Jude Gerard Prest is an American director, executive producer, showrunner, producer, writer and actor. Prest attended Boston University and Wright State University where he studied acting, film and television production. Originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, Prest is a certified SCUBA diver and regularly uses these skills to his professional advantage, shooting numerous high definition underwater shoots around the globe. Prest began his career as an actor on stage and in a variety of films, television appearances and commercials. He continues to act in films and television, often working as a voice-over actor or alongside ASYLUM studios horror productions. He has overseen, directed, produced and written hundreds of hours of broadcast, syndicated, cable and international programming. Prest has also served as executive producer, co-executive producer, creator, supervising producer and director for a number of series and specials for prominent American networks such as Universal-NBC Sports, CBS, UPN, Fox, PBS, National Geographic, A&E, Sony Pictures Television, Comedy Central, Animal Planet, VH1, 20th Century Fox, and more. Having filmed on every continent (except Antarctica) and in countless countries, Prest has been involved with a number of award winning series, specials and multi-cam live event specials for television. Through his production company – LifeLike Productions, LLC., Prest continues to create, develop, executive produce and oversee film and television projects.