Biography

Michael Waxman is American director and producer of film and television.

He is best known for his collaborations with film director Michael Mann, as well as for directing episodes of: Friday Night Lights, Trauma, The Event and Prime Suspect.

In film, he worked as an assistant director for every film directed by Michael Mann, dating back to Manhunter (1986).

His other film credits as an assistant director include When Harry Met Sally... (1989), Drop Dead Fred (1991), Highway to Hell (1992), Rudy (1993), Monkey Trouble (1994) and producing and assistant directing the films A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994). Celtic Pride (1996) and Metro (1997).

In 2006, Waxman became an assistant director on the television series Friday Nights Lights. He made the head directorial debut of his career on that series in 2008 going on to direct eleven episodes including the series finale. In 2011, He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for his work on the series as a producer.

His other television directing credits include Trauma, Parenthood, Breakout Kings, The Event, Prime Suspect, Awake, Grimm, Once Upon a Time, and 12 Monkeys.

Michael Waxman is American director and producer of film and television.

He is best known for his collaborations with film director Michael Mann, as well as for directing episodes of: Friday Night Lights, Trauma, The Event and Prime Suspect.

In film, he worked as an assistant director for every film directed by Michael Mann, dating back to Manhunter (1986).

His other film credits as an assistant director include When Harry Met Sally... (1989), Drop Dead Fred (1991), Highway to Hell (1992), Rudy (1993), Monkey Trouble (1994) and producing and assistant directing the films A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994). Celtic Pride (1996) and Metro (1997).

In 2006, Waxman became an assistant director on the television series Friday Nights Lights. He made the head directorial debut of his career on that series in 2008 going on to direct eleven episodes including the series finale. In 2011, He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for his work on the series as a producer.

His other television directing credits include Trauma, Parenthood, Breakout Kings, The Event, Prime Suspect, Awake, Grimm, Once Upon a Time, and 12 Monkeys.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 13

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Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York, USA

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

2015 Chicago Med (10 episodes)Director
2015 12 Monkeys (1 episode)Director
2011 Grimm (1 episode)Director
2011 Once Upon a Time (1 episode)Director
2010 The Event (1 episode)Director
2004 Collateral Assistant Director
2000 Scary Movie First Assistant Director
1999 The Insider Assistant Director
1995 Heat Assistant Director
1983 The Two Worlds of Angelita Assistant Director

Production

2015 Chicago Med (83 episodes)Executive Producer
2006 Friday Night Lights (76 episodes)Producer
2006 Miami Vice Co-Producer
2005 Transporter 2 Associate Producer
2004 Collateral Co-Producer
1999 The Insider Co-Producer

Acting

2006 Friday Night Lights (1 episode) as TABC Agent

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