Industry Job
Years before Transition*
Notable Directing Credit
Tom CavanaghActor12Flash
Timothy Van PattenActor14Game of Thrones
Steve ShillActor7Flash
Steve ShillActor7The Wire
Robert Duncan McNeilActor19Supernatural
Richard Speight Jr.Actor16Supernatural
Matt ShakmanActor18Game of Thrones*Years worked before directing: From first imdb credit to the first PROFESSIONALLY directed film (50+ imdb reviews) . For example: 1988, first credit as TAD. First TV movie directed 1995 = 7 years
Jensen AcklesActor15Supernatural(Professionally directed film is judged based on imdb credits, actors attached, quality of the poster, trailer, etc.)
Jack BenderActor10Game of Thrones
Gregory SmithActor21Flash
Dominic WestActor17The Wire
Clark JohnsonActor11The Wire
Chales HaidActor17Breaking Bad
Brian CranstonActor31Breaking Bad
Antonio NegretActor7Flash
Amanda TappingActor13Supernatural
Tim AndrewAD3Supernatural
Terry IngramAD8TV Movies
Tara Nicole WeyrAD12Flash
Phil ChiperaAD22Flash
Peter MedakAD5Breaking Bad
Mike RohlAD8Supernatural
Michael A. AllowitzAD15Flash
Kim MannersAD8Supernatural
Kevin ParksAD20Supernatural
John MacCarthyAD14Supernatural
J. Miller TobinAD11Supernatural
Ed BianchiAD3The Wire
Douglas AarniokoskiAD12Flash
David McWhirterAD17Flash
Daniel AttiasAD7The Wire
Charles BeesonAD8Supernatural
Brent CrowellAD14Flash
Anthony HemingwayAD10The Wire
James L. ConwayAD/Producer3Supernatural
Stephen SurjikArt Department7Flash
Terry McDonoughCam-Op14Breaking Bad
Guy Norman BeeCam-Op11Supernatural
Colin BuckseyCam-Op3Breaking Bad
Kevin TancharoenChoreographer3Flash
Bronwen HughesDirector Assistant5Breaking Bad
Serge LadouceurDOP10Supernatural
Phil AbrahamDOP25Breaking Bad
Michael SlovisDOP16Breaking Bad
John BehringDOP7Flash
James HeadDOP10TV Movies
Glen WinterDOP9Flash
Felix Enriquez AlcalaDOP7Breaking Bad
Ernest R. DickersonDOP8The Wire
Dermott DownsDOP10Flash
C. Kim MilesDOP17Flash
Alex ZakrzewskiDOP11The Wire
Wendey StanzlerEditor15Flash
Viet NguyenEditor15Flash
Philip SgricciaEditor4Supernatural
Kevin MockEditor4Flash
John F. ShowalterEditor24Supernatural
Harry JierjianEditor13Flash
Elodie KeeneEditor10The Wire
Daniel SackheimEditor11Game of Thrones
Chris PeppeEditor17Flash
Bert KishEditor4TV Movies
Rob HardyFeature Filmmaker6Flash
Kevin SmithFeature Filmmaker3Flash
Eduardo SanchezFeature Filmmaker7Supernatural
Brad AndersonFeature Filmmaker3The Wire
Rob J GreenleaKey Grip24Flash
Stefan PleszczynskiLocation Manager6Flash
Milcho ManchevskiMusic Videos9The Wire
Leslie LibmanMusic Videos13The Wire
John DahlMusic Videos4Breaking Bad
Johan RenckMusic Videos9Breaking Bad
Jim McKayMusic Videos6Breaking Bad
David SladeMusic Videos11Breaking Bad
Adam BernsteinMusic Videos5Breaking Bad
Scott WinantProducer6Breaking Bad
Robert SingerProducer16Supernatural
Robert ColesberryProducer27The Wire
John BadhamProducer2Supernatural
Jeannot SzwarcProducer1Supernatural
D.B. WeissProducer5Game of Thrones
Rachel TalalayProducer / Accountant10Flash
Tricia BrockProducer / Writer25Breaking Bad
John ShibanProducer / Writer7Breaking Bad
Michelle MacLarenProducer /PM12Breaking Bad
Nina Lopez-CorradoProducer Assistant8Supernatural
Alice TroughtonProducer Assistant4Flash
Jerry WanekProduction Designer19Supernatural
Thomas J. WrightProduction Ilustrator19Supernatural
Josh PodeswaProduction Manager10Game of Thrones
Alik SakharovProduction Manager22Game of Thrones
Alexandra La RocheScript Supervisor17Flash
Thor FreudenthalShort Filmmaker13Flash
Seith MannShort Filmmaker5The Wire
Scott KeckenShort Filmmaker16The Wire
Rian JohnsonShort Filmmaker9Breaking Bad
Rashaad Ernesto GreenShort Filmmaker7Supernatural
Neil MarshallShort Filmmaker10Game of Thrones
Millicent SheltonShort Filmmaker8Flash
Laura BelseyShort Filmmaker9Flash
Jesse WarnShort Filmmaker4Flash
Hanelle M. CulpepperShort Filmmaker12Flash
Clement VirgoShort Filmmaker3The Wire
Brian KirkShort Filmmaker6Game of Thrones
Amyn KaderaliShort Filmmaker11Supernatural
Alan TaylorShort Filmmaker5Game of Thrones
Agnieszka HollandShort Filmmaker9The Wire
David PlattSound Mixer20The Wire
Mark MylodStage Manager6Game of Thrones
Miguel SapochnikStoryboard Artist14Game of Thrones
Steve BoyumStunt Coordinator23Supernatural
J.J. MakaroStunt Coordinator31Flash
Ralph Hemeckertitle Sequence Creator5Flash
Armen V. KevorkianVFX Coordinator17Flash
Vince GilliganWriter7Breaking Bad
Thomas SchnauzWriter11Breaking Bad
Peter GouldWriter6Breaking Bad
Joy KeckenWriter16The Wire
George MastrasWriter6Breaking Bad
Eric KripkeWriter10Supernatural
David BenioffWriter11Game of Thrones
Daniel MinahanWriter5Game of Thrones
Christie Will WolfWriter10TV Movies
Ben EdlundWriter10Supernatural
Sam CatlinWriter / Actor15Breaking Bad
Tim HunterBreaking Bad
Rob BaileyThe Wire
Peter EllisSupernatural
Nick CopusFlash
Larry ShawFlash
Joe ChapelleThe Wire
Gloria MuzioThe Wire
David PetrarcaGame of Thrones
David NutterSupernatural
Christine MooreThe Wire
Alex GravesGame of Thrones
David YatesShort Filmmaker6Harry Potter Films

* Data collected from the Internet Movie Database ( Timespan calculated as difference between earliest credit on IMDb and first legitimate directorial debut (where legitimacy determined by an amount of IMDb ratings: ~50+)