|Intro||American film producer and actor|
|Is||Film producer Actor Film director Television director|
|From||United States of America|
|Type||Film, TV, Stage & Radio|
David Winkler is an American film director and producer, known for Creed (2015), The Mechanic (2011), and Mechanic: Resurrection (2016).
Winkler is the son of Irwin Winkler and actress Margo Winkler. Directors/producers Charles Winkler and Adam Winkler are his brothers. Through Charles' marriage, actress Sandra Nelson happens to be his sister-in-law.
Winkler made his directorial debut in 1995 with a short film titled Judgement starring Clarence Williams III and Matthew McConaughey. Three years later, in 1998, he directed the TV series The Net with Brooke Langton, Joseph Bottoms, and Eric Szmanda. Also in 1998, he directed the biographical drama Finding Graceland in which Harvey Keitel played Elvis Presley.
As a producer, Winkler's first creation was Rocky Balboa in 2006, starring Sylvester Stallone and Burt Young. His father, Irwin Winkler, was the executive producer and his brother Charles Winkler was also one of the producers. Most recently, in 2018, he produced the sport-drama Creed II with Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, and Tessa Thompson.