Joe Napolitano

One of the best jobs in Hollywood is that of a successful TV director. All it takes is a clear understanding that TV is essentially a writer's medium and that the job of a TV director is to make sure the actors hit ... Read more »

Filmography

Director (35)

Cashmere Mafia 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Bones 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Strong Medicine 2000 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Boston Public 1989 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

The District 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

For the People 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Ally McBeal 1989 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Chicago Hope 1989 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Covington Cross 1990 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Dawson's Creek 1989 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Earth 2 1989 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Freakylinks 1989 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Going to Extremes 1989 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

I'll Fly Away 1989 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

JAG 1989 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Kate Brasher 1994 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

L.A. Doctors 1989 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

M.A.N.T.I.S. 1989 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Murder One 1989 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Picket Fences 1989 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Quantum Leap 1989 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Reasonable Doubts 1989 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

SeaQuest DSV 1989 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Snoops 1989 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. 1989 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

The Practice 1989 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

The X-Files 1989 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Cold Feet 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Martial Law 1997 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Medicine Ball 1994 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Mercy Point 1996 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Viper 1996 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Last Rites 1988 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

Contagious (TV Show)

Director

Earth Angel (TV Show)

Director
Production Management (14)

Brooklyn's Finest 2010 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

The Fisher King 1991 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Parenthood 1989 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

The Dream Team 1989 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Last Rites 1988 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

The Untouchables 1987 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Throw Momma From the Train 1987 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Wise Guys 1986 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

50 Years of Action! 1985 (Movie)

(East Coast) (Assistant Director)

Body Double 1984 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

The Pope of Greenwich Village 1984 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Scarface 1983 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Blow Out 1981 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

First Deadly Sin 1979 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)
Producer (1)

Brooklyn's Finest 2010 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Biography

One of the best jobs in Hollywood is that of a successful TV director. All it takes is a clear understanding that TV is essentially a writer's medium and that the job of a TV director is to make sure the actors hit their marks. Joe Napolitano has understood this well, working steadily as a TV director since the early 1990s. His forte is one-hour dramas. Over the years, the series for which Napolitano has directed multiple episodes include the David E. Kelley drama series "Boston Public", the medical drama "Strong Medicine", and the sci-fi series "Quantum Leap". Another critical element of a successful TV director career is an understanding that in between the repeated and more lucrative gigs, it pays to take whatever work is available. As such, Napolitano's resume is also chock full of single episode assignments, from the quirky drama "Northern Exposure", the legal drama s"The Practice", and the legal comedy "Ally McBeal". Separately, Napolitano has worked extensively in features as a First Assistant Director, most notably for Brian De Palma. Their collaborations have included the thriller "Blow Out", the cult crime drama "Scarface", the period crime drama "The Untouchables". He has also directed a pair of feature films, the 1991 comedy "Earth Angel" and the 1997 thriller "Contagious".

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