Michael Watkins

Michael W. Watkins is an award-winning director, producer, and cinematographer. His career began in the mid-1970s working main camera duty on the Roger Corman production "Fighting Mad," directed by Jonathan Demme. He ... Read more »

Filmography

Director (53)

Quantum Leap 1988 - 2002, 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

The Blacklist 1990 - 2002, 2013 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

NYPD Blue 1990 - 1998, 2000 - 2002, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

The X-Files 1990 - 2002, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Body of Proof 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Golden Boy 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Grimm 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Justified 2010 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Royal Pains 2009 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

The Mob Doctor 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Criminal Minds 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

In Plain Sight 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

No Ordinary Family 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

The Event 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

Knucklehead 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Dirty Sexy Money 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Law & Order 2006 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Warehouse 13 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Monk 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

My Own Worst Enemy 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Numb3rs 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Angela's Eyes 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Kidnapped 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

The Lost Room 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Into the West 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Prison Break 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

The 4400 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

5ive Days to Midnight 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Director

Boomtown 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

Las Vegas 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

Chicago Hope 1990 - 1998, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

John Grisham's The Client 1990 - 1998, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1990 - 1998, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Sweet Justice 1990 - 1998, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

The Agency 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

The District 1990 - 1998, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

The Guardian 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

UC: Undercover 1990 - 1998, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Brooklyn South 1990 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Millennium 1995 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Relativity 1995 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Semper Fi 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Director

The $Treet 1995 - 1996, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

The Watcher 1990 - 1991, 1994 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Under Suspicion 1990 - 1991, 1994 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Deadlocked 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Director

Detention: Siege at Johnson High 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Director

High Incident 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Director

The Monroes 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Director

Deadlocked (Movie)

(Director)

Prince William (TV Show)

Director

To Love, Honor and Deceive (TV Show)

Director
Camera, Film, & Tape (12)

Treasure Island: The Adventure Begins 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Heart and Souls 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Point of No Return 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Paramedics 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Fighting Mad 1976 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Accidental Meeting (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Cold Sassy Tree (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Crowfoot (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Danielle Steel's "Family Album" (TV Show)

Director of Photography

For the Very First Time (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Steel Justice (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Glitter Dome (TV Show)

Director of Photography
Production Management (3)

Small Time 2014 (Movie)

(Production Supervisor)

Parenthood 2010 (Tv Show)

Production Coordinator

Wannabe: Life and Death in a Small Town Gang 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Production Manager
Producer (1)

The Blacklist: Redemption 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

Michael W. Watkins is an award-winning director, producer, and cinematographer. His career began in the mid-1970s working main camera duty on the Roger Corman production "Fighting Mad," directed by Jonathan Demme. He also worked under legendary director of photography Michael Chapman on Martin Scorsese's concert film "The Last Waltz," which documented The Band's final, celebrated 1976 concert at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. After a brief pause, his career kicked into high gear in the 1980s with the filming of action television series "Scarecrow and Mrs. King." He also served as a cinematographer on the crime drama "The Glitter Dome" starring James Garner and John Lithgow, the relationship drama "Cold Sassy Tree" with Faye Dunaway and Richard Widmark, and the comedy "Paramedics." But his most notable work as a cinematographer was on the cult science fiction show "Quantum Leap," for which he would eventually win two Emmys. He also served as director of photography on John Badham's "La Femme Nikita" remake "Point of No Return," the fantasy/comedy "Heart and Souls," and the miniseries "Family Album." His directing and producing career began with "Quantum Leap" and "NYPD Blue," respectively. He contributed to a number of popular programs as a co-executive producer, including the sci-fi hit"The X-Files," the casino crime drama "Las Vegas," and the FOX action show "Prison Break." Watkins also directed episodes of the sci-fi spinoff "Caprica" and the crime drama "Justified" in 2010. Watkins taught cinematography/directing seminars around the country and at UCLA.

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