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List of famous television directors, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top television directors in the world? This includes the most prominent television directors, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable television directors is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic television directors were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned television directors.

This list is made up of many different people, including Pamela Anderson and Tyler Perry.

From reputable, prominent, and well known television directors to the lesser known television directors of today, these are some of the best professionals in the television director field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous television directors ever?" and "What are the names of famous television directors?" then you're in the right place. (2658 items)
Charlie Sheen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Television Directors
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Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Television Directors
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Courteney Cox is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Television Directors
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Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Television Directors
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Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Television Directors
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Melissa Joan Hart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Television Directors
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Ben Stiller is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Television Directors
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Andy Dick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Television Directors
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Jensen Ackles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Television Directors
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Michael Douglas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Television Directors
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Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Television Directors
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Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Television Directors
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Matthew Perry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Television Directors
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Kelsey Grammer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Television Directors
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Diane Keaton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Television Directors
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Burt Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Television Directors
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Dane Cook is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Television Directors
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Helen Hunt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Television Directors
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Kiefer Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Television Directors
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Isabella Rossellini is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Television Directors
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David Arquette is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Television Directors
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Matt Dillon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Television Directors
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David Duchovny is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Television Directors
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Jason Bateman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Television Directors
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Jason Alexander is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Television Directors
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