Peyton Reed - Details


A native of Raleigh and a graduate of the University of North Carolina, PEYTON REED began his career as an editor at Zaloom-Mayfield Productions. On the strength of his award-winning short Almost Beat, he began writing and directing for the company as well.

He directed numerous behind-the-scenes documentaries, including The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy, Through the Eyes of Forrest Gump (the highest-selling making of home video of all time) and CBS’s The Honeymooners Anniversary Special. Reed then went to work for Walt Disney, where he directed successful remakes of the classic Disney live-action titles The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes and The Love Bug for the studio’s Wonderful World of Disney series on the ABC network.

Reed has also directed music videos for such alternative bands as The Connells and Superchunk and special film projects for both Walt Disney Theme Park Productions and MCA/Universal. His work has also appeared in five episodes of Comedy Central’s breakthrough conceptual sketch series Upright Citizens Brigade and five episodes of HBO’s alternative comedy masterwork Mr. Show With Bob & David.


  • 3rd July 1964 - Birth