Allan Arkush/ Executive Producer & Director
Allan is the only director to have directed both Frank Sinatra and Joey Ramone.
Allan Arkush -- the only director to have directed both Frank Sinatra and Joey Ramone -- is executive producer and director of "Heroes," NBC's Emmy Award-nominated epic saga that chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities.
Arkush was also an executive producer of the popular series "Crossing Jordan," which concluded its sixth and final season. His other television production credits include "Shannon's Deal," "Central Park West," "Moon Over Miami" and "Parenthood."
Arkush has extensive experience as a director. He began directing episodic television in 1984 with the popular series "Fame." In addition to directing the pilot and several episodes of "Crossing Jordan," he has directed episodes of "L.A. Law," "St. Elsewhere," "Moonlighting," "I'll Fly Away," "Dawson's Creek," "The Practice" and "Ally McBeal." Arkush won an Emmy Award and received a Director's Guild of America Award nomination for directing the television movie "The Temptations." He also received Emmy nominations for his work on "Ally McBeal," including the dancing baby episode, and "Moonlighting."
Arkush began his career in the entertainment industry by working with famed film producer Roger Corman in the mid-1970s. He directed cult favorites such as "Hollywood Boulevard" and the Ramones' rock-music classic "Rock 'n' Roll High School," which Rolling Stone magazine named as one of the top-10 rock ‘n' roll DVDs of all time.
Although Arkush has an extensive career in television, his true love is music. He has directed music videos for such notable artists as Elvis Costello, Bette Midler with Mick Jagger, and Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac. In addition, Arkush directed rock-music television movies such as "Elvis Meets Nixon," "Shake, Rattle and Rock!," " XXX's & OOO's" and "Young at Heart," in which Frank Sinatra appeared, making him the only director to have directed both Sinatra and Ramone. Arkush's first job in music was at the Fillmore East in New York, where he handled the psychedelic lighting for such legendary bands as the Who and the Grateful Dead.
Arkush resides in Los Angeles.
Day & time: Mondays 8/7c
Season 3 premiere date: September 22, 2008
Starring: Jack Coleman, Noah Gray-Cabey, Greg Grunberg, Ali Larter, James Kyson Lee, Masi Oka, Hayden Panettiere, Adrian Pasdar, Zachary Quinto, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Dania Ramirez, Milo Ventimiglia
Executive producers: Tim Kring, Dennis Hammer, Allan Arkush, Greg Beeman
Co-executive producers: Michael Green, Adam Armus, Kay Foster, J.J. Philbin, Jim Chory
Producer: Aron Eli Coleite
Co-producers: Lori Motyer, Cathy Mickel Gibson
Writers: Tim Kring, Michael Green, Adam Armus, Kay Foster, Aron Coleite, JJ Philbin, Joe Pokaski, Chuck Kim, Joy Blake, Melissa Blake
Directors: Allan Arkush, Greg Beeman and various
Casting directors: Jason La Padura and Natalie Hart
Production designer: Ruth Ammon
Art directors: Matthew Jacobs and Tom Taylor
Directors of photography: Nate Goodman and Charlie Lieberman
Editors: Lori Motyer, Mike Ketelsen, Michael S. Murphy, Donn Aron, Scott Boyd, Kristopher Lease
Special effects supervisor: Gary D'Amico
Visual effects producer: Mark Spatny
Costume designer: Debra McGuire
Music composers: Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman
Artists: Tim Sale, Alex Maleev
Origination: Los Angeles
Produced by: Universal Media Studios in association with Tailwind Productions