Ron Underwood

Biography: Ron Underwood Brief Bio Following graduation from the USC School of Cinema and a Fellowship at the American Film Institute, Ron Underwood began his directing career in educational films and children's television. In 1986, his ABC Weekend Special, THE MOUSE AND THE MOTORCYCLE, earned a Peabody Award and an Emmy nomination, followed in 1989 by an Emmy nomination for RUNAWAY RALPH. Underwood made his feature film debut in 1990 with the science fiction comedy cult hit, TREMORS. In 1991, he directed the multi-award winning box office hit, CITY SLICKERS, followed by HEART & SOULS and SPEECHLESS. In 1998, he directed the remake of the 1949 classic MIGHTY JOE YOUNG that earned an Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects. STEALING SINATRA (2003) received an Emmy Nomination and BACK WHEN WE WERE GROWNUPS (2004) Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. He has directed several holiday movies for television, including SANTA BABY, THE YEAR WITHOUT SANTA CLAUS, HOLIDAY IN HANDCUFFS and SANTA BABY 2. Underwood has directed a number of critically acclaimed television series, including MONK, BOSTON LEGAL, REAPER, UGLY BETTY, ELI STONE, THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER, MAKE IT OR BREAK IT AND DROP DEAD DIVA, HAPPY TOWN, and HEROES. Expand

Ron Underwood's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 36
Highest Metascore: 65 Tremors
Lowest Metascore: 12 The Adventures of Pluto Nash
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
3 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
31 In the Mix Nov 23, 2005 Director 3.7
12 The Adventures of Pluto Nash Aug 16, 2002 Director 4.8
65 Tremors Jan 19, 1990 Director / Story 7.7