More Jerry Ciccoritti Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Boy Meets Girl)Ciccoritti's most recent feature film was the notorious Paris, France, which he directed in 1993. Since then he has won four Gemini Best Director television awards for his acclaimed work on CBC's half-hour drama, Straight Up; the two-hour MOW, Net Worth, also for CBC; a one-hour episode of Alliance/CBS' Due South and an episode of Catwalk. He was nominated for Gemini for his work on North of 60.
Among his other numerous television credits are the second arc of Straight Up for CBC; two episodes of La Femme Nikita, for CTV/USA Network; the MOW Prayer in the Dark, also for USA Network; and Poltergeist, for MGM/Global Television. Some of his other credits include episodes of Taking the Falls, Highlander, Lonesome Dove, The Hidden Room, (which earned him an ACE nomination), E.N.G., Forever Knight, Top Cops, Sweating Bullets and The Hitchhiker.
Born and raised in Toronto, the son of Italian immigrants, Ciccoritti's passions were painting, theatre, comic books and rock and roll. As a teenager, he realized that these were the basic ingredients in making movies. After one year at York University, he calculated that the money he would spend to get his degree was enough to make his own film-- so he left and made one--Virgil, which he wrote and directed and which was an erotic version of the Adam and Eve myth. He subsequently co-founded the infamous Buddies in Bad Times Theatre Company and honed his craft directing and producing such stylish films as Psycho Girls, a satire on the slasher genre, as well as the cult classics Graveyard Shift and The Understudy.
Bio courtesy Beyond Films for "Boy Meets Girl" (05-Jan-2003)