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List of Grey's Anatomy Directors

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List of every famous television director who has directed at least one episode of Grey's Anatomy, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list includes anyone who was or is on the directors staff for Grey's Anatomy. Regular directors as well as guest directors for Grey's Anatomy are included, along with information such as when they were born and what episodes they directed. Some of these famous Grey's Anatomy directors may also be actors or producers.

Items on this list include Eric Stoltz and Chandra Wilson.

This list helps answer the questions, “Who directed Grey's Anatomy?” and "What is a list of Grey's Anatomy directors?"

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Adam Arkin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Grey's Anatomy Directors
Age 63, Credits: Grey's Anatomy, Sons of Anarchy & Justified

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Episodes Directed: Wild Onions, Thick as Mud, In Search of Barry White, Season 2, Episode 12, + more

Adam Arkin (born August 19, 1956) is an American television, film and stage actor, and director. He is known for playing the role of Aaron Shutt on Chicago Hope. He has been nominated for ...more

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Adam Davidson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Grey's Anatomy Directors
Age 55, Credits: Dexter, True Blood & Lost

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Episodes Directed: Durant, Nebraska, Laboring, Bread and Circuses, Under the Influence, + more

Adam Davidson (born August 13, 1964) is an American actor and television director from Los Angeles, California. Davidson has appeared in the following films, The Day Trippers, A Match Made in ...more
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Arlene Sanford is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Grey's Anatomy Directors

Nationality: United States of America

Episodes Directed: How to Make a Killing in Big Business (2), Fence Neighbors, The Bad Seed, The Sister Show, Itching for a Cat, + more

Arlene Sanford is an American film and television director. Sanford has directed for several notable television series and several motion picture and television films which include A Very Brady ...more
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Bethany Rooney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Grey's Anatomy Directors

Nationality: United States of America

Episodes Directed: Good Grief, Made in the U.S.A., The First Time, Guess Who's Coming To Breakfast, Chapter Thirty-Eight, + more

Bethany Rooney (formally credited as Beth Hillshafer and Bethany Rooney Hillshafer) is an American television director and producer who has worked on over three dozen television series and ...more
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Bill D'Elia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Grey's Anatomy Directors

Nationality: United States of America

Episodes Directed: A Whiff and a Prayer, Thoughts of You, Sleeping Lions, Redline, Lamb to the Slaughter, + more

Bill D'Elia is an American screenwriter, producer, director and actor. He is linked to many popular and award-winning television shows.
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Chandra Wilson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Grey's Anatomy Directors
Age 50, Credits: Grey's Anatomy and Bob Patterson

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Episodes Directed: Almost Grown, White Wedding, Moment of Truth, Owner of a Lonely Heart, Push, + more

Chandra Danette Wilson (born August 27, 1969) is an American actress and director, known for her role as Dr. Miranda Bailey in the ABC television drama Grey's Anatomy since 2005, for which she ...more

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Christopher Misiano is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Grey's Anatomy Directors

Nationality: United States of America

Episodes Directed: Jeopardy, Gaza, And It's Surely to Their Credit, Break Point, Jake and Amy-Week Three, + more

Christopher Misiano is an American television director and producer. He is best known for his work on ER, The West Wing, and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.
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Dan Lerner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Grey's Anatomy Directors

Episodes Directed: In My Humboldt Opinion, Try to Remember, Outside New Canaan, Something's A-mish, Dreams, + more

Dan Lerner is an American television director and producer.
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Daniel Minahan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Grey's Anatomy Directors

Nationality: United States of America

Episodes Directed: Time Has Come Today, First... Do No Harm, Everyone Leaves, 17 Seconds, Nothing But the Blood, + more

Daniel Minahan is an American television and film director and writer. Minahan has directed several episodes of the HBO original series Six Feet Under, Deadwood, True Blood, The Newsroom and ...more
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Darnell Martin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Grey's Anatomy Directors
Age 55, Credits: Grey's Anatomy, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit & Gossip Girl

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Episodes Directed: Stone Cold, The Pilgrim, The Red Mile, Dr. Estrangeloved, Sniper (2), + more

Darnell Martin (born January 7, 1964) is a television and film director, screenwriter, and film producer.
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David Paymer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Grey's Anatomy Directors
Age 65, Credits: Grey's Anatomy, Gilmore Girls & One Tree Hill

Birthplace: USA, New York, Oceanside

Nationality: United States of America

Episodes Directed: Dennis, Bulgari, Big Losers at ACoRNs -- Film at Eleven, Forever. Until Now, Crash Into You, + more

David Emmanuel Paymer (born August 30, 1954) is an American character actor, comedian, and television director. He has been in films such as Mr. Saturday Night, Quiz Show, Searching for Bobby ...more
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Debbie Allen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Grey's Anatomy Directors
Age 69, Credits: Grey's Anatomy, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air & Scandal

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Houston

Nationality: United States of America

Episodes Directed: Out of the Picture, To Have and Have Not, How Bittersweet It Is, Basket Cases, There's No Place Like Home, + more

Deborah Kaye Allen (born January 16, 1950) is an American actress, dancer, choreographer, television director, television producer, and a former member of the President's Committee on the Arts ...more
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Donna Deitch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Grey's Anatomy Directors
Age 74, Credits: Grey's Anatomy, Heroes & Bones

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Episodes Directed: Waste, Baby Love, A Murder With Teeth in It, The Way We Were, Pilot, + more

