Kim Manners

We spend way too much time with each other not to enjoy each others' company.
— Kim Manners philosophy about work

Kim Manners (d. 2009) was a director and executive producer of the series Supernatural. Unfortunately, he passed away during Season 4 of the show.


Kim Manners with Jared Padalecki (Sam Winchester) and Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester) during the direction of Dead in The Water (the first episode he directed)

On March 12, 2009, when Season 4's Death Takes A Holiday aired, the end credits contained two photos of him along with the caption We dedicate the entire season to Kim Manners with a final message stating We miss you, Kim.

Everyone at Supernatural is walking around in a daze, shocked and absolutely devastated. Kim was a brilliant director; more than that, he was a mentor and friend. He was one of the patriarchs of the family, and we miss him desperately. He gave so much to Supernatural, and everything we do on the show, now and forever, is in memory of him.
— Eric Kripke on Kim's death

Manners had also directed episodes of Charlie's Angels, Automan, Simon & Simon, Hunter, Mission: Impossible, Baywatch, The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. and The X-Files.


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  • Breaking Bad honored him in the credits of an episode.
  • The X-Files also honored him with a tombstone which showed his date of birth and death. Manners directed 52 episodes of the science fiction series.
  • Kim's quote "Kick it in the ass" has a recurring appearance in Supernatural.
  • He is said to be the only person brave enough to prank Jared and Jensen without fear of retaliation.
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