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      Michael Pressman

      Michael Pressman

      Highest Rated: 67% Frankie and Johnny Are Married (2003)

      Lowest Rated: 14% To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996)

      Birthday: Jul 1, 1950

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      Producer and director Michael Pressman graduated from the California Institute of Arts where he studied filmmaking. His professional career got off to a start in 1976 when he directed the low-budget B-movie comedy "The Great Texas Dynamite Chase," about two sexy women on a bank-robbing spree. The next year, he worked on the comedy sequel "The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training." From there he worked in television for the first time, directing the made-for-TV drama "Like Mom, Like Me," which starred Linda Lavin and Kristy McNichol as mother and daughter. 1980 marked his first foray into producing, when he did double duty, producing and directing the romantic comedy "Those Lips, Those Eyes." In 1983, he directed Dan Aykroyd, as a college professor turned pimp, in the comedy "Doctor Detroit." From there, he worked on a string of TV movies, including "The Impostor" in 1984, "The Revenge of Al Capone" in 1989, and "Joshua's Heart" the year after. In 1991, he returned to the big screen and scored a major financial hit with the action-comedy sequel "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze" and the next year, he worked in episodic television for the first time, directing the David E. Kelley created series "Picket Fences." He was also the producer behind the award-winning, quirky drama for its four-season run, until 1996. Since then he has stuck to directing television, working on dramatic series such as "Law & Order," "Boston Legal," and "Grey's Anatomy."

      Highest rated movies

      Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze poster
      Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      67% 41% Frankie and Johnny Are Married Self,
      Director,
      Writer
      $22.9K 2003
      47% 37% Lake Placid Producer $31.8M 1999
      No Score Yet 85% A Season for Miracles Director - 1999
      No Score Yet 33% Saint Maybe Director - 1998
      14% 41% To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday Director $4.1M 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Miracle Child Director - 1993
      No Score Yet 50% Quicksand: No Escape Director - 1992
      35% 67% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze News Manager (Character),
      Director
      $78.7M 1991
      No Score Yet 62% Joshua's Heart Director - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Revenge of Al Capone Director - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Man Against the Mob: The Chinatown Murders Director,
      Producer
      - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Incident at Dark River Director - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shootdown Director - 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet To Heal a Nation Director - 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Haunted by Her Past Director - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret Passions Director - 1987
      No Score Yet 17% The Christmas Gift Director - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Final Jeopardy Director - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Private Sessions Director - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Imposter Director - 1984
      33% 40% Doctor Detroit Director - 1983
      50% 31% Some Kind of Hero Director - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Those Lips, Those Eyes Director,
      Producer
      - 1980
      No Score Yet 91% Boulevard Nights Director - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Like Mom, Like Me Director - 1978
      50% 41% The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training Director - 1977
      No Score Yet 44% The Great Texas Dynamite Chase Director - 1976

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 73% Chicago Med Director,
      Executive Producer
      2019-2023
      78% 88% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Director 2014-2015 2018-2019 2021-2022
      No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Director 2022
      95% 88% Elementary Director 2013 2015-2016
      No Score Yet 63% NCIS: New Orleans Director 2014
      No Score Yet 59% Unforgettable Director 2014
      57% 75% Star-Crossed Director 2014
      No Score Yet 81% Blue Bloods Director 2010-2013
      83% 84% The Closer Director 2007 2011
      84% 76% Grey's Anatomy Director 2008-2010
      90% 54% In Treatment Director 2009
      91% 89% Damages Writer 2009
      No Score Yet 80% Private Practice Director 2008
      No Score Yet 50% Life on Mars Director 2008
      No Score Yet 0% Cashmere Mafia Executive Producer 2008
      86% 93% Boston Legal Director 2007
      No Score Yet 0% The Guardian Director,
      Executive Producer
      2001-2004
      44% No Score Yet The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire Executive Producer,
      Director
      2003
      No Score Yet 0% Chicago Hope Director 1997-2000
      88% No Score Yet Michael Hayes Unknown (Guest Star),
      Director
      1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Director 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet To Have & to Hold Director