Michael Spiller

michael-spiller-450x600.jpg

Michael Spiller

Michael Spiller

Michael Spiller

Date of Birth

Birthday: August 1
Birthplace: New Jersey

Michael Spiller is an American director and cinematographer.

Michael Spiller is an American director and cinematographer.

Raised in Brooklyn, New York, Spiller followed a lifelong love of movies and television to SUNY Purchase where he received a BFA in film. Working his way up the ranks in NYC after graduation eventually led to a successful career as a director of photography shooting features, TV, documentaries, commercials, and music videos all over the globe. He was a regular director on the HBO series Sex and the City, where he also served as director of photography during the first four seasons. After Sex and the City, Spiller continued to direct some of the most successful shows on TV. His credits include more than 20 episodes each of Modern Family and Scrubs, as well as multiple episodes of Superstore, Black-ish, The New Girl, The Middle, Cougar Town, The Bernie Mac Show, Big Love, Don't Trust the B in Apt 23, Better Off Ted, and Ugly Betty, and was pilot and series main director for Jake in Progress and Big Day. He served as executive producer and director for all six seasons of The Mindy Project.

In 2011, Michael Spiller won both an Emmy Award and a Directors Guild of America (DGA) Award for his work as a director on Modern Family, and he was nominated for a DGA Award again in 2012.

 

Show more

Awards & Nominations

1 Nomination | 1 Emmy
Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series - 2011
  • Winner
  • Michael Alan Spiller, Directed by
  • Modern Family
  • "Halloween"
  • ABC
  • Picador Productions & Steve Levitan Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television
2019 Directors Nominee Reception
2019 Directors Nominee Reception
2018 Directors Nominee Reception
2018 Directors Nominee Reception
2018 Directors Nominee Reception
Michael Spiller backstage during the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
Fill 1
Fill 1
2019 Directors Nominee Reception
Camera

Television Academy Governors Michael Spiller and Mark Cendrowski at the 2019 Directors Nominee Reception on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, California.

Invision/AP
2019 Directors Nominee Reception
Camera

Ava DuVernay and Television Academy Governors Michael Spiller and Mark Cendrowski at the 2019 Directors Nominee Reception on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, California.

Invision/AP
2018 Directors Nominee Reception
Camera

Television Academy Governors Mark Cendrowski and Michael Spiller at the 2018 Directors Nominee Reception at the Directors Guild of America on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California.

Invision/AP
2018 Directors Nominee Reception
Camera

Television Academy Governors Mark Cendrowski and Michael Spiller at the 2018 Directors Nominee Reception at the Directors Guild of America on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California.

Invision/AP
2018 Directors Nominee Reception
Camera

Television Academy Governor Mark Cendrowski, Alex Rudzinski, David Leveaux, and Television Academy Governor Michael Spiller at the 2018 Directors Nominee Reception at the Directors Guild of America on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California.

Invision/AP
Michael Spiller backstage during the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
Camera
PictureGroup
Browser Requirements
The TelevisionAcademy.com sites look and perform best when using a modern browser.

We suggest you use the latest version of any of these browsers:

Chrome
Firefox
Safari


Visiting the site with Internet Explorer or other browsers may not provide the best viewing experience.

Close Window