Michael Pressman

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Michael Pressman
Born (1950-07-01) July 1, 1950 (age 66)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Film director, television director, film producer, television producer
Years active 1976–present
Spouse(s) Lisa Chess

Michael Pressman (born July 1, 1950) is an American director and producer of film and television.[1]


Some of the films he has directed are The Great Texas Dynamite Chase (1976), The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977), Doctor Detroit (1983), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991), and To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996).[2]

For television, he has directed episodes of Picket Fences, The Practice, The Guardian, Boston Legal, The Closer, Law & Order, Weeds, Grey's Anatomy and other series.[2]

He is an alumnus of Camp Rising Sun, The High School of Music & Art,)[3] and studied filmmaking at the California Institute of the Arts.


  1. ^ Andrea Gronvall (June 14, 2004). "Frankie, my dear". OffOffOff.com. 
  2. ^ a b "Michael Pressman Biography (1950–)". Film Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Notable Alumni," Alumni & Friends of LaGuardia High School website. Accessed Oct. 28, 2016.

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