|Other names Arnold Cassius|
Ex-spouse Suzanne Todd
Role Television Director
|Name Doug Aarniokoski|
Years active 1991–present
|Full Name Douglas Aarniokoski|
Born San Francisco, California
Occupation Television director, producer
Children Dashiell Aarniokoski, Hunter Aarniokoski, Serena Aarniokoski
Movies Nurse 3‑D, The Day, Highlander: Endgame, Animals, Red Sonja
Similar People Paz de la Huerta, David Loughery, Katrina Bowden, Adam Herschman, Ashley Bell
Doug Aarniokoski is an American television director and producer.
He is well known for his work on the CBS series Criminal Minds, The CW superhero drama Arrow, and for the FOX supernatural series Sleepy Hollow.
He got his start on the 1992 horror feature Doctor Mordrid, as the first assistant director. He went on to serve as assistant director on several other films such as From Dusk Till Dawn, Living Out Loud, The Faculty, and Spy Kids.
Later he began serving as a second unit director for features such as The Medallion, Once Upon a Time in Mexico and Resident Evil: Extinction.
His directorial effort was with the 2000 action film Highlander: Endgame. His other credits include Animals and The Day.
He co-wrote and directed the 2013 horror Nurse 3D.
Aarniokoski has directed 8 installments of the CBS series Criminal Minds since 2011, while directing two episode of The CW's Green Arrow origin series Arrow, and one of its sister-series, The Flash.
During the first season of the FOX series Sleepy Hollow, Aarniokoski directed the 7th episode, "The Midnight Ride". In winter 2014, he joined as supervising producer and main director on the show. He has since directed the second-season episodes "Go Where I Send Thee...", "And the Abyss Gazes Back", "Kali Yuga" and "Awakening".
In 2015, he joined the new CBS series Limitless, as supervising producer and director. The show will be run by former Sleepy Hollow co-worker Mark Goffman.