Jim Hickey

Jim Hickey



Jim Hickey is an American film and television director with a career spanning almost 30 years. He is best known for his work directing films such as ‘The Devil’s Advocate’ (1997) and ‘The Family Man’ (2000).

Hickey grew up in New York City and was inspired to pursue a career in the entertainment industry at a young age. After attending the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema-Television, he began working as an assistant director on films such as ‘The Godfather Part II’ (1974) and ‘The Conversation’ (1974).

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Hickey worked as a production assistant on television series such as ‘The Rockford Files’ (1977) and ‘The A-Team’ (1983). He then went on to direct episodes of shows such as ‘The Wonder Years’ (1988), ‘L.A. Law’ (1989) and ‘China Beach’ (1989).

Hickey made his feature film directorial debut with the drama ‘Blue in the Face’ (1995). The film was well-received and earned him an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best First Feature. He followed this up with the successful thriller ‘The Devil’s Advocate’ (1997).

Hickey continued to direct films throughout the 2000s. Some of his notable works include ‘The Family Man’ (2000), ‘The Score’ (2001), ‘The Weather Man’ (2005) and ‘The Big Year’ (2011). He also directed episodes of ‘The Sopranos’ (1999-2007) and ‘Entourage’ (2004-2011).

In recent years, Hickey has returned to television, directing episodes of shows such as ‘House of Cards’ (2013-2018), ‘The Americans’ (2013-2018) and ‘Westworld’ (2016-present). He also directed a few episodes of the critically acclaimed miniseries ‘Chernobyl’ (2019).

Throughout his career, Hickey has earned numerous awards and nominations for his work. He has been nominated for an Emmy, a Directors Guild of America Award and a Satellite Award, among others. He is widely respected in the industry and is considered one of the best directors of his generation.

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