Adam Bernstein

Adam Bernstein

Highest Rated: 36% Six Ways to Sunday (1999)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: May 7, 1960

Birthplace: Princeton, New Jersey, USA

A native of New Jersey, Adam Bernstein is a director with a prolific list of credits in television throughout the 1990s and beyond, though two of his earlier efforts were in film. In '94, Bernstein had his feature directorial debut, transforming Julia Sweeney's iconic gender-neutral character from "Saturday Night Live" to the big screen, in "It's Pat," which was a critical and commercial bomb. In '97, he wrote and directed a much smaller film, the Jewish-mobster crime drama "Six Ways to Sunday," which co-starred singer Deborah Harry as an overprotective mother. Bernstein closed out the '90s helming several episodes of the sketch-comedy series "Upright Citizens Brigade," and then began directing the first of nine episodes of the acclaimed HBO prison drama, "Oz." Bernstein directed a dozen episodes of hospital sitcom "Scrubs" beginning in 2001 and joined his most successful creative team to date in '06, as a writer and supervising producer on the extremely successful NBC comedy "30 Rock," created by "SNL" vet Tina Fey. The job led to Bernstein's Emmy win, for Outstanding Comedy Series, in '07. Many of Bernstein's directing jobs in the early 2000s were on some of television's most progressive and creative shows, from four episodes of Showtime's "Californication" to six episodes of the award-winning drug-themed drama "Breaking Bad" on AMC, as well as two episodes each of the edgy drama "Nurse Jackie" and the irreverent comedy "Bored to Death."



No Score Yet 12% Bad Apple Director - 2004
No Score Yet 93% Beastie Boys Video Anthology Director - 2000
36% 73% Six Ways to Sunday Director,
$51.6K 1999
0% 29% It's Pat Director $50.3K 1994


88% 74% The Sinner Executive Producer 2021
81% 84% Fosse/Verdon Director 2019
98% 96% Better Call Saul Director 2015-2018
56% 89% Sweetbitter Director 2018
78% 65% Divorce Director 2016 2018
55% 78% Doubt Executive Producer,
81% 86% Nurse Jackie Director 2010 2015
84% 86% Masters of Sex Director 2014
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Director 2013-2014
79% 81% Alpha House Director 2013
96% 97% Breaking Bad Director 2008-2010 2012
66% 70% A Gifted Man Director 2012
82% 80% Shameless Director 2011
88% 95% Parenthood Director 2010
68% No Score Yet Worst Week Director 2008
83% 87% Scrubs Director 2001-2007
13% No Score Yet The Bedford Diaries Director 2006
89% 89% Rescue Me Director 2004-2005
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Director 2002
100% No Score Yet The Job Director 2002
92% 98% Oz Director 1999-2001
92% No Score Yet The Beat Director 2000