Donna Deitch (born June 8, 1945 in San Francisco, California) is an American film and television director, producer, and writer best known for her 1985 film Desert Hearts. The movie was the ...more
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Edward Ornelas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Grey's Anatomy Directors
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Episodes Directed: Shiny Happy People, This is How We Do it, Can't Fight Biology

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Eric Stoltz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Grey's Anatomy Directors
Age 58, Credits: Grey's Anatomy, Glee & Law & Order

Birthplace: Whittier, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Episodes Directed: Prom Queen, Big Brother, Tombstone (1) (Law & Order), Tombstone (1), The Object of My Affection, + more

Eric Stoltz (born September 30, 1961) is an American actor, director and film producer. He played the role of Rocky Dennis in the biographical drama film Mask, which earned him the nomination ...more

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Greg Yaitanes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Grey's Anatomy Directors
Age 49, Credits: Lost, Grey's Anatomy & House

Birthplace: Wellesley, Massachusetts

Nationality: United States of America

Episodes Directed: Unwritten, Bombshells, Damned If You Do, Red Storm, Both Sides Now, + more

Gregory Charles Yaitanes (born June 18, 1970) is an American television and film director. He is also an angel investor in Twitter.Yaitanes has directed and produced shows including Damages, ...more
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James Frawley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Grey's Anatomy Directors
Age 83, Credits: Grey's Anatomy, Smallville & Law & Order

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Episodes Directed: Who is M.P. Sellers, The Rescue, Enemy Lines (2), Lost in the System, The Early Bird Catches the Word, + more

James Joseph Frawley (September 29, 1936 – January 22, 2019) was an American director and actor. He was a member of the Actors Studio since around 1961. He was best known for directing The ...more
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Jeannot Szwarc is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Grey's Anatomy Directors
Age 82, Credits: Supernatural, Fringe & Grey's Anatomy

Birthplace: Île-de-France, Europe, Metropolitan France, France, Paris

Nationality: France, United States of America

Episodes Directed: A Shield for Murder (2), With Apologies to Mr. Hyde, Down a Long and Lonely River, Adventures in Babysitting, Velocity, + more

Jeannot Szwarc (born November 21, 1937) is a director of film and television, known for such films as Jaws 2, Somewhere in Time, Supergirl and Santa Claus: The Movie. He has also produced and ...more
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Jeff Melman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Grey's Anatomy Directors
Age 68, Credits: Modern Family, Arrested Development & Grey's Anatomy

Nationality: United States of America

Episodes Directed: When Chloe Met Marco, My Fair Frasier, A Girl's Gotta Make Room for Daddy (1), Torn Between Two Teachers, A Girl's Gotta Pierce, + more

Jeffrey "Jeff" L. Melman (born May 18, 1947) is an American television director and producer. Melman has directed for several present-day network television series. More recently ...more
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Jessica Yu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Grey's Anatomy Directors
Age 53, Credits: Grey's Anatomy, ER & The West Wing

Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Episodes Directed: The Supremes, Begin the Begin, Stand By Me, Real-to-Reel, Heart-Shaped Box, + more

Jessica Lingmin Yu (born 14 February 1966) is an American film director, writer, producer, and editor. She has directed documentary films, dramatic films, and television shows. Yu won an Academy ...more
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Joanna Kerns is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Grey's Anatomy Directors
Age 66, Credits: Grey's Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars & Scrubs

Birthplace: USA, California, San Francisco

Nationality: United States of America

Episodes Directed: The Obstacle Course, Affairs to Remember, Life is a Beach, Troubled Water, I Wood If I Could, + more

Joanna Kerns (born February 12, 1953) is an American actress and director best known for her role as Maggie Seaver on the family situation comedy Growing Pains from 1985 to 1992.

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John David Coles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Grey's Anatomy Directors

Nationality: United States of America

Episodes Directed: Plan B, Luck Be an Old Lady, Move On, Wandalust, Enemy Within, + more

John David Coles is an American film and television director. He directed five episodes of the HBO sitcom Sex and the City, as well as episodes of Grey's Anatomy, Law & Order, The West Wing, ...more
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John Terlesky is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Grey's Anatomy Directors
Age 58, Credits: Grey's Anatomy, Criminal Minds & Castle

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Episodes Directed: The Born Identity, Cuffed, When the Bough Breaks, The Nutcrackers, Nanny McDead, + more

John Todd Terlesky is an American actor, film director, television director and screenwriter. As an actor he is best known for his titular role in the 1987 film Deathstalker II.
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Julie Anne Robinson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Grey's Anatomy Directors

Nationality: United Kingdom

Episodes Directed: Cankles, Band-Aid Covers the Bullet Hole, The Girlfriend, Hello Goodbye, Beat Your Heart Out, + more

Julie Anne Robinson is a British theatre, television, and film director perhaps best known for her work on British television. She earned BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations for directing the ...more
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Laura Innes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Grey's Anatomy Directors
Age 62, Credits: Grey's Anatomy, House & ER

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Pontiac

Nationality: United States of America

Episodes Directed: Coming Home, The Human Shield, A Hopeless Wound, Tell Me No Secrets..., Informed Consent, + more

Laura Elizabeth Innes (born August 16, 1957) is an American actress and television director. She starred as Dr. Kerry Weaver in the NBC medical drama ER from 1995 to 2007 and reprised her role ...more