Kim Manners

Active - 1970 - 1998  |   Born - Jan 13, 1951   |   Died - Jan 25, 2009   |   Genres - Science Fiction

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Biography by Cammila Collar

Television director Kim Manners was a part of Hollywood from the moment he was born in 1950. His father was involved in the production of multiple TV shows, and Manners himself began appearing in TV commercials when he was only three. Eventually, Manners began working behind the scenes, and in 1978 he made his directorial debut with an episode of Charlie's Angels. He would go on to direct, assistant direct, and produce on numerous shows in the years to come, such as 21 Jump Street, The X-Files, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Supernatural, bringing home Emmys and other awards for his work. Manners died in 2009, at the age of 59.

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  • Appeared in a Chevrolet commercial when he was three.
  • Director William Beaudine inspired him to become a director.
  • Directed 52 episodes of The X-Files.
  • An episode of Supernatural and an episode of Breaking Bad are dedicated to him.
  • In the revival season of The X-Files, on the episode "Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster," a gravestone with his name is featured, along with a phrase he often said, "Let’s kick it in the ass."