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D(irector)-Day: 25 TV Stars Who Stepped Behind the Camera

By Nadia Chaudhury | Lists | April 29, 2014 |

By Nadia Chaudhury | Lists | April 29, 2014 |


Jason Alexander
Seinfeld: Season 3, Episode 20, The Good Samaritan; Season 6, Episode 14, Highlights of a Hundred; Season 9, Episode 21, The Chronicle

Gillian Anderson
The X-Files: Season 7, Episode 17, All Things

Jason Bateman
Arrested Development: Season 2, Episode 6, Afternoon Delight

David Boreanaz
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Angel: Season 5, Episode 10, Soul Purpose
Bones: Season 4, Episode 15, The Bones That Foam; Season 5, Episode 16, The Parts in the Sum of the Whole; Season 6, Episode 11, The Bullet in the Brain; Season 6, Episode 16, The Blackout in the Blizzard; Season 7, Episode 13, The Past in the Present; Season 8, Episode 24, The Secret in the Siege; Season 9, Episode 13, Big in the Philippines; Season 9, Episode 24, The Recluse in the Recliner

Zach Braff
Scrubs: Season 4, Episode 8, My Last Chance; Season 4, Episode 19, My Best Laid Plans; Season 5, Episode 7, My Way Home; Season 6, Episode 14, My No Good Reason; Season 7, Episode 5, My Growing Pains; Season 7, Episode 11, My Princess; Season 8, Episode 17, My Chief Concern

Steve Carell
The Office: Season 5, Episode 23, Broke; Season 6, Episode 22, Secretary’s Day; Season 7, Episode 18, Garage Sale

Kyle Chandler
Friday Night Lights: Season 5, Episode 12, Texas Whatever

Josh Charles
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The Good Wife: Season 4, Episode 6, The Art of War; Season 5, Episode 8, The Next Month; Season 5 Episode 19, Tying the Knot

Bryan Cranston
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Breaking Bad: Season 2, Episode 1, Seven Thirty-Seven; Season 3, Episode 1, No Más; Season 5, Episode 9, Blood Money
Malcolm in the Middle: Season 4, Episode 13, Stereo Store; Season 5, Episode 1, Vegas; Season 5, Episode 9, Dirty Magazine; Season 5, Episode 18, Experiment; Season 6, Episode 2, Buseys Run Away; Season 6, Episode 10, Billboard; Season 7, Episode 9, Malcolm Defends Reese

Danny DeVito
Taxi: Season 5, Episode 10, Elaine and the Monk; Season 5, Episode 15, Sugar Ray Nardo; Season 5, Episode 22, Jim’s Mario’s

David Duchovny (He also directed six episodes of Californication, but let’s ignore that for now.)
The X-Files: Season 6, Episode 19, The Unnatural; Season 7, Episode 19, Hollywood A.D.; Season 9, Episode 16, William

Scott Foley
Felicity: Season 4, Episode 17, The Graduate

Jennifer Garner
Alias: Season 4, Episode 19, In Dreams…

Jon Hamm
Mad Men: Season 5, Episode 3, Tea Leaves; Season 6, Episode 3, Collaborators

Neil Patrick Harris
How I Met Your Mother: Season 5, Episode 13, Jenkins

Peter Krause
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Parenthood: Season 3, Episode 15, Politics; Season 4, Episode 13, Small Victories

Stephen Moyer
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True Blood: Season 5, Episode 8, Somebody That I Used to Know; Season 6, Episode 1, Who Are You, Really?; Season 7, Episode 1, Jesus Gonna Be Here

Nick Offerman
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Parks and Recreation: Season 5, Episode 15, Correspondents’ Lunch; Season 6, Episode 19, Flu Season 2

Amy Poehler
Parks and Recreation: Season 5, Episode 19, Article Two; Season 4, Episode 20, The Debate

David Schwimmer
Friends: Season 6, Episode 6, The One on the Last Night; Season 7, Episode 4, The One with Rachel’s Assistant; Season 7, Episode 7, The One with Ross’ Library Book; Season 7, Episode 9, The One with All the Candy; Season 7, Episode 16, The One with the Truth About London; Season 8, Episode 2, The One with the Red Sweater; Season 8, Episode 8, The One with the Stripper; Season 8, Episode 12, The One Where Joey Dates Rachel; Season 9, Episode 5, The One with Phoebe’s Birthday Dinner; Season 10, Episode 9, The One with the Birth Mother

Adam Scott
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Parks and Recreation: Season 6, Episode 12, Farmers Market

Dax Shepard
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Parenthood: Season 4, Episode 12, Keep on Rowing

John Slattery
Mad Men: Season 4, Episode 4, The Rejected; Season 4, Episode 12, Blowing Smoke; Season 5, Episode 5, Signal 30; Season 6, Episode 7, Man with a Plan; Season 6, Episode 10, A Tale of Two Cities

Dominic West
The Wire: Season 5, Episode 7, Took

Robin Williams
Mork & Mindy: Season 4, Episode 22, The Mork Report

Nadia Chaudhury wishes there were more women on this list.



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