Joe Russo

Successful summer blockbusters can sometimes come from the most innocent places. Joe Russo, along with his brother and co-director Anthony, first made their names by directing cult TV shows and the occasional low-budget ... Read more »
Born: in Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Director (12)

Captain America: Civil War 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

Community 2005 - 2006, 2009 - 2012, 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

Marvel's Agent Carter 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Animal Practice 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

Up All Night 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

Running Wilde 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

You, Me and Dupree 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

LAX 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Welcome to Collinwood 2002 (Movie)

(Co-Director) (Director)

Pieces 1997 (Movie)

(Co-Director) (Director)
Producer (10)

Animals. 2010 - 2012, 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Producer

Happy Endings 2005 - 2006, 2009 - 2012, 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

What About Brian 2005 - 2006, 2010 - 2012, 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Anomalisa 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

A Merry Friggin' Christmas 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Harmontown 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Renegades 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Carpoolers 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Crashing 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Pieces 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (2)

Welcome to Collinwood 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Pieces 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (1)

Pieces 1997 (Movie)

Joe Russo (Actor)

Biography

Successful summer blockbusters can sometimes come from the most innocent places. Joe Russo, along with his brother and co-director Anthony, first made their names by directing cult TV shows and the occasional low-budget indie comedy. After working on shows such as "Community" (NBC 2009- ) and "Arrested Development" (FOX 2003-2005, Netflix 2013), Russo and his brother were contacted by Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige to direct "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (2014) despite never directing an action movie before. Feige had faith in the two brothers, and the faith paid off to a big box-office success that also garnered considerable critical acclaim.

Relationships

Anthony Russo Director

Brother

EDUCATION

Case Western Reserve University

1997
Grad School

Milestones

2014

Directed "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"

2009

Directed pilot episode of "Community"

2003

Directed "Arrested Development" pilot and won Emmy

2002

Made major film debut with "Welcome to Collinwood"

1997

Wrote/directed first film "Pieces"

Bonus Trivia

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Aside from some solo TV episodes, he has worked with his brother on everything he has done.

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Russo and his brother were first discovered by Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney at the 1997 Slamdance Festival.

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Russo has co-directed the pilot episode for many cult TV shows such as Arrested Development and Community.

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