John Polson

Actor, Director
Australian John Polson's long and successful career has included acting, directing, producing, and festival curation. His time as an actor began with a role in a made-for-TV movie about a 1950s rocker and ended with his ... Read more »
Born: 09/05/1965

Filmography

Director (15)

Elementary 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Zoo 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Blue Bloods 2011 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Body of Proof 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

The Mentalist 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

Flash Forward 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Happy Town 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

No Ordinary Family 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Fringe 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Tenderness 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

The Good Wife 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Without A Trace 2006 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Hide & Seek 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Siam Sunset 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Swimfan 2002 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (13)

Mission: Impossible 2 2000 (Movie)

Billy Baird (Actor)

The Boys 1999 (Movie)

Glenn (Actor)

Idiot Box 1997 (Movie)

Jonah (Actor)

Back of Beyond 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Sum of Us 1995 (Movie)

Greg (Actor)

Sirens 1994 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

Gino 1993 (Movie)

Stan (Actor)

Prisoners of the Sun 1991 (Movie)

Private Jimmy Fenton (Actor)

For Love Alone 1990 (Movie)

Leo Hawkins (Actor)

Dangerous Game 1988 (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

Raw Nerve 1988 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

Tender Hooks 1987 (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

Dadah Is Death (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

September 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Australian John Polson's long and successful career has included acting, directing, producing, and festival curation. His time as an actor began with a role in a made-for-TV movie about a 1950s rocker and ended with his appearance as Impossible Mission Force team-member Billy Baird in the spy thriller "Mission: Impossible II" (2000) and the spun-off video game "Mission: Impossible - Operation Surma" (2003). In 1993, at the Tropicana Cafe--a small, family-owned Italian restaurant in Sydney--Polson held the first annual Tropicana Short Film Festival. Now known as TropFest, it has grown into the largest short film festival in the world with satellite competitions in Paris, Las Vegas and New York City. Polson's breakthrough feature as a director, "Siam Sunset", was a 1999 comedy about a vacation gone wrong. But since then he has worked primarily in the action and thriller genres, from 2002's Hitchcock-influenced teen movie "Swimfan" to the 2009 mystery "Tenderness", with Academy Award-winner Russell Crowe. Polson has applied his aptitude for directing grippingly suspenseful scenes to episodes of several television shows, including FOX's "Fringe" and ABC's "FlashForward"--two shows that employ that proven hit combination of science fiction and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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