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Gregory Charles Yaitanes
June 18, 1970
Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States
|Occupation||Television director, film director|
|Awards||2008 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing – Drama Series|
Yaitanes has directed and produced shows including Damages, Lost, Prison Break, Heroes, Banshee, and Grey's Anatomy. His Emmy Award came in 2008 as result of his work on House, M.D.. He also directed the 2003 miniseries Frank Herbert's Children of Dune.
Yaitanes grew up in Wellesley, Massachusetts, where he directed his first film, Salad Bar: The Movie. At the age of 18, Yaitanes moved to Los Angeles and attended the University of Southern California Film School. By 23, he landed his first directorial job.
Yaitanes is one of Twitter's original investors and a frequent guest speaker at the company.
Active in the Greek community, Yaitanes helped produce Greek America Foundation's Gabby Awards and directed the opening of the 2011 Gabby Awards on Ellis Island.
Yaitanes resides between New York and Los Angeles and has two boys.
- "'House' Director and Twitter Angel Investor Greg Yaitanes To Disrupt SF". Techcrunch.com. August 16, 2012.