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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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This list helps answer the questions, “Who directed The Twilight Zone?” and "What is a list of The Twilight Zone directors?"

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  • 1

    Abner Biberman

    Dec. at 68 (1909-1977)

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes DirectedCry Hope! Cry Hate!, In Search of an Artist, A Vision of Blindness, Tug of War, 88 Bars

    Abner Biberman (April 1, 1909 – June 20, 1977) was a Jewish-American actor, director, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 2

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Episodes DirectedThe Skull in the Sculpture, A Hard Day's Knight, Storm Front (1), Bride of Chaotica!, Deep Cover

    Allan Kroeker (born April 10, 1951 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian film and television... more on Wikipedia
  • 3

    Allen H. Miner

    Dec. at 87 (1917-2004)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes DirectedNo Fare, The Elevator, The Charles Maury Story, I Wouldn't Start From Here, The Syndicate

    Allen H. Miner was a film director and screenwriter.
  • 4

    Allen Reisner

    Dec. at 80 (1924-2004)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes DirectedThe Night The Phone Rang, Loser Takes All, Fear I to Fall, Palm Springs Answer, The Eyes of Terror

    Allen Reisner was a film and tv director.
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    Allison Liddi-Brown is a film and TV director.
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    Anton Leader

    Dec. at 75 (1913-1988)

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Episodes DirectedTrip to Hashbury, Break through the bars, Duet, The Foreigner, Epitaph for an Indian

    Anton Leader was a film director.
  • 7

    Bernard Girard

    Dec. at 79 (1918-1997)

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes DirectedGeneral Practitioner, The Archer's Ring, The Forbidden Sea, The Emerald Ring Story, The Art Story

    Bernard Girard was a film director, television director, screenwriter and television producer.
  • Bob Balaban8

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes DirectedGo Your Own Way, Trick or Treat, Zombies in P.J.s, Trick or Treat, The Lost Hour

    Robert Elmer Balaban (born August 16, 1945) is an American actor, author, producer, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Boris Sagal9

    Boris Sagal

    Dec. at 58 (1923-1981)

    BirthplaceUkraine, Dnipropetrovsk, Eurasia, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes DirectedThe Other Kind of Spy, No Business Like-----, Death Is a Red Rose, Angie, You Made My Heart Stop

    Boris Sagal (October 18, 1923 – May 22, 1981) was a Ukrainian-American television and film... more on Wikipedia
  • Brad Turner10
    Brad Turner (born June 22) is a Canadian film director, television director and photographer.
  • Buzz Kulik11

    Buzz Kulik

    Dec. at 77 (1922-1999)

    BirthplaceKearny, New Jersey

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes DirectedWill Power, A Trip to Paradise, Savage Sunday, Spider Web, Episode 2

    Seymour "Buzz" Kulik (July 23, 1922 – January 13, 1999) was an American film director and... more on Wikipedia
  • Christian Nyby12

    Christian Nyby

    Dec. at 80 (1913-1993)

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes DirectedThe Rivals, The Honorable Assassins, The Forests of the Night, Howard's Nephew, The Honolulu Story

    Christian Nyby (September 1, 1913 – September 17, 1993) was an American television and film... more on Wikipedia
  • 13

    David Butler

    Dec. at 85 (1894-1979)

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes DirectedBox Office Attraction, Like Father, One of the Boys, The Greatest Psychologist In the World, Beaver and Violet

    David Butler (December 17, 1894 – June 14, 1979) was an American actor, film director, film... more on Wikipedia
  • 14

    David Ellis

    Dec. at 60 (1918-1978)

    BirthplaceSalford, Greater Manchester, Eurasia, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

    Episodes DirectedEye of the Beholder

    David Ellis (22 June 1918 – 30 June 1978) was the co-writer with Malcolm Hulke of the Doctor... more on Wikipedia
  • David Greene15

    David Greene

    Dec. at 82 (1921-2003)

    BirthplaceEurasia, Manchester, United Kingdom, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Episodes DirectedThe Theatre Breaks Loose, King of America, The Lost Colony of Virginia, The Locked Room, Ticket to Tahiti

    L. David Syms-Greene (22 February 1921 – 7 April 2003), born Lucius David Syms Brian Lederman,... more on Wikipedia
  • 16

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes DirectedThe Cabin, Heritage, The Robrioz Ring, Go Fight City Hall, Pack Up All My Cares and Woes

    David Lowell Rich (August 31, 1920 – October 21, 2001) was an American film director and... more on Wikipedia
  • Debbie Allen17

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes DirectedOut of the Picture, To Have and Have Not, How Bittersweet It Is, Basket Cases, There's No Place Like Home

    Deborah Kaye Allen (born January 16, 1950) is an American actress, dancer, choreographer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Deran Sarafian18

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, Southern California, Contiguous United States, 90731

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes DirectedBait, Hard Time, A Time to Hate, Love's Faber Lost, Goggles and Hicks

    Deran Sarafian is an American film and television director and former actor. He directed... more on Wikipedia
  • 19

    Don Medford

    Dec. at 95 (1917-2012)

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes DirectedThe Silent Knife, Odyssey of Death (2), A Child is Born, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: The Escape (2)

    Donald Muller (November 26, 1917, Detroit, Michigan - December 12, 2012, West Hills,... more on Wikipedia
  • Don Siegel20

    Don Siegel

    Dec. at 79 (1912-1991)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes DirectedPaper Gunman, There Are the Hip, and There Are the Square, A Game for Alternate Mondays, Uncle Simon

    Donald Siegel (; October 26, 1912 – April 20, 1991) was an American film director and... more on Wikipedia

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    #140 of 743 The Greatest Directors In Movie History#166 of 194 Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists

  • Don Weis21

    Don Weis

    Dec. at 78 (1922-2000)

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes DirectedThe Human Touch, When Thieves Fall In, There's One Born Every Minute, A Secret Life, Steele

    Don Weis (May 13, 1922 – July 26, 2000) was an American film and television director.
  • Douglas Heyes22

    Douglas Heyes

    Dec. at 74 (1919-1993)

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes DirectedThe Rape of Red Sky, The Howling Man, Prairie Incident, The Purple Room, The Million Dollar Round Up

    Douglas Heyes (May 22, 1919 – February 8, 1993) was an American film and television writer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Elliot Silverstein23

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes DirectedThe Patient, Gravida One, The Passersby, Tombstone for a Derelict, The Trade-Ins

    Elliot Silverstein (born August 3, 1927, in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American director,... more on Wikipedia
  • Eriq La Salle24

    BirthplaceHartford, Connecticut, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Episodes DirectedThe More Things Change, The Family Man, Desert Springs, PTSD, Memphis

    Erik Ki La Salle (born July 23, 1962), professionally known as Eriq La Salle, is an American... more on Wikipedia

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    #99 of 190 The Greatest Black Actors in Film History#33 of 41 41 Drool-Worthy Celebrity Homes

  • Ida Lupino25

    Ida Lupino

    Dec. at 77 (1918-1995)

    BirthplaceEurasia, United Kingdom, London, England, Camberwell

    NationalityUnited States of America, England

    Episodes DirectedThe Jukebox Caper, The King's Shilling, Day in the Year, Mr. George, Guillotine

    Ida Lupino (4 February 1918 – 3 August 1995) was an English-American actress, singer,... more on Wikipedia