Worst directors

by kambizs | created - 09 Jul 2015 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

2. Alex Zakrzewski

Director | Person of Interest

Alex Zakrzewski is a director and cinematographer, known for Person of Interest (2011), American Gambit (1989) and Oz (1997).

4. Oz Scott

Director | Black Lightning

Oz Scott was born on September 16, 1949 in Hampton, Virginia, USA as Osborne E. Scott. He is a director and producer, known for Black Lightning (2017), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1996) and Gotham (2014). He is married to Lynne Scott. They have two children.

5. Duane Clark

Director | Soulmates

Having graduated UCLA Film School a Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude, Duane Clark has worked for 30 years as a director, starting in 1989 with the indie feature "Shaking the Tree" which he also co-wrote. Later seguing to a career in television, Clark left the entertainment business in 2018.

6. Norberto Barba

Producer | Mayans M.C.

Norberto Barba was born on September 12, 1963 in The Bronx, New York, USA. He is a producer and director, known for Mayans M.C. (2018), FBI (2018) and Preacher (2016). He has been married to Regina Osorio since 1999. They have two children.

7. David Von Ancken

Director | Seraphim Falls

Executive Producer / Director / Writer David Von Ancken is a prolific television director and executive producer as well as a feature film director. David executive produced and directed, Tut, an epic six hour action-adventure-thriller for Spike starring Ben Kingsley. Spike's first mini-series ...

8. Jeff T. Thomas

Director | The Oath

Jeff T. Thomas directed over 100 music videos and 70 commercials in 16 different countries before directing television drama in the US. He began his career in music videos quickly earning a reputation for beautifully crafted and engaging narratives. Jeff directed promos for bands such as Travis, ...

9. Marshall Adams

Cinematographer | El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) since 2011.

10. Jeffrey G. Hunt

Camera_department | CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Jeffrey G. Hunt was born on February 15, 1973 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. He is known for his work on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), Scorpion (2014) and Satanic (2016).

11. Deran Sarafian

Producer | Swamp Thing

Deran Sarafian began his filmmaking career attending UCLA and working for Roger Corman on films such as ROCK N ROLL HIGH SCHOOL. Inspired by European filmmakers, he moved to Rome where he began writing and quickly sold and directed his first low budget independent feature film THE FALLING, starring...

12. Pam Veasey

Producer | CSI: NY

Pam Veasey was born on May 25, 1962 in Pullman, Washington, USA as Pamela Renea Veasey. She is a producer and writer, known for CSI: NY (2004), Ringer (2011) and In Living Color (1990). She was previously married to Marvin Williams.

13. Howard Deutch

Director | Pretty in Pink

Howard Deutch was born on September 14, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Pretty in Pink (1986), Some Kind of Wonderful (1987) and The Replacements (2000). He has been married to Lea Thompson since July 23, 1989. They have two children.

15. Michael Vejar Jr.

Assistant_director | CSI: NY

16. Eriq La Salle

Actor | ER

Born and raised in Hartford, CT, as one of four children. Studied two years at Juilliard and graduated from New York University graduate theater program with a B.F.A. degree in theater. Meanwhile he participated in the first of Joseph Papp's Shakespeare productions at the Park theater company. ...

18. David Barrett

Producer | Blue Bloods

David M. Barrett is a producer and director with over 200 credits on more than 40 hit television shows. Barrett began his career as a stuntman and eventually progressed to stunt coordinator and later second unit director on several major studio films. Today, he is one of the most prolific ...

20. Lawrence M. Wagner

Assistant_director | CSI: NY

21. Joe Dante

Director | Innerspace

Joe Dante is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art. After a stint as a film reviewer, he began his filmmaking apprenticeship in 1974 as trailer editor for Roger Corman's New World Pictures. He made his directorial debut in 1976 with Hollywood Boulevard (1976) (co-directed with Allan Arkush)...

22. Tim Iacofano

Producer | 24

Tim Iacofano is producer and director whose recent credits include Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Kingdom, Red Widow, Betrayal and 24. He worked in several regions throughout North America and Europe. His skills are a unique combination of story telling while being able to work with almost any kind of ...

