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David McWhirter


David McWhirter received his MFA degree from CalArts, where he studied both directing and acting. His Directorial debut was The Closer's 'Maternal Instincts', which Kyra Sedgwick submitted for the Emmy Awards and won. He has since directed dozens of shows and over 50 hours of television, including multiple Season Premieres and Finales, as well as ... See full bio »

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All American Director
(2018-2021)
The Rookie Director
(2020)
Blindspot Director
(2015-2019)
The Flash Director
(2017-2021)

Filmography

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 2016 Sister Judy and the Delinquents (TV Short) (first assistant director)
 2012-2014 Major Crimes (TV Series) (first assistant director - 12 episodes)
- Return to Sender: Part 2 (2014) ... (first assistant director)
- Curve Ball (2013) ... (first assistant director)
- Jailbait (2013) ... (first assistant director)
- Poster Boy (2013) ... (first assistant director)
- There's No Place Like Home (2013) ... (first assistant director)
 2011-2013 Suburgatory (TV Series) (first assistant director - 6 episodes)
- T-Ball & Sympathy (2013) ... (first assistant director)
- The Motherload (2012) ... (first assistant director)
- The Great Compromise (2012) ... (first assistant director)
- Don't Call Me Shirley (2011) ... (first assistant director)
- The Barbecue (2011) ... (first assistant director)
 2005-2012 The Closer (TV Series) (first assistant director - 51 episodes)
- The Last Word (2012) ... (first assistant director)
- Silent Partner (2011) ... (first assistant director)
- Necessary Evil (2011) ... (first assistant director)
- Star Turn (2011) ... (first assistant director)
- A Family Affair (2011) ... (first assistant director)
 2012 Parks and Recreation (TV Series) (first assistant director - 1 episode)
- Bus Tour (2012) ... (first assistant director)
 2010 It Takes a Village (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 2010 Raising Hope (TV Series) (first assistant director - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2010) ... (first assistant director)
 2010 Rabbit Hole (first assistant director: second unit)
 2009 Better Off Ted (TV Series) (first assistant director - 6 episodes)
- Father, Can You Hair Me? (2009) ... (first assistant director)
- Bioshuffle (2009) ... (first assistant director)
- You Are the Boss of Me (2009) ... (first assistant director)
- Get Happy (2009) ... (first assistant director)
- Win Some, Dose Some (2009) ... (first assistant director)
 2009 Trust Me (TV Series) (first assistant director - 1 episode)
- Before and After (2009) ... (first assistant director)
 2007 Imperfect Union (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 2007 State of Mind (TV Series) (first assistant director)
  Nip/Tuck (TV Series) (second assistant director - 3 episodes, 2005) (first assistant director - 1 episode, 2005)
- Sal Perri (2005) ... (second assistant director)
- Madison Berg (2005) ... (second assistant director)
- Tommy Bolton (2005) ... (first assistant director)
- Frankenlaura (2005) ... (second assistant director)
 2004 The D.A. (TV Series) (second assistant director)
 2002 For the People (TV Series) (second assistant director)
 2002 First Monday (TV Series) (second assistant director - 1 episode)
- Unprotected Speech (2002) ... (second assistant director)
 1999-2000 Ally McBeal (TV Series) (second assistant director - 19 episodes)
- Ally McBeal: The Musical, Almost (2000) ... (second assistant director)
- Hope and Glory (2000) ... (second assistant director)
- Do You Wanna Dance? (2000) ... (second assistant director)
- Turning Thirty (2000) ... (second assistant director)
- I Will Survive (2000) ... (second assistant director)
 1999-2000 Sliders (TV Series) (second assistant director - 18 episodes)
- The Seer (2000) ... (second assistant director)
- Eye of the Storm (2000) ... (second assistant director)
- Dust (2000) ... (second assistant director)
- To Catch a Slider (1999) ... (second assistant director)
- Heavy Metal (1999) ... (second assistant director)
 1999 Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (TV Movie) (second assistant director)
  Babylon 5 (TV Series) (second assistant director - 59 episodes, 1996 - 1998) (second second assistant director - 5 episodes, 1995 - 1996)
- Sleeping in Light (1998) ... (second assistant director)
- Objects at Rest (1998) ... (second assistant director)
- Objects in Motion (1998) ... (second assistant director)
- The Wheel of Fire (1998) ... (second assistant director)
- The Fall of Centauri Prime (1998) ... (second assistant director)
 1998 Babylon 5: The River of Souls (TV Movie) (second assistant director)
 1998 Babylon 5: Thirdspace (TV Movie) (second assistant director)
 1998 Babylon 5: In the Beginning (TV Movie) (second assistant director)
 1995 A Walk in the Clouds (second second assistant director)
 1995 Murder in the First (second second assistant director)
 1994 Blue Chips (dga trainee)
 1993 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series) (dga trainee - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1993) ... (dga trainee)
 1993 Robin Hood: Men in Tights (dga trainee)
 1992 Love Can Be Murder (TV Movie) (dga trainee)
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