After graduating from the University of Southern California filmmaking program with an award-winning thesis project, Dwight H. Little started his professional directing career with the 1985 spy film, "KGB: The Secret War." His follow-up was another action picture, 1986's "Getting Even" and in 1988, he had his first big Hollywood break when he directed "Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers," the fourth installment in the slasher franchise. That film went on to turn a tidy profit, proving Little could handle the horror genre. He went to TV for the first time in 1989, directing an episode of the anthology series "Freddy's Nightmares," hosted by Robert Englund's horror-movie character Freddy Krueger. That same year, Little directed Englund again in a horror adaptation of the classic "The Phantom of the Opera." Unfortunately, that film did not fare as well as his first attempt at horror, and failed to turn a profit. In 1990 however, he had another hit with his return to action movies. That year, he directed Steven Seagal in "Marked for Death," widely considered to be among Seagal's best pictures. He continued with the action genre in 1992, directing Brandon Lee in "Rapid Fire," but made a serious departure in 1995, by taking the helm of the family film "Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home." 1997 marked his second time working in television, directing the show "Millennium." He has mostly stayed with the medium since, working on programs like "24," "The Practice," and the mystery "Bones."