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Michael Nankin

Highest Rated: 60% The Gate (1987)

Lowest Rated: 60% The Gate (1987)

Birthday: Dec 26, 1955

Birthplace: Hollywood, California, USA

Michael Nankin began his Hollywood career in the early '80s with the short film "Gravity" and has since become a sought-after television writer, director, and producer. His writing career got an early boost from the minor horror film "The Gate," starring Stephen Dorff as a young boy who accidentally opens a portal to Hell, and "Russkies," about three young Army brats who, at the height of the Cold War, stumble upon a shipwrecked Russian soldier. As Nankin transitioned to television in the '90s, he landed writing jobs on several popular series, most notably the family drama "Life Goes On" and the medical drama "Chicago Hope," also serving as a producer on both of the critically-acclaimed series. His directing career followed a similar path; after helming the cult Disney comedy "Midnight Madness," about a group of college students who stay up all night in a city-wide scavenger hunt, Nankin switched to TV and directed numerous episodes of "Life Goes On," as well as the sci-fi series "Battlestar Galactica" and "Caprica," which deal with the run up to (and consequences of) a worldwide war between humans and artifically intelligent robots known as Cylons. Nankin has also served as producer on numerous TV shows, including David E. Kelly's eccentric "Picket Fences" and "Roar," a medieval action series that starred a young Heath Ledger as a wandering Irish warrior who inspires the Celts to overthrow their Roman rulers.




No Score Yet No Score Yet Chris Watts: Confessions of a Killer Director - 2020
No Score Yet 24% Red Faction: Origins Director - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Break-In Director - 2006
No Score Yet 23% Gate II Writer $1.6M 1992
60% 44% The Gate Writer $11.9M 1987
No Score Yet 70% Midnight Madness Director - 1980


63% 80% Chapelwaite Director 2021
94% 75% DC's Stargirl Director 2020
89% 64% The Flash Director 2019
No Score Yet 53% Somewhere Between Director 2017
81% 91% TURN: Washington's Spies Director 2016
63% 37% Blood & Oil Director 2015
81% 83% Black Sails Director 2015
No Score Yet 88% The Mentalist Director 2014
81% 77% Alphas Director 2012
81% 84% Caprica Director 2010-2011
No Score Yet 88% Lie to Me Director 2010
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Director 2009-2010
80% 77% FlashForward Director 2009
95% 94% Battlestar Galactica Director 2005-2009
80% 88% Invasion Director 2005
10% No Score Yet The Mountain Director,
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Agency Director 2002
67% No Score Yet American Gothic Director,
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No Score Yet No Score Yet Moloney Director 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Director 1996