Emmy-Award winning Director David Jackson made his directorial and writing debut on Miami Vice. Since then he has directed more than 100 television episodes, M.O.W.’s, Specials and pilots such as Alistair MacLean’s Night Watch, for USA Network; the CBS Specials The Best of Taxi and All in the Family 20th Anniversary and the ABC Special, L.A. Above and Below, which won three Emmys. Jackson was also nominated for a Directors Guild of America award for the Disney Channel movie Buffalo Dreams.
Among his other credits are, CSI:NY, Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Smallville, Dark Angel, Witchblade, The Cape, The Lying Game, Nash Bridges, Crime Story, The Equalizer and 21 Jump Street, to name a few. In TV movies: Return to Halloweentown, Locusts, Street Warrior, Atomic Train, The Spring, The Jesse Ventura Story, The Wrong Girl, The Lake, Home Invasion, Voice from the Grave
Jackson’s writing credits include Wolverine: Sub Hut; The Spring, Zig-Zag, Beat the Devil, Gunrunners, The Ghost of Fire Island, The Equalizer and Crime Story.
Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Jackson’s interest in film was piqued by age 20, when he worked at a local television station where he shot, reported and edited the news in addition to directing commercials for the station. After graduating from the University of Kentucky, he attended the Rhode Island School of Design as President’s Fellow to study Film Production, followed by a Master’s Program in Film Production at the University of Southern California. He subsequently earned a living shooting industrials films and documentaries, landing his first break from Miami Vice Producer Michael Mann, who gave him his first network directorial assignment. He subsequently wrote and directed additional Miami Vice episodes and his career was launched.