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David Nutter Biography

Director, producer

Fast Facts

  • Participated in his high school choir
  • His mother contributed with $100,000 for his student film
  • In 2015, missed two seasons of Game of Thrones due to a major injury that required multiple back surgeries
  • All of the first 16 pilots he directed made it to TV series
  • Known as "The Pilot Whisperer
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  • 2020Producers Guild Awards-Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: winner
  • 2002Emmy-Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special: winner
  • 1995Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated


  • Zoe K. Nutter -- Daughter
  • Mary -- Mother
  • Ben Nutter -- Son
  • Birgit Nutter -- Wife