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Fresco, Michael

Fresco, Michael

(Michael A. Fresco, Mike Fresco)


Addresses: Agent— International Creative Management, 10250 Constellation Way, 9th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

Career: Director and producer.

Awards, Honors: Directors Guild Award nomination, outstanding directorial achievement in a dramatic series—night, Emmy Award nomination (with others), outstanding drama series, 1994, both for Northern Exposure.


Television Work; Series:

Producer, Under Cover, ABC, 1991.

Consulting producer, I'll Fly Away, NBC, 1992–93.

Supervising producer, Northern Exposure, CBS,1993–95.

Co–executive producer, Northern Exposure, CBS, 1995.

Co–executive producer, Murder One, ABC, 1995–96.

Executive producer, Murder One, ABC, 1996–97.

Executive producer, Total Security, ABC, 1997.

Co–executive producer, Providence, NBC, 1999–2000.

Executive producer, Providence, NBC, 1999–2003.

Executive producer, 1–800–MISSING (also known as Missing and Porte disparu), Lifetime, 2003.

Television Work; Miniseries:

Director and executive producer, Murder One: Diary of a Serial Killer, ABC, 1997.

Television Work; Movies:

Director and producer, Before the Storm, ABC, 1991.

Director, Saturday's, ABC, 1991.

Producer, Spy Games, ABC, 1991.

Director, Daughters of Privilege (also known as Keys to the Kingdom), NBC, 1991.

Television Work: Pilots:

Director, Northern Exposure, CBS, 1990.

Executive producer and director, 1–800–MISSING (also known as Missing and Porte disparu), Lifetime, 2003.

Director, Better Off Ted, ABC, 2008.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Women Unchained," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1987.

"Night of the Living Bed," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1987.

"Heart On," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1987.

"Fairytale Theater," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1988.

"The Naked Civil Surgeon," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1988.

"Heat Wave," Dirty Dancing, UPN, 1988.

"Book of Love: Part 2," Dirty Dancing, UPN, 1988.

"Twilight," China Beach, ABC, 1989.

"Ghosts," China Beach, ABC, 1989.

"Strange Brew," China Beach, ABC, 1990.

"Use a Slurpy, go to Jail," Doogie Howser, M.D., ABC, 1990.

"Prisoner of Love," Law & Order, NBC, 1990.

"I Could Have Danced All Night … But Didn't," China Beach, ABC, 1991.

"Sacrifices: Parts1&2," Under Cover, 1991.

"Spleen It to Me, Lucy," L.A. Law, NBC, 1991.

Civil Wars, ABC, 1991.

"Diet, Diet My Darling," L.A. Law, NBC, 1992.

"Slow Coming Dark," I'll Fly Away, NBC, 1992.

Northern Exposure, CBS, 1992–95.

"Rights of Passage," Picket Fences, CBS, 1993.

"Chapter Two," Murder One, ABC, 1995.

"Chapter Four," Murder One, ABC, 1995.

"Chapter Eleven, Year Two," Murder One, ABC, 1997.

"Chapter Sixteen, Year Two," Murder One, ABC, 1997.

"One Wedding and a Funeral," Total Security, ABC, 1997.

Providence, NBC, 1999–2002.

Four Corners, CBS, 1998.

The O.C., Fox, 2003–2006.

Joan of Arcadia, CBS, 2004.

"Mr. Monk and the Paperboy," Monk, USA Network, 2004.

"Good Intentions," JAG (also known as JAG: Judge Advocate General), CBS, 2004.

(As Michael A. Fresco) " Ashes to Ashes," Dead Like Me, Showtime, 2004.

"Alienation," Medical Investigation, NBC, 2004.

"More," North Shore, Fox, 2004.

"Catwalk," North Shore, Fox, 2004.

Three Moons Over Milford, ABC Family, 2005.

Head Cases, Fox, 2005.

(As Mike Fresco) "Downhill," Conviction, NBC, 2006.

My Name Is Earl, NBC, 2006–2008.

"Operation: Deliver the Case," The Knights of Prosperity, ABC, 2007.

"Operation: Ralph," The Knights of Prosperity, ABC, 2007.

"Church," Aliens in America, The CW, 2007.

"Community Theater," Aliens in America, The CW, 2008.

Also directed "Ex–Appeal," Tattingers (also known asNick & Hillary).


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