Date of Birth: November 7, 19??
American television director Gil Junger has been interested in photography and music since his youth. After graduating with honors from the University of Austin's Radio, TV and Film School, Junger moved to Hollywood to make his mark. His two week experience as a gofer led him to a television career.
One of his first professional gigs was on the comedy series Soap, as a post-production supervisor in 1977. Almost ten years later, he worked on the hit series The Golden Girls. In the late '80s, Junger worked as a producer on Empty Nest before directing episodes of a number of series including Blossom, Ellen (which earned him an Emmy nomination), Pearl, Dharma & Greg, Two of a Kind and Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane. By the end of the 20th century, Junger had been involved in over 600 television episodes.
By 1999, Junger took his first stab at the feature film industry. Directing the teen comedy 10 Things I Hate About You (based on the Shakespearian play, The Taming of the Shrew, and starring rising talents, Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles) was a good start to his film career. The low budget film raked in big at the box office, despite mixed reactions from critics. Junger made his second attempt at the silver screen with the comedy Black Knight in 2001.
When not in the director's chair, Junger still enjoys photography, music (he was once in a band called Mid-Life Crisis), which he produces from his own music company, and golf.
Black Knight (2001)
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)