In his early 20s, he made a series of shorts and mini-documentaries. He wrote and directed his first feature film, You Talkin' To Me? in 1987; and co-wrote and directed Disturbed, starring Malcolm McDowell in 1990.
Winkler has alternated between writing and directing motion picture and television features with episodic television directing assignments, including such shows as Beggars And Choosers, Baywatch, The Chris Isaak Show, Dead At 21, The Outer Limits, The Immortal,"
He wrote and directed the 1996 AIDS-themed action-comedy Red Ribbon Blues starring RuPaul, Lypsynka and Debi Mazar, which was invited to over 20 international film festivals. He also directed a television musical for VH1 titled At Any Cost.
His credits include co-writing and directing the 1999 award-winning TV docudrama Rocky Marciano, starring Jon Favreau, Penelope Ann Miller, Judd Hirsch, Tony Lo Bianco, and George C. Scott in one of his last performances; and producing the 2004 motion picture De-lovely.
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