Dennie Gordon
Dennie Gordon on set
Born
EducationGustavus Adolphus College (BA)
Yale University (MFA)
Occupation(s)Film director, television director
Years active1994–present

Dennie Gordon is an American film and television director. Her directorial television credits include Party of Five, Sports Night, Ally McBeal, The Practice, Grounded for Life, The Loop, White Collar, Burn Notice, Hell on Wheels, Waco, The Office and other series. She has also directed the feature films Joe Dirt, New York Minute and What a Girl Wants.

In 2000, Gordon won the DGA Award for DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical/Variety for episode of the HBO series, Tracey Takes On... starring Tracey Ullman.[1][2] She is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College and the Yale School of Drama.[3][4]

Filmography

Television
Year Title Director Executive
Producer
Episodes Notes
1995 Picket Fences Yes No
  • "Witness for the Prosecution"
1996 Chicago Hope Yes No
  • "Life Lines"
Relativity Yes No
  • "No Job Too Small"
1996-1997 Party of Five Yes No
  • "Hitting Bottom"
  • "Christmas"
  • "Deal with It"
1997 Michael Hayes Yes No
  • "Radio Killer"
Nash Bridges Yes No
  • "Sniper"
1998 Dawson's Creek Yes No
  • "Crossroads"
1999 Tracey Takes On... Yes No
  • "End of the World"
  • "Books", "Scandal"
  • "Hair"
  • "Drugs"
  • "Dating"
Snoops Yes No
  • "Bedfellas"
1998-1999 Sports Night Yes No
  • "A Girl Named Pixley"
  • "The Reunion"
  • "Kyle Whitaker's Got Two Sacks"
  • "Shoe Money Tonight"
1997-2000 Ally McBeal Yes No
  • "Out in the Cold"
  • "Love Unlimited"
  • "Theme of Life"
  • "The Kiss"
1999-2000 Jack & Jill Yes No
  • "The #@$%!*& Future"
  • "Animal Planet: Part 1"
  • "Not Just a River in Egypt"
2001 DAG Yes No
  • "Guns and Roses"
  • "Prom"
2002 Glory Days Yes No
  • "Pilot"
2001-2002 Grounded for Life Yes No
  • "Dust in the Wind"
  • "Safety Dance"
  • "Take It to the Limit"
  • "We Are Family"
  • "Don't Let Me Download"
  • "Like a Virgin"
2005 Beautiful People Yes No
  • "Point and Shoot"
  • "Pilot"
Everybody Hates Chris Yes No
  • "Everybody Hates Christmas"
Kitchen Confidential Yes No
  • "Rabbit Test"
2006 The Office Yes No
  • "Boys and Girls"
  • "The Secret"
What About Brian Yes No
  • "What About Secrets..."
2007 30 Rock Yes No
  • "The Fighting Irish"
The Wedding Bells Yes No
  • "Partly Cloudy, with a Chance of Disaster"
2006-2007 The Loop Yes No
  • "Fatty"
  • "Yeah, Presents"
  • "The Phantom"
  • "The Year of the Dog"
2007 12 Miles of Bad Road Yes No
  • "Collateral Verbiage"
2008 Samantha Who? Yes No
  • "The Birthday"
2009 The Ex List Yes No
  • "The Other Foot"
  • "Daphne's Idealized Wedding"
2010 The Deep End Yes No
  • "An Innocent Man"
True Jackson, VP Yes No
  • "True Date"
Notes from the Underbelly Yes No
  • "The Weekend"
The Good Guys Yes No
  • "Silvio's Way"
The Glades Yes No
  • "Breaking 80"
Hellcats Yes No
  • "Think Twice Before You Go"
2011 The Cape Yes No
  • "Scales"
2009-2011 Royal Pains Yes No
