Mark Tinker

Mark Tinker

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Birthday: Jan 16, 1951

Birthplace: Stamford, Connecticut, USA

Born into a television family, Mark Tinker grew up to become a heralded television writer, director, and producer on a number of notable and award winning shows. The son of former head of NBC Grant Tinker, Mark started out as a television producer promptly after graduating from Syracuse University. He worked on the popular sitcom "The Bob Newhart Show" and acclaimed sports drama series "The White Shadow," which earned him his first Emmy nod. Throughout the 1980s he worked as a producer on the hit series "St. Elsewhere," which earned him a number of awards and nominations along with notoriety within the industry. By the 1990s he started directing, first TV series and then TV movies, steadily working his way up to helming such hits as "L.A. Law" and "Chicago Hope." Tinker was an Executive Producer on the entire run of the 1990s staple "NYPD Blue" and directed a number of episodes of the popular procedural. In the 2000s, he partnered with visionary David Milch on the critical smash "Deadwood" for HBO, a racy western series that he directed and helped produce. After this ended abruptly after three seasons, the two worked on their next project, the short-lived psychedelic surfer drama "John from Cincinnati." Meanwhile, Tinker was working on producing the "Grey's Anatomy" spin-off "Private Practice," a romantic dramedy series that proved to be a massive success.



No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza: Under Attack Director - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet N.Y.P.D. Mounted Director - 1991
No Score Yet 67% Babe Ruth Director - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Capital News Director - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Neon Payback Director - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Private Eye Director - 1987


No Score Yet 89% Chicago P.D. Director 2017-2019
No Score Yet 76% Magnum P.I. Director 2019
No Score Yet 85% Chicago Fire Director 2018
69% 90% For the People Director 2018
93% 73% Scandal Director 2012-2013
51% 81% Private Practice Director,
Executive Producer
84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Director 2005-2006 2008
58% 100% John From Cincinnati Executive Producer 2007
92% 96% Deadwood Executive Producer,
83% 83% NYPD Blue Writer,
Executive Producer,
64% No Score Yet Philly Director 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The White Shadow Director,
No Score Yet 100% The Bob Newhart Show Director 1978