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John Francis "Jon" Cassar (born April 27, 1958) is a Maltese-Canadian television director and producer, known for his work on the first seven seasons of 24. In 2006, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for his work on the episode "Day 5: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.". In 2011, he produced and directed all episodes of the Canadian-American miniseries The Kennedys, for which he won the Directors Guild of America Award
Directors Guild of America Award
for Outstanding Directing – Television Film and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 Director credits

4.1.1 Television 4.1.2 Film

4.2 Producer credits 4.3 Camera credits

5 Awards and nominations 6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit] Jon Francis Cassar was born in Malta
Malta
on April 27, 1958, and immigrated to Canada
Canada
in 1963 with his mother, Elda (née Segona), and father, Frank Cassar.[1] He has two younger siblings, Bernard Cassar and Kristine Palsis. Cassar is a graduate of Algonquin College
Algonquin College
in Ottawa, Ontario.[2] Career[edit] After La Femme Nikita
La Femme Nikita
ended, for which he directed 14 episodes, Cassar began working as director and executive producer on the FOX drama-thriller series 24. In 2006, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for the episode "Day 5: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.".[3] In addition, he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row (2003–06), winning one in 2006.[4] He directed the spin-off feature film, 24: Redemption, in 2008. Following the completion of the seventh season of 24, Cassar left the series to focus on other projects. He joined the FOX science fiction series Terra Nova in 2010, as a producer and director.[5] In 2012, Cassar won the Directors Guild of America Award
Directors Guild of America Award
for Outstanding Directing – Television Film and the Directors Guild of Canada
Canada
Award for Outstanding Direction – Television Movie/Miniseries for his work on the 2011 miniseries The Kennedys.[6][7] For producing the series, he was also nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie.[4] In 2014, it was announced that he would return for 24's follow-up event series, 24: Live Another Day, which debuted on May 5, 2014.[8] In 2015, Cassar joined the ABC anthology series Wicked City as an executive producer and director.[9] Personal life[edit] Cassar is married to Kristina Kinderman, with whom he has two children: photographer Zak Cassar and actor Alexis "Lex" Cassar.[1] Zak is engaged to singer Betty Who
Betty Who
and Lex is married to actress Sprague Grayden. He is the co-founder of the Motion Picture Industry Charitable Alliance, which hosts an annual charity auction, "Lights, Camera, Auction".[10] Filmography[edit] Director credits[edit] Television[edit]

Medici: Masters of Florence (2018; one episode) The Orville
The Orville
(2017; episode: "Krill") 24: Legacy (2017; 4 episodes) The Kennedys: After Camelot (2017; 3 episodes) Wicked City (2015; 8 episodes) Between (2015; 2 episodes) 24: Live Another Day (2014; 6 episodes) Nikita (2013; episode: "Reunion") Revolution (2012–2013; 2 episodes) Person of Interest (2012; episode: "Bad Code") Continuum (2012; 2 episodes) Touch (2012; episode: "Tessellations") Terra Nova (2011; 5 episodes) The Kennedys (2011; 8 episodes) Human Target (2010; episode: "Lockdown") Fringe (2009–2012; 2 episodes) Washington Field (2009; unsold pilot) Criminal Minds
Criminal Minds
(2009; episode: "Haunted") Company Man (2007; unsold pilot) 24 (2001–2009; 59 episodes) The Dead Zone (2002; 2 episodes) Mutant X (2001–2002; 3 episodes) Sheena (2000–2001; 3 episodes) Queen of Swords (2000; 2 episodes) Code Name: Eternity (2000; episode: "Death Trap") Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (2000; episode: "GeoCore") Profiler (1999; 2 episodes) Amazon (1999; episode: "Fallen Angels") La Femme Nikita
La Femme Nikita
(1997–2001; 14 episodes) F/X: The Series (1997; episode: "Medea") Baywatch Nights (1996–1997; 4 episodes) Due South
Due South
(1996; episode: "Body Language") The Hardy Boys (1995; 2 episodes) Pointman
Pointman
(1995; 5 episodes) Nancy Drew (1995; 4 episodes) Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1994–1996; 12 episodes) Forever Knight
Forever Knight
(1992–1996; 7 episodes)

Film[edit]

When the Bough Breaks (2016) Forsaken (2015) 24: Redemption (2008) Danger Beneath the Sea (2001) Assault on Death Mountain (1999) CHiPs '99
CHiPs '99
(1998) The Ultimate Weapon (1998) Assault on Devil's Island (1997) The Final Goal Part 2: Final Goalier (1996) The Final Goal (1995)

