Brad Silberling

Lowest Rated: 26% Land of the Lost (2009)
Birthday: Sep 8, 1963
Birthplace: Not Available
A director who has distinguished himself on television as well as in feature films, Brad Silberling was born on September 8, 1963. The son of a television producer, Silberling studied his craft at the U.C.L.A. Film School, but began his career a year before graduating, landing a job as a production assistant on a children's television special in 1986. A short film he wrote and directed, Repairs, attracted the attention of executives at Universal Studios, and he was given a development deal with the studio. The deal failed to lead to a feature-film project, but his work did attract the attention of noted television producer Steven Bochco, who gave Silberling work directing episodic television. Silberling worked on a number of top television programs, directing installments of L.A. Law, Doogie Howser, M.D., Civil Wars, NYPD Blue, and The Byrds of Paradise. Silberling's work on the acclaimed series Brooklyn Bridge attracted the attention of Steven Spielberg, who gave him his first feature-film assignment, directing Spielberg's production of Casper, based on the popular comic books and cartoon series about a friendly young ghost. The film was a box-office success, and Silberling moved on to a more serious project, City of Angels, an Americanized remake of Wim Wenders' Himmel Uber Berlin. While City of Angels was a major box-office success, Silberling continued to work on quality television projects, including episodes of Felicity and Judging Amy. In his personal life, Silberling was once romantically attached to actress Rebecca Schaeffer, and the couple were dating when Schaeffer was murdered by a disturbed fan in 1989. In the long standing tradition of artists channeling their pain and grief into works of remarkable beauty, Silberling used his memories of his former girlfriend's tragic and untimely death as the basis for his next feature, Moonlight mile (2002). A tender and touching tale of loss and the power of human connection, Moonlight Mile proved a positive experience for stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman and Susan Sarandon in addition to drawing some of the best reviews of Siberling's career. More happily, Silberling fell in love with actress Amy Brenneman while working with her on the series NYPD Blue, and they became husband and wife in 1995.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
38% An Ordinary Man Director Screenwriter 2018
71% Cleanflix Actor 2009
26% Land of the Lost Director $49.4M 2009
63% 10 Items or Less Screenwriter Director $69.8K 2006
72% Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Director $118.5M 2004
63% Moonlight Mile Screenwriter Producer Director 2002
58% City of Angels Director 1998
44% Casper Director 1995

TV

CREDIT
69% Charmed
2018
Executive Producer
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet Dynasty
2017
Director Executive Producer
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
100% Jane the Virgin
2014
Director Executive Producer Producer
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
20% Heartbeat
2015
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2016
88% No Tomorrow
2016-2017
Director Producer
  • 2016
36% Down Dog
2015
Director
  • 2015
86% Reign
2013-2017
Director
  • 2013
74% The Defenders
2010-2011
Director
  • 2011
No Score Yet Judging Amy
1999-2005
Director
  • 2001
No Score Yet Felicity
1998-2002
Director
  • 2001
  • 1998
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Director
  • 1996
  • 1993
No Score Yet Brooklyn Bridge
1991-1993
Director
  • 1991
No Score Yet Doogie Howser, M.D.
1989-1993
Director
  • 1991
  • 1990
53% Cop Rock
1990
Director
  • 1990

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