Dan Attias has worked as a director in the film and television industry since 1984. As a director of series television, he has received the Directors Guild of America award for outstanding direction of dramatic television for The Wire, and has been nominated for multiple Emmy awards for his comedy directing.
He continues to work on some of the most celebrated and critically acclaimed American television shows, including Homeland, The Americans, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Previously he has directed The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Deadwood, True Blood, Entourage, The Killing, True Detective, The Walking Dead, Bloodline, Friday Night Lights, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Lost, and The Boys, among many others.
Dan started his career studying acting, then worked as an assistant director for Steven Spielberg on E.T. The Extraterrestrial, for Francis Coppola on One From the Heart, for Wim Wenders on Hammett, for Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker on Airplane!, and on several other feature films.
He has taught acting and directing workshops in the United States, and has conducted master classes in Italy, Greece, Brazil, Mexico, and Canada. He has also mentored many young directors, several of whom have gone on to have successful television careers.