Joe Napolitano, American television director, Died at 67


Joseph Ralph “Joe” Napolitano was born on November 22, 1948, and died on July 23, 2016.

He was an American film and television director.

Joe worked in both industries since the mid-1970s directing both television films and multiple episodic series.

Joe’s television credits include directing twelve episodes of Quantum Leap, two episodes of The X-Files, two episodes of Picket Fences, three episodes of The Pretender, two episodes of L.A. Doctors, two episodes of Dawson’s Creek, four episodes of Boston Public, and fourteen episodes of Strong Medicine, as well as the 1991 film Earth Angel.

His flim, ‘Contagious’ earned an American Latino Media Arts Award for actress Elizabeth Peña for ‘Outstanding Actress in a Made-for-Television Movie or Mini-Series’.

During the 1980s, Napolitano’s work included acting as assistant director on feature film projects, working on films with directors Brian Hutton, Danny DeVito, Stuart Rosenberg, Donald P. Bellisario, Ron Howard, Howard Zieff, Terry Gilliam, Antoine Fuqua, and on multiple projects directed by Brian De Palma.

Joe Napolitano passed away at 67 years old.