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Birth name John Miller Tobin
Nationality USA

John Miller Tobin is an American television director and producer.

As a director, Tobin has worked most notably on the television series Oz, The Agency, Numb3rs, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Supernatural, 90210, Gossip Girl and The Vampire Diaries in which he is also a producer.

He also worked as an assistant director on number of feature films most notably Fresh (1994), The 24 Hour Woman (1999) and among other films.

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Filmography of J. Miller Tobin (4 films)

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The Jerky Boys, 1h21
Directed by J. Miller Tobin
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors Alan Arkin, Alan North, William Hickey, James Lorinz, Paul Bartel, Vincent Pastore
Rating48% 2.4049052.4049052.4049052.4049052.404905
The film opens in a New York police station as a pair of "low-lifes from Queens" named Johnny B. (John G. Brennan) and Kamal (Kamal Ahmed) are taken into police custody and interrogated by an NYPD detective named Robert Worzic (Brad Sullivan). Worzic demands to know exactly how the pair got into their situation, so Johnny explains that for the past twenty years, he and Kamal frequently entertained themselves by performing prank calls on the telephone. He brings up an early call where he got his neighbor Brett Weir, the local goody-two-shoes kid, in trouble with his mother by impersonating an angry citizen and claiming that Brett has been spitting and cursing.
Fresh (1994)
, 1h54
Directed by Boaz Yakin, J. Miller Tobin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about children, Jeu, Films about music and musicians, Sports films, Hip hop films, Films about chess, Gangster films
Actors Giancarlo Esposito, Sean Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, N'Bushe Wright, Jean-Claude La Marre, José Zúñiga
Rating75% 3.7985153.7985153.7985153.7985153.798515
12-year-old Michael a.k.a. "Fresh" stops at a latina woman's apartment to pick up dime bags of heroin before he goes to school. Fresh notices that she has given him the wrong amount and Fresh tries to warn her that his boss Esteban will be angry with the incorrect amount. He sees the track marks on her arm, indicating that she is a drug addict trying to swindle him out of his delivery. He leaves, disgusted.


Daughters of the Dust
Directed by Julie Dash
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Political films
Roles Assistant Director
Rating65% 3.250553.250553.250553.250553.25055
Daughters of the Dust is set in 1902 among the members of the Peazant family, Gullah who live at Ibo Landing on St. Simons Island, Georgia. Their ancestors were brought there as slaves centuries ago, and the islanders developed a language and culture that was creolized from West Africans, of Ibo, Yoruba, Kikongo, Mende, and Twi origin. Developed in their relative isolation of large plantations on the islands, the slaves' unique culture and language have endured in areas of the Low Country. The Peazant family, including a couple of contrasting daughters who have come back for a last dinner on the island, is meeting before most leave for the North. The film is narrated by the Unborn Child, and is influenced by accounts of ancestors, represented especially by Nana Peazant, the matriarch. She says, "We are two people in one body. The last of the old and the first of the new." Lyrical visual images convey much of the story. The dialogue is in Gullah creole.
Dogfight (1991)
, 1h34
Directed by Nancy Savoca
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors River Phoenix, Lili Taylor, Elizabeth Daily, Anthony Clark, Mitchell Whitfield, Holly Near
Roles First Assistant Director
Rating73% 3.6976953.6976953.6976953.6976953.697695
The first portion of the film is set on November 21, 1963 (the day before President John F. Kennedy was assassinated). Birdlace and three of his Marine buddies have arrived in San Francisco for twenty-four hours, before shipping off to Vietnam, and are planning on attending a "dogfight" (a party where Marines compete to bring the ugliest date, unbeknownst to the girls they bring) later that evening. They separate into the city to attempt to find dates. After a few women reject his advances, Birdlace ducks into a coffee shop, where he encounters Rose, a waitress, on her break, practicing her guitar. She is not particularly "ugly", but rather plain, shy and awkward. Birdlace attempts to charm her, complimenting her on her guitar playing, and inviting her to a party. She is suspicious of his motives, but decides to accept his invitation.