Tim Van Patten

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Tim Van Patten
Born Timothy Van Patten
(1959-06-10) June 10, 1959 (age 55)
Brooklyn, New York City, US
Occupation Television director, actor, screenwriter, television producer.
Years active 1978–present

Timothy "Tim" Van Patten (born June 10, 1959) is an American television director, actor, screenwriter, and producer. He has directed episodes of The Sopranos, The Wire, Deadwood, Boardwalk Empire, Rome, The Pacific, Game of Thrones, Ed, and Sex and the City. As an actor, Van Patten is perhaps best known for portraying Salami on The White Shadow. He also played the villainous teenager Peter Stegman in Class of 1984 and Max Keller on The Master.

Biography[edit]

Van Patten was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in Massapequa, New York. He is the half brother of Dick Van Patten and Joyce Van Patten, and the uncle of Vincent Van Patten and Talia Balsam.

Van Patten graduated from Massapequa High School in 1977, in the same class as Brian Setzer, lead guitarist of the Stray Cats, and Brian Baldinger, professional football player and executive with the NFL Network.

Career[edit]

Awards[edit]

In 2001, together with Terence Winter, Van Patten won both the Writers Guild Award and the Edgar Award for The Sopranos episode "Pine Barrens", directed by Steve Buscemi.[1] In 2004, Van Patten directed an episode called "Long Term Parking", which won an Emmy for "Best Writing in a Dramatic Series".

He has been nominated for Emmy Awards for directing The Sopranos 's "Amour Fou", "Whoever Did This", "Long Term Parking", "Members Only", Game of Thrones 's "Winter is Coming" and Boardwalk Empire 's "To the Lost", "Margate Sands", and "Farewell Daddy Blues."[2] He won the award in 2012 for "To the Lost".

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Producer[edit]

Year Show Role Notes
2012 Boardwalk Empire Executive producer Season 3
2011 Season 2
2010 Season 1
2009 The Pacific Supervising producer Mini-series

Director[edit]

