Ron UnderWOOD Bio
Following graduation from the USC School of Cinema and a Fellowship at the American Film Institute, Ron Underwood began his directing career in documentary films and children’s television. In 1986, his ABC Weekend Special, THE MOUSE AND THE MOTORCYCLE, earned a Peabody Award and an Emmy nomination, followed in 1989 by an Emmy nomination for directing RUNAWAY RALPH.
Underwood made his feature film directing debut in 1990 with the science fiction comedy cult hit, TREMORS. In 1991, he directed the multi-award winning box office hit, CITY SLICKERS that earned an Oscar for Jack Palance. This was followed by HEART & SOULS and SPEECHLESS. In 1998, Ron directed the remake of the 1949 classic MIGHTY JOE YOUNG that earned an Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects.
STEALING SINATRA (2003) received an Emmy Nomination FOR WILLIAM H. MACY AND BACK WHEN WE WERE GROWNUPS (2004) LANDED EMMY AND GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS FOR BLYTHE DANNER. RON HAS DIRECTED THE HOLIDYA MOVIES FOR TELEVISION, SANTA BABY AND HOLIDAY IN HANDCUFFS. HE HAS ALSO DIRECTED MANY EPISODES OF CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED TELEVISION SERIES, INCLUDING MONK, BOSTON LEGAL, UGLY BETTY, HEROES, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, GREY’S ANATOMY, SCANDAL, BURN NOTICE, CASTLE, ONCE UPON A TIME, AND AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
RON IS A MEMBER OF THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES AND THE ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS AND SCIENCES.
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