24. Kevin Dowling

Director | The Americans

Kevin Dowling is an American director, writer and producer of features, television and theatre. His film debut, "The Sum of Us," starring Russell Crowe and Jack Thompson, won 17 awards including "Best Feature" at the Montreal and Sydney Film Festivals, four Australian Critics Awards including Best ...

25. Michael Daly

Writer | CSI: NY

Michael Daly is known for his work on CSI: NY (2004), Sonny Spoon (1988) and NYPD Blue (1993).

27. Christopher McQuarrie

Writer | The Usual Suspects

Christopher McQuarrie is an acclaimed producer, director and an Academy Award® winning writer. McQuarrie grew up in Princeton Junction, New Jersey and in lieu of college, he spent the first five years out of school traveling and working at a detective agency. He later moved to Los Angeles to pursue...

28. Glenn Kershaw

Producer | Criminal Minds

Glenn Kershaw was born on March 27, 1950 as Glenn Russell Kershaw. He is a producer and cinematographer, known for Criminal Minds (2005), Twisted (1986) and Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993). He is married to Whitney Kershaw. They have two children.

29. Félix Enríquez Alcalá

Director | Third Watch

Félix Enríquez Alcalá was born on March 7, 1951 in Bakersfield, California, USA. He is a director and cinematographer, known for Third Watch (1999), Battlestar Galactica (2004) and Dollhouse (2009).

30. Edward Allen Bernero

Producer | Third Watch

Edward Allen Bernero was born on August 29, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Third Watch (1999), Criminal Minds (2005) and Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (2011).

31. John Gallagher

Assistant_director | The Specialist

32. Guy Norman Bee

Director | Third Watch

Guy Norman Bee is known for his work on Third Watch (1999).

35. Matthew Gray Gubler

Actor | Criminal Minds

Matthew Gray Gubler is an Emmy award-winning actor, director, producer, painter, and voice over actor from Las Vegas, Nevada. While studying film directing at NYU he interned for Wes Anderson who gave him his first feature film role as Bill Murray's loyal intern "Nico" in The Life Aquatic with ...

36. Larry Teng

Producer | Medium

Was born in Queens, NY. Growing up he split his time between living on Long Island and New York City.

Larry graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in film and an honorary degree in theatre.

He currently resides in Los Angeles.

Larry is also the nephew of famous Chinese actress Lydia Sum and ...

37. Douglas Aarniokoski

Producer | The Day

Douglas Aarniokoski is a producer and director, known for The Day (2011), Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) and Tekken (2010). He has been married to Kathleen Henry since 2015. He was previously married to Suzanne Todd.

38. Charles Haid

Actor | Altered States

Charles Haid was born on June 2, 1943 in San Francisco, California, USA as Charles Maurice Haid III. He is an actor and director, known for Altered States (1980), ER (1994) and Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (2000). He was previously married to Elisabeth Harmon-Haid, Deborah Richter and ...

39. Rob Hardy

Director | Trois

Rob Hardy, who is a recent nominee of the HBO Director to Watch Award, broke into network television with his January 2007 directorial debut of the Emmy Award winning show ER. Soon after, Black Enterprise Magazine listed him among the Top 40 Entertainers under 40 for the year 2008. Since recently ...

41. Steve Boyum

Stunts | Apocalypse Now

Steve Boyum was raised in Los Angeles, California. A world-class surfer, ski racer, ski instructor, and motor-cross racer, he moved on to stunt work in films such as Apocalypse Now (1979), Bound for Glory (1976) and The Blues Brothers (1980). He moved on to be a cinematographer and second unit ...

42. Bryan Spicer

Director | Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie

Bryan Spicer was born in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is a producer and director, known for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995), The X Files (1998) and The Lone Gunmen (2001).

43. Brad Turner

Director | 24

Brad Turner is a director and producer, known for 24 (2001), Human Cargo (2004) and Homeland (2011).