Year Show Season Episode title Episode Original airdate Notes
2013 Boardwalk Empire 4 "Farewell Daddy Blues" 12 November 24, 2013 Season Finale
Pending - Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
"The Old Ship of Zion 8 October 27, 2013
"Erlkönig"[3] 5 October 6, 2013
"New York Sour"[4] 1 September 8, 2013 Season premiere
2012 Boardwalk Empire 3 "Margate Sands" 12 December 2, 2012 Season finale
Nominated - Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
"The Pony" 8 November 4, 2012
"You'd Be Surprised" 5 October 14, 2012
"Resolution" 1 September 16, 2012 Season premiere
2011 Boardwalk Empire 2 "To the Lost" 12 December 11, 2011 Season finale
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
"Two Boats and a Lifeguard" 8 November 13, 2011
"Gimcrack and Bunkum" 5 October 23, 2011
"21"[5] 1 September 25, 2011 Season premiere
Game of Thrones 1 "The Kingsroad" 2 April 24, 2011
"Winter Is Coming" 1 April 17, 2011 Series premiere
2010 Boardwalk Empire 1 "A Return to Normalcy"[6] 12 December 5, 2010 Season finale
"Family Limitation"[7] 6 October 24, 2010
"Broadway Limited"[8] 3 October 3, 2010
"The Ivory Tower"[9] 2 September 26, 2010
The Pacific Mini-series Part nine May 9, 2010
Part seven April 25, 2010
Part one March 14, 2010
2007 The Sopranos 6 Part II "The Second Coming" [10] 19 May 20, 2007
"Chasing It"[11] 16 April 29, 2007
"Soprano Home Movies"[12] 13 April 8, 2007
Rome 2 "Passover" 1 January 14, 2007
2006 The Sopranos 6 Part I "Cold Stones"[13] 11 May 21, 2006
"Johnny Cakes"[14] 8 April 30, 2006
"Live Free or Die"[15] 6 April 17, 2006
"Members Only"[16] 1 March 12, 2006
2005 Rome 1 "Pharsalus" 5 October 9, 2005
Into the West Mini-series "Casualties of War 5 July 15, 2005
Deadwood 2 "Childish Things"[17] 7 April 24, 2005
2004 The Wire 3 "Back Burners"[18] 7 November 7, 2004
The Sopranos 5 "Long Term Parking"[19] 12 May 23, 2004
"Unidentified Black Males"[20] 9 May 2, 2004
"Two Tonys"[21] 1 March 7, 2004
Sex and the City 6 "An American Girl in Paris, Part Deux" 20 February 22, 2004 Series finale
"An American Girl in Paris, Part Une" 19 February 15, 2004
2003 "Boy, Uninterrupted" 10 August 24, 2003
"A Woman's Right to Shoes" 9 August 17, 2003
The Wire 2 "Stray Rounds"[22] 9 July 27, 2003
Keen Eddie 1 "The Amazing Larry Dunn" 6 July 8, 2003
Ed 3 "Second Chances" 20 March 28, 2003
2002 3 "Neighbors" 10 December 18, 2002
The Sopranos 4 "Calling All Cars"[23] 11 November 24, 2002
"Whoever Did This"[24] 9 November 10, 2002
"Christopher"[25] 3 September 29, 2002
The Wire 1 "Sentencing"[26] 13 September 8, 2002 Season finale
Pasadena 1 "Puppy Love" 5 May 22, 2002
2001 Ed 2 "Changes" 2 October 17, 2001
The Sopranos 3 "Amour Fou"[27] 11 May 13, 2001
"Second Opinion"[28] 7 April 8, 2001
Ed 1 "The Test" 18 April 4, 2001
The Sopranos 3 "Proshai, Livushka[29] 2 March 4, 2001
Ed 1 "Opposites Distract" 11 January 17, 2001
2000 Touched by an Angel 6 "Pandora's Box" 26 May 21, 2000 Season finale
"Monica's Bad Day" 23 April 30, 2000
"Living the Rest of My Life" 21 April 9, 2000
The Sopranos 2 "House Arrest"[30] 11 March 26, 2000
"Big Girls Don't Cry"[31] 5 February 13, 2000
"Commendatori"[32] 4 February 6, 2000
1999 Now and Again 1 "Nothing to Fear, But Nothing to Fear" 6 November 5, 1999
Touched by an Angel 6 "Til Death Do Us Part" 5 October 24, 1999
5 "Godspeed" 27 May 23, 1999 Season finale
"Fighting the Good Fight" 25 May 9, 1999
"Black Like Monica" 24 May 2, 1999
"Into the Fire" 20 April 4, 1999
The Sopranos 1 "The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti"[33] 8 February 28, 1999
Touched by an Angel 5 "Family Business" 17 February 28, 1999
"On Edge" 15 February 14, 1999
Homicide: Life on the Street 7 "A Case of Do or Die" 14 February 12, 1999
1998 Touched by an Angel 5 "Only Connect" 4 October 11, 1998
New York Undercover 4 "Sign o' the Times" 10 June 4, 1998
Touched by an Angel 4 "The Spirit of Liberty Moon" 26 May 17, 1998 2 hour season finale
Promised Land 2 "When Darkness Falls" 22 April 30, 1998
"Undercover Granny" 18 March 26, 1998
New York Undercover 4 "Rat Trap" 6 March 12, 1998
The Visitor 1 "The Trial" 12 January 16, 1998
1997 Touched by an Angel 4 "Great Expectations" 2 September 28, 1997
"The Road Home: Part 1" 1 September 21, 1997
3 "A Delicate Balance" 29 May 18, 1997 Season finale
"Full Moon" 26 May 4, 1997
"Missing in Action" 24 April 13, 1997
New York Undercover 3 "Hubris" 19 March 27, 1997
Touched by an Angel 3 "Angel of Death" 17 February 9, 1997
1996 "The Journalist" 12 December 1, 1996
Promised Land 1 "Homecoming" 9 November 26, 1996
Touched by an Angel 3 "Sins of the Father" 4 September 29, 1996
"Random Acts" 3 September 22, 1996
2 "Dear God" 19 March 9, 1996
"Rock n' Roll Dad" 14 January 20, 1996
"'Til We Meet Again" 13 January 13, 1996
1995 "In the Name of God" 6 October 28, 1995
"The Driver" 4 October 14, 1995
"Sympathy for the Devil" 3 October 7, 1995
1 "In The Name Of God" 12 October 28, 1995
Homicide: Life on the Street 3 "Nothing Personal" 18 April 21, 1995
1994 Touched by an Angel 1 "The Hero" 9 December 25, 1994
"Manny" 8 December 14, 1994
"Fallen Angela" 3 October 12, 1994
1992 Home Fires 1 "A Bench Too Far" 5 July 11, 1992

