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Stuart Gillard


B: April 28, 1950 in Coronation, Alberta

Stuart Gilliard is a multi-award-winning director, writer, producer and actor. He has been nominated for the prestigious DGA (Directors Guild of America) Award three times, winning for Going to the Mat, a movie he directed for the Walt Disney Company. After graduating from the University of Alberta, Gillard was one of twelve candidates selected to study acting at the National Theatre School in Montreal, Canada. He then was invited to Seattle, Washington where he was a founding member of the University of Washington Professional Acting Troupe. He returned to Canada where he won the country’s top acting awards, an Etrog – precursor to the Genie – for his role in 1974’s Why Rock the Boat. He now makes his home in Los Angeles. We list his credits as an Actor first.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

The Reincarnate (1971)
The Rowdyman (1972)
The Neptune Factor (1973)
She Cried Murder (TV-1973)
Why Rock the Boat? (1974)
F.I.S.T. (1978)
Steel Cowboy (TV-1978)
Can You Hear the Laughter? The Story of Freddie Prinze (TV-1979)

Day of Resurrection (1980)
Threshold (1981)
Draw! (TV-1984)
Doin’ Time (1985)
Midnight Magic (TV-1987)

TV Series – Cast:
Excuse My French (1974-1976)

Credits as a Director:
Paradise (1982)
The Return of the Shaggy Dog (TV-1987)
Shades of Love: Indigo Autumn (TV-1987)

A Man Called Sarge (1990)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)
Taking Liberty (1993)
Bach’s Fight for Freedom (1995)
Rocket Man (1997)
The Escape (TV-1997)
Creature (1998)

The Scream Team (TV-2002)
Kart Racer (2003)
Full Court Miracle (TV-2003)
Going to the Mat (TV-2004)
Crimes of Fashion (TV-2004)
Twitches (TV-2005)
The Initiation of Sarah (TV-2006)
Twitches Too (TV-2007)
The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream (TV-2008)
Wargames: The Dead Code (VR-2008)
Hatching Pete (TV-2009)
Riverworld (TV-2009)

Avalon High (TV-2010)
Girl Vs. Monster (TV-2012)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
My Secret Identity (1988)
Bordertown (1989)
Road to Avonlea (1989)

Neon Rider (1990)
Fly By Night (1991)
Lonesome Dove: The Series (1994)
Poltergeist: The Legacy (1996)
Legacy (1998)
Forbidden Island (1999)
The Outer Limits (1995)

All Souls (2001)
Charmed (2002, 2003, 2005, 2006)
Queens Supreme (2003)
Black Sash (2003)
One Tree Hill (2006, 2008)
90210 (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

Ringer (2011)
Emily Owens M.D. (2013)
Beauty and the Beast (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
Jane the Virgin (2015, 2017)
No Tomorrow (2016, 2017)
Reign (2016, 2017)
Salvation (2017)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
Paradise (1982)
Spring Fever (1982)
Shades of Love: Indigo Autumn (TV-1987)

A Man Called Sarge (1990)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)