The best directors of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

by JohnSlash | created - 06 Jan 2013 | updated - 23 Aug 2013 | Public

This is a list compiled of the best directors on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," ordered from greatest to least. I also list all of the episodes they directed in order from greatest to least, with my ratings of each episode in parenthesis.

(The first three are especially amazing.)

1. Joss Whedon

Writer | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Joss Whedon is the middle of five brothers - his younger brothers are Jed Whedon and Zack Whedon. Both his father, Tom Whedon and his grandfather, John Whedon were successful television writers. Joss' mother, Lee Stearns, was a history teacher and she also wrote novels as Lee Whedon. Whedon was ...

Episodes:

Amends (10/10) Restless (10/10) The Gift (10/10) Hush (9.5/10) Once More, with Feeling (9.5/10) Becoming Part 2 (9.5/10) Chosen (9.5/10) The Body (9/10) Becoming Part 1 (9/10) Innocence (9/10) Graduation Day Part 2 (9/10) Graduation Day Part 1 (9/10) Doppelgangland (9/10) Who Are You (9/10) Anne (8.5/10) Lie to Me (8.5/10) Family (8.5/10) Prophecy Girl (8.5/10) When She Was Bad (8/10) The Freshman (7.5/10)

2. Michael Gershman

Cinematographer | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Michael Gershman was born on June 17, 1944 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He is known for his work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), The Golden Child (1986) and Nothing to Lose (1997). He was married to Cecillia. He died on March 10, 2018 in Malibu, California, USA.

Episodes:

Seeing Red (9.5/10) Blood Ties (9/10) Passion (9/10) Dirty Girls (9/10) Consequences (8.5/10) This Year's Girl (8.5/10) Older and Far Away (8.5/10) Intervention (8/10) A New Man (8/10) Him (7.5/10)

3. James A. Contner

Director | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

James A. Contner is a director and cinematographer, known for Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), Superman (1978) and Star Trek: Enterprise (2001).

Episodes:

Dead Things (9/10) Grave (9/10) Spiral (8.5/10) Helpless (8.5/10) Primeval (8.5/10) Faith, Hope & Trick (8.5/10) Entropy (8.5/10) Same Time, Same Place (8/10) The Initiative (8/10) Choices (8/10) Revelations (8/10) Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (8/10) The I in Team (8/10) New Moon Rising (8/10) Empty Places (7.5/10) Potential (7.5/10) Doomed (7.5/10) The Harsh Light of Day (7.5/10) I Was Made to Love You (7/10)

Episodes:

Conversations with Dead People (9.5/10) Fool for Love (8.5/10) Beneath You (8.5/10) Life Serial (8/10) Checkpoint (8/10) Something Blue (7.5/10) Doublemeat Palace (7/10)

5. David Semel

Producer | Heroes

David Semel is a producer and director, known for Heroes (2006), House (2004) and Person of Interest (2011).

Episodes:

Lovers Walk (9/10) What's My Line Part 2 (8.5/10) Never Kill a Boy on the First Date (8/10) Go Fish (7.5/10)

6. David Solomon

Producer | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

David Solomon is a producer and director, known for Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), Dollhouse (2009) and Risky Business (1983). He is married to Carla Kettner. He was previously married to Ali.

Episodes:

Selfless (9/10) Villains (8.5/10) No Place Like Home (8.5/10) Never Leave Me (8.5/10) After Life (8.5/10) Lessons (8/10) Whats My Line Part 1 (8/10) The Prom (8/10) Touched (8/10) All the Way (8/10) Goodbye Iowa (8/10) The Weight of the World (7.5/10) Wrecked (7.5/10) Listening to Fear (7.5/10) Buffy Vs. Dracula (7.5/10) Hell's Bells (7.5/10) The Killer in Me (7.5/10) Where the Wild Things Are (7/10) Beer Bad (7/10)

7. Michael Lange

Director | Eddie's

Michael Lange studied Theatre with a concentration on Directing at The George Washington University in The District of Columbia. He spent 8 years in the Advertising business, producing television and radio commercials, and then decided to follow his dream of directing out to Hollywood. Over 260 ...

Episodes:

Surprise (8.5/10) Bad Girls (8/10) Band Candy (7.5/10) Pangs (7/10)

8. John T. Kretchmer

Assistant_director | Jurassic Park

Episodes:

School Hard (8.5/10) The Harvest (8/10)



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