Biography

Greg Yaitanes is an American television and film director. He is also an angel investor in Twitter. Emmy Award-winning television and film director Greg Yaitanes is one of the most recognized names in Hollywood, directing and producing top shows including Damages, Lost, Prison Break, Heroes and Grey's Anatomy. His Emmy Award came in 2008 as result of his work on House, M.D., the most popular show worldwide. Yaitanes grew up in Wellesley, Massachusetts, where he directed his very first film, Salad Bar: The Movie. At the age of 18, Yaitanes moved to Los Angeles and attended the University of Southern California Film School. By 23, he landed his first directorial job. Yaitanes was so persistent that he once waited seven hours for a 10-minute meeting with action film producer Joel Silver. After screening Yaitanes' work, Silver signed him for his second feature. Since then, Yaitanes' artistic talent and dedication have led him to a successful career in the director's chair in television. Though he is well known in Hollywood for his work on several top-watched shows, his technological entrepreneurship has also made him a respected name in Silicon Valley. His investments in start-up companies such as Twitter have earned him a reputation for foresight in technology. Yaitanes is one of Twitter's original investors and a frequent guest speaker at the company. Active in the Greek community, Yaitanes helped produce Greek America Foundation's Gabby Awards and directed the opening of the 2011 Gabby Awards on Ellis Island. Greg resides between New York and Los Angeles and has two boy.

Greg Yaitanes is an American television and film director. He is also an angel investor in Twitter. Emmy Award-winning television and film director Greg Yaitanes is one of the most recognized names in Hollywood, directing and producing top shows including Damages, Lost, Prison Break, Heroes and Grey's Anatomy. His Emmy Award came in 2008 as result of his work on House, M.D., the most popular show worldwide. Yaitanes grew up in Wellesley, Massachusetts, where he directed his very first film, Salad Bar: The Movie. At the age of 18, Yaitanes moved to Los Angeles and attended the University of Southern California Film School. By 23, he landed his first directorial job. Yaitanes was so persistent that he once waited seven hours for a 10-minute meeting with action film producer Joel Silver. After screening Yaitanes' work, Silver signed him for his second feature. Since then, Yaitanes' artistic talent and dedication have led him to a successful career in the director's chair in television. Though he is well known in Hollywood for his work on several top-watched shows, his technological entrepreneurship has also made him a respected name in Silicon Valley. His investments in start-up companies such as Twitter have earned him a reputation for foresight in technology. Yaitanes is one of Twitter's original investors and a frequent guest speaker at the company. Active in the Greek community, Yaitanes helped produce Greek America Foundation's Gabby Awards and directed the opening of the 2011 Gabby Awards on Ellis Island. Greg resides between New York and Los Angeles and has two boy.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 42

Birthday 1970-06-18

Place of Birth Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA

Official Site http://gregyaitanes.com

Also Known As

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

Black Sash (1 episode)Director
2019 The Twilight Zone (1 episode)Director
2018 Castle Rock (1 episode)Director
2017 Manhunt: Unabomber (8 episodes)Director
2016 Quarry (8 episodes)Director
2013 Ray Donovan (1 episode)Director
2013 Banshee: Origins (21 episodes)Director
2013 Banshee (9 episodes)Director
2007 Women's Murder Club (1 episode)Director
2007 Damages (2 episodes)Director
2007 Drive (4 episodes)Director
2006 Heroes (5 episodes)Director
2006 Southern Comfort Director
2005 Over There (1 episode)Director
2005 Commander in Chief (1 episode)Director
2005 Bones (3 episodes)Director
2005 Prison Break (3 episodes)Director
2005 Empire (6 episodes)Director
2005 The Closer (1 episode)Director
2005 Grey's Anatomy (4 episodes)Director
2004 House (31 episodes)Director
2004 Lost (3 episodes)Director
2004 CSI: NY (2 episodes)Director
2003 Cold Case (2 episodes)Director
2003 Las Vegas (2 episodes)Director
2003 Nip/Tuck (1 episode)Director
2003 Frank Herbert's Children of Dune (3 episodes)Director
2003 Hotel Director
2002 CSI: Miami (3 episodes)Director
2002 Fastlane (2 episodes)Director
2001 Alias (1 episode)Director
2001 Plan B Director
2000 The Invisible Man (4 episodes)Director
2000 Cleopatra 2525 (1 episode)Director
1998 Martial Law (1 episode)Director
1998 V.I.P. (9 episodes)Director
1997 Soldier of Fortune, Inc. (3 episodes)Director
1997 Double Tap Director
1997 Touching Evil (1 episode)Director
1996 Nash Bridges (1 episode)Director
1995 Hard Justice Director

Production

2016 Quarry (8 episodes)Executive Producer
2013 Banshee (28 episodes)Executive Producer
2007 Drive (6 episodes)Producer

Writing

2003 Dune - Bedrohung des Imperiums Author

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