David Hickman is an American film and television director, best known for his work on such popular television shows as Friends, The Big Bang Theory, and Modern Family. He has been directing for over 25 years, beginning in the early 1990s with shows such as Blossom and Step by Step.
Hickman was born in Philadelphia in 1966 and raised in nearby Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, majoring in film and television directing. After graduating in 1989, Hickman moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams of working in the entertainment industry.
Hickman's early credits include work on the series Blossom, Step by Step, and Hangin' With Mr. Cooper. He directed several episodes of these shows in the early 1990s before moving to the hit series Friends in 1995. He also directed episodes of the medical drama ER and the comedy-drama Judging Amy.
In 2001, Hickman began directing episodes of the hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory. He has since directed over 20 episodes of the show, as well as episodes of the spin-off series Young Sheldon. He has also directed episodes of the critically acclaimed comedy series Modern Family.
In addition to his television work, Hickman has directed several television films. These include The Summer of Ben Tyler (1996), My Life as a Troll (1999), and Love Takes Wing (2009). He has also directed episodes of the web series Drunk History.
Hickman is known for his unique visual style and his ability to create strong emotional moments. He has earned multiple Emmy Award nominations for his work on Friends and The Big Bang Theory.
Throughout his career, Hickman has remained dedicated to his craft. He continues to work on a variety of television and film projects, striving to create the best possible work.