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J. Rupert Thompson
Producer/Director


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"Fear Factor-” - MTV, Endemol/Shine
Season 2 Director, Executive Producer; Fall 2017

"Halloween Baking Championship” - Food Network, Triage Entertainment
Director; June 2017

“Battle of the Network Stars” - ABC, Glassman Media
Director; June 2017

"Fear Factor” - MTV, Endemol/Shine
Director, Executive Producer; Spring 2017

“Guy’s Grocery Games” Seasons 14, 15 - Food Network, Triage Entertainment
Director, Co-Executive Producer; Spring 2017

"Guy’s Grocery Games” Seasons 12, 13 - Food Network, Triage Entertainment
Director, Co-Executive Producer; Fall 2016

“Kicking and Screaming” - Fox Reality Competition Show
Director, Co-Executive Producer; May 2016

“Guy’s Grocery Games” Seasons 8,9,10,11 - Food Network, Triage Entertainment
Director; March-April 2016

"Food Network Star” Season 12 - Food Network, Triage Entertainment
Director; January-February 2016

“American Grit” Season One - Fox, Left Field Entertainment
Director, Co-Executive Producer; November-December 2015
WINNER - DGA AWARD FOR BEST REALITY PROGRAM 

“Guy’s Grocery Games” Seasons 8,9 and 10 - Food Network, Triage Entertainment
Director; Fall 2015

“Beat the Champions” - Fox Reality Competition Special
Director; June 2015

“Bullseye” - Fox Reality Competition Show
Director, Co-Executive Producer; Spring 2015

“Guy’s Grocery Games” Seasons 5, 6 and 7 - Food Network Competition Show
Director; January - February 2015

“Guy’s Grocery Games” Season 4 - Food Network Competition Show
Director; October 2014

“Beyond Dance” - MTV Dance Competition Series
Director; June 2014

“You Got This” - ABC Pilot
Director; June 2014

“Wipeout”  Season 7 - ABC Reality/Game Show
Director, Executive Producer; Spring 2014

"Guy’s Grocery Games” Seasons 2&3 - Food Network Competition Show
Director; Spring 2014

"Guy's Grocery Games" - Food Network Competition Show
Director; August 2013

"American Jury" - ABC Pilot
Director; April 2013

"Hero" - TNT Reality/Competition Show
Executive Producer, Director; Spring 2013 Watch Clip
NOMINATED FOR DGA AWARD

"Exit" - Syfy Game Show - In Post Production
Executive Producer, Director; Winter 2012

"Wipeout" Season 6 - ABC Reality/Game Show
Director, Co-Executive Producer; Fal 2012 - Spring 2013
WINNER - KIDS CHOICE AWARD

"Stars Earn Stripes" - NBC Reality Competition Show
Director; Spring-Summer 2012 Watch Clips
NOMINATED FOR DGA AWARD

"Wipeout" Season 5 - ABC Reality/Game Show
Director, Co-Executive Producer; Fall 2011 - Spring 2012
WINNER - KIDS CHOICE AWARD

"Fear Factor 2" - NBC Reality Competition Show - 8 episodes
Director, Co-Executive Producer; Summer 2011
NOMINATED FOR DGA AWARD  Watch Clips

"101 Ways to Leave a Game Show" -ABC Reality/Game Show - 6 episodes
Director, Co-Executive Producer; Spring 2011

Catch - NBC Reality/Game Show - Pilot
Director; January 2011

"Wipeout" Season 4 - ABC Reality/Game Show - 31 Episodes
Director, Co-Executive Producer; Fall 2010 - Spring 2011
WINNER - KIDS CHOICE AWARD

"101 Ways to Leave a Game Show" - ABC Game Show Pilot
Director, Co-Executive Producer; Summer 2010

"Shaq Vs." ABC Reality Show - 5 Episodes
Director, Co-Executive Producer; Summer 2010

"Numbnuts" - MTV Reality/Game show - 12 episodes
Director, Consulting Producer; Winter 2009-2010

"Wipeout" Season 3 - ABC Reality/Game show - 18 Episodes
Director, Co-Executive Producer; Fall 2009 - Spring 2010

"The Whole 19 Yards" - CBS Pilot
Co-Executive Producer, Director; Spring 2009

"Wipeout" Season 2 - ABC Reality/Game show - 16 Episodes
Director, Co-Executive Producer; Fall 2008 - Spring 2009
NOMINATED FOR 2009 ROSE D' OR AWARD (ENTERTAINMENT CATEGORY)

