Jason Winer
Winer in 2010
Winer in 2010
Born (1972-12-07) December 7, 1972 (age 50)
Occupation(s)Director, producer, actor
SpouseJackie Seiden

Jason Winer (born December 7, 1972) is an American director, producer, writer, actor, and comedian. He is best known for directing the pilot and 22 additional episodes of the American sitcom Modern Family.[1]

Early life

Winer was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland.[2][3] He is Jewish.[4][5] He attended the Friends School of Baltimore[3] and Northwestern University and is an alumnus of the Improv Olympic Theatre.[2]


After college, Winer acted in television commercials for companies such as Budweiser, Nike and Dr Pepper. He also did stand-up comedy on channels such as HBO and was one of the stars on the TV game show The Blame Game on MTV. He eventually moved into work behind the camera, directing The Adventures of Big Handsome Guy and His Little Friend in 2005.

Since then, Winer has directed episodes of TV shows such as Kath & Kim, Samantha Who?, Carpoolers, New Girl and Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23. He is a co-executive producer of Modern Family as well as a director. In 2010, Winer won the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Achievement in Directing Comedy Series for Modern Family.

He was nominated for Emmy Awards for directing the Modern Family episodes "Pilot" and "Virgin Territory".[6]

Winer directed the 2011 remake of Arthur, his first job as a motion picture director.[7]

He also co-created the sitcom 1600 Penn with Josh Gad and Jon Lovett.

Personal life

In 2012, he married Jackie Seiden in Palm Springs, California led by actor Adam Shapiro.[8]


  1. ^ Kit, Borys (August 25, 2009). "Jason Winer to make film debut". The Hollywood Reporter.
  2. ^ a b Zurawik, David (February 19, 2013). "Director-producer Jason Winer to deliver commencement at Stevenson". The Baltimore Sun.
  3. ^ a b Zurawik, David (October 31, 2012). "Baltimore native Jason Winer gets new Hollywood deal, NBC debut date". The Baltimore Sun.
  4. ^ Berrin, Danielle (September 23, 2012). "Politics, gender and Jewishness loom large at Emmys". The Jewish Journal.
  5. ^ Bloom, Nate (April 8, 2011). "Jewish Stars 4/8". Cleveland Jewish News. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  6. ^ "Primetime Emmy Awards nominations for 2012 - Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series". Emmys.com. July 19, 2012. Retrieved December 11, 2012.
  7. ^ McNary, Dave (March 1, 2010). "Jason Winer to direct 'Arthur' remake". Variety.
  8. ^ "Jackie Seiden and Jason Winer's Palm Springs Wedding". Martha Stewart Weddings. The casual Jewish service was led by a close friend, actor Adam Shapiro