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Tucker Gates

Highest Rated: 17% Where's Marlowe? (1998)

Lowest Rated: 17% Where's Marlowe? (1998)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: USA

A prolific television director and producer, Tucker Gates forged an eclectic and remarkably successful career path. Although Gates first gained notice for his work on imaginative science-fiction and fantasy series such as "The X-Files" (Fox 1993-2002), "Alias" (ABC 2001-06), and "Lost" (ABC 2004-10), he proved equally adept when he turned his hand to relatively mainstream dramas such as "House M.D." (Fox 2004-12) and demonstrated a remarkable talent for comedy with shows including "The Office" (NBC 2005-13) and "Parks and Recreation" (NBC 2009-15). Dartmouth graduate Gates began his television career as an associate producer on the short-lived thriller "Unsub" (NBC 1989). His directorial career began with episodes of popular cop dramas like "21 Jump Street" (Fox 1987-91) and "The Commish" (ABC 1991-96) before he became a dependable journeyman director who demonstrated his versatility by working on only one or two episodes of a series before moving on. Gates did occasionally stick around long-term on a show, working as a producer and director on Denis Leary's single-camera cop comedy "The Job" (ABC 2001-02), romantic drama "Skin" (Fox 2003-05), and spy caper "Alias." Gates served as an executive producer on the hugely ambitious but ratings-starved alternate reality drama series "Kings" (NBC 2009). In 2013 Gates returned to double duty, as a director and executive producer, on "Bates Motel" (A&E 2013-17), which is both a modern-day reimagining of and prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's classic "Psycho," exploring the relationship between a teenage Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) and his mother (Vera Farmiga).

Filmography

Movies

Credit
17% 53% Where's Marlowe? Consulting Producer $6.0K 1998

TV

Credit
75% 83% Swimming With Sharks Director 2022
31% 63% Truth Be Told Director 2019
64% 80% The Morning Show Director 2019
93% 91% Bates Motel Executive Producer,
Director
2013 2017
77% 76% House of Cards Director 2015-2016
85% 86% Homeland Director 2011 2015
60% 78% Tyrant Director 2014
68% 65% Touch Director 2012
90% 96% House Director 2010-2011
85% 91% Lost Director 2004-2006 2010
13% 100% The Forgotten Director 2009
79% 83% Brothers & Sisters Director 2006 2008
43% 100% Swingtown Director 2008
77% No Score Yet Samantha Who? Director 2007
97% 83% Ugly Betty Director 2007
57% 76% Californication Director 2007
86% 91% Alias Director 2005-2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carnivale Director 2005
86% 91% Boston Legal Director 2004
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Director 2002
No Score Yet 63% CSI: Miami Director 2002
100% No Score Yet The Job Director 2001-2002
No Score Yet 87% Roswell Director 2000
No Score Yet 90% Angel Director 1999
84% 93% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Director 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cupid Director 1998
60% No Score Yet Cracker Director 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Director 1996-1997
74% 86% The X-Files Director 1996-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silk Stalkings Director 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Commish Director 1991-1992
No Score Yet 100% Parker Lewis Director 1991
No Score Yet 100% 21 Jump Street Director 1989-1990
42% 0% Six Degrees Director