Ralph Hemecker
Ralph Hemecker
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Ralph W. Hemecker
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S1 - S2 - S3 - OW - S4 - S5 - S6 - S7
Ralph Hemecker is one of the directors of Once Upon a Time and Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.


Hemecker's career as a director started on the CBS crime drama series Silk Stalkings where he directed 9 episodes over 3 seasons. In 1994, Hemecker left the show and worked briefly on Dead at 21 and Vanishing Son. A few years later, in 1996, he directed 2 episodes of Fox TV series Kindred: The Embraced for their first and only season. After that, Hemecker worked as a director on Millennium, The X-Files and Roar for short periods of time.

In 2000, Hemecker went on to create his own TV show, Witchblade which completed a 2 season run on TNT. Hemecker wrote a total of 13 episodes across the 2 seasons. Hemecker did not direct again until 2007, when he directed 6 episodes for the CBS crime drama Numb3rs. He then went on to direct episodes of Ghost Whisperer, The Vampire Diaries, Blue Bloods and Nikita.

In January 2012, Hemecker joined the crew of the Once Upon a Time, as a screen director. In 2013, it was announced that he would also direct episodes of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.

Once Upon a Time directing credits

The following is a list of episodes of Once Upon a Time and Once Upon a Time in Wonderland that credit Hemecker as their director.

  1. "7:15 A.M." (1.10)
  2. "Hat Trick" (1.17)
  3. "Broken" (2.01)
  4. "Queen of Hearts" (2.09)
  5. "The Miller's Daughter" (2.16)
  6. "Selfless, Brave and True" (2.18)
  7. "Second Star to the Right" (2.21)
  8. "The Heart of the Truest Believer" (3.01)
  9. "Down the Rabbit Hole" (W.01)
  10. "The Serpent" (W.04)
  11. "Going Home" (3.11)
  12. "The Tower" (3.14)
  13. "A Curious Thing" (3.19)
  14. "There's No Place Like Home" (3.22)
  15. "A Tale of Two Sisters" (4.01)
  16. "The Apprentice" (4.04)
  17. "Smash the Mirror" (4.08) [with Eagle Egilsson]
  18. "Heroes and Villains" (4.11)
  19. "Enter the Dragon" (4.14)
  20. "Lily" (4.19)
  21. "Operation Mongoose, Part 2" (4.22)
  22. "Siege Perilous" (5.03)
  23. "The Bear and the Bow" (5.06)
  24. "Souls of the Departed" (5.12)
  25. "Heartless" (6.07)
  26. "The Final Battle, Part 2" (6.22)

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