David Schwimmer & 9 Other Actors Who Directed Their Own TV Episodes, Ranked By IMDb
2024/01/11

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Actors who have spent years working on television shows often get bitten by the director's bug. With their knowledge of camera angles and storytelling, some actors try their hand at directing episodes of their favorite shows. Kelsey Grammer directed 36 episodes of "Frasier," while Donnie Wahlberg directed an episode of "Blue Bloods." Other actors, such as Jon Hamm, Jason Alexander, Paul Wesley, Matthew Gray Gubler, Robin Wright, Lucy Liu, David Schwimmer, David Duchovny, Neil Patrick Harris, and Bryan Cranston, have also taken a seat in the director's chair.

Hamm directed "Tea Leaves" and "Collaborators" on "Mad Men," while Alexander directed "The Good Samaritan" on "Seinfeld.

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" Wesley directed "Resident Evil" on "The Vampire Diaries," Gubler directed "Heathridge Manor" on "Criminal Minds," Wright directed multiple episodes of "House of Cards," Liu directed "Paint It Black" on "Elementary," Schwimmer directed "The One on the Last Night" on "Friends," Duchovny directed "The Unnatural" on "The X-Files," Harris directed "Jenkins" on "How I Met Your Mother," and Cranston directed "Blood Money" on "Breaking Bad." These actors not only excelled in front of the camera but also behind it.

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