Jerry Ciccoritti

Jerry Ciccoritti



Jerry Ciccoritti is a renowned Canadian television, film and theatre director. He has worked in the industry for over 40 years, and has won numerous awards for his work.

Born in Toronto, Ontario in 1947, Ciccoritti was the eldest of five children. He attended St. Michael's College School and the University of Toronto, where he studied film and theatre. After graduating, he moved to England to pursue his dream of directing, and eventually returned to Canada in 1972.

Ciccoritti's career began with directing episodes of the Canadian television series The Edison Twins. He then directed episodes for a variety of other series, including Road to Avonlea, Street Legal, and The Littlest Hobo. His work earned a reputation for being both creative and challenging.

In 1992, Ciccoritti released his first feature-length film, Love and Human Remains. The film was a critical success and earned him the Genie Award for Best Director.

Ciccoritti has also directed various made-for-television movies and feature films, including The Arrow (1997), The Life Before This (1999), and Night Heat (2005). He has also directed and produced plays for both the Canadian Stage Company and the Stratford Festival.

In addition to his directing work, Ciccoritti has written and directed a number of documentaries, including The Silent Partner (1995), and A Promise to the Dead (2007). He has also written and directed the musicals The Last Resort (2003) and The War of 1812 (2005).

Ciccoritti has won numerous awards and accolades for his work, including a Gemini Award for Best Direction in a Dramatic Series (for Street Legal), and a Governor General's Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement (2009).

Ciccoritti continues to direct and produce films and television series. He is one of the most respected directors in Canada, and is considered to be one of the most influential directors of his generation.


Aug. 5, 1956

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