TV Directors List of Bonanza Directors

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List of every famous television director who has directed at least one episode of Bonanza, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list includes anyone who was or is on the directors staff for Bonanza. Regular directors as well as guest directors for Bonanza are included, along with information such as when they were born and what episodes they directed. Some of these famous Bonanza directors may also be actors or producers.

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Alf Kjellin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 68 (1920-1988) Alf Kjellin was a Swedish film actor and director, who also appeared on some television shows. Kjellin was well established as a film actor when he occasionally took on roles in television ...more

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Arthur H. Nadel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 69 (1921-1990) Arthur H.Nadel was a film producer.

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Arthur Lubin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 97 (1898-1995) Arthur Lubin was an American film director and producer who directed several Abbott & Costello films and created the TV series Mister Ed. A prominent director for Universal Pictures in the ...more

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Bernard McEveety is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 80 (1924-2004) Bernard E. McEveety, Jr. was an American film and television director.

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Bruce Bilson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
age 90 Bruce Bilson is an American film and television director. He is the grandfather of the actress Rachel Bilson.

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Charles F. Haas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 98 (1913-2011) Charles Friedman Haas was an American film and television director. He was born in Chicago, Illinois. He began his career at Universal Studios in the mid-1930s, becoming assistant director and ...more

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Charles R. Rondeau is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 79 (1917-1996) Charles R. Rondeau was a television director.

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Christian Nyby is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 80 (1913-1993) Christian Nyby was an American television and film director and editor. As an editor, he had seventeen feature film credits from 1943 to 1952, including The Big Sleep and Red River. From ...more

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Edward Ludwig is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 83 (1899-1982) Edward Irving Ludwig was a Russian-born American film director and writer. He directed nearly 100 films between 1921 and 1963. Ludwig was also one of the directors of John Payne's NBC western ...more

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Felix E. Feist is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 55 (1910-1965) Felix Ellison Feist was a film and television director born in New York City.

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George Blair is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 65 (1905-1970) George Blair was an American film director who worked generally on supporting features including a large number of B-Westerns. Two of his earliest films were British-set thriller films starring ...more

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Gerald Mayer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 82 (1919-2001) Gerald Mayer was a film director, television director and television producer.

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Gerd Oswald is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 70 (1919-1989) Gerd Oswald was a director of American films and television.

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Harry Harris is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 87 (1922-2009) Harry Harris was an American television and film director. Harris moved to Los Angeles in 1937 and got a mailroom job at Columbia Studios. After attending UCLA, he became an apprentice sound ...more

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Herbert L. Strock is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 87 (1918-2005) Herbert L. Strock was an American television producer and director, and a B-movie director of titles such as I Was a Teenage Frankenstein, How to Make a Monster and The Crawling Hand. Strock was ...more

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Herschel Daugherty is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 83 (1910-1993) Herschel Daugherty was an American television and film director and occasional actor.

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Hollingsworth Morse is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 78 (1910-1988) John Hollingsworth Morse was an American film and television director. He directed episodes of a wide variety of U.S. television series from the 1950s through the 1980s, including McHale's Navy, ...more

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Irving J. Moore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 74 (1919-1993) Irving Joseph Moore was an American television director originally from Chicago, Illinois. He was known primarily for work in two nighttime soap operas, Dallas and Dynasty as well as segments of ...more

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Jacques Tourneur is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 73 (1904-1977) Jacques Tourneur was a French-American film director known for a series of low-budget horror films he made for RKO Studios, including Cat People, I Walked with a Zombie and The Leopard Man.

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James B. Clark is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 92 (1908-2000) James B. Clark, Jr. was an American film director, film editor, and television director. His career as a film editor began in 1937, and he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Film ...more

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Jean Yarbrough is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 74 (1901-1975) Jean Yarbrough was an American film director.

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Jesse Hibbs is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 79 (1906-1985) Jesse John Hibbs was an American film and television director and assistant director. He was previously an All-American tackle for the University of Southern California football team in 1927 and

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John Brahm is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 89 (1893-1982) John Brahm was a film and television director. His films include The Undying Monster, The Lodger, Hangover Square, The Locket, The Brasher Doubloon, and the 3D horror film, The Mad Magician.

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John Florea is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 84 (1916-2000) John Florea is a television director and producer.

