Dean Parisot

Dean Parisot

Highest Rated: 90% Galaxy Quest (1999)

Lowest Rated: 29% Fun With Dick and Jane (2005)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Wilton, Connecticut, USA

A prolific television director who won an Oscar for his short film work and made the move to features in the late 1990s, Dean Parisot had early credits as a fine arts documentarian before making his dramatic directorial debut with the black & white short "Tom Goes to the Bar," which subsequently earned him the Berlin Festival's Golden Bear (in the shorts category) in 1986. He followed up quite auspiciously with "The Appointments of Dennis Jennings," a featurette starring comedian Steven Wright that earned the pair the 1988 Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Live Action). Parisot also took home a CableACE Award for Best Directing after it aired on HBO in 1989 under the title "Steven Wright in the Appointments of Dennis Jennings." The helmer later reteamed with Wright on the exceptionally dry comedian's "HBO Comedy Hour" special "Wicker Chairs & Gravity" (1990). Parisot's fine arts background served him well that year when he made his feature screenwriting debut with the art world mystery "Still Life" and as director of the similarly themed HBO original "Framed."




83% 65% Bill & Ted Face the Music Director $3.4M 2020
44% 63% Red 2 Director $53.2M 2013
29% 49% Fun With Dick and Jane Director $110.3M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet ATF Director - 1999
90% 79% Galaxy Quest Director $71.4M 1999
31% 33% Home Fries Director $10.5M 1998
No Score Yet 12% Framed Director - 1990


86% 75% Good Girls Director,
Executive Producer
84% 86% Masters of Sex Director 2015
93% 91% The Good Wife Director 2010-2011
85% 89% Modern Family Director 2011
91% 90% Monk Director 2002 2009