Stephen Gyllenhaal

Highest Rated: 55% A Dangerous Woman (1993)
Lowest Rated: 40% So B. It (2017)
Birthday: Oct 4, 1949
Birthplace: Not Available
A director with a reputation for taking a very unique perspective to the small screen, Stephen Gyllenhaal's name may be even more well known for his two children, Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal, both of whom have achieved success in the acting world. After graduating from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, Stephen Gyllenhaal began his career by working on industrial films in New York. After a little associate producing and editing, he directed his first short film, Exit 10, in 1979. He soon afterward made his first mark on television, directing the TV movie What Are Friends For? TV was obviously Gyllenhaal's strong suit, and he moved to Los Angeles with his family in 1980 to pursue a career in the industry. His reputation for the small screen would follow some time later, but first he directed the action film Certain Fury with Tatum O'Neal, Irene Cara, and Peter Fonda. The 1985 feature was a stinker at the box office, but Gyllenhaal's TV career was soon off and running, as he directed a string of TV movies stretching on into the '90s including Hothouse, Promised a Miracle, A Killing in a Small Town, Shattered Mind, and countless others. His work paired him with actors like Barbara Hershey, Heather Locklear, and Ed Harris, and made his name synonymous with television. During this time, Gyllenhaal also directed a select number of feature films, such as 1993's A Dangerous Woman with Debra Winger and 1995's Losing Isaiah with Jessica Lange. He also began directing select episodes of popular TV series, which he continued doing into the new millennium with shows like Felicity, The Shield, Robbery Homicide Division, and Everwood. Gyllenhaal also signed on as regular director for a series of critically acclaimed but short-lived series such as Wasteland, L.A. Doctors, The $treet, and Lucky.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
40% So B. It Director $8K 2017
50% Grassroots Director Screenwriter $7K 2012
No Score Yet Girl Fight Director 2011
No Score Yet Crashing Writer 2007
No Score Yet Manchild Director 2007
No Score Yet Time Bomb Director 2006
No Score Yet Talking to Heaven (Living with the Dead) Executive Producer Producer Director 2002
No Score Yet Warden of Red Rock Director 2001
No Score Yet Miracle of the Spring Director 2000
No Score Yet The Patron Saint of Liars Director Producer 1998
44% Homegrown Screenwriter Director 1998
No Score Yet Shattered Mind Director Producer 1996
45% Losing Isaiah Director 1995
55% A Dangerous Woman Director 1993
53% Waterland Director 1992
No Score Yet Paris Trout Director 1991
No Score Yet A Killing in a Small Town Director 1990
No Score Yet Family of Spies Director 1989
No Score Yet Promised a Miracle Director 1988
No Score Yet Leap of Faith Director 1988
No Score Yet The Abduction of Kari Swenson Director 1987
No Score Yet Certain Fury Director 1985
No Score Yet The New Kids Screenwriter 1985
No Score Yet Rodeo Champ Director 1979
No Score Yet The Champion Director 1979

TV

CREDIT
89% Billions
2016
Director
  • 2016
14% Ironside
2013
Director
  • 2014
  • 2013
95% Rectify
2013-2016
Director
  • 2014
  • 2013
50% NYC 22
2012
Director
  • 2012
No Score Yet Hawthorne
2009-2011
Director
  • 2011
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
Director
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
Director
  • 2010
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
Director
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Army Wives
2007-2014
Director
  • 2008
88% The Shield
2002-2008
Director
  • 2008
  • 2002
92% Everwood
2002-2006
Director
  • 2002
No Score Yet Felicity
1998-2002
Director
  • 2000
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
Director
  • 1994
89% Twin Peaks
1990-2017
Director
  • 1991
83% Satisfaction
2014-2015
Director

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