|Born||Iowa Falls, Iowa|
|Alma mater||Simpson College|
|Occupation||Television and film director|
|Parent(s)||Patricia and John Patrick "Jack" Whitesell|
Sean Whitesell (brother)|
Patrick Whitesell (brother)
Chris Whitesell (brother)
Jim Whitesell (brother)
Tom Whitesell (brother)
Maria Quiban (sister-in-law)
Lauren Sánchez (sister-in-law)
Early life and educationEdit
Whitesell is the son of Patricia and John Patrick "Jack" Whitesell. He has five brothers Sean Whitesell, Christopher Whitesell, Thomas, Patrick Whitesell, and James Whitesell. Originally from Iowa Falls, Iowa, Whitesell attended Simpson College, before moving to New York City to study acting and directing at Circle in The Square.
He won a Daytime Emmy Award (Outstanding Direction For A Daytime Drama Series - John Whitesell, Bruce S. Barry, Matthew Diamond, Irene M. Pace, Robert D. Kochman, Joanne Rivituso, and Joanne Sedwick) for his work on CBS Daytime's Guiding Light, and worked on Another World (NBC Daytime), Texas and Search for Tomorrow (as executive producer in November 1985 - December 1986)."
His theater credits include Happily Ever After, And That's the Way It Was, Solo for Two Voices, Towards Zero, and The Glass Menagerie.
Filmography as directorEdit
- Chicago Sun-Times: "Celebrity Status: Like Rest of Family, Whitesell at Home on Stage -- Only His Is Gentile Center" by Toni Ginnetti January 30, 2006
- Deadline: "Sean Whitesell Dies: Television Writer-Producer And Brother Of WME’s Patrick Whitesell Was 52" by Ross A. Lincoln December 31, 2015
- The Wrap: "Sean Whitesell, TV Writer and Brother of WME’s Patrick Whitesell, Dead at 52" by Jeff Sneider December 31, 2015
- The Courier: "Iowa Falls family finds ties to show business" by Jessica Miller Mar 12, 2001
- Los Angeles Times: "Hot property to the Hollywood Hills and Beyond" by Ruth Ryon January 02, 2000
- Los Angeles Times: "Obituary - Robert Louis Barnett" July 30, 2003
- Kehillat Israel: "COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY" retrieved December 5, 2016