Producer credits[edit]

24: Legacy (2017; 12 episodes) The Kennedys: After Camelot (2017; 4 episodes) Wicked City (2015; 8 episodes) Rio Heat (2015) 24: Live Another Day (2014; 12 episodes) Terra Nova (2011; 13 episodes) The Kennedys (2011; 8 episodes) 24: Redemption (2008) 24: Day 6 Debrief (2007; 5 episodes) 24 (2002–09; 147 episodes)

Camera credits[edit]

PCU (1994; camera operator) Trapped in Paradise
Trapped in Paradise
(1994; camera operator) Clearcut (1992; Steadicam and camera operator) The Cutting Edge
The Cutting Edge
(1992; camera operator) Termini Station (1991; camera operator) Millennium (1989; Steadicam operator) The Dream Team (1989; Steadicam operator)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result

1998 Gemini Awards Best Direction in a Dramatic Series La Femme Nikita Nominated

2003 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Drama Series 24 Nominated

2004 Nominated

Directors Guild of America Awards Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television Nominated

Outstanding Directing – Drama Series Nominated

2005 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Drama Series Nominated

2006 Won

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series Won

Golden Nymph Awards Best International Producer Won

Producers Guild of America Awards Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama Nominated

2007 Nominated

Directors Guild of America Awards Outstanding Directing – Drama Series Won

2009 Producers Guild of America Awards Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television 24: Redemption Nominated

2011 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Miniseries or Movie The Kennedys Nominated

2012 Directors Guild of Canada
Canada
Awards Outstanding Direction – Television Movie/Miniseries Won

Outstanding Television Movie/Miniseries Won

Producers Guild of America Awards Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television Nominated

Directors Guild of America Awards Outstanding Directing – Television Film Won

2013 Gemini Awards Best Direction in a Dramatic Series Continuum Nominated

References[edit]

^ a b "Cassar, Jon 1958- (John Cassar)". Encyclopedia.com.  ^ "Premier's Award presented to Algonquin College
Algonquin College
Alumnus, Jon Cassar, as part of Higher Education Summit". Algonquin College. November 29, 2011.  ^ "Maltese-born director lands Emmy for 24". Times of Malta. August 29, 2006.  ^ a b Nickols, Corey (January 6, 2015). "Me & My Emmy: Jon Cassar". Emmys.com.  ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 23, 2010). "'24' Alum Jon Cassar
Jon Cassar
Joins 'Terra Nova'". Deadline.com.  ^ " Jon Cassar
Jon Cassar
Wins DGA Award for The Kennedys". Reelz. January 28, 2012. Archived from the original on March 3, 2012.  ^ "David Cronenberg's 'A Dangerous Method,' Jon Cassar's 'The Kennedys' Dominate Directors Guild of Canada
Canada
Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. October 21, 2012.  ^ Marechal, AJ (June 12, 2013). " Jon Cassar
Jon Cassar
to Helm, Exec Produce Fox's '24: Live Another Day'". Variety.  ^ Munn, Patrick (June 29, 2015). " Jon Cassar
Jon Cassar
Boards ABC's 1980s LA Crime Drama 'Wicked City'". TV Wise.  ^ "Motion Picture Industry Charitable Alliance". MPICA.org. 

External links[edit]

Jon Cassar
Jon Cassar
on IMDb 2007 Audio Interview at Your Video Store Shelf

Awards for Jon Cassar

v t e

Directors Guild of America Award
Directors Guild of America Award
for Outstanding Directing – Drama Series

