Stephen Surjik

Stephen Surjik (born 1960) is a Canadian film and television director, and producer.

Stephen Surjik
Stephen Surjik at the I want Candy London Movie Premiere (18) (cropped).jpg
Born1960 (age 59–60)
Other namesSteve Surjik
OccupationTelevision director, film director, producer
Years active1983–present

He is well known for his work on the film Wayne's World 2, the USA Network series Burn Notice, and the CBS drama Person of Interest.

He was nominated three times for Gemini Awards for best direction, for Little Criminals, Tripping the Wire: A Stephen Tree Mystery and Intelligence, and received four Emmy Award nominations for Weapons of Mass Distraction.


My directing style is determined by the script–not by the type of shoes that I prefer. I therefore attempt to reinforce what is on the page and I keep my tube-top fetishes to myself

—Surjik on his directing method.[1]

Born in Regina, Saskatchewan in 1960[citation needed], he studied at the Concordia University in Montreal and received a Best Director award at the 14th Canadian Student Film & Video Festival in 1982 for Second Story Man.[2]

After working as production designer and art director in the mid-80s, he moved on, directing for the series The Kids in the Hall. In 1993 Surjik made his feature film debut with Wayne's World 2, starring fellow Canadian Mike Myers.

For television, he has directed films such as the 1996 Grand Prix "Cinéma Tout Ecran" award-winning Little Criminals, the Emmy-nominated Weapons of Mass Distraction, starring Ben Kingsley and Gabriel Byrne, and the CBC movie Intelligence. His episodic credits include Da Vinci's Inquest, Legacy, The Handler, Road to Avonlea, Due South, X-Files, Warehouse 13 and pilots for Bull, Miss Miami and Zoe Busiek: Wildcard and Intelligence. His more recent television work includes; Common Law, Burn Notice, Graceland, Person of Interest, Arrow and The Flash.

Radio ShowEdit

In 2018 Surjik launched his own radio show and podcast on Brigade-Radio-One called Field Report. The show is produced by Ethan Dettenmaier and centers on his current projects.


As DirectorEdit

Year Title Notes
1985 Shipbuilder Short film
1990-1991 Maniac Mansion 2 episodes
1990-1993 The Kids in the Hall Film segments, 24 episodes
1991 Max Glick Episode "Odd Couple"
1992-1995 Road to Avonlea 5 episodes
1993 Wayne's World 2
1994 Mary Silliman's War TV Movie
The X-Files Episode: "Excelsis Dei"
1995 Grand Larceny TV Movie
Long Island Fever TV Movie
Little Criminals TV Movie
1997 Weapons of Mass Distraction TV Movie
1998-2005 Da Vinci's Inquest 10 episodes
1999 Due South Episode: "A Likely Story"
Legacy 2 episodes
2000-2001 Bull 2 episodes
2001 Soul Food Episode: "The Root"
2002 The American Embassy Episode: "China Cup"
Miss Miami TV Pilot
2003 Wild Card Episode: "Pilot"
2003-2004 The Handler 2 episodes
2005 Terminal City 2 episodes
Tripping the Wire: A Stephen Tree Mystery TV Movie
2005-2006 Da Vinci's City Hall 2 episodes
2005-2007 Intelligence 8 episodes
2006 Monk Episodes: "Mr. Monk Bumps His Head" and "Mr. Monk Can't See a Thing"
2007 I Want Candy
2007-2010 Psych 7 episodes
2007-2013 Burn Notice 10 episodes
2008-2009 Flashpoint 3 episodes
2009 The Listener 2 episodes
Eureka Episode: "Shower the People"
2009-2011 Warehouse 13 6 episodes
2010 Shattered 2 episodes
The Good Guys 2 episodes
2011 No Ordinary Family Episode: "No Ordinary Proposal"
2012 Common Law 2 episodes
2012-2016 Person of Interest 7 episodes
2013 The Blacklist Episode: "General Ludd"
2014 Reckless Episode: "Stand Your Ground"
Arrow Episode: "Corto Maltese"
2014-2015 Graceland 2 episodes
2015 The Flash Episode: "Fallout"
2015-2016 The Romeo Section 2 episodes
2015-2018 Marvel's Daredevil 4 episodes
2015-2019 Marvel's Jessica Jones 3 episodes
2016 Bates Motel Episode: "Unfaithful"
2016-2018 Marvel's Luke Cage 2 episodes
2017 Designated Survivor Episode: "Warriors"
Hand of God Episode: "What Do You Hear..."
Marvel's The Defenders Episode: "Ashes, Ashes"
The Punisher Episode: "Memento Mori"
2017-2018 Marvel's Iron Fist 2 episodes
2017-2019 The Gifted 3 episodes
2018 Six Episode: "Dua"
Marvel's Runaways Episode: "Earth Angel"
2018-2019 Lost in Space 2 episodes
2019 Instinct Episode: "Stay Gold"
See Episode: "Silk"
FBI 2 episodes
2019-2020 The Umbrella Academy 4 episodes
2021 The Witcher 2 episodes

As ProducerEdit

Year Title Notes
2005-2007 Intelligence Co-producer, 26 episodes
2009 Warehouse 13 8 episodes; Supervising producer, 13 episodes
2012 Common Law Co-executive producer, 11 episodes
2012-2013 Burn Notice Co-executive producer, 31 episodes
2015-2016 The Romeo Section Executive producer, 20 episodes

As ActorEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1990 The Kids in the Hall Prisoner Episode: "Episode 5"
1993 Wayne's World 2 Director Uncredited
1999 The City Garston Episode: "Shadows"


  1. ^ Playback magazine June 15, 1998
  2. ^ Canadian Student Film & Video Festival Archived 2005-11-23 at the Wayback Machine (Montreal World Film Festival)

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