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The Shield, a popular FX original series, revolving around LAPD Detective Vic Mackey and his department, had numerous directors and writers during the series run.


Directing staff

Before directing The Shield, many of the directors of the series worked on other programs by other television networks. Many of the directors also have background in independent films. Series star Michael Chiklis was credited for directing four episodes.


Main directors

  • Guy Ferland (13 episodes, 2002–2008)
  • Scott Brazil (11 episodes, 2002–2005)
  • Clark Johnson (8 episodes, 2002–2008)
  • Dean White (7 episodes, 2004–2008)
  • Stephen Kay (6 episodes, 2004–2008)
  • Gwyneth Horder-Payton (5 episodes, 2006–2008)

Frequent directors

Directors of only one episode

Writing staff

Many of the writers and producers of The Shield wrote for television prior to the series. Writing team Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain worked with creator Shawn Ryan on Angel.

Head writer

Main writers

Recurring writers

  • Elizabeth Craft & Sarah Fain (6 episodes, 2005–2007)
  • Kim Clements (5 episodes, 2003–2004)
  • Reed Steiner (2 episodes, 2003)
  • Gary Lennon (2 episodes, 2008)
  • Lisa Randolph (2 episodes, 2008)
  • John Hlavin (2 episodes, 2008)
  • Angela Russo (2 episodes, 2008)

Single-episode writers


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