Mark Michel (born October 1, 1968) is an American television director and producer. He is best known for his work on the hit series Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and other acclaimed shows.
Michel was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and grew up in the suburbs of South Jersey. He attended St. Joseph's University, where he studied Film and Theater. He then moved to Los Angeles where he worked as a production assistant on a number of feature films.
In 2000, Michel began his career as a television director. He directed episodes of the series Gilmore Girls, Alias, and Boston Public, among others. He then went on to direct episodes of the series The Shield, Grey's Anatomy, Friday Night Lights, and Modern Family.
In 2007, Michel directed an episode of the hit AMC series Breaking Bad. He went on to direct several more episodes of the series before its conclusion in 2013. He was nominated for an Emmy for his work on the series in 2010.
In 2010, Michel directed an episode of the hit AMC series The Walking Dead. He has since directed multiple episodes of the show, including the season three finale, which was nominated for an Emmy in 2012.
In addition to his television work, Michel has directed several feature films, including The Free World (2016) and Chappaquiddick (2018).
Michel is currently in post-production on his upcoming feature film The Current War, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, and Tom Holland. The film is set to be released in 2020.
Michel is a two-time Emmy nominee, and is one of the most in-demand television directors in the business. He has won numerous awards for his work, including the prestigious Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in 2018.
Mark Michel is an accomplished and respected director, whose work has earned him both critical and commercial success. He continues to direct some of the most successful television shows today, and is sure to have a long and successful career ahead of him.