Michael Spiller
Born (1961-08-01) August 1, 1961 (age 61)
Alma materPurchase College
Occupation(s)Cinematographer, television director
Years active1984–present

Michael Alan Spiller (born August 1, 1961) is an American cinematographer and television director.[1]

Spiller has directed on numerous series and has also served as a cinematographer prior to directing. Early on, he worked frequently with director and classmate Hal Hartley, including cinematography for Hartley's breakout indie film The Unbelievable Truth, which helped launch both of their careers.[2] He was a regular director on the HBO series, Sex and the City where he also served as director of photography during the first four seasons. After Sex and the City, Spiller continued to direct on series such as Scrubs, Jake in Progress, The Bernie Mac Show and has directed two episodes of the HBO series, Big Love which premiered in March 2006. Spiller was also a producer on the series Jake in Progress and Big Day.

In 2011, he won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for the Modern Family episode "Halloween".[3]

Spiller was born in New Jersey and raised in Brooklyn, New York.[1]

Director filmography

TV series


  1. ^ a b Michael Spiller Biography (1961-), Film Reference
  2. ^ "Michael Spiller '84". Purchase College. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Primetime Emmy Awards and Nominations for Michael Spiller". Primetime Emmy® Award Database. Retrieved November 27, 2011.
  4. ^ ""Monk" Mr. Monk Goes to the Ballgame (TV Episode 2003) - IMDb". IMDb.
  5. ^ ""Greg the Bunny" Greg Gets Puppish (TV Episode 2002) - IMDb". IMDb.