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John T. Kretchmer

Highest Rated: 88% The Naked Gun (1988)

Lowest Rated: 45% Silver Bullet (1985)

Birthday: Jul 23, 1954

Birthplace: Not Available

Though he started out as an assistant director on a number of films, John T. Kretchmer is best known for his work as a television director. From the late 1970s through the mid-1990s, Kretchmer was an assistant director on such big budget Hollywood films as "The In-Laws," "Baby Boom," and "The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!." All of these movies were critical and audience hits. In 1994, Kretchmer began to direct television series, beginning with the underwater sci-fi show "SeaQuest 2032" He then moved on to direct a number of episodes of the hit series "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys," "The Twilight Zone," and the popular witchcraft-centric series "Charmed" featuring Alyssa Milano and Shannen Doherty. Kretchmer directed seventeen episodes of Charmed from 1998 to 2006. In 2005, Kretchmer began to work on popular CBS series "Veronica Mars," about a California teenager who works as an amateur detective. The show was popular and gained a cult following very quickly. Kretchmer directed 14 episodes of the series, which ran from 2004 to 2007. Immediately after his stint on " Veronica Mars," Ketchmer began work on the popular USA series "Burn Notice," as well as the Lifetime armed-forces drama "Army Wives."



No Score Yet 26% A Fate Totally Worse Than Death Director - 2004
88% 84% The Naked Gun First Assistant Director $77.9M 1988
45% 56% Silver Bullet Assistant Director $10.8M 1985


53% 69% Nancy Drew Director 2019
86% 58% Riverdale Director 2018
37% 82% Life Sentence Director 2018
77% 88% Frequency Director 2016
90% 83% iZombie Director 2015-2016
57% 92% Forever Director 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Army Wives Director 2007-2013
No Score Yet 87% Criminal Minds Director 2012
75% 64% Greek Director 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cupid Director 2009
56% 82% Kyle XY Director 2008
11% No Score Yet October Road Director 2008
22% 77% Moonlight Director 2007
42% No Score Yet Hidden Palms Director 2007
92% 79% Veronica Mars Director 2005-2007
89% 92% Psych Producer 2006
No Score Yet 88% Charmed Director 2002-2006 1998-1999
No Score Yet 65% One Tree Hill Director 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Twilight Zone Director 2002-2003
50% 48% Birds of Prey Director 2002
30% No Score Yet Special Unit 2 Director 2001-2002
77% 75% Star Trek: Voyager Director 1998-1999
90% 86% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Director 1997-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Martial Law Director 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Director 1997
82% 92% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Director 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Director 1995-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Viper Director 1997
No Score Yet 84% Xena Director 1996
86% 83% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Director 1994


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