Ed Sherin

Director, Producer, Actor
Edwin Sherin is perhaps best known for his work as a theater and television director and producer. Sherin started his career in entertainment as an actor in minor roles on stage, including Broadway productions such as ... Read more »
Born: 01/15/1930

Filmography

Director (18)

Medium 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Law & Order 1989 - 2000, 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Homicide: Life on the Street 1989 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Director

Crime & Punishment 1992 - 1993, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Director

Doogie Howser, M.D. 1989 - 1994, 1996 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Director

Feds 1992 - 1994, 1996 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Director

L.A. Law 1989 - 1994, 1996 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Director

South Beach 1992 - 1993, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Director

A Marriage: Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Director

King Lear 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Director

Valdez Is Coming 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

Glory Boy 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

Daughter of the Streets (TV Show)

Director

Lena: My 100 Children (TV Show)

Director

Settle the Score (TV Show)

Director

The Father Clements Story (TV Show)

Director
Actor (1)

Intimate Portrait: Jane Alexander 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (1)

Across the River 1965 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Edwin Sherin is perhaps best known for his work as a theater and television director and producer. Sherin started his career in entertainment as an actor in minor roles on stage, including Broadway productions such as "A Desert Incident" and "Romulus." He went on to become resident director at Arena Stage, a not-for-profit regional theater based in Washington. The turning point in his career came in 1968 when he directed Jane Alexander (whom he married in 1975) and James Earl Jones in the Broadway play "The Great White Hope." Sherin's career at Arena Stage proved to be a fruitful one, as he went on to helm many stage productions, including "The Wall," "Macbeth" and "King Lear." He continued to direct Alexander in numerous plays, including "Hedda Gabler" in 1981. While he remained passionate about theater, Sherin began directing television shows in 1974, filming a televised production of "King Lear" that year. His most notable TV work was on the series "Law & Order" between 1991 and 2005, directing and producing numerous episodes. Other television series he has directed include crime dramas "Homicide: Life on the Street"--for which he received an Emmy nomination-- "L.A. Law," and the supernatural mystery show "Medium."

Relationships

Jane Alexander Actor

Wife
Met when Sherin directed her in the original production of "The Great White Hope" at Arena Stage in Washington, DC

Jane Alexander

Wife
second wife

Jace Alexander

Step-Son

Milestones

Began career as an actor in 1950s TV

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