44. Jerry Levine

Actor | Teen Wolf

Jerry Levine was born on March 12, 1957 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. He is a director and actor, known for Teen Wolf (1985), Born on the Fourth of July (1989) and Wag the Dog (1997). He has been married to Nina Tassler since April 8, 1984. They have two children.

45. Sylvain White

Director | Stomp the Yard

Filmmaker Sylvain White was born and raised in Paris, France. After attending La Sorbonne University, he earned a scholarship at Pomona College in Los Angeles. Upon graduating with honors in both film production and media studies, a series of award-winning short films led him to direct a spectrum ...

46. Peter Weller

Actor | RoboCop

Peter Frederick Weller was born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, to Dorothy Jean (Davidson) and Frederick Bradford Weller, a federal judge and career helicopter pilot for the United States Army. He traveled extensively as his father literally flew around the world. Before he was out of his teens, he ...

50. Eric Laneuville

Director | I'll Fly Away

Eric Laneuville was born on July 14, 1952 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Eric Gerard Laneuville. He is a director and actor, known for I'll Fly Away (1991), Lost (2004) and The Omega Man (1971).

51. Paul A. Edwards

Camera_department | Man on Fire

52. Chris Fisher

Producer | Person of Interest

Chris Fisher, also known as 'Fish', was born in Pasadena, 1971. He spent his childhood overseas before returning to California where he went to high school in Newport Beach. He attended USC for undergraduate and law school, then began his entertainment career in the William Morris training program....

53. Allison Liddi-Brown

Director | Friday Night Lights

Allison Liddi-Brown is a director and producer, known for Friday Night Lights (2006), Heartbeat (2016) and The Passage (2019).

54. Jeff Cadiente

Stunts | Jurassic World

Jeff Cadiente was born as Jeffrey David Cadiente. He is known for his work on Jurassic World (2015), 24 (2001) and Bad Boys II (2003). He has been married to Jacqueline Cryan since June 28, 2014. They have one child.

56. James Whitmore Jr.

Actor | Baa Baa Black Sheep

James Whitmore Jr. was born on October 24, 1948 in New York City, New York, USA as James Allen Whitmore III. He is a director and actor, known for Black Sheep Squadron (1976), Hunter (1984) and Tequila and Bonetti (1992). He has been married to Salesha Ali since March 28, 1972. They have four ...

57. Len Wiseman

Writer | Underworld

Filmmaker Len Wiseman's career began through his work in the art department on the blockbuster hits like Godzilla (1998), Men in Black (1997), and Independence Day (1996). His design talents soon got him behind the camera directing commercials for PlayStation, Time Warner, Oracle, Intel, and ...

58. Gwyneth Horder-Payton

Director | The Walking Dead

Gwyneth Horder-Payton is a director and assistant director, known for The Walking Dead (2010), Tyrant (2014) and The Doors (1991).

59. Steven DePaul

Producer | NYPD Blue

Steven DePaul is a producer and director, known for NYPD Blue (1993), Grimm (2011) and Person of Interest (2011).

60. John Terlesky

Actor | Deathstalker II

John Terlesky was born on May 30, 1961 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as John Todd Terlesky. He is a director and actor, known for Deathstalker II (1987), Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (2020) and Guardian (2001). He has been married to Jayne Brook since May 11, 1996. They have two children.

61. Eagle Egilsson

Director | Hightown

Eagle Egilsson was born on August 31, 1966 in Reykjavik, Iceland as Egill Örn Egilsson. He is a cinematographer and director, known for Hightown (2020), The Wire (2002) and TURN: Washington's Spies (2014).

62. Stephen Herek

Director | Critters

Stephen Herek was born on November 10, 1958 in San Antonio, Texas, USA as Stephen Robert Herek. He is a producer and director, known for Critters (1986), Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) and Mr. Holland's Opus (1995).

63. Daniel Dae Kim

Actor | Insurgent

Daniel Dae Kim has made a career of creating multifaceted and stereotype-breaking roles as an actor, director and now, producer. Prior to his seven-season portrayal of Chin Ho Kelly on "Hawaii Five-0," Kim was best known for his role as Jin Soo Kwon on the hit TV series "Lost," for which he shared ...

