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Dean Parisot is an American film and television director. Parisot won the 1988 Academy Award for Best Short Film, Live Action for The Appointments of Dennis Jennings which starred and was co-written (with Mike Armstrong) by comedian Steven Wright. Among his television credits are episodes of Monk, Northern Exposure and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Parisot is the son of Ellen James (née Lewis), a painter and art teacher, and Aldo Parisot, a well-known cellist and pedagogue. He was married to film editor Sally Menke until her death in 2010. Parisot is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and also took part in the Sundance Institute's June Lab.
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