Craig Zisk

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Craig Zisk
OccupationFilm director, television producer
RelativesRandall Zisk (brother)

Craig Zisk is an American director and producer.[1]


Zisk grew up in Dallas, where he graduated from the St. Mark's School of Texas. His family was Jewish.[2]

After graduating from the University of Southern California, Zisk directed his first television series, Brooklyn Bridge, at the age of 26. His first feature film was The English Teacher, starring Julianne Moore, Greg Kinnear, Nathan Lane, Michael Angarano and Lily Collins.[3]

Zisk has executive-produced several series including Weeds, United States of Tara and The Larry Sanders Show. He has also directed over 50 series, including The Big C, Nurse Jackie, Entourage, The Office, Alias, Smash, Parks and Recreation, Shameless, Nip/Tuck, The Exorcist, New Amsterdam and Brave New World.

Zisk has been nominated for several Golden Globe Awards for Weeds. He has also earned multiple Emmy nominations for The Larry Sanders Show and Weeds, including a nomination for Best Director for a Comedy.

His brother Randall Zisk is also a television director.

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  1. ^ "Craig Zisk". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05.
  2. ^ Bloom, Nate (September 4, 2018). "The big Emmys, and the other Emmys". J. The Jewish News of Northern California.
  3. ^ Holden, Stephen (May 23, 2013). "Abruptly, She Lets Down Her Hair 'The English Teacher,' Starring Julianne Moore". The New York Times.

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