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
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.
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Ron Underwood's Scores

Average career score: 62
Highest Metascore: 81 Reaper: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 42 Mistresses (2013): Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
25 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
60 Resurrection: Season 1 Mar 9, 2014 Director 7.3
59 Once Upon a Time in Wonderland: Season 1 Oct 10, 2013 Director 6.9
74 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: Season 1 Sep 24, 2013 Director 6.5
42 Mistresses (2013): Season 1 Jun 3, 2013 Director 6.0
66 Once Upon a Time: Season 1 Oct 23, 2011 Director 7.8
62 Necessary Roughness: Season 1 Jun 29, 2011 Director 5.9
49 Chaos: Season 1 Apr 1, 2011 Director 7.3
48 Harry's Law: Season 1 Jan 17, 2011 Director 7.2
65 No Ordinary Family: Season 1 Sep 28, 2010 Director 6.7
51 Hellcats: Season 1 Sep 8, 2010 Director 6.3
64 The Glades: Season 1 Jul 11, 2010 Director 7.2
52 Happy Town: Season 1 Apr 28, 2010 Director 8.0
69 Drop Dead Diva: Season 1 Jul 12, 2009 Director 8.7
64 Make It or Break It: Season 1 Jun 22, 2009 Director 8.0
54 Castle: Season 1 Mar 9, 2009 Director 9.0
48 The Secret Life of the American Teenager: Season 1 Jul 1, 2008 Director 5.4
61 Eli Stone: Season 1 Jan 31, 2008 Director 8.4
tbd Holiday in Handcuffs Dec 9, 2007 Director 10
81 Reaper: Season 1 Sep 25, 2007 Director 8.5
69 Burn Notice: Season 1 Jun 28, 2007 Director 9.0
tbd Santa Baby Dec 10, 2006 Director tbd
75 Ugly Betty: Season 1 Sep 28, 2006 Director 8.4
67 Heroes: Season 1 Sep 25, 2006 Director 8.7
tbd Boston Legal: Season 2 Sep 27, 2005 Director 8.0
62 Grey's Anatomy: Season 1 Mar 27, 2005 Director 8.2
79 Desperate Housewives: Season 1 Oct 3, 2004 Director 8.8
69 Boston Legal: Season 1 Oct 3, 2004 Director 8.6
tbd Monk: Season 2 Jun 20, 2003 Director 8.8
64 Scandal: Season 1 Apr 5, 2012 Director 7.1