TV Directors List of The Twilight Zone Directors

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

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Abner Biberman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of The Twilight Zone 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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Allan Kroeker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
age 67 Allan Kroeker is a Canadian film and television director, cinematographer, screenwriter, film editor and film producer. He has the distinction of directing the series finales for Star Trek: Deep ...more

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Allen H. Miner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
Died at 87 (1917-2004) Allen H. Miner was a film director and screenwriter.

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Allen Reisner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
Died at 80 (1924-2004) Allen Reisner was a film and tv director.

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Allison Liddi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
Allison Liddi-Brown is a film and TV director.

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Anton Leader is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
Died at 75 (1913-1988) Anton Leader was a film director.

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Bernard Girard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
Died at 79 (1918-1997) Bernard Girard was a film director, television director, screenwriter and television producer.

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Bob Balaban is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
age 73 Robert Elmer "Bob" Balaban is an American actor, author, producer, and director.

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Boris Sagal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
Died at 58 (1923-1981) Boris Sagal was a Ukrainian-born American television and film director.

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Brad Turner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
Brad Turner is a Canadian film director, television director and photographer.

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Buzz Kulik is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of The Twilight Zone 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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Christian Nyby is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of The Twilight Zone 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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David Butler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
Died at 85 (1894-1979) David Butler was an American actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and television director.

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David Ellis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
Died at 60 (1918-1978) David Ellis was the co-writer with Malcolm Hulke of the Doctor Who serial The Faceless Ones, recorded with Patrick Troughton in 1967. The story was penned by the duo following the rejection of ...more

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David Greene is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
Died at 82 (1921-2003) L. David Syms-Greene, born Lucius David Syms Brian Lederman, was a British television and film director who was born in Manchester, Lancashire, England, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in ...more

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David Lowell Rich is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
age 95 David Lowell Rich is an American film director and producer. He has directed nearly 100 films and TV episodes between 1950 and 1987. He was born in New York City. He began directing on a regular ...more

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Debbie Allen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
age 68 Debbie Allen is an author.

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Deran Sarafian is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
age 60 Deran Sarafian is an American actor, film and television director. He is ethnically Armenian. Sarafian has directed several episodes of the FOX series House and was made a co-executive producer ...more

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Don Medford is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
Died at 95 (1917-2012) Donald Muller, known professionally as Don Medford, was an American television director who directed over 75 TV series between 1951 and 1989, and who also directed three movies. Medford directed ...more

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Don Siegel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
Died at 79 (1912-1991) Donald Siegel was an American film director and producer. His name variously appeared in the credits of his films as both Don Siegel and Donald Siegel. He is best known for the original sci-fi ...more

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Don Weis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
Died at 78 (1922-2000) Don Weis was an American film and television director. Weis was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Southern California where he studied film. During World War II, ...more

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Douglas Heyes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
Died at 74 (1919-1993) Douglas Heyes was an American film and television writer, director, producer, actor, and composer with a long list of accomplishments. He was the father of actor Douglas Heyes, Jr.. He died in ...more

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Elliot Silverstein is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
age 91 Elliot Silverstein is best known for being the director of the movie Cat Ballou.

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Eriq La Salle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
age 56 Eriq La Salle is an American actor, director, writer and producer known for his portrayals of Darryl in the 1988 comedy film Coming to America and Dr. Peter Benton in the NBC drama series ER.

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Ida Lupino is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
Died at 77 (1918-1995) Ida Lupino was an English-American film actress and director, and a pioneer among women filmmakers. In her forty-eight-year career, she appeared in fifty-nine films and directed seven others, ...more

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Jack Smight is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
Died at 78 (1925-2003) Jack Smight was an American theatre and film director. Smight was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and went to school with future actor Peter Graves. His film credits include The Traveling ...more

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Jacques Tourneur is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of The Twilight Zone 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 Head is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
James David Head is a Canadian television director.

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James Sheldon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors

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Jean de Segonzac is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
Jean de Segonzac is an American director, screenwriter and cinematographer who has worked in documentaries and television programs. Most of his work has been in gritty, cinéma ...more

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Jerry Levine is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
age 61 Jerry Levine is an American actor and director of television and theatre. As an actor, he is perhaps best known for his role as Rupert "Stiles" Stilinski in the 1985 feature film Teen

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Joe Chappelle is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
Joe Chappelle is an American film director and writer and television director and producer.

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Joe Dante is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
age 72 Joseph "Joe" Dante, Jr. is an American film director, producer, editor and actor. His films—notably Gremlins —often mix fantastical storylines with comedic elements. Dante's films ...more

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John Brahm is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of The Twilight Zone 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 Rich is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of The Twilight Zone 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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John T. Kretchmer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
John T. Kretchmer is an American film and television director and television producer.

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Jonathan Frakes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
age 66 Jonathan Scott Frakes is an American actor, author, and director. Frakes is best known for his portrayal of Commander William T. Riker in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and ...more

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Joseph M. Newman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
Died at 97 (1909-2006) Joseph M. Newman was an American film director most famous for his 1955 film This Island Earth. His credits include episodes of The Twilight Zone and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour. He was nominated ...more

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Jus Addiss is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
Died at 62 (1917-1979) Justus Joseph Addiss or Jus Addiss, Joe Addiss, Justin Addiss was an American director of television and film. Addiss was born in New York City. Addiss died in Hollywood, California. He was the ...more

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Kevin Bray is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
Kevin Bray is an American film, television, commercial and music video director. Bray attended the University of Michigan and the University of Paris before completing his studies at New York ...more

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Lamont Johnson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
Died at 88 (1922-2010) Lamont Johnson was an American actor and film director who has appeared in and directed many television shows and movies. He won two Emmy Awards.

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Leslie Goodwins is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
Died at 70 (1899-1969) Leslie Goodwins was an English film director and screenwriter. He directed nearly 100 films between 1926 and 1967. His 1936 film Dummy Ache was nominated for an Academy Award in 1936 for Best ...more

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Lou Diamond Phillips is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
age 56 Lou Diamond Phillips is an American actor and director. His breakthrough came when he starred in the film La Bamba as Ritchie Valens. He earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting ...more

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Mitchell Leisen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
Died at 74 (1898-1972) Mitchell Leisen was an American director, art director, and costume designer.

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Montgomery Pittman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
Died at 45 (1917-1962) Montgomery "Monty" Pittman was a television writer, director, and actor. Pittman was born in Louisiana and reared in Arkansas. He left home and joined a carnival as a snake oil ...more

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Norman Z. McLeod is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
Died at 66 (1898-1964) Norman Zenos McLeod was an American film director, cartoonist and writer. McLeod made several successful and influential movies such as Taking A Chance, Monkey Business, Horse Feathers, Alice in ...more

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Patrick Norris is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
Patrick R. Norris is an American television director. His directing credits include Chuck, Friday Night Lights, Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries, Hidden Palms, Related, Bones, North Shore, The ...more

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Paul Stewart is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
Died at 78 (1908-1986) Paul Stewart was an American character actor, director and producer who worked in theatre, radio, films and television. He frequently portrayed cynical and sinister characters throughout his ...more

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Perry Lafferty is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
Died at 88 (1917-2005) Perry Francis Lafferty was an American television producer and network television executive who produced several television programs, including the popular CBS programs All in the Family, ...more

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Perry Lang is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of The Twilight Zone Directors
age 59 Perry Lang is an American director, writer and actor. He has directed episodes of television series such as Arli$$, ER, Millennium, Dawson's Creek, NYPD Blue, Nash Bridges, Fantasy Island, ...more