Sandy Smolan

Though the prolific Sandy Smolan eventually established himself as one of Hollywood's most versatile TV directors, he made his career breakthrough with a movie--1987's "Rachel River", a Sundance-winning drama that ... Read more »

Filmography

Director (41)

Gigantic 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Mental 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Eli Stone 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Greek 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Men in Trees 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

October Road 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

The Middleman 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Brothers & Sisters 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Three Moons Over Milford 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Beach Girls 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Everwood 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

One Tree Hill 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

The Mountain 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

The O.C. 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Ally 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 1993, 1995 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Ally McBeal 1988 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Beggars and Choosers 1988 - 1993, 1995 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Brooklyn Bridge 1991 - 1993, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Chicago Hope 1988 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Dangerous Minds 1991 - 1993, 1996 - 1998, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Dawson's Creek 1988 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Dellaventura 1988 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Diagnosis Murder 1988 - 1993, 1995 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Doogie Howser, M.D. 1988 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Earth 2 1988 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Ed 1991 - 1993, 1996 - 1998, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Jack & Jill 1988 - 1993, 1995 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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L.A. Law 1988 - 1993, 1995 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Love Boat: The Next Wave 1991 - 1993, 1997 - 1998, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Now and Again 1988 - 1993, 1995 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Picket Fences 1988 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Second Noah 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 1993, 1995 - 1998, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Sisters 1988 - 1993, 1995 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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The District 1988 - 1993, 1995 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Heights 1991 - 1993, 1997 - 1998, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Huntress 1991 - 1993, 1996 - 1998, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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A Place to Be Loved 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Middle Ages 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Director

Rachel River 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Taking a Stand 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Director
Production Management (2)

The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time! 1980 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time! 1980 (Movie)

(Production Manager)
Sound (1)

The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time! 1980 (Movie)

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Producer (1)

A Day in the Life of America 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Segment Producer

Biography

Though the prolific Sandy Smolan eventually established himself as one of Hollywood's most versatile TV directors, he made his career breakthrough with a movie--1987's "Rachel River", a Sundance-winning drama that featured his future wife Pamela Reed. But even though Smolan earned a great deal of acclaim (and a spouse) from his debut venture into motion pictures, he immediately plunged head-first into television work, starting with a one-off directing job on an episode of the educational series "ABC Afterschool Specials". His talents were recognized quickly, and in the late '80s and '90s, Smolan was a hot commodity as a director, working on programs as diverse as the family comedy "Doogie Howser, M.D.", the influential dramedy "Northern Exposure", and the offbeat fantasy-comedy "Ally McBeal". There was never a shortage of quality work for the director, who tended to work on one-off episodes rather than extended stints. But that started to change as the '90s turned into the 2000s, starting with a four-episode run on the teen romance "Dawson's Creek". But unlike many of his director peers, Smolan refused to be pigeonholed into a genre, working on shows like the crime-comedy "The District", the slick romantic comedy "The O.C.", and the comedy "First Day".

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