Richard J Lewis

Not to be confused with the neurotic American comedian of a similar name, Richard J. Lewis is a Canadian film and television director. Like many directors from north of the 49th parallel, Lewis got his start in Canada's ... Read more »
Born: in Toronto, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Director (16)

CSI: Cyber 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Gang Related 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Person of Interest 1991 - 2001, 2011 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1991 - 2009, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Barney's Version 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

The Defenders 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Beggars and Choosers 1991 - 1992, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Due South 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1996, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Falcone 1991 - 1992, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Family Law 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1996, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Forever Knight 1991 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Michael Hayes 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

The District 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Whale Music 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Lightning Force 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Director

Westworld (Tv Show)

Director
Art Department (2)

Time Bomb (Movie)

(Art Director)

Time Bomb (Movie)

(Production Designer)
Actor (1)

Barney's Version 2010 (Movie)

Pathologist (Actor)

Biography

Not to be confused with the neurotic American comedian of a similar name, Richard J. Lewis is a Canadian film and television director. Like many directors from north of the 49th parallel, Lewis got his start in Canada's thriving low-budget television industry, directing episodes of a syndicated reboot of the thriller anthology "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and a television series based on DC Comics' "Superboy" character in the mid 1980s. After that inauspicious start, Lewis's first feature film, 1994's "Whale Music", turned out to be a small masterpiece; based on the cult-favorite novel by Canadian author Paul Quarrington and featuring original music by Toronto scene heroes the Rheostatics, Whale Music told the story of the Brian Wilson-like reclusive rock star Desmond Howl (Maury Chaykin), who went into the hiding after the death of his brother. The brother was played by writer-actor Paul Gross, who went on to hire Lewis to direct episodes of the comic crime series he created and starred in, "Due South". Lewis worked steadily in both Canadian and American television for the rest of the 1990s, and in 2000 began a nine-year association as a director and executive producer on the hit police procedural drama "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation". In 2010, he returned to the big screen with an adaptation of Mordecai Richler's comic novel "Barney's Version", starring Paul Giamatti and Rosamund Pike.

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