|Also Known As:||The Well-Mannered Man|
|Works:||The X-Files, Harsh Realm, Supernatural, Charlie's Angels, Mission: Impossible, Baywatch, The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.|
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Manners directorial debut was in 1979 for Charlie's Angels. Other series followed, including Mission: Impossible, Baywatch, and The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.. In the winter of 1994/1995, he joined The X-Files production and with directing 53 (often mytharc-centric) episodes became the director with most directorial episode credits during the shows original run. He also served as a co-producer on the show. After the end of the series he directed many episodes of Supernatural.
Frank Spotnitz remembered Manners on his blog:
"Kim had a blazing intensity that inspired everyone -- writers, producers, actors and crew. 'Kick it in the [expletive]!' he'd say to us. And 'I love you,' really meaning it. As long as he'd been a director, he never lost his passion for his work.... Kim was an incredible force of life. It is hard for me to believe or accept that he is gone.
- Detective Manners from the season 3 X-Files episode Jose Chungs from Outer Space was named after him
- Director Sugar Bear (played in the episode by director Barry K. Thomas) from the David Duchovny penned and helmed X-Files episode Hollywood A.D. pays homage to him
- The Manners Hotel in THE X-FILES No. 0 comic is named after him.
- The book the LAX-Files is dedicated to Manners. The money that comes from selling the book is donated to the American Cancer Society, which was selected by Kim Manners' family.
- The fifth episode of the second of Vince Gilligan's tv series Breaking Bad series included the following dedication: "Dedicated to our [Fr]iend Kim Manners"
- the complete 4th season of Supernatural was dedicated to Manners.
- The Manner's Colonial Hospital in the second X-Files feature film I Want To Believe is another homage to him.
- the Supernatural Studios in Burnaby, Vancouver had officially be named in honour of Manners
- in the episodeMulder and Scully meet the Were-Monster of the 10th Season of The X-Files there is a dedication to him: in a scene in a cemetery, Mulder is laying down a bouquet of flowers in front of a tombstone and touching it with the inscription:
- in Memory of
- Kim Manners
- January 13th 1951
- January 25th 2009
- "Let's kick in the ass"
"Let's kick in the ass" was usually called by Manners before calling action when directing.