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John Patterson (director)

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John Patterson
John Tiffin Patterson

(1940-04-04)April 4, 1940
DiedFebruary 7, 2005(2005-02-07) (aged 64)
OccupationTelevision director
Years active1974–2005
ChildrenCharles Falk Patterson, Mary Denise Patterson

John Tiffin Patterson (April 4, 1940 – February 7, 2005) was a television director known for his work on drama series, who also made television films. He directed thirteen episodes of The Sopranos, including the first five season finales. Patterson was born in Buffalo, New York.


Aged 19, Patterson joined the United States Air Force where he navigated B-52 bombers for the Strategic Air Command. He resumed his college studies while a reservist and graduated from the University at Buffalo. He earned a master's degree at Stanford University in 1970, where he was a classmate of The Sopranos creator David Chase.

He was nominated for the Emmy award in 2002 and 2003 for his work on The Sopranos and won The Directors Guild of America award for the show in 2002. As a director, Patterson worked for several television studios, including HBO and CBS. He directed episodes of The Sopranos, Providence, The Practice, Carnivàle, Family Law, Six Feet Under, CSI, CHiPs, Magnum P.I., Hill Street Blues, The Guardian, and the pilot episode of Law & Order. He also directed more than 12 television movies, usually thrillers and crime stories, including A Deadly Silence (1989) and Seduced By Madness (1996).

He was married to Casey Kelley, but they later divorced; they had two children. Patterson died in Los Angeles, California of prostate cancer at the age of 64.[1][2]

Season 6 episode 12 of The Sopranos, titled "Kaisha", was dedicated to him.

Selected filmography


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  2. ^ "John Patterson, Director on 'Sopranos,' Dies at 64". Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  3. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos episode "Meadowlands" synopsis". Retrieved May 18, 2010.
  4. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos episode "I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano" synopsis". Retrieved May 18, 2010.
  5. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos episode "The Happy Wanderer" synopsis". Retrieved May 18, 2010.
  6. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos episode "Bust Out" synopsis". Retrieved May 18, 2010.
  7. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos episode "Funhouse" synopsis". Retrieved May 18, 2010.
  8. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos episode "Employee of the Month" synopsis". Retrieved May 18, 2010.
  9. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos episode "Army of One" synopsis". Retrieved May 18, 2010.
  10. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos episode "No Show" synopsis". Retrieved May 18, 2010.
  11. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos episode "Watching Too Much Television" synopsis". Retrieved May 18, 2010.
  12. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos episode "Whitecaps" synopsis". Retrieved May 18, 2010.
  13. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos episode "Where's Johnny?" synopsis". Retrieved May 18, 2010.
  14. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos episode "Marco Polo" synopsis". Retrieved May 18, 2010.
  15. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos episode "All Due Respect" synopsis". Retrieved May 18, 2010.
  16. ^ HBO. "Six Feet Under episode "The Foot" synopsis". Retrieved May 18, 2010.
  17. ^ "She Said No". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved July 16, 2017.
  18. ^ Strasburger, Victor C.; Wilson, Barbara J.; Jordan, Amy B. (2013). Children, Adolescents, and the Media (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publications. ISBN 978-1412999267.

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