John Kretchmer

Though he started out as an assistant director on a number of films, John T. Kretchmer is best known for his work as a television director. From the late 1970s through the mid-1990s, Kretchmer was an assistant director ... Read more »
Born: 07/23/1954

Filmography

Production Management (28)

Dunston Checks In 1996 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Jurassic Park 1993 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Straight Talk 1992 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Delirious 1991 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Nothing But Trouble 1991 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear 1991 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Flatliners 1990 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Welcome Home Roxy Carmichael 1990 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Out on the Edge 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Assistant Director

Staying Together 1989 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

The Naked Gun - From the Files of Police Squad! 1988 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Amazing Grace and Chuck 1987 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Baby Boom 1987 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Harry's Hong Kong 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Assistant Director

Silver Bullet 1985 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Protocol 1984 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

I Ought to Be in Pictures 1982 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Making Love 1982 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Looker 1981 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Divine Madness 1980 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Hero at Large 1980 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Chapter Two 1979 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

The In-Laws 1979 (Movie)

assistant 2nd unit director (Assistant Director)

Circle of Violence: A Family Drama (TV Show)

Assistant Director

Kiss Shot (TV Show)

Assistant Director

News at Eleven (TV Show)

Assistant Director

This Child Is Mine (TV Show)

Assistant Director
Director (26)

iZombie 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Bad Girls From Valley High 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

SeaQuest DSV 1992 - 2002, 2010 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Criminal Minds 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

Burn Notice 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

The Good Guys 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Veronica Mars 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Charmed 2002 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

One Tree Hill 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

The Twilight Zone 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

Dark Angel 1993 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Early Edition 1993 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys 1993 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1993 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Martial Law 1994 - 1995, 1998 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Nash Bridges 1993 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Sliders 1993 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Special Unit 2 1992 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1992 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Star Trek: Voyager 1993 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Strange Luck 1993 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

The Chronicle 1994 - 1995, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

The Lone Gunmen 1994 - 1995, 1998 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Xena: Warrior Princess 1993 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Extreme 1994 - 1995, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Aliens For Breakfast 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Director
Producer (3)

Army Wives 1992 - 2002, 2010 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Push 1992 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer

Dunston Checks In 1996 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Biography

Though he started out as an assistant director on a number of films, John T. Kretchmer is best known for his work as a television director. From the late 1970s through the mid-1990s, Kretchmer was an assistant director on such big budget Hollywood films as "The In-Laws", "Baby Boom", and "The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!". All of these movies were critical and audience hits. In 1994, Kretchmer began to direct television series, beginning with the underwater sci-fi show "SeaQuest 2032" He then moved on to direct a number of episodes of the hit series "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys", "The Twilight Zone", and the popular witchcraft-centric series "Charmed" featuring Alyssa Milano and Shannen Doherty. Kretchmer directed seventeen episodes of Charmed from 1998 to 2006. In 2005, Kretchmer began to work on popular CBS series "Veronica Mars", about a California teenager who works as an amateur detective. The show was popular and gained a cult following very quickly. Kretchmer directed 14 episodes of the series, which ran from 2004 to 2007. Immediately after his stint on " Veronica Mars", Ketchmer began work on the popular USA series "Burn Notice", as well as the Lifetime armed-forces drama "Army Wives".

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