Gil Cates Jr.
Gil Cates Jr., born October 4, 1969 in New York City, is an American producer and director, and former actor. His 2006 documentary film Life After Tomorrow, which he co-produced and directed with Julie Stevens, won awards for both Best Documentary and Best Director at the Phoenix Film Festival. He is the executive director of the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, California.
He most recently directed the feature film "The Surface", starring Sean Astin and Chris Mulkey, and co-produced the 2013 film Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad. In addition, Cates is the director of the 2001 film The Mesmerist starring Neil Patrick Harris and Jessica Capshaw, the 2002 film A Midsummer Night's Rave, the 2006 documentary film Life After Tomorrow, the 2008 film Deal starring Burt Reynolds, the 2009 gambling documentary "Pass the Sugar", and the 2011 film Lucky. Cates made his television directorial debut with was an episode of the NBC comedy Joey starring Emmy winner Matt LeBlanc.
Cates television credits include the 1991 Matlock Season 6 two-part episode The Suspect, the 1992 Major Dad Season 3 episode Three Angry Marines, the 1992 Silk Stalkings Season 1 episode Internal Affair, and the 1993 Doogie Howser, M.D. gay-themed Season 4 episode Spell it M-A-N.
Cates and his wife have two young children and reside in Los Angeles. He is the son of Jane Betty Dubin and the television producer and film director Gilbert Cates, and is a cousin to the film actress Phoebe Cates.