produced a 15 minute short documentary focusing on small town life in Iowa, and the film was nominated for the same award at the Academy Awards in 1972. Wrye made the jump into television by directing the TV special about a teenager dying from a brain tumor in "Death Be Not Proud". Throughout the 1970s, he made TV movies including the drama "Born Innocent" starring Linda Blair as a young teenage runaway and the musical "The Entertainer" starring Jack Lemmon. His first major motion picture was writing and directing the Oscar nominated romantic figure skating drama "Ice Castles". In the 1980s, Wrye wrote and directed "Divorce Wars: A Love Story" starring Tom Selleck as a divorce lawyer whose own marriage falls apart. His next production was creating the mini-series "Amerika", a movie documenting what could have happened if the Soviet Union overtook the United States. After directing and producing countless TV movies, Wrye updated "Ice Castles" in 2010 with a new ensemble,

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