Daniel Sackheim is an American television and film director, producer and photographer. Sackheim has produced and directed for The X-Files, Law & Order, House and NYPD Blue. He has won a Primetime Emmy Award as a director and been nominated twice for his work as a producer.
Life and career
Daniel Sackheim is the son of screenwriter William Sackheim and his wife JoAnne. His brother Drew Sackheim is a fashion photographer. Sackheim's career began with a role as an assistant film editor on the 1984 John Cassavetes film Love Streams, before he found work as a music supervisor and associate producer on the NBC series Miami Vice.
Sackheim's first time as a director was on "Mushrooms", a 1991 episode from the premiere season of the television series Law & Order. Sackheim has been described by cameraman D. W. Paone as being "in over his head" at this time, allowing the series' stars Chris Noth and Paul Sorvino to "[walk] all over him" by being uncooperative on the set. Sackheim later went on to produce the pilot episode of The X-Files and direct the pilot episode of Harsh Realm. Sackheim also served as an executive producer for the 2005 series Night Stalker, a remake of the 1970s series Kolchak: The Night Stalker; and again as executive producer for the 2012 series The Finder. Sackheim directed the pilot episode of NBC's Hawaii and the television films Homeland Security and The Lottery. Sackheim made his feature film directing debut on 2001's The Glass House, which was poorly received by reviewers.
Sackheim's work has earned him one Primetime Emmy Award and two additional Emmy nominations. In 1994, Sackheim won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, having been nominated for his work on the NYPD Blue episode "Tempest in a C-Cup". His two other nominations have both been for Outstanding Drama Series in the role of producer—for Law & Order in 1992, and for House in 2007.
|1984||Love Streams||Assistant editor|
|1994||Midnight Run for Your Life||Director|
|1995||In the Shadow of Evil||Director|
|2001||The Glass House||Director|
|2004||Homeland Security||Director; co-executive producer|
|Series||As director||As producer|
|The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents||—||21 episodes|
|Miami Vice||—||42 episodes|
|Law & Order||7 episodes||44 episodes|
|Earth 2||1 episode||—|
|NYPD Blue||3 episodes||—|
|Millennium||1 episode||11 episodes|
|The X-Files||5 episodes||23 episodes|
|Harsh Realm||3 episodes||8 episodes|
|Judging Amy||3 episodes||24 episodes|
|Kingpin||2 episodes||5 episodes|
|The Lyon's Den||1 episode||2 episodes|
|Las Vegas||1 episode||5 episodes|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||1 episode||—|
|The Night Stalker||2 episodes||5 episodes|
|House||7 episodes||44 episodes|
|Life||7 episodes||31 episodes|
|Lie to Me||6 episodes||35 episodes|
|The Finder||2 episodes||7 episodes|
|The Walking Dead||1 episode||—|
|The Americans||1 episode||—|
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- "BFI | Film & TV Database | Sackheim, Daniel". British Film Institute. Retrieved June 14, 2012.
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- "The Glass House". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved June 14, 2012.
- "Primetime Emmy Awards nominations for 1994 – Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing in a Drama Series". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved June 14, 2012.
- "Primetime Emmy Awards nominations for 1992 – Outstanding Drama Series". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved June 14, 2012.
- "Primetime Emmy Awards nominations for 2007 – Outstanding Drama Series". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved June 14, 2012.
- Paone, D. W. (2010). Mickey Rooney Was Right: How I Spent My Lifetime Following a Dream When Logic and Those Around Me Said to Stop. AuthorHouse. ISBN 1449076262.