Robert Mandel

Mostly Credited As: Robert Mandel
Birth Name: Robert Mandel
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Oakland, California

Robert Mandel is an American film and television director, and was born in Oakland, California. Mandel grew up in Queens, New York, eventually graduating from the prestigious AFI Conservatory. His thesis film, 'Night at O'Rears,' earned him the coveted Alfred Hitchcock Award. Mandel started off directing 'After School Specials,' before helming the theatrical films 'Independence Day' (no, not that one), 'F/X,' and 'Big Shots.' In 1991, Mandel directed the well-remembered TV horror movie 'The Haunted,' starring Sally Kirkland.

He is probably best known as a film director for his 1992 effort 'School Ties,' which featured future stars like Brendan Fraser, Matt Damon, and Ben Affleck in early roles. In 1996, Mandel directed the cult favorite Tom Berenger film 'The Substitute.' Mandel's highest profile TV series gig was directing the critically acclaimed pilot for the 90's phenomenon 'The X-Files.' In the years since, Robert has directed episodes of hits like 'The Practice,' 'Nash Bridges,' 'Lost,' and 'Prison Break.' Today, Mandel is the Dean of the AFI Conservatory, making him the first alumnus ever to be elected to the post.

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Dominion (2014) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
Reap the Whirlwind 02x06 Aug/13/2015 As: Director
Son of the Fallen 02x05 Aug/06/2015 As: Director
Prison Break (2005) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Riots, Drills and the Devil (Part 1) 01x06 Sep/26/2005 As: Director
Lost (2004) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Deus ex Machina 01x19 Mar/30/2005 As: Director
Nash Bridges (1996) (Credited in 5 episodes from this show) 
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Missing Key 05x20 Apr/28/2000 As: Director
Smash and Grab 05x03 Oct/08/1999 As: Director
Shoot the Moon 04x12 Jan/08/1999 As: Director
Crossfire 03x13 Jan/09/1998 As: Director
One Flew Over the 'Cuda's Nest 03x04 Oct/10/1997 As: Director
The Practice (1997) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Line of Duty 02x15 Jan/05/1998 As: Director
Sisters (1991) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Blinders 05x02 Oct/01/1994 As: Director
The X-Files (1993) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Pilot 01x01 Sep/10/1993 As: Director
The ABC Afterschool Special (1972) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Andrea's Story: A Hitchhiking Tragedy 12x04 Dec/07/1983 As: Director
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