1971–2000

Daniel Petrie
Daniel Petrie
for "Hands of Love" (1971) Robert Butler for "Dust Bowl Cousins" (1972) Charles S. Dubin for "Knockover" (1973) David Friedkin for "Cross Your Heart, Hope to Die" (1974) James Cellan Jones for Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (Miniseries) (1975) Glenn Jordan for "Rites of Friendship" (1976) John Erman for "Second Hour" (1977) Gene Reynolds
Gene Reynolds
for "Prisoner" (1978) Roger Young for "Cop" (1979) Roger Young for "Lou" (1980) Robert Butler for "Hill Street Station" (1981) David Anspaugh for "Personal Foul" (1982) Jeff Bleckner for "Life in the Minors" (1983) Thomas Carter for "The Rise and Fall of Paul the Wall (1984) Will Mackenzie
Will Mackenzie
for "My Fair David" (1985) Will Mackenzie
Will Mackenzie
for "Atomic Shakespeare" (1986) Marshall Herskovitz
Marshall Herskovitz
for "Pilot" (Thirtysomething) (1987) Marshall Herskovitz
Marshall Herskovitz
for "Therapy" (1988) Eric Laneuville
Eric Laneuville
for "I'm in the Nude" (1989) Michael Zinberg for "Vietnam" (1990) Eric Laneuville
Eric Laneuville
for "All God's Children" (1991) Rob Thompson for "Cicely" (1992) Gregory Hoblit for "Pilot" (NYPD Blue) (1993) Charles Haid
Charles Haid
for "Into That Good Night" (1994) Christopher Chulack for "Hell and High Water" (1995) Christopher Chulack for "Fear of Flying" (1996) Barbara Kopple
Barbara Kopple
for "The Documentary" (1997) Paris Barclay
Paris Barclay
for "Hearts and Souls" (1998) David Chase
David Chase
for "The Sopranos" (1999) Thomas Schlamme for "Noël" (2000)

2001–present

Alan Ball for "Pilot" (Six Feet Under) (2001) John Patterson for "Whitecaps" (2002) Chris Misiano for "Twenty Five" (2003) Walter Hill for "Deadwood" (2004) Michael Apted
Michael Apted
for "The Stolen Eagle" (2005) Jon Cassar
Jon Cassar
for "Day 5: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m." (2006) Alan Taylor for "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" (2007) Daniel Attias for "Transitions" (2008) Lesli Linka Glatter
Lesli Linka Glatter
for "Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency" (2009) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
for "Boardwalk Empire" (2010) Patty Jenkins
Patty Jenkins
for "Pilot" (The Killing) (2011) Rian Johnson
Rian Johnson
for "Fifty-One" (2012) Vince Gilligan
Vince Gilligan
for "Felina" (2013) Lesli Linka Glatter
Lesli Linka Glatter
for "From A to B and Back Again" (2014) David Nutter
David Nutter
for "Mother's Mercy" (2015) Miguel Sapochnik
Miguel Sapochnik
for "Battle of the Bastards" (2016) Reed Morano for "Offred" (2017)

v t e

Directors Guild of America Award
Directors Guild of America Award
for Outstanding Directing – Miniseries or TV Film

1971-2000

Buzz Kulik for Brian's Song
Brian's Song
(1971) Lamont Johnson for That Certain Summer
That Certain Summer
(1972) Joseph Sargent
Joseph Sargent
for The Marcus-Nelson Murders (1973) John Korty for The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974) Sam O'Steen
Sam O'Steen
for Queen of the Stardust Ballroom
Queen of the Stardust Ballroom
(1975) Marvin J. Chomsky for Inside the Third Reich (1982) Edward Zwick
Edward Zwick
for Special Bulletin
Special Bulletin
(1983) Daniel Petrie
Daniel Petrie
for The Dollmaker (1984) John Erman for An Early Frost (1985) Lee Grant
Lee Grant
for Nobody's Child (1986) Jud Taylor for Foxfire (1987) Lamont Johnson for Lincoln (1988) Dan Curtis for War and Remembrance: "Parts VIII-XII: The Final Chapter" (1989) Roger Young for Murder in Mississippi
Murder in Mississippi
(1990) Stephen Gyllenhaal
Stephen Gyllenhaal
for Paris Trout (1991) Ron Lagomarsino for Picket Fences: "Pilot" (1992) Michael Ritchie for The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom (1993) Rod Holcomb for ER: "Pilot" (1994) Mick Jackson for Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995) Betty Thomas
Betty Thomas
for The Late Shift (1996) John Herzfeld for Don King: Only in America (1997) Michael Cristofer
Michael Cristofer
for Gia
Gia
(1998) Mick Jackson for Tuesdays with Morrie (1999) Jeff Bleckner for The Beach Boys: An American Family (2000)

