Ed Bianchi

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Edward Bianchi
Born (1942-04-24) April 24, 1942 (age 73)
Paterson NJ
Occupation Television director, television producer, film director. commercial director
Years active 1980–present

Edward Bianchi (born April 24, 1942) is an American television director and producer. Bianchi was a producer on the HBO original series Deadwood.


Prior to Deadwood, Bianchi directed several music videos for Luther Vandross and the dance title sequence of each season of The Cosby Show. From 1976 to 1995 he directed hundreds of commercials for clients such as: American Express, Pepsi Cola, Coke Cola, Dr. Pepper, Eastern Airlines, Jello Pudding and the Jamaica Tourist Board. Bianchi won every major Commercial award including in 1985 "The Director's Guild Award" for The Best commercial Director of the year. Bianchi directed Homicide Life on the Street in 1998 for creator Tom Fontana. It was his first TV show as a director. In 2002 he went on to direct the drama "The Wire " the critically acclaimed HBO series created by David Simon. It told the story of the drugs wars in Baltimore MD. He directed 4 episodes including ep 105 "The Wire" Bianchi joined the crew of Deadwood of the HBO western drama Deadwood as a director for the first season in 2004. The series was created by David Milch and focused on a growing town in the American West. Bianchi directed the episodes "The Trial of Jack McCall"[1] and "No Other Sons or Daughters".[2] Bianchi was hired as a producer for the second season in 2005 and continued to regularly direct episodes. He directed the two part season premiere "A Lie Agreed Upon",[3][4] "Amalgamation and Capital"[5] and the season finale "Boy-the-Earth-Talks-To".[6] Bianchi and the production staff were nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series at the 57th Primetime Emmy Awards for their work on the second season. Bianchi left the production staff after the second season but returned as a director for the third and final season in 2006. He directed the episodes "Full Faith and Credit"[7] and "Leviathan Smiles".[8] In 2011 he joined the show creator Mitch Glazer as co executive producer of the STARZ's original series Magic City. It focus on the hotel business in 1959 in Miami Beach. He directed 4 of the 8 episodes in the first season.

Bianchi is married to Carla Bianchi who appeared on Deadwood as the character of Mary Stokes and in Magic City as the character Peggy Reef. The couple have three children: Adam, Alan and Stella.




Year Show Season Episode title Episode Notes
2015 Bates Motel 3 "The Last Supper" 7
2014 Turn 1 "Who by Fire" 2
Bates Motel 2 "Plunge" 6
2013 Boardwalk Empire 4 "All In" 4
2011 The Killing 1 "The Cage" 2
2010 Men of a Certain Age 2 "If I Could, I Surely Would" 1
1 "Father's Fraternity" 7
Mercy 1 "I Saw This Pig and I Thought of You" 10
Hawthorne 2 "The Starting Line" 2
Rubicon 1 "Caught in the Suck" 8
2009 Men of a Certain Age 1 "The New Guy" 4
Hawthorne 1 "Trust Me" 6
Heroes 4 "Jump, Push, Fall" 2
Kings 1 "The New King: Part One" 11
"Pilgrimage" 8
The Unusuals 1 "The E.I.D." 10
Damages 2 "You Got Your Prom Date Pregnant" 9
2008 Brotherhood 3 "The Chimes at Midnight" 6
"Let Rome Into Tiber Melt" 3
The Two Mr. Kissels Television feature
2007 Brotherhood 2 "Things Have Changed 1:7-8" 10
"Dear Landlord 1:3-4" 5
Mad Men 1 "Marriage of Figaro" 3
Damages 1 "I Hate These People" 11
John from Cincinnati 1 "His Visit, Day Four" 5
2006 Brotherhood 1 "Matthew 22:10" 11
"Matthew 5:6" 4
"Genesis 27:29" 2
Deadwood 3 "Leviathan Smiles" 8
"Full Faith and Credit" 4
Heist 1 "Bury the Lead" 5
"How Billy Got His Groove Back" 4
The Bedford Diaries 1 "Tell Me No Secrets" 3
Waterfront 1 "Street Fight" 1
2005 Deadwood 2 "Boy the Earth Talks To" 12
"Amalgamation and Capital" 8
"A Lie Agreed Upon, Part 2" 2
"A Lie Agreed Upon, Part 1" 1
2004 1 "No Other Son or Daughters" 9
"The Trial of Jack McCall" 5
The Jury 1 "Three Boys and a Gun" 1
The Wire 3 "Time after Time"[9][10] 1
2003 2 "Collateral Damage"[11][12] 2
"Ebb Tide"[13][14] 1
2002 1 "The Wire"[15][16] 6
2000 The Beat 1 Unknown episode(s)
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 5 "Ritual" 14
1998 Homicide: Life on the Street 7 "Red, Red Wine" 7
6 "Secrets" 20



  1. ^ Ed Bianchi (4/18/2004). "The Trial of Jack McCall". Deadwood. Season 1. Episode 5. HBO.  Unknown parameter |writers= ignored (help); Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ Ed Bianchi (5/16/2004). "No Other Sons or Daughters". Deadwood. Season 1. Episode 9. HBO.  Unknown parameter |writers= ignored (help); Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ Ed Bianchi (3/6/2005). "A Lie Agreed Upon: Part I". Deadwood. Season 2. Episode 1. HBO.  Unknown parameter |writers= ignored (help); Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ Ed Bianchi (3/13/2005). "A Lie Agreed Upon: Part II". Deadwood. Season 2. Episode 2. HBO.  Unknown parameter |writers= ignored (help); Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ Ed Bianchi (5/1/2005). "Amalgamation and Capital". Deadwood. Season 2. Episode 9. HBO.  Unknown parameter |writers= ignored (help); Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ Ed Bianchi (5/22/2005). "Boy-the-Earth-Talks-To". Deadwood. Season 2. Episode 12. HBO.  Unknown parameter |writers= ignored (help); Check date values in: |date= (help)
  7. ^ Ed Bianchi (7/2/2006). "Full Faith and Credit". Deadwood. Season 3. Episode 4. HBO.  Unknown parameter |writers= ignored (help); Check date values in: |date= (help)
  8. ^ Ed Bianchi (7/30/2006). "Leviathan Smiles". Deadwood. Season 3. Episode 8. HBO.  Unknown parameter |writers= ignored (help); Check date values in: |date= (help)
  9. ^ David Simon, Ed Burns (2004-09-19). "Time after Time". The Wire. Season 3. Episode 1. HBO. 
  10. ^ "Episode guide - episode 26 Time after Time". HBO. 2004. Retrieved 2006-08-24. 
  11. ^ David Simon, Ed Burns (2003-06-08). "Collateral Damage". The Wire. Season 2. Episode 2. HBO. 
  12. ^ "Episode guide - episode 15 Collateral Damage". HBO. 2004. Retrieved 2006-08-24. 
  13. ^ David Simon, Ed Burns (2003-06-01). "Ebb Tide". The Wire. Season 2. Episode 1. HBO. 
  14. ^ "Episode guide - episode 14 Ebb Tide". HBO. 2004. Retrieved 2006-08-24. 
  15. ^ David Simon, Ed Burns (2002-07-07). "The Wire". The Wire. Season 1. Episode 6. HBO. 
  16. ^ "Episode guide - episode 06 The Wire". HBO. 2004. Retrieved 2006-07-26. 

External links[edit]

Ed Bianchi at the Internet Movie Database