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DEAN PARISOT (Director) is a filmmaker who is able to seamlessly meld high energy and laughs with engaging characters and storylines. Parisot is a truly creative force, whose roots in socially-conscious comedies resonates with audiences. His comedic voice has infused many projects, on both the big and the small screen. His eclectic slate of upcoming projects also reflects his love for humor-infused drama in addition to comedy.

Prior to Fun with Dick and Jane, Parisot directed the sci-fi adventure comedy sleeper hit Galaxy Quest starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman and Sam Rockwell. The film, released on Christmas Day in 1999, went on to gross more than $70 million at the box office. His feature film debut Home Fries, starring Drew Barrymore, was released in 1998 and introduced Luke Wilson to audiences.

In addition to his work in feature films, Parisot has worked extensively as a television director. His credits include the pilot episodes for the series "Monk” and "The Job,” as well as "The Conversation,” "The Marshall” and "Bakersfield P.D.” His episodic directing credits include, "ER,” "Northern Exposure,” "Under Suspicion,” "Arresting Behavior,” "Get a Life,” "The Tick” and "Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Parisot also co-wrote the TV movie "Still Life” and has won two Cable Ace Awards, including one for the HBO comedy special "Kathy & Mo.”

Before staking his claim in features and television, Parisot directed several short films. His first short, Tom Goes to the Bar, won critical acclaim as well as the first prize "Golden Bear” at the Berlin Film Festival. His next short, The Appointments of Dennis Jennings starring Steven Wright, solidified his future in Hollywood - winning an Academy Award® in 1989 for the Best Live Action Short Film, A native of Wilton, Connecticut, and a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Parisot attended the Sundance Institute where he was a fellow at the prestigious June lab.

Parisot currently resides in Los Angeles.


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