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Todd Holland
Born (1961-08-13) August 13, 1961 (age 60)
OccupationFilm director
television director
television producer
Years active1985–present
Spouse(s)
Scotch Ellis Loring
(m. 2008)
Children3 1/2

Todd Holland (born August 13, 1961) is an American television and film director and producer. He directed over 50 episodes of The Larry Sanders Show, for which he received an Emmy, and 26 episodes of Malcolm in the Middle, for which he received two Emmy Awards. His feature films include The Wizard (1989) and Krippendorf's Tribe (1998).

Early life and education

Holland was born in Kittanning, Pennsylvania and raised in Meadville, Pennsylvania. He was an honor student, graduating from Meadville Area Sr. High School-M. A. S. H.[1] While there, he wrote, directed and produced several parodies of movies popular at the time. He graduated in 1985 from UCLA's school of Theater, Film and Television.

Career

Holland got his career break when Steven Spielberg saw his UCLA thesis film Chicken Thing—a 12-minute comedy horror short—and hired Holland to write and direct on the second season of Amazing Stories.

Holland directed 52 episodes of The Larry Sanders Show for HBO. He received an Emmy for the series finale "FLIP".

Holland then started working in the Fox sitcom Malcolm in the Middle where he directed 26 episodes and served as co-executive producer for the show. Holland earned two Emmy Awards for the show: both wins were for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, his first one for the pilot episode of the series, the second for the season two episode "Bowling"—for which he also won the DGA award for excellence in comedy directing.

Holland co-created Wonderfalls with Bryan Fuller, for which they received a WGA nomination.

He has also directed the feature films The Wizard, Krippendorf's Tribe and Firehouse Dog.

Holland has directed twice for the NBC sitcom 30 Rock. He directed the episode "Generalissimo," an episode for which he received his seventh Emmy Award nomination, but lost to Jeffrey Blitz for The Office.

Holland worked with Justin Berfield, with whom he had worked on Malcolm in the Middle, on Sons of Tucson, a 2010 Fox television sitcom. He directed five of the thirteen episodes and executive produced the series.

Two of his shows were named in TV Guide's "100 greatest Episodes of Television", the "Everybody Loves Larry" episode of The Larry Sanders Show and the "Life Of Brian" episode of My So-Called Life.

Personal life

Holland has been married to actor and singer Scotch Ellis Loring since 2008.[2] The couple are fathers to triplets, born in 2010 via a surrogate.[3][4]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Notes
1989 The Wizard
1998 Krippendorf's Tribe
Five Houses Television film
Kilroy Television film
2001 Ball & Chain Television film
2004 The Time Tunnel Television film
2006 Amy Coyne Television film
2007 Fugly Television film
Firehouse Dog
2012 Isabel Television film
2014 The Pro Television film
2016 Furst Born Television film
2017 Charlie Foxtrot Television film
2018 Steps Television film
2022 Monster High: Freshman Year Television film

Television

Year Title Notes
1986 Amazing Stories 2 episodes
1987 Max Headroom Episode: "Dream Thieves"
1988 Vietnam War Story Episode: "Separated"
1990-1991 Twin Peaks 2 episodes
1991 Tales from the Crypt Episode: "Top Billing"
1992 Eerie, Indiana Episode: "The Broken Record"
1992 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures Episode: "Stand Up Guy"
1992-1998 The Larry Sanders Show 51 episodes
1994-1995 My So-Called Life 2 episodes
1996 Relativity Episode: "First Impressions"
1998 Maximum Bob Episode: "Wandalust"
1998-1999 Felicity 3 episodes
1999 Tracey Takes On... 6 episodes
Friends Episode: "The One Where Rachel Smokes"
2000-2004 Malcolm in the Middle 26 episodes
2000 D.C. Episode: "Pilot"
FreakyLinks 2 episodes
2002 Girls Club 2 episodes
2004 Wonderfalls 5 episodes
2007 Miss Guided 4 episodes
2009-2010 30 Rock 2 episodes
2010 Sons of Tucson 5 episodes
2011 Shameless Episode: "Casey Casden"
2011-2012 Free Agents 3 episodes
2012-2013 Go On 7 episodes
2013 The Michael J. Fox Show Episode: "Christmas"
2014 About a Boy Episode: "About Total Exuberance"
Friends with Better Lives 3 episodes
Selfie Episode: "Even Hell Has Two Bars"
Red Band Society Episode: "What I Did for Love"
2015 Stitchers Episode: "A Stitch in Time"
2015-2019 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 2 episodes
2016-2017 The Real O'Neals 10 episodes
2017 Me, Myself and I 2 episodes
2018 Black-ish 2 episodes
2019 Fam 3 episodes
The Unicorn Episode: "No Small Parts"
2020 Love, Victor Episode: "Boys' Trip"
2021 Mr. Mayor Episode: "Pilot"

References

  1. ^ "Meadville Area Senior High School". Craw.org. Retrieved October 13, 2011.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Todd Holland". Archived from the original on July 14, 2015. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  3. ^ Connelly, Chris. "Ultra Modern Family: Dad+Dad+Baby". ABC News.
  4. ^ Todd Holland [@ToddHolland3] (April 11, 2015). "Our #triplets turn 5! #superhero blowout begins... @Scotcheloring" (Tweet) – via Twitter.