  • "A History of Violins"
  • "If I Were a Sick Man"
2011 Outsourced Yes No
  • "Take This Punjab and Shove It"
2009-2011 White Collar Yes No
  • "Dentist of Detroit"
  • "Vital Signs"
  • "Threads"
2011 Suits Yes No
  • "Dirty Little Secrets"
2009-2013 Burn Notice Yes No
  • "Brother in Arms"
  • "Under the Gun"
  • "Eyes Open"
  • "Hard Times"
  • "Fast Friends"
  • "Good Intentions"
  • "End Run"
  • "Sins of Omission"
[8]
2014 Rectify Yes No
  • "Sleeping Giants"
2013-2014 Hell on Wheels Yes No
  • "Reckoning"
  • "Chicken Hill"
  • "Range War"
2015 12 Monkeys Yes No
  • "Paradox"
Grace and Frankie Yes No
  • "The Sex"
Under the Dome Yes No
  • "Legacy"
2014-2015 Madam Secretary Yes No
  • "Lights Out"
  • "The Rusalka"
  • "The Necessary Art"
  • "Need to Know"
2016 Bloodline Yes No
  • "Part 18"
Feed the Beast Yes No
  • "In Lies the Truth"
  • "Tabula Rasa"
2014-2016 Kingdom Yes No
  • "Cut Man"
  • "Help Wanted"
  • "The Gentle Slope"
  • "Animator/Annihilator"
[8]
2016 Empire Yes No
  • "The Unkindest Cut"
2017 Legion Yes No
  • "Chapter 7"
[9]
2015-2017 Power Yes No
  • "New Man"
  • "You're Not the Man"
2018 Waco Yes No
  • "Stalling for Time"
  • "Of Milk and Men"
[8]
Goliath Yes Yes
  • "Tongue Tied"
  • "Who's Gabriel"
  • "Fresh Flowers"
  • "Alo"
[8]
2019 Jack Ryan Yes Yes
  • "Persona Non Grata"
  • "Dios y Federación"
  • "Blue Gold"
[8]
2020 AJ and the Queen Yes No
  • "Fort Worth"
Hunters Yes No
  • "At Night, All Birds Are Black"
[9]
2020-2023 Warrior Yes No
  • "Enter the Dragon"
  • "Man on the Wall"
  • "Gotta Be Crooked Along in a Crooked World"
  • "You Know When You're Losing a Fight"
[8]
2021 For All Mankind Yes No
  • "Don't Be Cruel"
  • "And Here's to You"
2022 Last Light Yes No
  • "The Dawning"
  • "Twilight"
  • "Darkness Falls"
  • "Dead of Night"
  • "Illumination"
From Scratch Yes No
  • "Bitter Almonds"
  • "Bread and Brine"
  • "Heirlooms"

References

  1. ^ "DGA AWARDS | TV 1990S". Archived from the original on 2004-11-28. Retrieved 2012-05-22.
  2. ^ a b McNary, Dave (2012-10-12). "Dennie Gordon to helm 'Lucky Star'". Variety. Retrieved 2023-01-14.
  3. ^ Dennie Gordon Biography at tribute.ca
  4. ^ "Login | Gustavus Adolphus College". gustavus.edu. Retrieved 2018-02-02.
  5. ^ a b "BBC - Films - Interview - Dennie Gordon". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2023-01-14.
  6. ^ Dunkley, Cathy (2003-04-14). "Gordon takes a 'Minute' for Olsens". Variety. Retrieved 2023-01-14.
  7. ^ Genzlinger, Neil (2013-09-20). "Vaulting From Doodling to Derring-Do". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2023-01-14.
  8. ^ a b c d e f Gardner, Chris (2022-09-05). "Matthew Fox on Why He Came Out of Retirement for Action Series 'The Last Light': "It's Good to Be Back"". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2023-01-14.
  9. ^ a b Moreau, Jordan (2020-07-15). "Horror Anthology Film 'Isolation' Finishes Filming Entirely in Quarantine (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2023-01-14.