Tom Cherones

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Tom Cherones (born 1939) is an American director and producer of several TV series. His best-known directing work is on Seinfeld.

Early life[edit]

Cherones grew up in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where his father operated a radio and TV repair shop. His grandfather was a Greek immigrant. From 1961 to 1965, he was a lieutenant in the United States Navy. His first directing job was an educational film, and his first work after moving to Hollywood was as a production manager for General Hospital.[1]

Directing television[edit]

Cherones began as a television director on My Sister Sam in the 1980s. In the 1990s, he became noted for directing and producing Seinfeld (81 episodes) and NewsRadio (56 episodes). His work on Seinfeld won him high praise as well as an Emmy, a DGA Award and a Golden Globe Award. In 2003, he was inducted into the Alabama Stage and Screen Hall of Fame.[2]

Later life[edit]

For over ten years, Cherones has taught a film production course at the University of Alabama, where he earned a Master's degree.

In 2012, Cherones published his first novel, The Hardly Boys, a parody of the old Hardy Boys books.[3][4]

Cherones divides his time between Florence, Oregon; Taos, New Mexico; and Los Angeles, California.


  1. ^ University of Alabama news[dead link]
  2. ^ "The Alabama Stage and Screen Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2014-07-20. 
  3. ^ "Port Hole Publications". Port Hole Publications. Retrieved 2014-07-20. 
  4. ^ "HOME". The Hardly Boys. Retrieved 2014-07-20. 

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