David Trainer

David Trainer is an American television director. He is perhaps best known for directing every episode of the Fox sitcom That '70s Show (except the pilot, which was directed by Terry Hughes). He also directed the first two seasons of the television show Boy Meets World (also a supervising producer) and over 60 episodes of Designing Women. Among many others, his directing credits also include several episodes of FM, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Grace Under Fire, Cybill, Anything But Love, My Boys, Hot in Cleveland and Mike & Molly.[1]

David Trainer
OccupationTelevision director, producer and writer
Years active1976–present

He also wrote episodes for the soap opera Ryan's Hope in 1977 and the sitcom Misery Loves Company which he co-created with Michael Jacobs and Bob Young in 1995.[1]


Trainer was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards for his work on Designing Women from 1989 to 1991.[2]

  • 1989 - Outstanding Comedy Series - Designing Women - nominated
  • 1990 - Outstanding Comedy Series - Designing Women - nominated
  • 1991 - Outstanding Comedy Series - Designing Women - nominated


  1. "David Trainer credits". Yahoo! TV. Retrieved December 15, 2011.
  2. "Primetime Emmy Awards and Nominations for David Trainer". Primetime Emmy® Award Database. Retrieved December 15, 2011.
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