James Quinn

Before it grew and expanded into cable TV, American dramatic television was a much smaller world. One of the longtime inhabitants of that world was James Quinn, a director whose hands were on many episodes of the ... Read more »

Filmography

Director (19)

9/11: Heroes of the 88th Floor 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Director

Courthouse 1992 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Deadline 1992 - 1993, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Dellaventura 1991 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

EZ Streets 1992 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Early Edition 1991 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Feds 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

John Grisham's The Client 1991 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Law & Order 1992 - 1997, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Mr. & Mrs. Smith 1992 - 1997, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Players 1992 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Profiler 1991 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Reasonable Doubts 1991 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Sleepwalkers 1992 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Under Suspicion 1992 - 1997, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Viper 1992 - 1994, 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Crime & Punishment 1992 - 1993, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Blind Man's Bluff 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Director

Sniff 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Director
Actor (9)

Lights Out 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Terror in the Heartland: The Black Legion 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Practice 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cracker: To Say I Love You 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bulkin Trail 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

School Ties 1992 (Movie)

1st Boy (Actor)

Sleepers 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Joey 1985 (Movie)

Joe Sr (Actor)

Hammett 1982 (Movie)

Fong's Guard (Actor)
Production Management (8)

Crackers 1984 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Gremlins 1984 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Kiss Me Goodbye 1982 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Rich and Famous 1981 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Mad Magazine Presents: Up the Academy 1980 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

The Last Waltz 1978 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Smokey and the Bandit 1977 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Freedom Road (TV Show)

Assistant Director
Engineering, Electrical, & Grips (5)

Forever Strong 2008 (Movie)

(Grip)

Kate & Leopold 2001 (Movie)

(Best Boy Grip)

Joe Gould's Secret 2000 (Movie)

(Grip)

Big Daddy 1999 (Movie)

(Dolly Grip)

Illuminata 1999 (Movie)

construction grip (Grip)
Producer (1)

Overlord 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)
Other (5)

Spinning Into Butter 2009 (Movie)

(Production Assistant)

Raising Cain 1992 (Movie)

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Thunderheart 1992 (Movie)

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City Slickers 1991 (Movie)

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Hudson Hawk 1991 (Movie)

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Biography

Before it grew and expanded into cable TV, American dramatic television was a much smaller world. One of the longtime inhabitants of that world was James Quinn, a director whose hands were on many episodes of the serious offerings of that era. He began his career as an assistant director on films in the 1970s, participating in the creation of the classic Martin Scorsese documentary about The Band's final concert, "The Last Waltz" (1978), among other films. In the mid-1980s he shifted almost exclusively to the small screen, working as first assistant director on the police action series and cultural phenomenon "Miami Vice" (1984). Initially working as an assistant director on that show, he finally got the chance to helm several episodes himself in 1987. His other work during this era included being first assistant director on the heart-tugging TV movie "Miracle of the Heart: A Boys Town Story" (1986). After "Miami Vice", Quinn stayed firmly planted in the director's chair, occupying it for one-offs or several-episode runs of many TV series. He helmed editions of such shows as the sprawling period crime saga "Crime Story" (1987) and the durable procedural "Law & Order " (1990), as well as one of that series' spinoffs.

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