64. Brad Tanenbaum

Producer | CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Brad Tanenbaum is a producer and director, known for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), The Pharaoh Project (2001) and The Player (2015).

66. Darren Doane

Director | Saving Christmas

Darren Doane was born on September 20, 1972 in Westlake Village, California, USA as Darren Richard Doane. He is a director and producer, known for Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas (2014), 42K (2001) and Godmoney (1999).

67. Celal Çimen

Director | Kod Adi K.O.Z.

Celal Çimen is a director and assistant director, known for Code Name: K.O.Z. (2015), Yarali Yürek (2007) and Yaban Gülü (2008).

68. James Nguyen

Writer | Birdemic: Shock and Terror

Director James Nguyen is the founder of Moviehead.com, an online movie theater. In 2001, he produced and directed Julie and Jack - a romantic thriller about love and spirituality. In 2004, he completed a second film: Replica - a romantic thriller. Recently, James completed directing Birdemic - ...

69. Sajid Khan

Writer | Himmatwala

Sajid Khan was born on November 23, 1970 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. He is a writer and actor, known for Himmatwala (2013), Housefull 2 (2012) and Humshakals (2014).

70. Bob Misiorowski

Producer | Tombstone

Bob Misiorowski was born on November 25, 1944 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Tombstone (1993), Point of Impact (1993) and Blood of the Innocent (1994). He has been married to Elise Besson Misiorowski since June 6, 2001. They have one child.

71. David Worth

Cinematographer | Bloodsport

David Worth was born on March 2, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is a cinematographer and director, known for Bloodsport (1988), Kickboxer (1989) and Bronco Billy (1980).

72. Steven Seagal

Actor | On Deadly Ground

Steven Frederic Seagal was born in Lansing, Michigan, to Patricia Anne (Fisher), a medical technician, and Samuel Seagal, a high school math teacher. His paternal grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants, and his mother had English, German, and distant Irish and Dutch, ancestry. The enigmatic ...

73. Patrick Lussier

Editor | Drive Angry

Patrick Lussier is known for his work on Drive Angry (2011), My Bloody Valentine (2009) and Terminator Genisys (2015).

74. Doug Spearman

Director | Hot Guys with Guns

More than 30 plus years of experience in theater, television and film production. Doug is a writer/director/producer and actor.

In the summer of 1983 Doug started as the one and only intern/assistant producer to Charlie Rose when Charlie returned to television with his national show. Doug's ...

75. Robert Luketic

Director | The Ugly Truth

Robert Luketic was born on November 1, 1973 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is a director and writer, known for The Ugly Truth (2009), Killers (2010) and Legally Blonde (2001).

76. Joe Guidry

Director | Full Bloom

Joe Guidry is a cinematographer and director, known for Full Bloom (2020), Allan (2021) and Say It to My Face! (2015).

77. Greg Berlanti

Director | Love, Simon

WGA, DGA and Golden Globe nominated writer, director, and producer, Greg Berlanti, is the force behind several of the most inventive and acclaimed works of film and television.

He is the writer, director and producer behind several of the most creative and lauded television series, including ABC's "...

78. David Wain

Writer | Wet Hot American Summer

David Wain was born and raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

He met the other members of the comedy troupe The State while a film student at NYU, where he graduated from in 1991.

As part of The State, he co-created and co-starred on their self-titled MTV sketch comedy show in the mid 90's. He then ...

79. Sean Anders

Writer | Instant Family

Sean Anders is a writer and director, known for Instant Family (2018), That's My Boy (2012) and Daddy's Home 2 (2017).

80. Josh Trank

Writer | Fantastic Four

Josh Trank was born on February 19, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Joshua Benjamin Trank. He is a writer and director, known for Fantastic Four (2015), Chronicle (2012) and The Kill Point (2007). He was previously married to Krystin Ver Linden.

81. Jeff Lowell

Writer | John Tucker Must Die

Jeff Lowell was born in November 1973 in New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for John Tucker Must Die (2006), The Crew (2021) and The Ranch (2016).

