Mostly Credited As: Ron Underwood
Birth Name: Ronald Brian Underwood
Date Of Birth: November 06, 1953 (Age 60)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Glendale, CA
Following graduation from the USC School of Cinema and post graduate education at the American Film Institute, Ron Underwood made over one hundred short films for education and worked in children’s television, earning a Peabody Award and an Emmy nomination. Underwood made his feature film debut in 1990 with the science fiction comedy Tremors. In 1991, he directed the multi-award-winning box office hit, City Slickers, with Jack Palance winning the Best Supporting Oscar® for his performance. He next directed Robert Downey, Jr. in Heart and Souls followed by Speechless with Geena Davis and Michael Keaton. In 1998, he directed the remake of the 1949 classic Mighty Joe Young with Charlize Theron, which earned an Oscar® Nomination for Best Visual Effects. His television movie, Stealing Sinatra received an Emmy® nomination for William H. Macy and Back When We Were Grownups received Emmy® and Golden Globe nominations for Blythe Danner. He directed many other movies for television, including the holiday movies, Santa Baby and Holiday in Handcuffs. Underwood has directed many critically-acclaimed television series, including Monk, Boston Legal, Ugly Betty, Grey’s Anatomy, Burn Notice, Once Upon A Time, Castle and Scandal.