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Todd Holland

Todd Holland has helmed nearly 250 episodes of critically acclaimed television, two feature films, received three Emmy Awards, five CableAce Awards, seven Emmy nominations, a DGA award, six DGA nominations and two of TV Guide's 100 Greatest Television Episodes of All Time.

Holland was executive producer and director of the runaway hit series, Malcolm in the Middle, which became one of America's most lauded and popular shows.

Todd co-created, directed and executive-produced the wickedly offbeat dramedy Wonderfalls. Holland first displayed his flair for dramatic suspense in HBO's critically acclaimed Vietnam War Stories (1998). He followed that with several episodes of Twin Peaks and a CableAce Award for his episode of Tales From the Crypt, in which actor Jon Lovitz went to murderous lengths to obtain a role. In 2002 Holland directed and executive produced the pilot The Time Tunnel, a remake of the classic 1966 Irwin Allen series. It was preceded by Freakylinks, the third of Holland's pilots to be picked up in three years, following Malcolm and D.C., a one-hour WB drama executive-produced by Law & Order's Dick Wolf.

Holland honed his comedic skills as a key creative force behind HBO's The Larry Sanders Show, one of the most honored series of the last decade. Holland directed 52 episodes during the show's six seasons, picking up an Emmy Award, five CableAce Awards, four Emmy nominations and four DGA nominations along the way.

Holland's ability to gracefully traverse genres and photographic styles is evident in his early work, a panoply of venerated and beloved television programming that includes Felicity, Tracy Takes On, Friends, Twin Peaks, Max Headroom and My So-Called Life.

In addition to his impressive television credits, Holland also has directed two feature films: the 1998 comedy Krippendorf's Tribe, starring Richard Dreyfus, Jenna Elfman and Lily Tomlin, as well as the 1989 release, The Wizard, starring Beau Bridges, Christian Slater and Fred Savage.

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Todd Holland Facts

BirthplaceKittanning, Pennsylvania, USA

Selected Filmography

Family Favorites: 10-Movie Collection
The Guest Host
The Wizard
The Breakdown
Firehouse Dog
Life Of Brian
Would You Do Me a Favor?
Malcolm in the Middle: Season 1
Krippendorf's Tribe
Jeannie's Visit
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