82. Sam Taylor-Johnson

Director | Nowhere Boy

Sam Taylor-Johnson was born on March 4, 1967 in London, England as Samantha Louise Taylor-Wood. She is a director and producer, known for Nowhere Boy (2009), Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) and Love You More (2008). She has been married to Aaron Taylor-Johnson since June 21, 2012. They have two ...

83. Thor Freudenthal

Director | Motel

Thor Freudenthal was born on October 20, 1972 in West Berlin, West Germany. He is a director and producer, known for Motel (2005), Starman (2016) and Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010).

84. Kevin Tancharoen

Director | Fame

Kevin Tancharoen is a filmmaker, writer, producer and choreographer whose Mortal Kombat series revived the live action format for the franchise.

Kevin came to the attention of Warner Bros. with the stealth release of his viral video Mortal Kombat : Rebirth that re-imagined the video game franchise ...

85. Dermott Downs

Director | Doom Patrol

Dermott Downs was born on May 25, 1962 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Dermott Daniel Downs. He is a cinematographer and director, known for Doom Patrol (2019), The Tomorrow People (2013) and The Flash (2014).

86. Glen Winter

Cinematographer | Smallville

Glen Winter is a cinematographer and producer, known for Smallville (2001), Arrow (2012) and The Flash (2014).

87. Mike Mitchell

Actor | Monsters vs. Aliens

Mike Mitchell was born in Oklahoma city to parents, Robert Mitchell, and Julia Baker. He graduated from Putnam City North High School, having been deeply involved with their arts programs. He then left behind his small town and moved to Las Angeles to attend the California Institute of the Arts. ...

89. Robert Iscove

Director | From Justin to Kelly

Robert Iscove was born on July 4, 1947 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Robert Joel Iscove. He is a director and producer, known for From Justin to Kelly (2003), She's All That (1999) and Romeo and Juliet on Ice (1983). He was previously married to Wendy Maltby.

90. Robert Singer

Producer | Supernatural

Robert Singer is a producer and director, known for Supernatural (2005), Cujo (1983) and Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993).

91. Adam McKay

Producer | The Other Guys

Adam McKay (born April 17, 1968) is an American screenwriter, director, comedian, and actor. McKay has a comedy partnership with Will Ferrell, with whom he co-wrote the films Anchorman, Talladega Nights, and The Other Guys. Ferrell and McKay also founded their comedy website Funny or Die through ...

92. Brian Robbins

Producer | Sports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal

Brian Robbins is President of Kids & Family Entertainment for ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks, with oversight of all strategy, creative and business operations for the company's kids and young-adult focused brands including Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nickelodeon ...

93. Jeff Kanew

Director | Revenge of the Nerds

Jeff Kanew was born on December 16, 1944 in New York City, New York, USA as Jeffrey Roger Kanew. He is an editor and director, known for Revenge of the Nerds (1984), Eddie Macon's Run (1983) and Ordinary People (1980).

94. Michael J. Leone

Script_department | Gifted

97. Oren Kaplan

Director | Hamill

Oren Kaplan was born on October 30, 1979 in La Mirada, California, USA. He is known for his work on The Hammer (2010), A Mother's Rage (2013) and Audrey's Royal Return (2019).

98. Gil Junger

Director | 10 Things I Hate About You

Gil Junger began his career in Hollywood by attending the University of Texas at Austin's Radio, TV, and Film School. After graduating, he became a gofer. He moved into directing television, and has worked on such series as Dharma & Greg (1997) and The Golden Girls (1985). He was nominated for ...

99. David Trainer

Director | Designing Women

David Trainer is a director and producer, known for Designing Women (1986), Misery Loves Company (1995) and That '70s Show (1998).

100. Jessy Terrero

Director | Nicky Jam: El Ganador

Jessy Terrero is a Dominican-American director and executive producer for music videos, branded, documentary and scripted content. Jessy's most recent project is the Spanish language limited series titled EL GANADOR for Netflix Originals starring the superstar Reggaetón recording artist, Nicky Jam....

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