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Steven DePaul is an American television director and producer. He has directed multiple episodes of "The Good Doctor", "The Gifted", Shades of Blue, NCIS-LA, CSI-NY, GRIMM, The Unit, Bones, as well as many episodes of one-hour dramatic television (updated list IMDB). He was a longstanding producer and director on NYPD Blue. In his capacity as producer of NYPD Blue he won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series in 1995. He was also nominated for NYPD Blue on five other occasions (in 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999). Also wonGolden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama in 1993, and a George F. Peabody for "Raging Bulls" (Season 6, episode 8), an episode he directed for NYPD Blue.

DePaul was born in Washington Heights, NY. He is the son of Michael DePaola, (SSGT World War II in North Africa and Italy) who was a union organizer (District 65) and a bartender. His mother, Hermione (Billie), was a school teacher and librarian. Steven enrolled at Clark University, where he majored in English graduating in Dec. 1972. He was involved in booking artists to play concerts on campus and at the Clark Coffeehouse. Upon graduation, DePaul began working on Rock & Roll tours, first working as a roadie for Poco ('73-74). He spent the next 15 years touring with bands including Joni Mitchell, The Eagles, The Grateful Dead, Dan Fogelberg, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Boston, The Cars and The Faces. This career ended with a long stint, ('84-'92) with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, including the "Born in the USA" tour and the worldwide Amnesty International "Human Rights Now!" tour. DePaul then moved to Los Angeles to work for producer Steven Bochco on shows including Cop Rock, Civil Wars and NYPD Blue. He worked on NYPD Blue for 11 years, during which he directed multiple episodes. In 2004, he left NYPD Blue and became a freelance director, the position he currently holds. He has travelled extensively on six continents.



Year Show Role
2004 NYPD Blue Supervising producer


Year Show Role Notes
2018 The Gifted "unMoored" Season 2, episode 2
2017 The Gifted "Threat of eXtinction" Season 1, episode 8
2008 The Unit "Mislead and Misguided" Season 4, episode 10
"Sudden Flight" Season 4, episode 2
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles "Complication" Season 2, episode 9
Bones "The Passenger in the Oven" Season 4, episode 9
"The Crank in the Shaft" Season 4, episode 5
"The Man in the Outhouse Season 4, episode 2
2007 "The Secret in the Soil" Season 3, episode 4
Journeyman "The Hanged Man" Season 1, episode 5
K-Ville "Critical Mass" Season 1, episode 5
Jericho "Cassus Belli" Season 1, episode 19
CSI: NY "The Ride In" Season 3, episode 17
Las Vegas "The Chicken Is Making My Back Hurt" Season 4, episode 12
The Unit "Binary Explosion" Season 3, episode 9
"Pandemonium: Part 2" Season 3, episode 2
"Sub-conscious" Season 2, episode 13
2006 "Change of Station" Season 2, episode 1
"SERE" Season 1, episode 8
Shark "In the Grasp" Season 1, episode 5
Conviction "The Wall" Season 1, episode 9
Bones "The Truth in the Lye" Season 2, episode 5
Las Vegas "And Here's Mike with the Weather" Season 3, episode 14
In Justice "Confessions" Season 1, episode 4
CSI: NY "Super Men" Season 2, episode 19
"Necrophilia Americana" Season 2, episode 17
2005 "YoungBlood" Season 2, episode 6
Close to Home "Suburban Prostitution" Season 1, episode 3
2004 CSI: Miami "Addiction" Season 3, episode 11
NYPD Blue "Colonel Knowledge" Season 11, episode 14
2002 "Half-Ashed" Season 10, episode 9
"A Little Dad'll Do Ya" Season 9, episode 16
2001 "Mom's Away" Season 9, episode 7
"Nariz A Nariz" Season 8, episode 14
"Writing Wrongs" Season 8, episode 6
"Waking Up Is Hard To Do" Season 8, episode 2
2000 "Bats Off Larry" Season 7, episode 21
"Jackass" Season 7, episode 9
"A Hole in Juan" Season 7, episode 2
1999 "Don't Meth With Me" Season 6, episode 19
1998 "Raging Bulls" Season 6, episode 8
"The One That Got Away" Season 5, episode 16
1997 "Lost Israel: Part 1" Season 5, episode 8
1993 "Emission Accomplished" Season 1, episode 5


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