TV Directors List of Gunsmoke Directors

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

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Abner Biberman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Gunsmoke Directors
Died at 68 (1909-1977) Abner Biberman, was an American actor, director, and screenwriter. Biberman was sometimes credited under the pseudonym Joel Judge.

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Alf Kjellin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Gunsmoke 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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Allen Reisner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Gunsmoke Directors
Died at 80 (1924-2004) Allen Reisner was a film and tv director.

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Andrew McLaglen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Gunsmoke Directors
Died at 94 (1920-2014) Andrew Victor McLaglen was a film and television director, known for westerns and adventure films, often starring John Wayne or James Stewart. He was born in London, but lived and worked in the ...more

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Arthur Hiller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Gunsmoke Directors
age 95 Arthur Hiller, OC is a Canadian television and film director, having directed over 33 major films during his 50-year career. He began his career directing television in Canada and later in the ...more

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Bernard Louis Kowalski is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Gunsmoke Directors
Died at 78 (1929-2007) Bernard L. Kowalski was an American film and television director, nominated for two Primetime Emmys, and the uncle of producer Brian Grazer.

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Bernard McEveety is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Gunsmoke Directors
Died at 80 (1924-2004) Bernard E. McEveety, Jr. was an American film and television director.

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Buzz Kulik is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Gunsmoke Directors
Died at 77 (1922-1999) Buzz Kulik was an American film director and producer. He directed 72 films and television shows, including several episodes of The Twilight Zone.

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Charles R. Rondeau is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Gunsmoke Directors
Died at 79 (1917-1996) Charles R. Rondeau was a television director.

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Christian Nyby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Gunsmoke 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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Dennis Weaver is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Gunsmoke Directors
Died at 82 (1924-2006) William Dennis Weaver was an American actor who was best known for his work in television. Weaver's two most notable roles were as Marshal Matt Dillon's trusty helper Chester Goode on the ...more

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E. Darrell Hallenbeck is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Gunsmoke Directors
Died at 65 (1922-1987)

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Franklin Adreon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Gunsmoke Directors
Died at 77 (1902-1979) Franklin "Pete" Adreon was an American film and television director, producer, screenwriter, and actor.

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Gary Nelson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Gunsmoke Directors
age 84 Gary Nelson is an American television and film director. He has directed many well-known television series, including Gunsmoke, The Patty Duke Show, Gilligan's Island and Happy Days among dozens ...more

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Gene Fowler Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Gunsmoke Directors
Died at 81 (1917-1998) Gene Fowler Jr., the eldest son of Gene Fowler, Denver, was a prominent Hollywood film editor. His work included films of Fritz Lang and Samuel Fuller and movies like Stanley Kramer's It's a ...more

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Gerald Mayer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Gunsmoke Directors
Died at 82 (1919-2001) Gerald Mayer was a film director, television director and television producer.

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Harry Harris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Gunsmoke 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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Harry Horner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Gunsmoke Directors
Died at 84 (1910-1994) Harry Horner was an Austrian-born American art director who made a successful career in Hollywood as an Academy Award winning art director and as a feature film and television director.

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Herb Wallerstein is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Gunsmoke Directors

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Herschel Daugherty is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Gunsmoke Directors
Died at 83 (1910-1993) Herschel Daugherty was an American television and film director and occasional actor.

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Irving J. Moore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Gunsmoke 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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James Sheldon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Gunsmoke Directors

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Jean Yarbrough is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Gunsmoke Directors
Died at 74 (1901-1975) Jean Yarbrough was an American film director.

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Jerry Hopper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Gunsmoke Directors
Died at 81 (1907-1988) Jerry Hopper was an American film and television director, active from the mid-1940s through the early 1970s. He was an editor at Paramount Pictures before moving to the directors' chair for ...more

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Jesse Hibbs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Gunsmoke 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) 26 on the list List of Gunsmoke 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 English is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Gunsmoke Directors
Died at 66 (1903-1969) John English was a British film editor and film director. He is most famous for the film serials he co-directed with William Witney for Republic Pictures such as Zorro's Fighting Legion and ...more

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John Rich is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Gunsmoke 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) 29 on the list List of Gunsmoke 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 Sargent is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Gunsmoke 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) 31 on the list List of Gunsmoke 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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Leonard Katzman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Gunsmoke Directors
Died at 69 (1927-1996) Leonard Katzman was an American film and television producer, writer and director, most notable for being the showrunner of prime time soap opera Dallas.

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Louis King is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Gunsmoke Directors
Died at 64 (1898-1962) Dr. Louis Eugene King, would have been the first black anthropologist to receive a doctorate from Columbia. He also did groundbreaking work in the field of anthropology. Unfortunately for him he ...more

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Marc Daniels is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Gunsmoke Directors
Died at 77 (1912-1989) Marc Daniels, born Danny Marcus, was an American television director.

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Mark Rydell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Gunsmoke Directors
age 84 Mark Rydell is an American actor, film director and producer. He has directed many Academy Award-nominated films including The Fox, The Reivers, Cinderella Liberty, The Rose, The River and For ...more

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Marvin J. Chomsky is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Gunsmoke Directors
age 89 Marvin J. Chomsky is an American television and film director. He has also worked as a producer.

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Michael O'Herlihy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Gunsmoke Directors
Died at 68 (1929-1997) Michael O'Herlihy was an Irish television producer and director who directed shows like Gunsmoke, Maverick, Star Trek, Hawaii Five-O, M*A*S*H and The A-Team. Born in Dublin, Ireland, O'Herlihy ...more

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Paul Stanley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Gunsmoke Directors
Died at 80 (1922-2002) Paul Stanley was an American television director. Stanley worked in television from the early 1950s until the mid-1980s. His credits encompass all genres, extending to more than fifty prime time ...more

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Peter Graves is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Gunsmoke Directors
Died at 84 (1926-2010) Peter Duesler Aurness, known professionally as Peter Graves, was an American film and television actor. He was best known for his starring role in the CBS television series Mission: Impossible ...more

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Philip Leacock is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Gunsmoke 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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Richard C. Sarafian is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Gunsmoke Directors
Died at 83 (1930-2013) Richard Caspar Sarafian was an American TV and film director and actor. He compiled a versatile career that spanned over five decades as a director, actor, and writer. He is best known as the ...more

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Richard Whorf is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Gunsmoke Directors
Died at 60 (1906-1966) Richard Whorf was an American actor, author, director, and designer. Richard was born in Winthrop, Massachusetts, to Harry and Sarah Whorf. Richard's older brother was the well-known American ...more

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Robert Butler is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Gunsmoke 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) 44 on the list List of Gunsmoke 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 Stevenson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Gunsmoke Directors
Died at 81 (1905-1986) Robert Stevenson was an English film writer and director. He was educated at Cambridge University where he became the president of both the Liberal Club and the Cambridge Union Society. After ...more

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Robert Totten is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Gunsmoke 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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Sam Peckinpah is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Gunsmoke Directors
Died at 59 (1925-1984) David Samuel "Sam" Peckinpah was an American film director and screenwriter who achieved prominence following the release of the Western epic The Wild Bunch. He was known for the ...more

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Stuart Heisler is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Gunsmoke Directors
Died at 83 (1896-1979) Stuart Heisler was an American film and television director. He worked as a motion picture editor from 1921 to 1936, then dedicated the rest of his career to that of a film director. He directed ...more

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Sutton Roley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Gunsmoke Directors
Died at 85 (1922-2007) Sutton Roley was a film director.

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Tay Garnett is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Gunsmoke 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