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      Joe Napolitano

      Joe Napolitano

      Highest Rated: 84% The Fisher King (1991)

      Lowest Rated: 82% The Untouchables (1987)

      Birthday: Nov 22, 1948

      Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

      One of the best jobs in Hollywood is that of a successful TV director. All it takes is a clear understanding that TV is essentially a writer's medium and that the job of a TV director is to make sure the actors hit their marks. Joe Napolitano has understood this well, working steadily as a TV director since the early 1990s. His forte is one-hour dramas. Over the years, the series for which Napolitano has directed multiple episodes include the David E. Kelley drama series "Boston Public," the medical drama "Strong Medicine," and the sci-fi series "Quantum Leap." Another critical element of a successful TV director career is an understanding that in between the repeated and more lucrative gigs, it pays to take whatever work is available. As such, Napolitano's resume is also chock full of single episode assignments, from the quirky drama "Northern Exposure," the legal drama s"The Practice," and the legal comedy "Ally McBeal." Separately, Napolitano has worked extensively in features as a First Assistant Director, most notably for Brian De Palma. Their collaborations have included the thriller "Blow Out," the cult crime drama "Scarface," the period crime drama "The Untouchables." He has also directed a pair of feature films, the 1991 comedy "Earth Angel" and the 1997 thriller "Contagious."



      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Catch Unknown (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet 67% Contagious Director - 1997
      No Score Yet 62% Earth Angel Director - 1991
      84% 85% The Fisher King First Assistant Director $39.4M 1991
      82% 89% The Untouchables First Assistant Director $74.5M 1987


      No Score Yet 0% Cashmere Mafia Director 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Director 2003
      No Score Yet 78% Dawson's Creek Director 1998 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Martial Law Director 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet L.A. Doctors Director 1999
      30% No Score Yet Mercy Point Director 1998
      No Score Yet 35% JAG Director 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Viper Director 1996
      82% No Score Yet Picket Fences Director 1996
      74% 85% The X-Files Director 1993-1994
      No Score Yet 87% Quantum Leap Director 1990-1992