1950 - 2009
was an extremely talented director, known for his work on The X-Files and of course, Supernatural.
Manners made his directorial debut in 1978, directing an episode of Charlies Angels. Prior to this, he had worked as unit production manager on the show and as an assistant director on a handful of other projects. Other notable directorial credits to Manners' name include episode's of 21 Jump Street, Mission: Impossible, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Baywatch, The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. and The Commish.
Manners signed on to produce and direct The X-Files in the show's second season at the advice of Rob Bowman, who had worked on the show in it's first season. James Wong and and Glen Morgan, who were writers for the show and had previously worked with Manners on 21 Jump Street. He, along with his fellow producers on The X-Files, was nominated for four Emmy awards for Outstanding Drama Series in 1995, 1997 and 1998. Following the finale of The X-Files in 2002, Manners directed a number of small projects before signing on to direct and produce Supernatural in 2005. He was a vital part of the show for the next four seasons.
Sadly, after directing the first episode of the fourth season, he learned he had lung cancer.
Kim Manners died in Los Angeles, California, on January 25, 2009.
Dead in the Water
In My Time Of Dying
Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things
Houses of the Holy
All Hell Breaks Loose II
The Magnificent Seven
No Rest For The Wicked