Richard J. Lewis

Richard J. Lewis

Highest Rated: 78% Barney's Version (2010)

Lowest Rated: 0% K-9: P.I. (2002)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Not to be confused with the neurotic American comedian of a similar name, Richard J. Lewis is a Canadian film and television director. Like many directors from north of the 49th parallel, Lewis got his start in Canada's thriving low-budget television industry, directing episodes of a syndicated reboot of the thriller anthology "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and a television series based on DC Comics' "Superboy" character in the mid 1980s. After that inauspicious start, Lewis's first feature film, 1994's "Whale Music," turned out to be a small masterpiece; based on the cult-favorite novel by Canadian author Paul Quarrington and featuring original music by Toronto scene heroes the Rheostatics, Whale Music told the story of the Brian Wilson-like reclusive rock star Desmond Howl (Maury Chaykin), who went into the hiding after the death of his brother. The brother was played by writer-actor Paul Gross, who went on to hire Lewis to direct episodes of the comic crime series he created and starred in, "Due South." Lewis worked steadily in both Canadian and American television for the rest of the 1990s, and in 2000 began a nine-year association as a director and executive producer on the hit police procedural drama "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." In 2010, he returned to the big screen with an adaptation of Mordecai Richler's comic novel "Barney's Version," starring Paul Giamatti and Rosamund Pike.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bear With Us Producer - 2016
78% 78% Barney's Version Director $7.5M 2010
0% 37% K-9: P.I. Director - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Justice Director - 1999
No Score Yet 67% Whale Music Director - 1994
No Score Yet 46% The Mind Snatchers Producer - 1972

TV

Credit
82% 75% Westworld Executive Producer,
Director
2020 2018 2016
No Score Yet 76% A Million Little Things Director 2018-2020
72% 72% The Red Line Young Harrison Brennan (Guest Star) 2019
43% 81% The Enemy Within Director 2019
No Score Yet 79% Ransom Director 2017
71% 54% Designated Survivor Director 2016
26% 84% Pure Genius Director 2016
96% 67% Battle Creek Director 2015
92% 80% Person of Interest Director 2011-2014
74% 70% The Defenders Director 2010
No Score Yet 84% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Director,
Writer
2000-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Director 1999-2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Director 2000
59% No Score Yet Falcone Director 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Traders Director 2000
88% No Score Yet Michael Hayes Director 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Due South Director 1996-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Director 1989

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