Ricardo Méndez Matta is an assistant director and director, known for Thieves and Liars (2006), Nash Bridges (1996) and L.A. Law (1986). He has been married to Poli Marichal since March 15, 1989. See full bio »

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Cat Fight (S6, Ep21)
Mon, Dec 23 3:00 PM PST on KCOPDT4 (123)

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Known For

(2006)
Nash Bridges Director
(2000-2001)
L.A. Law Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
(1988-1989)
Hart of Dixie Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
(2011-2015)

Filmography

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 2018 Operation Finale (first assistant director)
 2017 Ten Days in the Valley (TV Series) (first assistant director - 5 episodes)
- Day 10: Fade Out (2017) ... (first assistant director)
- Day 8: Against Type (2017) ... (first assistant director)
- Day 6: Down Day (2017) ... (first assistant director)
- Day 4: Below the Line (2017) ... (first assistant director)
- Day 2: Cutting Room Floor (2017) ... (first assistant director)
 2016-2017 Lucifer (TV Series) (first assistant director - 11 episodes)
- Candy Morningstar (2017) ... (first assistant director: Los Angeles - as Ricardo Mendez Matta)
- A Good Day to Die (2017) ... (first assistant director: Los Angeles - as Ricardo Mendez Matta)
- Love Handles (2017) ... (first assistant director: Los Angeles - as Ricardo Mendez Matta)
- Stewardess Interruptus (2017) ... (first assistant director: Los Angeles - as Ricardo Mendez Matta)
- Quid Pro Ho (2016) ... (first assistant director: Los Angeles - as Ricardo Mendez Matta)
 2016 Hap and Leonard (TV Series) (first assistant director - 2 episodes)
- The Bottoms (2016) ... (first assistant director)
- Savage Season (2016) ... (first assistant director)
 2015 Stay (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 2015 The Astronaut Wives Club (TV Series) (first assistant director - 2 episodes)
- Landing (2015) ... (first assistant director)
- The Dark Side (2015) ... (first assistant director)
 2011-2015 Hart of Dixie (TV Series) (first assistant director - 40 episodes)
- Bluebell (2015) ... (first assistant director)
- End of Days (2015) ... (first assistant director)
- Alabama Boys (2015) ... (first assistant director)
- Bar-Be-Q Burritos (2015) ... (first assistant director)
- Red Dye #40 (2015) ... (first assistant director)
 2015 The Fosters (TV Series) (first assistant director - 2 episodes)
- Not That Kind of Girl (2015) ... (first assistant director)
- Now Hear This (2015) ... (first assistant director)
 2013 Homeland (TV Series) (first assistant director - 3 episodes)
- A Red Wheel Barrow (2013) ... (first assistant director: Puerto Rico unit)
- Tower of David (2013) ... (first assistant director: Puerto Rico unit)
- Tin Man Is Down (2013) ... (first assistant director: Puerto Rico unit - uncredited)
 2011 A Better Life (first assistant director - as Ricardo Mendez Matta)
 2010-2011 The Defenders (TV Series) (first assistant director - 6 episodes)
- Nevada v. Donnie the Numbers Guy (2011) ... (first assistant director - as Ricardo Mendez Matta)
- Nevada v. Riley (2010) ... (first assistant director)
- Nevada v. Killa Diz (2010) ... (first assistant director)
- Las Vegas vs. Johnson (2010) ... (first assistant director)
- Nevada v. Sen. Harper (2010) ... (first assistant director)
 2011 Off the Map (TV Series) (first assistant director - 1 episode)
- Saved by the Great White Hope (2011) ... (first assistant director: Puerto Rico)
 2009-2010 Three Rivers (TV Series) (first assistant director - 6 episodes)
- Case Histories (2010) ... (first assistant director)
- A Roll of the Dice (2009) ... (first assistant director)
- The Luckiest Man (2009) ... (first assistant director)
- Alone Together (2009) ... (first assistant director)
- Code Green (2009) ... (first assistant director)
 2009 United States of Tara (TV Series) (first assistant director - 7 episodes)
- Miracle (2009) ... (first assistant director)
- Possibility (2009) ... (first assistant director)
- Abundance (2009) ... (first assistant director)
- Transition (2009) ... (first assistant director)
- Work (2009) ... (first assistant director - as Ricardo Mendez Matta)
 2009 Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side (TV Series) (first assistant director - 1 episode)
- Is Your House Haunted? (2009) ... (first assistant director)