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John Rich is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 87 (1925-2012) John Rich was an American film and television director. He directed such television shows as Colonel Humphrey Flack, I Married Joan, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Where's Raymond?, Mister Ed, The Dick Van ...more

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Joseph H. Lewis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 93 (1907-2000) Joseph H. Lewis was an American B-movie film director whose stylish flourishes came to be appreciated by auteur theory-espousing film critics in the years following his retirement in 1966. In a ...more

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Joseph Kane is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 81 (1894-1975) Joseph Kane was a film director, film producer, film editor and screenwriter.

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Joseph Pevney is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 97 (1911-2008) Joseph Pevney was an American film and television director.

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Joseph Sargent is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
age 93 Joseph Sargent was an American film director. Though he directed many television movies, his best known feature film works were the theatrical releases; White Lightning, MacArthur, Nightmares ...more

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Leo Penn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 77 (1921-1998) Leo Z. Penn was an American actor and director and the father of musician Michael Penn and actors Sean Penn and Chris Penn.

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Leon Benson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 68 (1909-1977) Leon Benson was a TV director and producer.

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Lewis Allen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 95 (1905-2000) Lewis Allen was an English film and television director. Allen worked mainly in the United States, directing 18 feature films between 1944 and 1959. From the mid-1950s he moved increasingly into ...more

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Marc Daniels is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 77 (1912-1989) Marc Daniels, born Danny Marcus, was an American television director.

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Mickey Moore is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 99 (1914-2013) Michael D. Moore was a Canadian-born American film director, second unit director, and child actor, when he was credited as Mickey Moore.

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Michael Landon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 55 (1936-1991) Michael Landon (October 31, 1936 – July 1, 1991) was an American actor, writer, director, and producer, who starred in three popular NBC TV series that spanned three decades. He is widely known ...more

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Nicholas Colasanto is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 61 (1924-1985) Nicholas Colasanto was an American actor and television director, known for his role, Coach Ernie Pantusso, in the American sitcom Cheers.

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Nicholas Webster is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 94 (1912-2006) Nicholas Webster was an American film and television director. Chiefly remembered for his CBS program The Violent World of Sam Huff; the ABC Close Up documentary Walk in My Shoes, nominated for ...more

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Paul Henreid is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 84 (1908-1992) Paul Henreid was an Austrian-born American actor and film director, best remembered for playing Jeremiah Durrance opposite Bette Davis in Now, Voyager, and Victor Laszlo opposite Ingrid Bergman ...more

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Paul Schneider is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Paul Schneider is an American film and television director. Some of his directorial credits include Baywatch, Beverly Hills, 90210, L.A. Law and JAG. He has also directed a number of television ...more

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Philip Leacock is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 73 (1917-1990) Philip David Charles Leacock was an English television and film director and producer. His brother was documentary filmmaker Richard Leacock.

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Robert Altman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 81 (1925-2006) Robert Bernard Altman was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. A five time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director and an enduring figure from the New Hollywood era, ...more

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Robert Butler is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
age 91 Robert Butler is an American film director and Emmy award-winning television director. He is best known for his work in television, where he directed the pilots for a number of influential ...more

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Robert G. Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 85 (1904-1989) Robert G. Springsteen was a prolific American director of Hollywood B movies and television shows. He was most often credited on screen as R. G. Springsteen. Born in Tacoma, Washington in 1904, ...more

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Robert Gordon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 77 (1913-1990) Robert Gordon was an American director and actor. His acting career, in which he was usually credited as Bobby Gordon, began in 1923 while he was a child, and continued through 1939. His first ...more

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Robert Totten is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 58 (1937-1995) Robert C. Totten was an American television director, writer, and actor, best known for his work on the CBS series Gunsmoke. He directed twenty-seven Gunsmoke episodes between 1966 and 1971 and ...more

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Seymour Robbie is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 85 (1919-2004) Seymour Robbie was a director of American television programs, whose work ranged from 1951 to 1990. His credits include game shows, crime dramas, action-adventure programs, and sitcoms. He was ...more

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Sutton Roley is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 85 (1922-2007) Sutton Roley was a film director.

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Tay Garnett is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 83 (1894-1977) William Taylor "Tay" Garnett was an American film director and writer. Born in Los Angeles, California, Garnett served as a naval aviator in World War I and entered films as a ...more

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Thomas Carr is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
Died at 90 (1907-1997) Thomas Carr was an American film director of Hollywood movies and television programs. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 4, 1907, Carr was born into an acting family. His father was the ...more

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Vincent McEveety is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Bonanza Directors
age 89 Vincent Michael McEveety is an American director and producer.