Director / Actor
As an indie filmmaker, Gordon starred in, co-wrote, and co-produced STATIC (Best Actor: Madrid Film Festival), adapted and directed THE CHOCOLATE WAR, (IFP/Spirit Award nomination: Best First Feature), adapted and directed A MIDNIGHT CLEAR (IFP/Spirit Award nomination: Best Screenplay), produced and directed MOTHER NIGHT from the Kurt Vonnegut novel and starring Nick Nolte, adapted and directed Scott Spencer’s WAKING THE DEAD (IFP/Spirit award nomination for Best Screenplay), and directed THE SINGING DETECTIVE starring Robert Downey Jr., Mel Gibson, and Robin Wright. For television, Gordon has directed multiple episodes of FARGO, THE LEFTOVERS, HOMELAND, NURSE JACKIE, DEXTER, THE KILLING, THE BRIDGE, WILD PALMS, NIGHT VISIONS, AND GIDEON’S CROSSING, ALONG WITH EPISODES OF BETTER CALL SAUL, LEGION, MASTERS OF SEX, DISPATCHES FROM ELSEWHERE, HOUSE, RUBICON, THE STRAIN, HOMICIDE, FALLEN ANGELS, and many more. Pilot episodes include THE RETURNED (also Executive Producer) and RECTIFY (also Co-Executive Producer). Last century, as an actor, Gordon had leading roles in John Carpenter’s CHRISTINE, Brian De Palma’s DRESSED TO KILL, BACK TO SCHOOL, supporting roles in numerous films including ALL THAT JAZZ, and multiple more both on and off-Broadway theater. He’s mentored at the Sundance Lab since the 1990s and has taught at AFI, Film Independent, and USC. He has written and podcasted about film for multiple outlets, and hosted a film-themed show for National Public Radio.