 2007 Cane (TV Series) (first assistant director - 8 episodes)
- The Perfect Son (2007) ... (first assistant director)
- HurriCane (2007) ... (first assistant director)
- The Exile (2007) ... (first assistant director)
- One Man Is an Island (2007) ... (first assistant director)
- A New Legacy (2007) ... (first assistant director)
 2005 The Lost City (first assistant director)
 2004 Last Flight Out (first assistant director)
 2000 Ali: An American Hero (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 2000 Bread and Roses (first assistant director - as Ricardo Mendez Matta)
 2000 Price of Glory (first assistant director - as Ricardo Mendez Matta)
 1999 Happy, Texas (second unit director - as Ricardo Mendez Matta)
 1998 Heart Attack (Short) (first assistant director)
 1998 The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (first assistant director)
 1994 Weird Science (TV Series) (first assistant director)
 1993 Trade Winds (TV Mini-Series) (first assistant director - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... (first assistant director)
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... (first assistant director)
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... (first assistant director)
 1993 Airborne (first assistant director)
  Parker Lewis Can't Lose (TV Series) (second assistant director - 12 episodes, 1990) (first assistant director - 1 episode, 1993)
- The Last Supper (1993) ... (first assistant director)
- Teacher, Teacher (1990) ... (second assistant director)
- Science Fair (1990) ... (second assistant director)
- Radio Free Flamingo (1990) ... (second assistant director)
- Deja Dudes (1990) ... (second assistant director)
 1991 Dinosaurs (TV Series) (second assistant director - 5 episodes)
- The Howling (1991) ... (second assistant director - as Ricardo Mendez Matta)
- High Noon (1991) ... (second assistant director - as Ricardo Mendez Matta)
- Hurling Day (1991) ... (second assistant director - as Ricardo Mendez Matta)
- The Mating Dance (1991) ... (second assistant director - as Ricardo Mendez Matta)
- The Mighty Megalosaurus (1991) ... (second assistant director - as Ricardo Mendez Matta)
 1990 China Cry: A True Story (second assistant director)
 1990 Extreme Close-Up (TV Movie) (second assistant director)
 1990 Rainbow Drive (TV Movie) (second second assistant director)
 1989-1990 A Brand New Life (TV Series) (second assistant director - 6 episodes)
- Even Housekeepers Sing the Blues (1990) ... (second assistant director)
- Children of a Legal Mom (1990) ... (second assistant director)
- Private School (1989) ... (second assistant director)
- I Fought the Law (1989) ... (second assistant director)
- Above and Beyond Therapy (1989) ... (second assistant director)
 1990 Love at Large (second assistant director)
 1990 Without Her Consent (TV Movie) (second assistant director)
 1989 Taken Away (TV Movie) (second assistant director)
 1988-1989 L.A. Law (TV Series) (second assistant director - 10 episodes)
- Izzy Ackerman or Is He Not (1989) ... (second assistant director - as Ricardo Mendez Matta)
- Victor/Victorious (1989) ... (second assistant director - as Ricardo Mendez Matta)
- I'm in the Nude for Love (1989) ... (second assistant director - as Ricardo Mendez Matta)
- To Live and Diet in L.A. (1989) ... (second assistant director - as Ricardo Mendez Matta)
- Dummy Dearest (1988) ... (second assistant director - as Ricardo Mendez Matta)
 1988 Killer Instinct (TV Movie) (second assistant director)
 1988 Punchline (dga trainee - as Ricardo Matta)
 1988 A Father's Homecoming (TV Movie) (second assistant director)
 1987 Hard Copy (TV Series) (dga trainee - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.0 (1987) ... (dga trainee)
 1987 The Bronx Zoo (TV Series) (second assistant director)
 1986 Outlaws (TV Series) (dga trainee - 1 episode)
- Outlaws (1986) ... (dga trainee)
 1985-1986 The Colbys (TV Series) (dga trainee - 6 episodes)
- The Pact (1986) ... (dga trainee - uncredited)
- Thursday's Child (1986) ... (dga trainee - uncredited)
- The Turning Point (1986) ... (dga trainee - uncredited)
- The Letter (1986) ... (dga trainee - uncredited)
- Fallen Idol (1986) ... (dga trainee - uncredited)
 1985 Hellhole (second assistant director - as Ricardo Mendez-Matta)
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Member of the jury for the Newport Beach Film Festival in 2008.

Nickname:

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