Jim McKay (director)

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Jim McKay
Born United States
Occupation Television director, film producer, screenwriter, film director, television producer
Years active 1996–present

Jim McKay is an American film and television director, producer and writer.

He has directed episodes of The Wire, Treme,[1] Big Love, Criminal Intent and Mr. Robot as well as writing and directing Everyday People and Angel Rodriguez.


For The Wire McKay directed the fourth episode of the fourth season, "Refugees".[2][3] Show runner David Simon had seen McKay's HBO films and describes them as "masterful, ordinary-life movies" and thought that McKay would be perfect for the series based on their shared characteristics of accumulating drama in small moments.[4] McKay has worked with several cast members of the show on other projects including Reg E. Cathey and Jamie Hector on Everyday People and Wendell Pierce on Life Support.


Year Show Episode Notes
2015 Mr. Robot "eps1.4_3xpl0its.wmv" Season 1, episode 5
"eps1.2_d3bug.mkv" Season 1, episode 3
2014 Bosch "Pilot" Season 1, episode 1
2011 Boss "Reflex" Season 1, episode 2
2010 Treme "Meet De Boys on the Battlefront" Season 1, episode 2
Law & Order "Four Cops Shot" Season 20, episode 17
2009 The Good Wife "Threesome" Season 1, episode 9[5]
Law & Order "Dignity" Season 20, episode 5
"Take-Out" Season 19, episode 16
"Chattel" Season 19, episode 8
Hung "The Rita Flower or the Indelible Stench" Season 1, episode 7
In Treatment "April: Week Seven" Season 2, episode 32
"April: Week Five" Season 2, episode 22
"April: Week Four" Season 2, episode 17
Big Love "Empire" Season 3, episode 2
2008 Law & Order "Excalibur" Season 18, episode 18
"Quit Claim" Season 18, episode 7
Gossip Girl "The Ex-Files" Season 2, episode 4
New Amsterdam "Keep the Change" Season 1, episode 5
Breaking Bad "Cancer Man" Season 1, episode 4
2007 Big Love "Take Me As I Am" Season 2, episode 11
"Dating Game" Season 2, episode 6
Life Support Television movie
Law & Order Criminal Intent "Flipped" Season 6, episode 14
2006 "Maltese Cross" Season 6, episode 4
The Wire "Refugees" Season 4, episode 4
2005 Angel Rodriguez Television movie, Producer, Writer and Director
2004 Everyday People Television movie, Writer and Director
2000 Our Song Producer, Writer and Director
1996 Girls Town Writer and Director


  1. ^ HBO. "Treme episode "Meet De Boys on the Battleforont" synopsis". Retrieved May 1, 2010. 
  2. ^ Dennis Lehane, Ed Burns (2004-10-31). "Refugees". The Wire. Season 4. Episode 04. HBO. 
  3. ^ "Episode guide – episode 41 Refugees". HBO. 2006. Retrieved 2006-10-03. 
  4. ^ Jim King (2003). "3rd Exclusive David Simon interview". The Wire at AOL. Retrieved 2007-11-05.  Page 5
  5. ^ James Whitmore Jr (director), Ted Humphrey (writer) (2009-11-24). "Threesome". The Good Wife. Season 1. Episode 9. CBS. 

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