2001-present

Frank Pierson
Frank Pierson
for Conspiracy (2001) Mick Jackson for Live from Baghdad (2002) Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
for Angels in America (2003) Joseph Sargent
Joseph Sargent
for Something the Lord Made (2004) George C. Wolfe
George C. Wolfe
for Lackawanna Blues (2005) Walter Hill for Broken Trail
Broken Trail
(2006) Yves Simoneau for Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007) Jay Roach
Jay Roach
for Recount (2008) Ross Katz
Ross Katz
for Taking Chance
Taking Chance
(2009) Mick Jackson for Temple Grandin (2010) Jon Cassar
Jon Cassar
for The Kennedys (2011) Jay Roach
Jay Roach
for Game Change (2012) Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
for Behind the Candelabra
Behind the Candelabra
(2013) Lisa Cholodenko for Olive Kitteridge (2014) Dee Rees
Dee Rees
for Bessie (2015) Steven Zaillian for The Night Of: "The Beach" (2016) Jean-Marc Vallée
Jean-Marc Vallée
for Big Little Lies (2017)

v t e

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

Jack Smight for "Eddie" (1959) Robert Mulligan
Robert Mulligan
for The Moon and Sixpence (1960) George Schaefer for Macbeth (1961) Franklin J. Schaffner
Franklin J. Schaffner
(1962) Stuart Rosenberg for "The Madman" (1963) Tom Gries for "Who Do You Kill?" (1964) Paul Bogart for "The 700 Year Old Gang" (1965) Sydney Pollack
Sydney Pollack
for "The Game" (1966) Alex Segal for Death of a Salesman (1967) Lee H. Katzin (1968) David Greene for "The People Next Door" (1969) Paul Bogart for "Shadow Game" (1970) Daryl Duke
Daryl Duke
for "The Day the Lion Died" / Fielder Cook for "The Price" (1971) Alexander Singer for "The Invasion of Kevin Ireland" (1972) Jerry Thorpe for "An Eye for an Eye" / Joseph Sargent
Joseph Sargent
for "The Marcus-Nelson Murders" (1973) John Korty for The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman / Robert Butler for "Part III" (1974) Bill Bain for "A Sudden Storm" (1975) David Greene for Episode 8 (Rich Man, Poor Man) (1976) David Greene for Roots ("Part 1") (1977) Marvin J. Chomsky for Holocaust (1978) Jackie Cooper
Jackie Cooper
for "Pilot" (The White Shadow) (1979) Roger Young for "Cop" (1980) Robert Butler for "Hill Street Station"(1981) Harry Harris for "To Soar and Never Falter" (1982) Jeff Bleckner for "Life in the Minors" (1983) Corey Allen for "Goodbye, Mr. Scripps" (1984) Karen Arthur for "Heat" (1985) Georg Stanford Brown
Georg Stanford Brown
for "Parting Shots" (1986) Gregory Hoblit for "Pilot" (L.A. Law) (1987) Mark Tinker for "Weigh In, Way Out" (1988) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
for "The Boiler Room" (1989) Thomas Carter for "Promises to Keep" / Scott Winant for "The Go-Between" (1990) Thomas Carter for "In Confidence" (1991) Eric Laneuville
Eric Laneuville
for "All God's Children" (1992) Barry Levinson
Barry Levinson
for "Gone for Goode" (1993) Daniel Sackheim for "Tempest in a C-Cup" (1994) Mimi Leder
Mimi Leder
for "Love's Labor Lost" (1995) Jeremy Kagan for "Leave of Absence" (1996) Mark Tinker for "Where's 'Swaldo?" (1997) Mark Tinker for "Pilot" (Brooklyn South) / Paris Barclay
Paris Barclay
for "Brain Salad Surgery" (1998) Paris Barclay
Paris Barclay
for "Hearts and Souls" (1999) Thomas Schlamme for "Pilot" (The West Wing) (2000) Thomas Schlamme for "In the Shadow of Two Gunmen: Part I" & "Part II" (2001) Alan Ball for "Pilot" (Six Feet Under) (2002) Christopher Misiano for "Twenty Five" (2003) Walter Hill for "Deadwood" (2004) J. J. Abrams
J. J. Abrams
for "Pilot" (Lost) (2005) Jon Cassar
Jon Cassar
for "Day 5: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m." (2006) Alan Taylor for "Kennedy and Heidi" (2007) Greg Yaitanes for "House's Head" (2008) Rod Holcomb for "And in the End..." (2009) Steve Shill for "The Getaway" (2010) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
for "Boardwalk Empire" (2011) Tim Van Patten for "To the Lost" (2012) David Fincher
David Fincher
for "Chapter 1" (2013) Cary Joji Fukunaga for "Who Goes There" (2014) David Nutter
David Nutter
for "Mother's Mercy" (2015) Miguel Sapochnik
Miguel Sapochnik
for "Battle of the Bastards" (2016) Reed Morano for "Offred" (2017)

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