Michael Dinner

Michael Dinner

Highest Rated: 33% Heaven Help Us (1985)

Lowest Rated: 0% Hot to Trot (1988)

Birthday: May 20, 1953

Birthplace: Not Available

Early on in his career, director-producer Michael Dinner appears to have figured out that he was better off working in TV than film. This turned out to be a very smart move. Beginning with the much beloved teen comedy-drama "The Wonder Years" in the early 1990's, for which he directed 19 episodes, Dinner has built up an envious track record as a TV director and producer. His other major career milestones as both a director and producer are the CBS medical drama "Chicago Hope," created by David E. Kelley; the provocative real-time NBC experiment "Kidnapped"; and a remake of "Fantasy Island" in the late 1990's in which Malcolm McDowell tried to fill the big shoes of previous show star Ricardo Montalban. Dinner has solidified his standing in the TV industry with executive producer credits on everything from "Karen Sisco" to another iconic small screen remake attempt, "Bionic Woman." He won an Emmy Award in 1990 for directing an episode of "The Wonder Years" entitled "Good-Bye."

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Outlaw Country Director - 2011
20% 34% The Crew Director $13M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rise & Walk: The Dennis Byrd Story Director - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thicker Than Blood: The Larry McLinden Story Director - 1994
0% 40% Hot to Trot Director $6.4M 1988
No Score Yet 25% Off Beat Director $4.1M 1986
33% 74% Heaven Help Us Director - 1985

TV

Credit
86% 78% Mayans M.C. Director 2021
93% 82% Manhunt: Unabomber Director 2020
54% 84% Blood & Treasure Executive Producer,
Director
2019
72% 76% Electric Dreams Executive Producer 2017-2018
96% 91% Sneaky Pete Executive Producer 2017-2018
97% 95% Justified Executive Producer 2015 2010-2012
84% 87% Masters of Sex Director 2013-2014
21% 50% The Mob Doctor Executive Producer 2012-2013
87% 91% Sons of Anarchy Director 2008
52% No Score Yet Bionic Woman Executive Producer 2007
67% No Score Yet Kidnapped Executive Producer 2006-2007
84% 77% Grey's Anatomy Director 2005
100% No Score Yet Invasion Director 2005
95% No Score Yet Karen Sisco Executive Producer,
Director
2003-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Director,
Executive Producer
1996-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Director 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Hope Director,
Executive Producer
1995-1997
0% No Score Yet Dellaventura Director 1997
No Score Yet 90% The Wonder Years Director 1989-1993

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