Peter Ellis (director)

Peter James Ellis (28 January 1948 – 24 April 2006) was a British director who helped develop a number of television episodes. These included popular shows such as “Supernatural” and “Criminal Minds”.

Peter Ellis
Peter James Ellis

January 28, 1948
DiedApril 24, 2006(2006-04-24) (aged 58)
Alma materHighgate School
RelativesRobin Ellis (brother)
Jack Ellis (brother)

Personal lifeEdit

He was born in London[1] and educated at Highgate School, as were his brothers.[2] He began his career at Granada TV in the UK, being placed on their Director’s Course.[1] He was the brother of actors Robin Ellis and Jack Ellis, Nya Harris


In the late 1980s, he moved to Hollywood, California, where he was based for the rest of his life. Working on productions in the United States, Canada, France, New Zealand, and Spain, he has directed multiple episodes.


Ellis died on 24 April 2006 in Los Feliz, Los Angeles[1] at the age of 58[3]


He also wrote six episodes for The Optimist. The season two episode of Supernatural, "Everybody Loves a Clown", is dedicated to Ellis' memory.


  1. ^ a b c "Peter Ellis". Variety. 3 May 2006. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  2. ^ Hughes, Patrick; Davies, Ian F. (Eds.). Highgate School Register 1833-1988 (7th ed.).CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
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