Alan Rafkin

Alan Rafkin

Highest Rated: 67% The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)

Lowest Rated: 67% The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)

Birthday: Jul 23, 1928

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Alan Rafkin began his career as a standup comedian, going on to become one of the most prolific sitcom directors of his era, working on notable series across four decades. After graduating from Syracuse University, Rafkin returned to New York City, where he worked the nightclub circuit telling jokes while also landing the occasional TV role. He found his true calling, however, in 1962, when he directed an episode of "77 Sunset Strip." For the rest of the decade he directed sitcoms that are now recognized as classics of the genre, including the sci-fi-themed "My Favorite Martian," the military comedy "Gomer Pyle, United StatesM.C.," the spy spoof "Get Smart," and the laconic "The Andy Griffith Show"--to name just a few. Rafkin kept busy throughout the 1970s as well, helming episodes of the Neil Simon spin-off "The Odd Couple," the pioneering working-woman show "Mary Tyler Moore," and the long-running "M.A.S.H.." Showing no sign of slowing down into the '80s and '90s, Rafkin scored credits on "Charles in Charge" and "Murphy Brown."

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Let's Switch Director - 1975
No Score Yet 71% How to Frame a Figg Director - 1971
No Score Yet 87% Angel in My Pocket Director - 1969
No Score Yet 70% The Shakiest Gun in the West Director - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nobody's Perfect Director - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ride to Hangman's Tree Director - 1967
67% 75% The Ghost and Mr. Chicken Director - 1966
No Score Yet 39% Ski Party Director - 1965

TV

Credit
50% 82% The Closer Director 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coach Director 1995 1989-1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charles in Charge Director 1984-1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Day at a Time Director 1978-1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley Director 1977-1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alice Director,
Producer
1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's Happening!! Director 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show Director 1972-1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet That's My Mama! Director 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show Director 1974 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl With Something Extra Director 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Dick Van Dyke Show Unknown (Guest Star),
Director
1973-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love, American Style Producer 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Odd Couple Director 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Governor & J.J. Jeweler (Guest Star),
Director
1969-1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Get Smart Director 1969-1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doris Day Show Director 1969
No Score Yet 88% The Good Guys Director 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 222 Director 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Courtship of Eddie's Father Director 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laredo Director 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show Director 1964-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bewitched Director 1964-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie Director 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Director 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show Director 1963-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Favorite Martian Director 1963-1964

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