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Rick Wallace

Highest Rated: 96% Halloween (1978)

Lowest Rated: 96% Halloween (1978)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

Rick Wallace has been a prolific television producer and director since the 1980s. He won multiple Emmy Awards for the dramatic series "L.A. Law," and since the late 2000s has enjoyed a lengthy connection to the acclaimed crime drama "The Closer." Wallace's career began as an assistant director on features, including the heavily-influential "Halloween" helmed by John Carpenter and released in 1978. By the beginning of the '80s, he was serving as first assistant director on "Hill Street Blues," one of the most beloved dramas of all time, and was manning the lead helmer's chair by '83 (one of the many years that the show won a Directors Guild of America prize for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series). Shortly after "Hill Street Blues" ended its broadcast run, Wallace was working behind the scenes of "L.A. Law," and continued on the show through the 1990s. During the late '80s, he also produced and directed the pilot episode of the popular "Doogie Howser, M.D.." The '90s and '00s brought helming work in series whose genres included legal, action-adventure, and crime, but with regards to Wallace's producing work, that slowed until the mid-'00s, at which point he became involved with a slew of new shows. Among them was the political drama "Commander in Chief" and the more successful "The Closer," which stars Kyra Sedgwick as a homicide detective who specializes in thinking outside the box.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trial of Ben Barry Mr. Palmer (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dad, the Angel & Me Director - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Father's Homecoming Director - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Acceptable Risks Director - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet California Girls Director - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Time to Live Director - 1985
96% 89% Halloween Assistant Director $47.5M 1978

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 84% Major Crimes Director 2012-2016
68% 78% The Client List Director 2013
82% 81% The Closer Director 2005-2011
22% No Score Yet Raising the Bar Director 2008
69% No Score Yet Easy Money Director 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Women's Murder Club Director 2007
56% No Score Yet Men in Trees Director 2006-2007
82% No Score Yet Commander in Chief Director 2006
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Director 2005
78% 91% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Director 2003-2005
39% No Score Yet Blind Justice Director 2005
83% 83% NYPD Blue Director 2003-2005 2001
73% No Score Yet life as we know it Director 2004
78% 68% Smallville Director 2002-2003
54% No Score Yet Haunted Director 2002
64% No Score Yet Philly Executive Producer,
Director
2001-2002
20% No Score Yet City of Angels Director 2000
No Score Yet 93% The Pretender Executive Producer 1996-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Martial Law Director 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Director 1997
95% No Score Yet Karen Sisco Director

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