The Directors of the Marvel Cinematic Universeby yetti-2001 | created - 12 Mar 2015 | updated - 16 Mar 2015 | Public
1. Jon Favreau
Producer | Chef
Initially an indie film favorite, actor Jon Favreau has progressed to strong mainstream visibility into the millennium and, after nearly two decades in the business, is still enjoying character stardom as well as earning notice as a writer/producer/director.
The amiable, husky-framed actor with the ...
Iron Man Iron Man 2
Director | The Incredible Hulk
The Incredible Hulk
Actor | Henry V
Kenneth Charles Branagh was born on December 10, 1960, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to parents William Branagh, a plumber and carpenter, and Frances (Harper), both born in 1930. He has two siblings, William Branagh, Jr. (born 1955) and Joyce Branagh (born 1970). When he was nine, his family ...
4. Joe Johnston
Director | Captain America: The First Avenger
Joe Johnston was born on May 13, 1950 in Austin, Texas, USA as Joseph Eggleston Johnston II. He is a director, known for Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and The Rocketeer (1991).
Captain America: The First Avenger
Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant Marvel One-Shot: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer
6. Joss Whedon
Writer | Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Joss Whedon is the middle of five brothers - his younger brothers are Jed Whedon and Zack Whedon. Both his father, Tom Whedon and his grandfather, John Whedon were successful television writers. Joss' mother, Lee Stearns, was a history teacher and she also wrote novels as Lee Whedon. Whedon was ...
The Avengers Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Pilot Avengers: Age of Ultron
Producer | Iron Man
Invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Members at-large) in 2006.
Marvel One-Shot: Item 47 Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter Agent Carter: Now Is Not the End
8. Shane Black
Writer | Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Considered one of the pioneer screenwriters of the action genre, Black made his mark with his Lethal Weapon (1987) screenplay. He also collaborated on the story of the sequel, Lethal Weapon 2 (1989). Each successive script he turned in had a higher price attached it, from The Last Boy Scout (1991) ...
Iron Man 3
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 0-8-4 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Beginning of the End
10. Milan Cheylov
Director | Station 19
Milan Cheylov is a Canadian television director/producer. A professional actor at 15, Cheylov ran Bootleg Theatre in Toronto for ten years. He acted in theatre, TV and film for almost twenty years. He started producing and directing short films and television shows in his mid-twenties. Cheylov ...
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Asset Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Providence Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Things We Bury
11. Roxann Dawson
Director | Breakthrough
Roxann Dawson was born in Los Angeles, California, to Richard and Rosalie Caballero. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley (Theater Arts major). She soon landed her first role as Diana Morales in the Broadway production of "A Chorus Line". During her acting career, she performed...
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Eye-Spy Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Ragtag Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Who You Really Are
12. Jesse Bochco
Producer | Murder in the First
Jesse Bochco was born on March 2, 1975 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jesse John Bochco. He is a producer and director, known for Murder in the First (2014), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013) and Prison Break (2005). He was previously married to Kate Danson.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Girl in the Flower Dress Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Heavy is the Head Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Love in the Time of HYDRA
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: FZZT Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Turn, Turn, Turn Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Only Light in the Darkness Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Shadows Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Writing on the Wall Agent Carter: SNAFU
14. Alan Taylor
Director | Game of Thrones
Thor: The Dark World
15. Bobby Roth
Director | Prison Break
Bobby Roth grew up in Los Angeles, a block from where he lives today. He studied Philosophy and Creative Writing at UC Berkeley, then got a BA in Cinema at USC in 1972, and an MFA in Motion Picture Production from UCLA in 1975. For his entire career he has alternated between independent filmmaking ...
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Hub Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: T.A.H.I.T.I. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: End of the Beginning Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Making Friends and Influencing People
16. Jonathan Frakes
Actor | Star Trek: First Contact
Jonathan Scott Frakes was born on August 19, 1952 in Bellefonte, in central Pennsylvania. He is the son of Doris J. (Yingling) and Dr. James R. Frakes, a professor. His parents moved with Jonathan and his younger brother Daniel to Bethlehem in eastern Pennsylvania. There, his father taught English ...
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Well
17. Billy Gierhart
Director | The Walking Dead
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Repairs Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Nothing Personal Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: ...Ye Who Enter Here Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Aftershocks
18. Holly Dale
Director | Mary Kills People
Holly Dale is one of Canada's premiere film and television directors who has been making award-winning television and cinema for the past twenty-five years. She exhibits great versatility in her craft directing Television Pilots, Series, and Movies of the Week, as well as numerous Commercials, ...
