Todd Holland

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Todd Holland
Born (1961-12-13) December 13, 1961 (age 52)
Kittanning, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation Film director
Television director
Television producer
Years active 1985–present
Spouse(s) Scotch Ellis Loring

Todd Holland (born December 13, 1961) is an American television and film director and producer.

Personal life[edit]

Holland was born in Kittanning, Pennsylvania and raised in Meadville, Pennsylvania. He was an honor student, graduating from Meadville Area Sr. High School.[1] While there, he wrote, directed and produced several parodies of movies popular at the time. Holland's spouse is actor and singer Scotch Ellis Loring, who played Dr. Ron and several "muse voices" on Holland's Wonderfalls.[2]

Career[edit]

Holland graduated in 1985 from UCLA's school of Theater, Film and Television. Holland got his career break when Steven Spielberg saw his UCLA thesis film Chicken Thing —a 12 minute comedy horror short—and hired Holland to write and direct on the second season of Amazing Stories.

Holland directed 52 episodes of The Larry Sanders Show for HBO. He received an Emmy for the series finale "FLIP".

Holland then started working in the Fox sitcom Malcolm in the Middle where he directed 26 episodes and served as co-executive producer for the show. Holland earned two Emmy Awards for the show: both wins were for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series, his first one for the pilot episode of the series, the second for the season two episode "Bowling"—for which he also won the DGA ward for excellence in comedy directing.

Holland co-created Wonderfalls with Bryan Fuller - for which they received a WGA nomination.

He has also directed the feature films The Wizard, Krippendorf's Tribe and Firehouse Dog.

Holland has directed twice for the NBC sitcom 30 Rock. He directed the episode "Generalissimo," an episode for which he received his seventh Emmy Award nomination, but lost to Jeffrey Blitz for The Office.

Holland worked with Justin Berfield, with whom he had worked on Malcolm in the Middle, on Sons of Tucson, a 2010 Fox television sitcom. He directed five of the thirteen episodes and executive produced the series.

Two of his shows were named in TV Guide's "100 greatest Episodes of Television", the "Everybody Loves Larry" episode of The Larry Sanders Show and "The Life Of Bryan" episode of My So-Called Life.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meadville Area Senior High School". Craw.org. Retrieved 2011-10-13. 
  2. ^ Kilday, Gregg (January 16, 2001), "Malcolm's main man" (– Scholar search), The Advocate [dead link]

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