Michael Dinner

Director, Producer
Early on in his career, director-producer Michael Dinner appears to have figured out that he was better off working in TV than film. This turned out to be a very smart move. Beginning with the much beloved teen ... Read more »
Born: 05/20/1953

Filmography

Director (28)

Justified 1987 - 2001, 2003 - 2006, 2010 - 2012, 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Masters of Sex 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

The Mob Doctor 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

Law & Order 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Sons of Anarchy 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Chicago Hope 1987 - 2001, 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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Dellaventura 1987 - 2001, 2004 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Early Edition 1987 - 2001, 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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Fantasy Island 1987 - 2001, 2004 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

House 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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Kidnapped 2006 (Tv Show)

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Sweet Justice 1987 - 1995, 1998 - 2001, 2004 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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The $Treet 1987 - 2001, 2004 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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The Ghost Whisperer 1992 - 1993, 2000 - 2001, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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The Inside 1987 - 1995, 1998 - 2001, 2004 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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The Wonder Years 1987 - 2001, 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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Tribeca 1992 - 1993, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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North Shore 2004 (Tv Show)

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Mister Sterling 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

The Crew 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Curse of the Corn People 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Director

Hot to Trot 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Off Beat 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

Heaven Help Us 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

Miss Lonelyhearts (TV Show)

Director

Outlaw Country (TV Show)

Director
Producer (2)

Kidnapped 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Karen Sisco 1987 - 2001, 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Showrunner

Biography

Early on in his career, director-producer Michael Dinner appears to have figured out that he was better off working in TV than film. This turned out to be a very smart move. Beginning with the much beloved teen comedy-drama "The Wonder Years" in the early 1990's, for which he directed 19 episodes, Dinner has built up an envious track record as a TV director and producer. His other major career milestones as both a director and producer are the CBS medical drama "Chicago Hope," created by David E. Kelley; the provocative real-time NBC experiment "Kidnapped"; and a remake of "Fantasy Island" in the late 1990's in which Malcolm McDowell tried to fill the big shoes of previous show star Ricardo Montalban. Dinner has solidified his standing in the TV industry with executive producer credits on everything from "Karen Sisco" to another iconic small screen remake attempt, "Bionic Woman." He won an Emmy Award in 1990 for directing an episode of "The Wonder Years" entitled "Good-Bye."

Relationships

Ann Holbrook

Wife
married on October 27, 2001 in Napa, California

EDUCATION

AFI Conservatory

1979

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

1979 - 1981
Graduated 1981

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