Daniel Minahan

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Daniel Minahan
Born Daniel Minahan
Nationality American
Occupation Television director, film director, writer
Years active 1996–present

Daniel Minahan is an American television and film director and writer.

Minahan has directed several episodes of the HBO original series, Six Feet Under, Deadwood, True Blood, The Newsroom and Game of Thrones; also The L Word on Showtime and Grey's Anatomy on ABC. He also wrote and directed the independent film, Series 7: The Contenders.

He was also the assistant director and writer for the 1996 film, I Shot Andy Warhol.

Early life[edit]

Minahan majored in Film and Video at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1987.[1]


Minahan joined the crew 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. Minahan directed the episodes "Suffer the Little Children"[2] and "Mister Wu".[3] He returned as a director for the second season in 2005 and helmed the episode "Advances, None Miraculous".[4] He remained a director for the third and final season in 2006 and helmed the episode "A Two-Headed Beast".[5]




Year Show Season Episode title Episode Notes
2013 Homeland 3 "Big Man in Tehran" 11
Game of Thrones 3 "Valar Dohaeris" 1
"Dark Wings, Dark Words" 2
2012 The Newsroom 1 "Amen" 5
2011 Game of Thrones 1 "The Pointy End" 8
"You Win or You Die" 7
"A Golden Crown" 6
True Blood 4 "Spellbound" 8
"Me and the Devil" 5
2010 3 "Bad Blood" 1
2009 House Rules Television feature
The Good Wife 1 "Fixed"[6] 4
True Blood 2 "Frenzy" 11
"Nothing But the Blood" 1
2008 1 "Sparks Fly Out" 5
Life on Mars 1 "Tuesday's Dead" 6
Swingtown 1 "Swingus Interruptus" 9
2007 Grey's Anatomy 4 "Let the Truth Sting" 3
John from Cincinnati 1 "His Visit: Day Nine" 10
Big Love 2 "Damage Control" 1
The Black Donnellys 1 "The Black Drop" 11
2006 Grey's Anatomy 3 "Where the Boys Are" 7
"Time Has Come Today" 1
Deadwood 3 "A Two-Headed Beast"[5] 5
Grey's Anatomy 2 "17 Seconds" 25
2005 "Owner of a Lonely Heart" 11
Deadwood 2 "Advances, None Miraculous"[4] 10
Commander in Chief 1 "First... Do No Harm" 5
Six Feet Under 5 "Ecotone"[7] 9
"Eat a Peach"[8] 5
The L Word 2 "Life, Loss, Leaving" 1
2004 Six Feet Under 4 "Can I Come Up Now?"[9] 4
Deadwood 1 "Mister Wu"[3] 10
"Suffer the Little Children"[2] 8
The L Word 1 "Lawfully" 5
2003 Six Feet Under 3 "Everyone Leaves"[10] 10



  1. ^ "What's in Store". Visual Arts Journal. Fall 2011. School of Visual Arts. Page 19
  2. ^ a b Dan Minahan (director), Elizabeth Sarnoff (writer) (September 5, 2004). "Suffer the Little Children". Deadwood. Season 1. Episode 8. HBO. 
  3. ^ a b Dan Minahan (director), Bryan MacDonald (writer) (May 23, 2004). "Mister Wu". Deadwood. Season 1. Episode 10. HBO. 
  4. ^ a b Dan Minahan (director), Sara Hess (writer) (August 5, 2005). "Advances, None Miraculous". Deadwood. Season 2. Episode 10. HBO. 
  5. ^ a b Dan Minahan (director), David Milch (writer) (September 7, 2006). "A Two-Headed Beast". Deadwood. Season 3. Episode 5. HBO. 
  6. ^ Dan Minahan (director), Todd Ellis Kessler (writer) (October 13, 2009). "Fixed". The Good Wife. Season 1. Episode 4. CBS. 
  7. ^ HBO. "Six Feet Under episode "Ecotone" synopsis". Retrieved April 12, 2010. 
  8. ^ HBO. "Six Feet Under episode "Eat a Peach" synopsis". Retrieved April 12, 2010. 
  9. ^ HBO. "Six Feet Under episode "Can I Come Up Now?" synopsis". Retrieved April 12, 2010. 
  10. ^ HBO. "Six Feet Under episode "Everyone Leaves" synopsis". Retrieved April 12, 2010. 

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