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|caption = ichael Zinberg served as a producer for and also directed 9 episodes of "Quantum Leap".
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|born = {{Birth_date and age|1944|3|22}}
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|birth_place = Bexar County, TX, U.S.
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|occupation = TV director, producer, and screenwriter
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|yearsactive = 1971-present
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|gender = Male
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|series = ''[[Quantum Leap (TV series)]]''
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|job = <li> Director, 8 episodes, Seasons 2-4 <li> Co-Executive Producer, 24 episodes
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'''Michael Zinberg''' (born March 22, 1944, also known as '''Michael A. Zinberg''') directed nine episodes of ''[[Quantum Leap (TV series)|Quantum Leap]]'' in Seasons 2 through 4; he also served as a co-executive producer for 24 episodes in the series.
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==Early life==
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Born and raised in Bexar County, TX, Michael earned a bachelor's degree in radio-television-film at the University of Texas at Austin.
   
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==Career==
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Zinberg started out in Hollywood as an associate producer on ''Nichols'' and ''The Mary Tyler Moore Show''. He began his directing career in 1972 on The Bob Newhart Show. Since then, he has directed episodes of ''Taxi'', ''Lou Grant'', ''WKRP in Cincinnati'', ''Family Ties'' ''Who's the Boss'', ''L.A. Law'', ''Coach'', ''Quantum Leap''; ''Boston Public''; ''JAG'' ''Everybody Loves Raymond'', ''The Practice'', ''Lost'', ''Gilmore Girls'', ''Monk'', ''The Unit'' and ''The Good Wife'', among many others.
   
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He has also directed the movies for television ''Not Until Today'', ''Homeroom'', ''Wildest Dreams''; For the Very First Time; Accidental Meeting; and most recently, A Christmas Wedding. His writing credits include episodes of ''The Mary Tyler Moore Show'', ''The Bob Newhart Show'' ''Newhart'', and ''Fathers and Sons''.
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In 1991, Zinberg won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series for his work on Quantum Leap on the episode ''"[[The Leap Home, Part II (episode)|The Leap Home: Part II (Vietnam)]]"''. As a producer, he also received Emmy nominations for Quantum Leap three years in a row from 1990 to 1992 and previously received an Emmy nomination for his work on The Bob Newhart Show.
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Michael co-chairs the DGA's Television Creative Rights Committee and has served on the National Board since 2007, on the Western Directors Council since 2006, and as a Trustee of the Directors Guild Foundation since 2010. He also served on the 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2014 Negotiating Committees.
   
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==Episodes directed by Zinberg==
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#''"[[Good Morning, Peoria (episode)|Good Morning, Peoria]]"'' (Season 2)
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#''"[[A Portrait For Troian (episode)|A Portrait For Trojan]]"'' (Season 2)
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#''"[[Maybe Baby (episode)|Maybe, Baby]]"'' (Season 3)
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#''"[[M.I.A. (episode)|M.I.A.]]"'' (Season 3)
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#''"[[The Leap Home, Part II (episode)|The Leap Home, Part II: Vietnam]]"'' (Season 3)
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#''"[[The Leap Back (episode)|The Leap Back]]"'' (Season 4)
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#''"[[Raped (episode)|Raped]]"'' (Season 4)
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#''"[[Stand Up (episode)|Stand Up]]"'' (Season 4)
   
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==External links==
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*[http://www.dga.org/Craft/VisualHistory/Interviews/Michael-Zinberg.aspx Visual History with Michael Zinberg, Interviewed by: Gary Shimokawa at DGA website]
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Awarded Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Shows for {{ep|3|2}}.
 
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[[Category:1944 births]][[Category:Living people]]

Latest revision as of 08:42, 19 June 2019

Michael Zinberg
Michael Zinberg-442x396.png
ichael Zinberg served as a producer for and also directed 9 episodes of "Quantum Leap".
Personal Information
Gender: Male
Born: (1944-03-22) March 22, 1944 (age 77)
Birthplace: Bexar County, TX, U.S.
Career information
Occupation/
Career:
TV director, producer, and screenwriter
Years active: 1971-present
Appears on/involved with: Quantum Leap (TV series)
Job on series
  • Director, 8 episodes, Seasons 2-4
  • Co-Executive Producer, 24 episodes
  • Michael Zinberg (born March 22, 1944, also known as Michael A. Zinberg) directed nine episodes of Quantum Leap in Seasons 2 through 4; he also served as a co-executive producer for 24 episodes in the series.

    Early life[]

    Born and raised in Bexar County, TX, Michael earned a bachelor's degree in radio-television-film at the University of Texas at Austin.

    Career[]

    Zinberg started out in Hollywood as an associate producer on Nichols and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. He began his directing career in 1972 on The Bob Newhart Show. Since then, he has directed episodes of Taxi, Lou Grant, WKRP in Cincinnati, Family Ties Who's the Boss, L.A. Law, Coach, Quantum Leap; Boston Public; JAG Everybody Loves Raymond, The Practice, Lost, Gilmore Girls, Monk, The Unit and The Good Wife, among many others.

    He has also directed the movies for television Not Until Today, Homeroom, Wildest Dreams; For the Very First Time; Accidental Meeting; and most recently, A Christmas Wedding. His writing credits include episodes of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show Newhart, and Fathers and Sons.

    In 1991, Zinberg won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series for his work on Quantum Leap on the episode "The Leap Home: Part II (Vietnam)". As a producer, he also received Emmy nominations for Quantum Leap three years in a row from 1990 to 1992 and previously received an Emmy nomination for his work on The Bob Newhart Show.

    Michael co-chairs the DGA's Television Creative Rights Committee and has served on the National Board since 2007, on the Western Directors Council since 2006, and as a Trustee of the Directors Guild Foundation since 2010. He also served on the 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2014 Negotiating Committees.

    Episodes directed by Zinberg[]

    1. "Good Morning, Peoria" (Season 2)
    2. "A Portrait For Trojan" (Season 2)
    3. "Maybe, Baby" (Season 3)
    4. "M.I.A." (Season 3)
    5. "The Leap Home, Part II: Vietnam" (Season 3)
    6. "The Leap Back" (Season 4)
    7. "Raped" (Season 4)
    8. "Stand Up" (Season 4)

    External links[]