Coles is probably most notable for his directing on the HBO sitcom, Sex and the City. In addition to Sex and the City, Coles has directed episodes of Grey's Anatomy, Law & Order and The West Wing. Coles served as a producer on Wonderland, and Songs in Ordinary Time.
Coles has a company, Talking Wall Pictures, that focuses on seeing through the expansions of television projects.
Coles has directed only one episode of Desperate Housewives.