Michael Uppendahl

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Michael Uppendahl
Other names Mike Uppendahl
Occupation Film director, television director,
Years active 1999–present

Michael Uppendahl is an American television and film director.

He is well known for his work on the AMC period drama Mad Men, the FX horror anthology series American Horror Story, and the Fox musical/dramedy Glee.

Career[edit]

His first television credit came from directing 4 episodes of the CBS sitcom Becker, from 2003-2004.[1][2]

He wrote, directed and produced the 2009 short film A Hundred & Forty-Six Questions, starring Jamie Anne Allman.[citation needed]

Since 2008, Uppendahl has directed 7 hours of the AMC drama Mad Men, for which he has received critical acclaim.[1]

In 2011 and 2012, Uppendahl joined the crews of Fox's Glee and FX's American Horror Story, directing 2 episodes of the former and 3 of the latter.[1]

In 2013, he directed Episode 6 of the highly acclaimed Ray Donovan on Showtime.

In 2013 Uppendahl is set to make his feature film directorial debut with Quad, a drama about a salesman that becomes a quadriplegic. It was co-written by Michael Burke, Mike Young, Robin Veith, and Brett Johnson. Jeff Daniels, Lena Olin, Aaron Paul, and Tom Berenger star.[1][3]

Filmography[edit]

Television credits[edit]

Year Title Episode Notes
2003 Becker "Thank You for Not Smoking"
"Amanda Moves Out"
"The Unbelievable Wrongness of Talking"
2004 "Snow Means Snow"
2008 Mad Men "Six Month Leave"
2009 "The Arrangements"
"The Color Blue"
2010 "Christmas Comes But Once a Year"
"The Beautiful Girls"
Weeds "Pinwheels and Whirligigs" season 6, episode 7
2011 American Horror Story: Murder House "Piggy Piggy" episode 6
2012 Mad Men "At the Codfish Ball"
"Christmas Waltz"
Glee "Choke" season 3, episode 18
"Glease" season 4, episode 6
Longmire "The Dark Road" season 1, episode 2
American Horror Story: Asylum "Nor'easter" episode 3
"I Am Anne Frank (Part 1)" episode 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Michael Uppendahl". The New York Times. Retrieved November 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Mike Uppendahl Celebrity". TV Guide Magazine. Retrieved November 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Michael Uppendahl- Filmography". Yahoo.com. Retrieved November 29, 2012. 

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