Matthew Diamond

Documentarian
Matthew Diamond began his critically acclaimed career as a director and dance choreographer for film and television in the mid-'80s. He began directing episodes of shows like "Guiding Light," "Designing Women," and "A ... Read more »
Born: 11/26/1951

Filmography

Director (71)

The Wiz Live! 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Director

90210 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

Liza's at the Palace 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Director

Eureka 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

So You Think You Can Dance 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Desperate Housewives 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Denis Leary's Merry F#%$in Christmas 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Director

My Boys 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Phil of the Future 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

That's So Raven 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

A Different World 1986 - 1993, 1996 - 1997, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Between Brothers 1986 - 1993, 1996 - 1999, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Broadway's Best 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Cafe Americain 1986 - 1999, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Daddio 1986 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Day By Day 1986 - 1993, 1995 - 1999, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Dear John 1986 - 1993, 1995 - 1999, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Doogie Howser, M.D. 1985 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Down the Shore 1986 - 1993, 1996 - 1997, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

From Broadway: Fosse 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Director

Grown Ups 1986 - 1993, 1996 - 1999, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Head Over Heels 1986 - 1993, 1995 - 1999, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Homeboys in Outer Space 1986 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Living Single 1986 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Out All Night 1986 - 1993, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Raising Miranda 1986 - 1993, 1996 - 1999, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Scrubs 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Shining Time Station 1985 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Sister, Sister 1986 - 1993, 1996 - 1997, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Golden Girls 1985 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

The Hughleys 1985 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

The Naked Truth 1986 - 1993, 1996 - 1999, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

The Preston Episodes 1986 - 1993, 1995 - 1999, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

The Random Years 1986 - 1992, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer 1986 - 1993, 1996 - 1999, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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The College of Comedy With Alan King III 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Director

Le Corsaire With American Ballet Theatre 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Director

Piano Grand! A Smithsonian Celebration 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Director

The Blues -- In Performance at the White House 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Director

The College of Comedy With Alan King, Part II 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Director

The Gershwins' "Crazy For You" 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Director

CeCe Winans, Glorious Gospel 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Director

Dancemaker 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Stomp, Slide and Swing With Savion Glover 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Director

The Parkers 1999 (Tv Show)

Director

Merry Christmas, George Bailey 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Director

The College of Comedy With Alan King 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Director

The Wrecker's Ball: Three Dances by Paul Taylor 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Director

A Renaissance Revisited 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Director

Between Mother and Daughter 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Director

Crash the Curiousaurus 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Director

Garth Fagan's "Griot New York" 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Director

Ballanchine Celebration 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Director

Black Sheep 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Director

Great Performances' 20th Anniversary Special 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Segment Director

On the Ledge 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Director

The Hard Nut 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Director

Designing Women 1986 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Director

Drexell's Class 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Director

Paul Taylor's Speaking in Tongues 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Director

Working Girl 1986 - 1987, 1989 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Belles of Bleecker Street 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Director

Clippers 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Director

In the House 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Director

The Designing Women Special: Their Finest Hour 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Director

Camp Rock (TV Show)

Director

Crazy For You (Movie)

(Director)

These Old Broads (TV Show)

Director

Undercover Bridesmaid (TV Show)

Director
Writer (2)

Martin 1985 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Writer

Dancemaker 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (1)

Dancemaker 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)
Other (2)

Maxie 1985 (Movie)

choreography (Choreographer)

Splitz 1983 (Movie)

choreography (Choreographer)

Biography

Matthew Diamond began his critically acclaimed career as a director and dance choreographer for film and television in the mid-'80s. He began directing episodes of shows like "Guiding Light," "Designing Women," and "A Different World" before gaining more extensive work directing episodes of "Family Ties" and "Day by Day" in the late 1980s. He continued to direct television shows in the early 1990s and even directed 21 episodes of the classic sitcom "The Golden Girls" before embarking on his crowning artistic achievement later in the decade. In 1998 he put his experiences as a dance choreographer and television director to good use in the documentary "Dancemaker." The documentary was nominated for an Academy Award in 1999 and propelled Diamond's directorial career into the 2000s. He enjoyed further success with dance-inspired programming when he earned heaping critical praise, which included Emmy and Directors Guild Awards, for his work directing "Great Performances: Dance in America." He returned to more sitcoms on television afterwards by directing episodes of "Scrubs," "That's So Raven," and "Gilmore Girls." He continued to intertwine dance, music, comedy, and dramatic storytelling with 2008's "Camp Rock" and, a year later, began directed episodes of the hit reality show "So You Think You Can Dance."

EDUCATION

The School of Performing Arts

New York , New York 1968

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