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Arnold Laven

Highest Rated: 80% Geronimo (1962)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Feb 23, 1922

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Arnold Laven, the successful television director and producer, moved to Los Angeles in the 1930s, where Laven got his first show business job in the mailroom at Warner Brothers. During World War II, he joined the United States Army, where he was assigned to the First Motion Picture Unit, a unit made up of military personnel culled from the movie industry. There he met Jules V. Levy and Arthur Gardner. The three served their time producing training films, and discussing their plans to form their own production company. After they were discharged in 1945, each took a job in the industry, Laven and Levy as script supervisors, Gardner as an assistant director, until 1952, when they were able to mount their own production, the film noir "Without Warning!," which Laven directed. The trio would go on to work together for decades on projects like the western series "The Rifleman," "Law of the Plainsman," and "The Big Valley." Laven built a distinguished career working on the previously mentioned shows as well as the family comedy "Eight Is Enough," the superhero series "The Greatest American Hero," and the action series "The A-Team." He retired in 1985, bringing an end to an impressive and expansive career.Laven died at the age of 87.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life, Liberty and Pursuit on the Planet of the Apes Director - 1981
No Score Yet 49% Back to the Planet of the Apes Director - 1981
0% 42% Gator Producer - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Underground Producer - 1970
No Score Yet 48% The McKenzie Break Producer - 1970
No Score Yet 27% Sam Whiskey Director - 1969
70% 56% The Scalphunters Producer - 1968
No Score Yet 58% Rough Night in Jericho Director - 1967
20% 61% Clambake Producer - 1967
60% 33% The Glory Guys Director,
Producer
- 1965
80% 41% Geronimo Director,
Producer
- 1962
38% 81% Anna Lucasta Director - 1958
No Score Yet 26% The Vampire Producer - 1957
67% 35% The Monster That Challenged the World Director - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mark of the Vampire Producer - 1957
No Score Yet 50% Slaughter on Tenth Avenue Director - 1957
No Score Yet 50% The Rack Director - 1956
No Score Yet 44% Down Three Dark Streets Director - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl in Room 17 Director - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vice Squad Director - 1953
No Score Yet 43% Without Warning Director - 1952

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 61% The A-Team Director 1983-1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Director 1984
No Score Yet 80% CHiPs Director 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eight Is Enough Director 1978-1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Director 1978-1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Director 1975 1978
No Score Yet 66% Shazam! Director 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret of Isis Director 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Director 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Director 1972-1973
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Director 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dan August Director 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Director 1965 1967-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Director 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Director,
Producer
1958-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Director 1958
No Score Yet 98% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Director 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stage 7 Director 1955