Kim Manners, direcgtor of X-Files & Supernatural Dies 59

Kim Manners (c. 1950 – January 25, 2009) He was an American television producer and director best known for his work on The X-Files and Supernatural.

Death of Kim Manners
Kim Mannersdied of lung cancer.
Kim Manners was 59 years old at the time of his death.

Kim Manners Biography
Manners made his directorial debut in 1978, directing an episode of Charlie’s Angels. Prior to this, he had worked as unit production manager on the show and as an assistant director on a handful of other projects. Other notable directorial credits to Manners’ name include episodes of 21 Jump Street, Mission: Impossible, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Baywatch, The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. and The Commish.

Manners signed on to produce and direct The X-Files in the show’s second season at the advice of Rob Bowman, who had worked on the show in its first season, and James Wong and Glen Morgan, who were writers for the show and had previously worked with Manners on 21 Jump Street. He, along with his fellow producers on The X-Files, was nominated for four Emmy awards for Outstanding Drama Series in 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998. Manners was referenced in the X-Files episode "Jose Chung’s From Outer Space" with a foul-mouthed police detective named after him.

Following the finale of The X-Files in 2002, Manners directed a number of small projects before signing on to direct and produce Supernatural in 2005. He was a vital part of the show for the next four seasons. After directing the first episode of the fourth season, he learned he had lung cancer.