Michael W. Watkins

Michael W. Watkins

Highest Rated: 10% Knucklehead (2010)

Lowest Rated: 10% Knucklehead (2010)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

Michael W. Watkins is an award-winning director, producer, and cinematographer. His career began in the mid-1970s working main camera duty on the Roger Corman production "Fighting Mad," directed by Jonathan Demme. He also worked under legendary director of photography Michael Chapman on Martin Scorsese's concert film "The Last Waltz," which documented The Band's final, celebrated 1976 concert at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. After a brief pause, his career kicked into high gear in the 1980s with the filming of action television series "Scarecrow and Mrs. King." He also served as a cinematographer on the crime drama "The Glitter Dome" starring James Garner and John Lithgow, the relationship drama "Cold Sassy Tree" with Faye Dunaway and Richard Widmark, and the comedy "Paramedics." But his most notable work as a cinematographer was on the cult science fiction show "Quantum Leap," for which he would eventually win two Emmys. He also served as director of photography on John Badham's "La Femme Nikita" remake "Point of No Return," the fantasy/comedy "Heart and Souls," and the miniseries "Family Album." His directing and producing career began with "Quantum Leap" and "NYPD Blue," respectively. He contributed to a number of popular programs as a co-executive producer, including the sci-fi hit"The X-Files," the casino crime drama "Las Vegas," and the FOX action show "Prison Break." Watkins also directed episodes of the sci-fi spinoff "Caprica" and the crime drama "Justified" in 2010. Watkins taught cinematography/directing seminars around the country and at UCLA.




No Score Yet 17% 6 Dead Souls Director - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Circle Director - 2010
10% 35% Knucklehead Director - 2010
No Score Yet 46% Five Days to Midnight Director - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prince William Director - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Semper Fi Director,
Executive Producer
- 2001
No Score Yet 60% Deadlocked Director - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Detention: Siege at Johnson High Director - 1997
No Score Yet 0% Lifebreath Producer - 1997
No Score Yet 75% Hostage High Director - 1997
No Score Yet 71% To Love, Honor and Deceive Director - 1996


84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Director 2018-2020
No Score Yet 83% SEAL Team Director 2017 2019
58% No Score Yet Golden Boy Director 2013
76% 64% Body of Proof Director 2013
No Score Yet 50% In Plain Sight Director 2009-2012
No Score Yet 86% Criminal Minds Director 2011-2012
81% 77% Alphas Director 2011
42% 25% Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour Writer 2011
71% 78% No Ordinary Family Director 2011
81% 84% Caprica Director 2010
68% 0% Dirty Sexy Money Director 2009
91% 89% Monk Director 2007-2008
No Score Yet 93% Numb3ers Director 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet 5ive Days to Midnight Director 2004
No Score Yet 90% Las Vegas Director 2003
No Score Yet 0% The Guardian Director 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Agency Director 2002
78% 68% Smallville Director 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Visions Director 2001
83% 83% NYPD Blue Director 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Director 2000
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Director 2000
74% 86% The X-Files Director 1998-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brooklyn South Director 1997-1998
No Score Yet 0% Chicago Hope Director 1996
25% No Score Yet The Client Director 1996
86% 87% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Director 1994-1995
No Score Yet 84% Quantum Leap Director 1990-1992