Greg Yaitanes

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Greg Yaitanes
Gregory Charles Yaitanes

(1970-06-18) June 18, 1970 (age 51)
OccupationTelevision director, film director
Awards2008 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing – Drama Series

Gregory Charles Yaitanes (born June 18, 1970) is an American television and film director. He is also an angel investor in Twitter.[1]

Early life[edit]

Yaitanes grew up in Wellesley, Massachusetts,[2] where he directed his first film, Salad Bar: The Movie. At the age of 18, Yaitanes moved to Los Angeles and attended the University of Southern California Film School. By 23, he landed his first directorial job.[citation needed]


Yaitanes has directed and produced shows including Damages, Lost, Prison Break, Heroes, Banshee, and Grey's Anatomy. His Emmy Award came in 2008 as result of his work on House, M.D..[3] He also directed the 2003 miniseries Frank Herbert's Children of Dune.[4]

Yaitanes is one of Twitter's original investors[2] and a frequent guest speaker at the company.[1]

Active in the Greek community, Yaitanes helped produce Greek America Foundation's Gabby Awards and directed the opening of the 2011 Gabby Awards on Ellis Island.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Yaitanes was married to Kosas founder Sheena Yaitanes from 2012 until 2019. They have one daughter, Electra.[5] Yaitanes splits his time between New York and Los Angeles and has two boys.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b "'House' Director and Twitter Angel Investor Greg Yaitanes To Disrupt SF". August 16, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Perlroth, Nicole; Stevenson, Alexandra (October 3, 2013). "Many Win in Offering, but Some Are Off List". The New York Times. Retrieved September 11, 2020.
  3. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (May 24, 2016). "Greg Yaitanes Tapped as Showrunner of Discovery's Unabomber Drama 'Manifesto' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 11, 2020.
  4. ^ Wertheimer, Ron (March 15, 2003). "TELEVISION REVIEW; A Stormy Family on a Sandy Planet". The New York Times. Retrieved September 11, 2020.
  5. ^ Molvar, Kari (July 11, 2016). "Brand to Know: A Lipstick Line for Minimalists". The New York Times. Retrieved September 11, 2020.

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