Gil Junger biography
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
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.
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.
made his second attempt at the silver screen with the comedy Black Knight
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)
Gil Junger Filmography