This article is about the television director. For the Virginia politician, see Dave Nutter
David Nutter (born 1960) is an American television and film director and television producer. He is best known for directing pilot episodes for television series, being known as "the pilot whisperer."
Nutter attended the University of Miami.
Nutter's big break came in 1993, when he began directing episodes of The X-Files. From there he would go on to direct the pilot, and help with the creation of, Space: Above and Beyond, Millennium, Sleepwalkers, Roswell, Dark Angel, Smallville, Tarzan, Without a Trace, Dr. Vegas, Jack & Bobby, Supernatural, Traveler, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, The Mentalist, and Shameless.
He also directed "Replacements", the fourth part of the mini-series Band of Brothers, and shared in that series's Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special. Other directing highlights include "Join the Club", an Emmy-nominated episode of The Sopranos, and the 1998 feature film Disturbing Behavior.
Nutter directed episodes of the HBO series Entourage, including "The Resurrection", "The Prince's Bride" and the series finale, "The End."
In 2008, LG used Nutter's pilot expertise to create a campaign for its new "Scarlet" line of HDTVs, by creating a promotional clip in the style of a trailer for a TV pilot.
In 2011, Nutter directed the pilot of Rina Mimoun's The Doctors, for CBS.
In 2012, Nutter directed episodes six and seven of Game of Thrones season 2. In 2013, he directed the last two episodes of Game of Thrones season 3.
Nutter also directed The CW pilot Arrow, based on the comic-book character The Green Arrow, starring Stephen Amell.
List of directed pilots 
The first sixteen pilots that Nutter directed have all gone to series. This streak was broken in 2011 when CBS chose to not pick up The Doctors.
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