Writer[edit]

Year Show Season Episode title Episode Original airdate Notes
2010 Boardwalk Empire 1 "Home" 7 October 31, 2010 With Paul Simms
2001 The Sopranos 3 "Pine Barrens" 11 May 6, 2001 Story; with Terence Winter

Actor[edit]

  • The White Shadow (1978–1981 TV series): played Mario "Salami" Pettrino in 21 episodes.
  • Class of 1984 (1982 film): played Peter Stegman, the villainous teenager.
  • The Master (1984): played Max Keller in 13 episodes.
  • Zone Troopers (1985 film): played Joey
  • Catacombs (1988 film): played Father John Durham
  • True Blue (1989–1990): played Sergeant Andy Wojeski in 12 episodes and the TV movie

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hbo.com/sopranos/cast/crew/terence_winter.shtml
  2. ^ http://www.emmys.com/nominations/2012/Outstanding%20Directing%20For%20A%20Drama%20Series
  3. ^ HBO. "Boardwalk Empire episode "Erlkönig" synopsis". Retrieved October 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ HBO. "Boardwalk Empire episode "New York Sour" synopsis". Retrieved October 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ HBO. "Boardwalk Empire episode "21" synopsis". Retrieved September 28, 2011. 
  6. ^ HBO. "Boardwalk Empire episode "A Return to Normalcy" synopsis". Retrieved December 19, 2010. 
  7. ^ HBO. "Boardwalk Empire episode "Family Limitation" synopsis". Retrieved November 2, 2010. 
  8. ^ HBO. "Boardwalk Empire episode "Broadway Limited" synopsis". Retrieved October 19, 2010. 
  9. ^ HBO. "Boardwalk Empire episode "The Ivory Tower" synopsis". Retrieved October 17, 2010. 
  10. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos episode "The Second Coming" synopsis". Retrieved February 21, 2010. 
  11. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos episode "Chasing It" synopsis". Retrieved February 21, 2010. 
  12. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos episode "Soprano Home Movies" synopsis". Retrieved February 21, 2010. 
  13. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos episode "Cold Stones" synopsis". Retrieved February 21, 2010. 
  14. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos episode "Johnny Cakes" synopsis". Retrieved February 21, 2010. 
  15. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos episode "Live Free or Die" synopsis". Retrieved February 21, 2010. 
  16. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos episode "Members Only" synopsis". Retrieved February 21, 2010. 
  17. ^ Tim Van Patten (April 24, 2005). "Childish Things". Deadwood. Season 2. Episode 8. HBO.
  18. ^ HBO. "The Wire episode "Back Burners" synopsis". Retrieved February 21, 2010. 
  19. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos episode "Long Term Parking" synopsis". Retrieved February 21, 2010. 
  20. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos episode "Unidentified Black Males" synopsis". Retrieved February 21, 2010. 
  21. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos episode "Two Tonys" synopsis". Retrieved February 21, 2010. 
  22. ^ HBO. "The Wire episode "Stray Rounds" synopsis". Retrieved February 21, 2010. 
  23. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos episode "Calling All Cars" synopsis". Retrieved February 21, 2010. 
  24. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos episode "Whoever Did This" synopsis". Retrieved February 21, 2010. 
  25. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos episode "Christopher" synopsis". Retrieved February 21, 2010. 
  26. ^ HBO. "The Wire episode "Sentencing" synopsis". Retrieved February 21, 2010. 
  27. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos episode "Amour Fou" synopsis". Retrieved February 21, 2010. 
  28. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos episode "Second Opinion" synopsis". Retrieved February 21, 2010. 
  29. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos episode "Proshai, Livushka" synopsis". Retrieved February 21, 2010. 
  30. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos episode "House Arrest" synopsis". Retrieved February 21, 2010. 
  31. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos episode "Big Girls Don't Cry" synopsis". Retrieved February 21, 2010. 
  32. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos episode "Commendatori" synopsis". Retrieved February 21, 2010. 
  33. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos episode "The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti" synopsis". Retrieved February 21, 2010. 

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