Peter Markle

Director, Screenwriter, Director of photography
Peter Markle won praise for his debut feature "The Personals" (1982), a sincere study of a man re-entering the dating world after his wife leaves him, and had a surprise hit with the middling teen comedy "Hot Dog. ..The ... Read more »
Born: 09/23/1946 in Danville, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Director (60)

Crisis 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Carnal Innocence 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Director

Fairly Legal 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

Silent Witness 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Director

Burn Notice 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Crash 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Nora Roberts' High Noon 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Director

Rescue Me 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Three Rivers 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Medium 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Cane 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Life 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Without A Trace 2002 - 2003, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Century City 1992 - 1993, 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Close to Home 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Criminal Minds 1992 - 1993, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

EZ Streets 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 1999, 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Everwood 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Homicide: Life on the Street 1992 - 1993, 1997 - 1999, 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Johnny Bago 1992 - 1993, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

L.A. Doctors 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 2001, 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Millennium 1992 - 1993, 1998 - 1999, 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Moloney 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 2001, 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

NYPD Blue 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Numb3rs 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Runaway 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

The District 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 2001, 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

The Magnificent Seven 1992 - 1993, 1997 - 1999, 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

The Strip 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 2000, 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

The X-Files 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 2001, 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Cold Case 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Jack & Bobby 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Las Vegas 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

The Mountain 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Virginia's Run 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

CSI: Miami 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

The Agency 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Haunted 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

ER 1999 (Tv Show)

Director

Wagons East! 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Dead and Alive -- The Race For Gus Farace 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Director

Breaking Point 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Director

Bat 21 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Desperate 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Director

Youngblood 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

Hot Dog... The Movie 1984 (Movie)

(Director)

The Personals 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Desperate (Movie)

(Director)

El Diablo (TV Show)

Director

Faith of My Fathers (TV Show)

Director

Flight 93 (TV Show)

Director

Nightbreaker (TV Show)

Director

Target Earth (TV Show)

Director

The Tenth Circle (TV Show)

Director

Through the Eyes of a Killer (TV Show)

Director

White Dwarf (TV Show)

Director
Writer (3)

Virginia's Run 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Youngblood 1986 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Personals 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

The Personals 1981 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)
Producer (1)

Virginia's Run 2004 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Biography

Peter Markle won praise for his debut feature "The Personals" (1982), a sincere study of a man re-entering the dating world after his wife leaves him, and had a surprise hit with the middling teen comedy "Hot Dog. ..The Movie" (1984). He used his own experiences as a member of the US National Hockey Team as the basis for "Youngblood" (1986), an earnest but pedestrian behind the scenes look at the sport that featured Rob Lowe and Keanu Reeves. Markle had perhaps his best shot with "BAT 21" (1988), a Vietnam War drama about an American officer (Gene Hackman) caught behind enemy lines and the effort to rescue him. Despite earning respectable reviews, few offers for features followed. Instead, Markle turned to the small screen handling the directing chores on a number of made-for-cable efforts including "Nightbreaker" (TNT, 1989), about American soldiers unknowingly used as subjects in atomic tests, and "El Diablo" (HBO, 1990), about a legendary Texas outlaw. By the 90s, he had added TV series to his resume with well-received episodes of "Homicide: Life on the Street", "EZ Streets" and "Moloney".

Markle's feature career in the 90s seems to be cursed. He returned to the big screen with the comedy "Wagons East!" (1994), but the result was marred by the death of star John Candy during filming. "The Last Days of Frankie the Fly" (1996), with Dennis Hopper, was a muddle romance between a low-level hood and a porn actress that received festival screenings before being consigned to HBO. In 1997, Markle was hired to helm "A Night at the Roxbury", adapted from the on-going "Saturday Night Live" skit featuring Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan as wannabe club-goers. After just over two weeks of shooting, however, the director was replaced after clashing with writer-producer Amy Heckerling.

EDUCATION

Yale College, Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut
played college hockey

Milestones

2006

Directed the A&E TV movie "Flight 93," which chronicles the events aboard United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11, 2001; earned a nomination for the Directors Guild of America

2005

Helmed the A&E original movie "Faith of My Fathers," the story of John McCain's experience as a Vietnam War POW

2003

Directed the NBC TV-movie "Saving Jessica Lynch"

2001

Helmed epidoes of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS)

1997

Directed episodes of the Fox shows, "Millennium" and "The X Files"

1997

Hired to direct "A Night at the Roxbury", a comedy adapted from a skit on "Saturday Night Live"; left production after 16 days and was replaced by John Fortenberry

1996

Directed "The Last Days of Frankie the Fly"; premiered on HBO in 1997 after festival screenings

1994

Returned to features as director of "Wagons East!"; project ran into difficulties when lead John Candy died during filming

1993

Directed an episode of the acclaimed NBC drama "Homicide: Life on the Street"

1989

Won praise for the TNT TV-movie "Nightbreaker"; earned CableACE Award nomination as Best Director

1988

Helmed the Vietnam War drama "Bat 21"

1987

Directed first TV-movie, "Desperate" (ABC)

1986

Used his experiences as a hockey player as the basis of "Youngblood", starring Rob Lowe; wrote story and screenplay and served as camera operator

1984

Had unexpected hit with the teen comedy "Hot Dog... The Movie"

1982

Feature directorial debut, "The Personals"; also wrote and served as co-director of photography

After college, spent three years as a member of the US National Hockey Team

Began showbiz career directing TV commercials and documentaries

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