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A man with white hair and glasses sits behind a microphone.
Mike B. Anderson, the show's current supervising director.

The following is a list of directors who have worked on the Fox animated television series The Simpsons in the order of first credited episode (by broadcast). As of February 25, 2024, 41 people have been credited with directing or co-directing at least one episode of The Simpsons.

List of directors

# Director Number directed Duration Seasons Notes
1 David Silverman
24
1989–95, 2002, 2004–06, 2015 1–7, 14, 16–18, 26 Includes one co-directed with Kent Butterworth and one with Matthew Faughnan
Also directed The Simpsons Movie, The Longest Daycare, Playdate with Destiny, all the Disney+ shorts and The Simpsons Balenciaga
2 Wes Archer
26
1990–96 1–7 Includes one co-directed with Milton Gray
3 Gregg Vanzo
1
1990 1 Co-directed with Kent Butterworth
4 Kent Butterworth
2
1990 1 One directed with Gregg Vanzo and one with David Silverman
5 Rich Moore
17
1990–93 1–5 Includes one co-directed with Alan Smart
6 Milton Gray
2
1990, 1998 1, 9 Includes one co-directed with Wes Archer
7 Brad Bird
2
1990–91 1, 3 Includes one co-directed with Jeffrey Lynch
8 Mark Kirkland
84
1990–2020 2–31 Includes one co-directed with Matthew Nastuk
9 Jim Reardon
35
1990–2002, 2004 2–11, 13–15
10 Jeffrey Lynch
12
1991–96 3–7 Includes one co-directed with Brad Bird
11 Carlos Baeza
9
1991–94 3–5
12 Alan Smart
1
1991 3 Co-directed with Rich Moore
13 Bob Anderson
65
1993–2020, 2022–23 5–34 Includes one co-directed with Rob Oliver and one with Matthew Schofield
14 Susie Dietter
11
1994–98, 2007 5–9, 18
15 Swinton O. Scott III
7
1995–99 6–7, 9–10
16 Steven Dean Moore
84
1995–2006, 2008–24 6–35
17 Dominic Polcino
7
1995–98 7–10
18 Mike B. Anderson
25
1996–99, 2001–06, 2008, 2015 7–19, 21, 27 Includes two co-directed with Ralph Sosa and one with Matthew Schofield
19 Chuck Sheetz
19
1997, 2001–02, 2007–14 8, 12–13, 18–26
20 Pete Michels
11
1997–99, 2002–03 8–11, 13–14
21 Neil Affleck
7
1997–2000 8–12
22 Mark Ervin
3
1998–99 9–10
23 Klay Hall
1
1998 9
24 Matthew Nastuk
61
1998–2023 10–35 Includes one co-directed with Mark Kirkland
25 Nancy Kruse
25
1999–2010 10–22
26 Michael Polcino
40
2000–03, 2005–23 11–14, 16–34
27 Lance Kramer
24
2000–03, 2005, 2007–12, 2014–18, 2021, 2023 11–14, 16, 18–23, 25–26, 28–30, 32, 34
28 Michael Marcantel
7
2000–03, 2005–06 11–14, 16–18
29 Jen Kamerman
3
2000–01 11–13
30 Shaun Cashman
1
2000 12
31 Lauren MacMullan
7
2001–04 12–16
32 Chris Clements
33
2003, 2006, 2008–23 14, 18–35
33 Raymond S. Persi
10
2005–10 16–21
34 Ralph Sosa
4
2006, 2008–10 18–20, 22 Includes two co-directed with Mike B. Anderson
35 Matthew Faughnan
26
2006–23 18, 20–35 Includes one co-directed with David Silverman
36 Rob Oliver
35
2007, 2009, 2011–23 18–21, 23–35 Includes one co-directed with Bob Anderson
37 Matthew Schofield
6
2009–14 21–25 Includes one co-directed with Mike B. Anderson and one with Bob Anderson
38 Timothy Bailey
25
2011–12, 2014–24 23–35
39 Jennifer Moeller
7
2019–22 30–33
40 Debbie Bruce Mahan
4
2021–23 33–35
41 Gabriel DeFrancesco
1
2023 34

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