Stephen Gyllenhaal

Stephen Gyllenhaal

Highest Rated: 53% Waterland (1992)

Lowest Rated: 44% Homegrown (1998)

Birthday: Oct 4, 1949

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Although Stephen Gyllenhaal has several feature credits, he has distinguished himself primarily as a television director. After a childhood spent in rural Pennsylvania, he obtained his degree from Trinity College and embarked on a career making industrial films in NYC. He moved into TV with afternoon specials before settling in Los Angeles and finding steady work with primetime TV-movies, most based on true stories. Gyllenhaal first won attention for "The Abduction of Kari Swenson" (NBC, 1987), which managed to avoid sensationalization. He also steered the CBS miniseries "Family of Spies" (1990) and earned an Emmy nomination for "A Killing in a Small Town" (CBS, 1990) which featured a mesmerizing star turn by Barbara Hershey. Moving to fiction, he guided Hershey and Dennis Hopper to strong critical notices in "Paris Trout" (Showtime, 1991), based on the Pete Dexter novel. The film also was selected for the Directors Fortnight at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival.



45% 90% So B. It Director $46.0K 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Utero Producer - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Amish Murder Director - 2013
50% 44% Grassroots Director,
$6.5K 2012
No Score Yet 86% Girl Fight Director - 2011
No Score Yet 25% Crashing Writer (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 14% Time Bomb Director - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Warden Director - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Warden of Red Rock Director - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Resurrection Director - 1999
No Score Yet 33% The Patron Saint of Liars Director,
- 1998
44% 50% Homegrown Director,
$271.4K 1998
No Score Yet 47% Shattered Mind Director,
- 1996
45% 73% Losing Isaiah Director $3.7M 1995
50% 30% A Dangerous Woman Director $1.1M 1993
53% 62% Waterland Director $1.1M 1992
No Score Yet 56% Paris Trout Director - 1991
No Score Yet 65% A Killing in a Small Town Director - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Promised a Miracle Director - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Leap of Faith Director - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Abduction of Kari Swenson Director - 1987
No Score Yet 39% Certain Fury Director - 1985
No Score Yet 48% The New Kids Screenwriter - 1985


95% 93% Rectify Director 2014-2016
43% 66% NYC 22 Director 2012
No Score Yet 89% Blue Bloods Director 2010-2011
No Score Yet 88% The Mentalist Director 2010
No Score Yet 92% Numb3ers Director 2006-2010
No Score Yet 61% Army Wives Director 2008-2009
93% 96% Everwood Director 2002
57% No Score Yet Robbery Homicide Division Director 2002
90% 96% The Shield Director 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet L.A. Doctors Director 1999
82% 89% Twin Peaks Director 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family of Spies the Walker Spy Ring Director 1990