Born in Jackson, MS; married Danielle Black (a production company executive), January 5, 1999.
Agent—International Creative Management, 10250 Constellation Way, 9th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90067.
Director, producer, and film editor.
Television Award nomination, best editor, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and Annual CableACE Award nomination (with Ruth Foster), best editing for a comedy special or series, or music special, National Cable Television Society, both 1988, for Graceland: The African Concert.
Television Director; Series:
Michelob Presents Sunday Night, 1989.
The Ben Stiller Show, Fox, 1992-93.
The Dana Carvey Show, ABC, 1996.
Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place (also known as Two Guys and a Girl), ABC, 1998.
Everybody Loves Raymond (also known as Raymond), CBS, between 1998 and 2002.
It's Like, You Know …, ABC, 1999.
DAG, NBC, 2000-2001.
I'm with Her, ABC, 2003-2004.
Rescue Me (also known as Rescue Me: FDNY), FX Network, between 2004 and 2007.
Television Director; Specials:
Lovelaughs, Lifetime, 1991.
Larry Miller: Just Words, HBO, 1992.
Carol Leifer: Gaudy, Bawdy & Blue, Showtime, 1992.
Bob Nelson, HBO, 1992.
Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful (also known as Dare to Be Truthful), Showtime, 1992.
Robert Klein: It All Started Here, HBO, 1995.
Danny Hoch: Some People, HBO, 1995.
Larry Miller … Just Words, 2001.
(And co-executive producer) Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary, Comedy Central, 2003.
(And co-executive producer) Denis Leary: Behind the Anger, Comedy Central, 2003.
Night of Too Many Stars, NBC, 2003.
(And executive producer) A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T.: Improv, Bravo, 2005.
Segment director, Comedy Central Roast: Jeff Foxworthy, Comedy Central, 2005.
Television Director; Pilots:
Nothing Upstairs, CBS, 1990.
Toonces, the Cat Who Could Drive a Car, NBC, 1992.
DAG, NBC, 2000.
Born in Brooklyn, ABC, 2001.
Hench at Home, ABC, 2003.
Sick in the Head, Fox, 2003.
American Family, ABC, 2007.
In Plain Sight, USA Network, 2007.
Television Director; Episodic:
One Night Stand, HBO, 1989.
"Chris Becomes a Male Escort," Get a Life, Fox, 1991.
"Chris' Brain Starts Working," Get a Life, Fox, 1992.
Great Scott!, 1992.
"My Science Fair Lady," The Trouble with Larry, CBS, 1993.
"Like Father, Like John," Second Half, NBC, 1993.
"Same Bet Next Year," Second Half, NBC, 1993.
House of Buggin', Fox, 1995.
"Kiss Me Kip," Clueless, ABC, 1996.
"To Party or Not to Party," Clueless, ABC, 1996.
"Making Up Is Hard to Do," Clueless, ABC, 1996.
"Driving Me Crazy," Clueless, ABC, 1996.
"My Dinner with Woody," Just Shoot Me!, NBC, 1997.
"Twice Burned," Just Shoot Me!, NBC, 1997.
"Secrets and Lies," Arsenio, ABC, 1997.
"We Can Still Be Friends," Arsenio, ABC, 1997.
"Show Me the Money," Arsenio, ABC, 1997.
"How to Be a Good Listener," Arli$$, HBO, 1997.
"My Job Is to Get Jobs," Arli$$, HBO, 1998.
Secret Service Guy, 1999.
Everything's Relative, NBC, c. 1999.
"Strong Sexual Content," Action, Fox, 1999.
"Three Guys, a Girl, and a Conversation Nook," Madigan Men, ABC, 2000.
"The Marry Caitlin Moore Show," Spin City, ABC, 2000.
Welcome to New York, 2000.
The Michael Richards Show, 2000.
Go Fish, NBC, 2001.
"A Christmas Story," The Bernie Mac Show, Fox, 2001.
"Go Four-Point Plan," Go Fish, NBC, 2001.
Greg the Bunny, Fox, 2002.
Contest Searchlight, Comedy Central, 2002.
"Mentalo Case," King of Queens, CBS, 2002.
"France," Andy Richter Controls the Universe, Fox, 2002.
"Mommy & Me," Baby Bob, CBS, 2002.
"The Other Side," Baby Bob, CBS, 2002.
"Talking Babies Say the Darndest Things," Baby Bob, CBS, 2002.
"Don't Pass Me By," Baby Bob, CBS, 2003.
"Final Fantasy," Andy Richter Controls the Universe, Fox, 2003.
"Duh Dog," Andy Richter Controls the Universe, Fox, 2003.
Regular Joe, ABC, 2003.
"The Dating Game," Lucky, FX Network, 2003.
"Rock Me, Baby," UPN, 2003.
"Who's Your Daddy?," Like Family, The WB, 2004.
"Sex Ed," Like Family, The WB, 2004.
"Brother's Keeper," Like Family, The WB, 2004.
"Montecito Lancers," Las Vegas, NBC, 2004.
"Staff Infection," Arrested Development, Fox, 2004.
"For British Eyes Only," Arrested Development, Fox, 2005.
"The Gang Gets Racist," It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (also known as It's Always Sunny), FX Network, 2005.
"Charlie Wants an Abortion," It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (also known as It's Always Sunny), FX Network, 2005.
"Charlie Got Molested," It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (also known as It's Always Sunny), FX Network, 2005.
Love, Inc., UPN, c. 2005.
"Development Arrested," Arrested Development, Fox, 2006.
"Weekend Warriors," Psych, USA Network, 2006.
"The God Spot," 3 lbs., CBS, 2006.
"The Option Period," Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (also known as Studio 60), NBC, 2006.
"Confidence," Love Monkey, CBS, 2006.
"The Harriet Dinner: Part II," Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (also known as Studio 60), NBC, 2007.
"Junior Prank," Aliens in America, CW Network, 2007.
"Ties that (Don't) Bind," Dirt, FX Network, 2008.
"The Leak," Reaper, CW Network, 2008.
Also directed episodes of The Kids in the Hall, HBO.
Television Director; Other:
Live on Tape, 1996.
Ruling Class, 2001.
Television Producer; Series:
Segment producer, All That, Nickelodeon, beginning 1995.
Co-executive producer, Contest Searchlight, Comedy Central, 2002.
Executive producer, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (also known as It's Always Sunny), FX Network, 2005-2006.
Television Producer; Pilots:
Supervising producer, The Kids in the Hall, HBO, 1988.
Television Editor; Specials:
Whoopi Goldberg—Direct from Broadway, HBO, 1985.
Big Shots in America, NBC, 1985.
Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary (also known as Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes All-Star 50th Anniversary), CBS, 1986.
Spalding Gray: Terrors of Pleasure, HBO, 1987.
High School Video Yearbook with Franken & Davis, Cinemax, 1987.
Graceland: The African Concert (also known as Paul Simon, Graceland: The African Concert), Showtime, 1987.
Jury Duty, TriStar, 1995.
A Night at the Roxbury, Paramount, 1998.
Producer and editor, The Best of Dan Aykroyd, 1986.
Director, The Best of Gilda Radner, 1989.
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