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 and is currently working as a director on The Walking Dead and The Americans. He has won a Primetime Emmy Award as a director and been nominated twice for his work as a producer.
Life and career
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 later went on to produce the 1993 pilot episode of The X-Files and directed the pilot episode of the short-lived 1999 series Harsh Realm which was developed by Chris Carter, creator of The X-Files.
Sackheim directed The Lottery a 1996 television adaptation of the original Shirley Jackson short story, before making his feature film directing debut on 2001's The Glass House, which was poorly received by reviewers. In 2004 he directed the pilot episode of the NBC series Hawaii, and the television film Homeland Security, and served as an executive producer for the 2005 series Night Stalker, a remake of the 1970s series Kolchak: The Night Stalker;
From 2010 Sackheim has directed a number of episodes of high rating AMC series The Walking Dead, and since 2013 has also worked as a producer on FX series The Americans which was listed in the American Film Institute Awards 2013 best ten television programs of the year; as well as serving as executive producer for the 2012 series The Finder.
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||3 episodes||—|
|The Americans||3 episodes||—|
|The Leftovers||1 episode||—|
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