"Estate of Panic" - SciFi Channel - 6 episodes
Director, Consulting Producer; Fall 2008 Watch Clips
NOMINATED FOR DGA AWARD
NOMINATED FOR ROSE D' OR AWARD (GAME SHOW CATEGORY)

"Wipeout" Season 1 - ABC Reality/Game Show 10 Episodes
Director, Consulting Producer; Summer 2008

"American Gladiators" - NBC - 21 Episodes
Director, Co-Executive Producer; Fall/Winter 2007 - Spring 2008

"America's Next Top Model" Season 9 - The CW One hour reality series - 13 Episodes
Director, Director of Photography; Summer 2007

"Ton Of Money" (Working Title) - EndemolUSA Pilot
Director; Summer 2007

"Kid Nation" - CBS/One hour reality series - 13 Episodes
Director; Spring 2007

"The Delivery" - EndemolUSA, Pilot for Reality Series
Director, Cinematographer; March 2007

"The One" - ABC/90 min, 60 min Bi-Weekley Music Competition Reality Show - 8 episodes
Offstage Director; 2006

"RAW FOOTAGE" - Scripted, Dramatic Short Film - 19 Minutes
Director, Co-Writer, Executive Producer Watch Trailer

Official Selection:

  • Memphis International Film Festival
  • Pumelo International Film Festival, Mumbai, India
  • New Jersey International Film Festival
  • Long Island International Film Festival
  • First Glance International Film Festival: Philadelphia

“Fear Factor 6” - NBC/One hour episodic action reality series - 22 episodes
Director; 2005-2006 Watch Clips

“Fear Factor 5” - NBC/One hour episodic action reality series - 29 episodes
Director; 2004-2005 Watch Clips

“Secrets of the Stuntmen” - Pontiac Corporate Branded Entertainment - 30 minutes
Creative Director; February 2004 Watch clip

“Fear Factor 4” - NBC/One hour episodic action reality series - 34 episodes
Director; 2003-2004 Watch Clips

"Mantra Girl Kundalini Yoga Video"

- Two Instructional Videos
Producer; 2003

“Fear Factor 3” - NBC/One hour episodic action reality series - 27 episodes
Director; 2002-2003 Watch Clips

“Exhausted” - One hour Action Game Show Pilot for Fox
Director; Fall 2002

“Fear Factor 2” - NBC/One-hour episodic action reality series - 19 episodes
Co-Executive Producer; Spring 2002

“Fear Factor” - NBC/One-hour episodic action reality series - 10 episodes
Co-Executive Producer; Summer 2001

“Totally In Tune” - Disney Channel /10 episode reality-documentary series
Co-Creator/Executive Producer; Spring 2001

“Bug Juice I, II, III” - Disney Channel/3 Seasons with 20 episodes per season of
Reality-documentary series
Co-Creator/Executive Producer; 1997 - 2001

“The Gong Show” Hosted by Tom Arnold - Columbia Tri-Star Television/Pilot
Director, Executive Producer; November 2000

“Big Brother” Season 1 - CBS Reality Series
Co-Executive Producer; Summer 2000


“Movie Surfers”- Half-hour scripted children's series Executive Producer and Co-Creator; Disney Channel; Ongoing

“Total Immersion: Theme Park for the 21st Century” - One-hour special Universal Studios; Spring 1999

“HBO Workspace Presents” - HBO Half hour comedy show/4 episodes Field Director; HBO Independent Productions - July, 1998

“You Gotta See This!” - ABC prime -time special Director/Nash Entertainment; 1996

“A Skater's Dream: Inside the Ice Capades” - Family Channel prime -time special Director/dick clark productions; 1996

"We're Having a Baby" - ABC prime-time special Director/dick clark productions - 1996

"A Day in the Life: The Crystal Cruise Experience" - Corporate Promotion Director/Crystal Cruises; July 1995

"Back to School '92" CBS-TV special - Location Segments Field Director; Propaganda Films/Don Mischer Prods.; September 1992

"America's Funniest People" - Segments Segment Director, ABC Television; Spring 1990, 1991

MTV - MTV News, The Big Picture, Yo! MTV Raps, Real World Los Angeles Segment Director/Cameraman; 1990-1991


Affiliations: The Directors Guild of America, IATSE Local 600 (DP)

Representation: Michael Kagan at ICM (310) 550-4422
Legal Representation: Jeanne Newman, Mariya Levy at Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren & Richman (310) 248-3141

Additional references available on request.


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