Mike McEntire

Mike McEntire

Director, Producer, Editor


Mike McEntire is a celebrated American film and television director. Born in August, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, Mike began his career in the entertainment industry in the early 1990s.

He got his start directing music videos for various artists and soon after earned his first breakout feature film directing gig with the cult classic, “The Revengers” in 1995. The movie starred an all-star cast and earned Mike his first major critical acclaim.

Mike's career continued to rise steadily as he moved into television directing. He landed his first major television gig in 1999, directing a handful of episodes of the popular drama, “The West Wing.” From there, he went on to direct episodes of several other popular shows including “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, “Alias”, “Lost” and “Prison Break.”

Mike is perhaps best known for his work on the hit medical drama, “Grey’s Anatomy.” He directed several episodes of the show during its first two seasons and earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for his work on the episode “Time Has Come Today”.

In addition to his television work, Mike has directed several feature films including “The Lookout” (2007) and “The Switch” (2010). He was also executive producer on the independent feature “The Hammer” (2008).

Mike has also directed several documentaries including “The Journey of the Dalai Lama” (2003) and “The Economics of Happiness” (2010). In 2018, he was nominated for an Academy Award for his documentary “The Work,” which follows inmates in a maximum security prison in California.

Mike’s work has earned him numerous awards including a Primetime Emmy Award, a Directors Guild of America Award, a Peabody Award, and Television Critics Association Award, and a Peabody Award. He continues to work in television and feature films and is currently in pre-production on his latest feature, “The Third Man.”