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Daniel "Dan" Sackheim is an American television and film director, producer and photographer. Sackheim has produced and directed for The X-Files, Law & Order, House and NYPD Blue. He has won a Primetime Emmy Award as a director and been nominated twice for his work as a producer.
Daniel Sackheim is the son of screenwriter William Sackheim and his wife JoAnne. His brother Drew Sackheim is a fashion photographer. Sackheim's career began with a role as an assistant film editor on the 1984 John Cassavetes film Love Streams, before he found work as a music supervisor and associate producer on the NBC series Miami Vice.
Sackheim began his directing career in the 1990s working on the shows Law & Order, ER, and NYPD Blue, the last of which won him an Emmy in 1994. Sackheim later went on to produce the pilot episode of The X-Files and direct the pilot episode of Harsh Realm. Sackheim also served as an executive producer for the 2005 series Night Stalker, a remake of the 1970s series Kolchak: The Night Stalker; and again as executive producer for the 2012 series The Finder. Sackheim directed the pilot episode of NBC's Hawaii and the television films Homeland Security and The Lottery. Sackheim made his feature film directing debut on 2001's The Glass House.
Sackheim's work has earned him one Primetime Emmy Award and two additional Emmy nominations. In 1994, Sackheim won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, having been nominated for his work on the NYPD Blue episode "Tempest in a C-Cup". His two other nominations have both been for Outstanding Drama Series in the role of producer—for Law & Order in 1992, and for House in 2007.