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List of The Wire Directors

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

List is made up of a variety of items, including Dominic West and Clark Johnson.

This list helps answer the questions, “Who directed The Wire?” and "What is a list of The Wire directors?"
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    BirthplaceWarsaw, Second Polish Republic

    NationalityPoland

    Episodes DirectedNajwyższy nakaz, Powołanie, Dług i atak, Moral Midgetry, Ucieczka

    Agnieszka Holland (born 28 November 1948) is a Polish film and television director and screenwriter. Best known for her political contributions to Polish cinema, Holland is one of Poland's most...  more
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    Alexander "Alex" Zakrzewski is an American television director and cinematographer. He has directed episodes of Cold Case, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Numb3rs,...  more
  • 3

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes DirectedChild of the Moon, Plaisir D'Amour, Evil is Going On, The Things About Heroes, Tijuana Brass

    Anthony Harold Hemingway (born 1977) is an American film and television director. He has worked extensively in television, directing numerous episodes of CSI: NY, Treme, True Blood and Shameless,...  more
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    BirthplaceMadison, Connecticut, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes DirectedBones of Contention, And Those We've Left Behind, Orpheus Descending, A Good Day's WorK, Immortality

    Brad Anderson (born 1964) is an American film director, producer and writer. A director of thriller and horror films and television projects, he is best known for having directed The Machinist...  more
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    Christine Moore may refer to: Christine Moore (director), American television director Christine Moore (politician) (born 1983), Canadian politician Christine Palamidessi Moore, Italian-American...  more
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    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes DirectedFull Court Press, Cardiac, The Detail, That's All Right, Mama

    Clark Johnson (born September 10, 1954), sometimes credited as Clark "Slappy" Jackson, Clarque Johnson, and J. Clark Johnson, is an American actor and director who has worked in both television and...  more

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    BirthplaceMontego Bay, Saint James Parish, Cornwall County, Jamaica, Caribbean Sea

    NationalityCanada, Jamaica

    Episodes DirectedVanished, Desperate Hours, Some Kind of Love, A Voice In The Dark, The Magician

    Clement Virgo (born June 1, 1966) is a Canadian film and television writer, producer and director who runs the production company, Conquering Lion Pictures, with producer Damon D'Oliveira. Virgo is...  more
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    Dan Attias

    Age: 69

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes DirectedState of Sledge, Dennis and Dee Go on Welfare, Crush, Kill Zone, Hopeless

    Daniel Attias (born December 4, 1951) is an American television director and producer. Attias' career spanned three decades, during which he directed a significant number of popular primetime...  more
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    BirthplaceChadderton, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Episodes DirectedDarkness For Light, Phobia, Fools for Love, Pretend, Art

    David Andrew Platt (born 10 June 1966) is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. Born in Chadderton, Lancashire, Platt began his career as an apprentice at Manchester...  more
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    David Platt is an American film and television director. He has directed many episodes of Law & Order and its spin-off Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, as well as an episode of The Wire. For The...  more
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    BirthplaceSheffield, Yorkshire, England, UK

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Episodes DirectedTook

    Dominic Gerard Francis Eagleton West (born 15 October 1969) is an English actor, director, and musician. He is best known for playing Jimmy McNulty in The Wire (2002–2008) and Noah Solloway in The...  more

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    Ed Bianchi

    Age: 79

    BirthplacePaterson, New Jersey

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes DirectedThe Wire, Matthew 22:10, The Starting Line, His Visit: Day Four, Reformation

    Edward Bianchi (born April 24, 1942) is an American television director and producer. He is better known for his work on Deadwood, Boardwalk Empire and The Get Down....  more
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    BirthplacePaso Robles, California

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes DirectedChapter Nine, Recreation, Another Perfect Day, Shari Noble, Duke Collins

    Elodie Keene (born April 10, 1949 in Berkeley, California) is an American film/television director, producer and editor. As a television director her credits include ER, NYPD Blue, The Practice, Ally...  more
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    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes DirectedMiddleman, What Lies Ahead, In The Game of Life, Shot In The Dark, Unconfirmed Reports

    Ernest Roscoe Dickerson (born June 25, 1951) is an American director, cinematographer, and screenwriter of film, television, and music videos. As a cinematographer, he is known for his frequent...  more
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    Gloria Muzio is an American theatre and television director. She has worked on a number of TV shows including Criminal Minds, Brothers & Sisters, The Black Donnellys, The Closer, ER, Third Watch, Law...  more
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    Jim McKay

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceEnglewood, New Jersey

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes DirectedMaltese Cross, Meet De Boys on the Battlefront, Slip, Frances: Week Two, Dignity

    Jim McKay, is an American film and television director, producer and writer. He has directed episodes of The Wire, Treme, Big Love, Criminal Intent and Mr. Robot as well as writing and directing...  more
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    Joseph "Joe" Chappelle is an American screenwriter, producer, and director of film and television. He is perhaps best known for his work on the critically acclaimed HBO series The Wire, where he...  more
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    Leslie Libman is an American television director. She also directed commercials and music videos....  more
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    BirthplaceSkopje, Yugoslavia

    NationalityRepublic of Macedonia

    Episodes DirectedGame Day

    Milcho Manchevski (Macedonian: Милчо Манчевски [ˈmilt͡ʃɔ ˈmant͡ʃɛfski] (listen)) is a New York-based Macedonian-born film director, photographer and artist. His film Before the Rain was nominated for...  more
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    BirthplaceEurasia, Hungary, Central Hungary, Budapest

    NationalityHungary

    Episodes DirectedPrivate Channel, Grace Note, The Pager, Damned If You Do, Scene Steelers

    Peter Medak (born Medák Péter, 23 December 1937) is a Hungarian-born film director and television director of British and American productions....  more
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    Rob Baieu

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    Rob Bailey is an English television director. He has directed episodes of The Wire, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Criminal Minds and Without a Trace. He is a producer and regular director for CSI:...  more
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    BirthplaceBarbados

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes DirectedThe Last Gamble, Storm Warnings

    Robert Bailey may refer to: Rob Bailey (cricketer) (born 1963), English cricketer and umpire Rob Bailey (director), English television director Rob Bailey (musician), Australian bass...  more
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    Robert F. Colesberry

    Dec. at 57 (1946-2004)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes DirectedPort in a Storm

    Robert F. "Bob" Colesberry Jr. (March 7, 1946 – February 9, 2004) was an American film and television producer, best known as a co-creator of the television series The Wire (2002–2008) for HBO,...  more
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    Seith Mann

    Age: 48

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes DirectedThe Great Escape, Slums of Bayou Hills, Boys & Girls, Microphallus, Patriots And Tyrants (Alternate Ending)

    Seith Mann (born 1973) is an American film and television director. He directed the award-winning Five Deep Breaths and has gone on to direct for The Wire, Grey's Anatomy and Fringe....  more