Ron Underwood

Director, Cameraman, Editor
This rising director has worked in many mediums: TV, film, live action, animation, fiction and documentary. The California native was making short films by the time he was ten years old; he spent his high school years ... Read more »
Born: 11/06/1953 in Glendale, California, USA

Filmography

Director (37)

Dead of Summer 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

Once Upon a Time 2012 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

Quantico 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

Grey's Anatomy 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Nashville 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Mistresses 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Resurrection 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Witches of East End 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Castle 2010, 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Once Upon A Time In Wonderland 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Scandal 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Deck the Halls 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Director

Harry's Law 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

Happy Town 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Heroes 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

No Ordinary Family 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Director

Eli Stone 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Ugly Betty 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Reaper 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Boston Legal 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

In the Mix 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Stealing Sinatra 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Director

The Adventures of Pluto Nash 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Mighty Joe Young 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Speechless 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Heart and Souls 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

City Slickers 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Tremors 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

The Mouse and the Motorcycle 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Director

Back When We Were Grownups (TV Show)

Director

BrainDead (Tv Show)

Director

Holiday in Handcuffs (TV Show)

Director

Runaway Ralph (TV Show)

Director

Santa Baby (TV Show)

Director

The Year Without a Santa Claus (TV Show)

Director
Writer (3)

Tremors: The Series 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material

Tremors 2: Aftershocks 1995 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Tremors 1990 (Movie)

(From Story)
Producer (2)

Tremors 2: Aftershocks 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Crawlspace 1986 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Biography

This rising director has worked in many mediums: TV, film, live action, animation, fiction and documentary. The California native was making short films by the time he was ten years old; he spent his high school years journeying through Ceylon and Sri Lanka, where he made a film on an indigenous tribe. After an unhappy stint in medical school, Underwood returned to his true calling, taking film courses at USC. He honed his craft first by working as a cameraman and editor for a commercial company and later by serving as a staff director for Barr Films, making industrial and educational films.

Relationships

Sandy Underwood

Wife

Lauren Underwood

Daughter

EDUCATION

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California

served as a high school exchange student in Sri Lanka

AFI Conservatory

Los Angeles , California
enrolled in the producers program

Occidental College

Los Angeles , California
transferred to USC(pre-med)

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

1975

Milestones

2005

Directed Usher in the crime drama "In The Mix"

2002

Directed Eddie Murphy in "Pluto Nash"

1998

Returned to the director's chair for the remake of "Mighty Joe Young"

1994

Helmed the comedy "Speechless"

1991

Had box-office success as director of "City Slickers"

1991

Formed Stampede Entertainment with his longtime associates, writer-producers S.S. Wilson and Brent Maddocks and producer Nancy Roberts

1990

Feature directorial debut, "Tremors"

1986

TV directorial debut, "The Mouse and the Motorcycle"

1986

Feature debut as an associate producer, "Crawlspace"

1979

Served as an assistant director on "The Tourist Trap"

1977

First professionally-released film, the stop-action "Recorded Live"

1969

Traveled through Sri Lanka and Ceylon, making a film

1963

Began making short 8mm films in grade school

Worked as a staff director for Barr Films, an educational film company

Worked as an editor and cameraman for a TV production company in Milwaukee

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