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Bridge Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: A Hen in the Wolf House
19. Kevin Hooks
Actor | Innerspace
Kevin Hooks was born on September 19, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Innerspace (1987), Last Resort (2012) and Passenger 57 (1992). He is married to Cheryl. They have two children. He was previously married to Regina Hooks.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Magical Place
20. Kenneth Fink
Director | Homicide: Life on the Street
Prior to Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) episode directing, Fink was a TV documentary-segment producer, including stint at CBS News' former West 57th Street show, headed by Andrew Lack, now President of NBC News.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Seeds
22. Drew Pearce
Producer | Hotel Artemis
Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King
23. Anthony Russo
Director | Avengers: Infinity War
Anthony Russo was born on February 3, 1970 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Anthony J. Russo. He is a producer and director, known for Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Captain America: Civil War Avengers: Infinity War - Part I Avengers: Infinity War - Part II
24. Joe Russo
Director | Avengers: Endgame
Joe Russo was born on July 8, 1971 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Joseph Vincent Russo. He is a producer and director, known for Avengers: Endgame (2019), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Agent Carter: Bridge and Tunnel Captain America: Civil War Avengers: Infinity War - Part I Avengers: Infinity War - Part II
25. John Terlesky
Actor | Deathstalker II
John Terlesky was born on May 30, 1961 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as John Todd Terlesky. He is a director and actor, known for Deathstalker II (1987), Guardian (2001) and The Pandora Project (1998). He has been married to Jayne Brook since May 11, 1996. They have two children.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Yes Men
26. James Gunn
Writer | Guardians of the Galaxy
James Gunn was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, to Leota and James Francis Gunn. He is from a large Catholic family, with Irish and Czech ancestry. His father and his uncles were all lawyers. He has been writing and performing as long as he can remember. He began making 8mm films at the age ...
Guardians of the Galaxy Guardians of the Galaxy 2
27. Kevin Tancharoen
Director | Fame
Kevin Tancharoen is a filmmaker, writer, producer and choreographer whose Mortal Kombat series revived the live action format for the franchise.
Kevin came to the attention of Warner Bros. with the stealth release of his viral video Mortal Kombat : Rebirth that re-imagined the video game franchise ...
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Face My Enemy Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: One of Us
28. Ron Underwood
Director | Tremors
A director who is equally adept at working in television as well as features, Southern California native Ron Underwood has been making films since 5th grade and was winning Eastman Kodak filmmaking awards by the time he was in his teens. After graduating from University of Southern California, he ...
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: A Fractured House
29. Michael Zinberg
Producer | Quantum Leap
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: What They Become
30. Scott Winant
Producer | Thirtysomething
Two time Emmy Award winning Director/Producer, Scott Winant began his career in partnership with Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz on the critically acclaimed series "thirtysomething." He produced all five seasons and was responsible for establishing the show's unique cinematic style of story ...
Agent Carter: Time & Tide
31. Stephen Cragg
Producer | A Year in the Life
Over the past twenty-five years Stephen Cragg has directed and/or produced more than two hundred fifty hours of prime-time television. He has won the Emmy Award, the People's Choice Award, and been nominated for the Golden Globe.
His directing credits include The Adversaries (pilot), Scandal, How To...
Agent Carter: The Blitzkrieg Button
34. David Solomon
Producer | Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: One Door Closes
35. Phil Abraham
Director | Daredevil
Daredevil: Into the Ring Daredevil: Cut Man
36. Adam Kane
Producer | American Gods
Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) since 2007.
Daredevil: Rabbit in a Snow Storm
37. Peyton Reed
Director | Ant-Man
Peyton Reed was born on July 3, 1964 in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Ant-Man (2015), Bring It On (2000) and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018). He has been married to Sheila Reed since 2013. He was previously married to Beth LaMure.
38. Scott Derrickson
Writer | Doctor Strange
39. Drew Goddard
Producer | The Martian
Drew Goddard was raised in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He attended Los Alamos High School in Los Alamos, New Mexico and graduated in 1993. He then attended the University of Colorado, and worked as a production assistant in L.A. after graduation. A spec script Drew wrote based on Six Feet Under (2001) ...
The Spectacular Spider-Man