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Don Weis

Highest Rated: 93% Champion (1949)

Lowest Rated: 33% Pajama Party (1964)

Birthday: May 13, 1922

Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Award-winning TV director Don Weis studied film at the University of Southern California before he served as a film technician in the Air Force during World War II. Shortly after the war ended, he became a director at MGM Studios, working on projects, including the crime comedy "A Slight Case of Larceny" and Debbie Reynolds musical " The Affairs of Dobie Gillis." He moved on to television, where his work on "Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theatre" earned him his first Directors Guild of America award in 1956. He'd score the honor again two years later for helming "Schlitz Playhouse." These accolades led to work on the popular family comedy "The Patty Duke Show" and the detective drama "Ironside." Weis went on to helm such classics as the war-set comedy "MASH," the action-packed cop drama "Hawaii Five-O," and the acclaimed cruise ship comedy "The Love Boat." After serving as director on more than 110 productions, Weis retired in 1990. He died ten years later and was survived by his wife, actress Rebecca Welles, and their three children. He was 78 years old.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 49% Back to the Planet of the Apes Director - 1981
No Score Yet 73% The Munsters' Revenge Director - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Millionaire Director - 1978
No Score Yet 17% Zero to Sixty Director - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Demon and the Mummy Director - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crackle of Death Director - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Did You Hear the One About the Traveling Saleslady? Director - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Longest Hundred Miles Director - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Now You See It, Now You Don't Director - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The King's Pirate Director - 1967
No Score Yet 46% The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini Director - 1966
No Score Yet 50% Billie Director,
Producer
- 1965
33% 34% Pajama Party Director - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Looking for Love Director - 1964
No Score Yet 39% Critic's Choice Director - 1963
No Score Yet 62% The Gene Krupa Story Director - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ride the High Iron Director - 1957
No Score Yet 17% The Adventures of Hajji Baba Director - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Remains to Be Seen Director - 1953
No Score Yet 57% The Affairs of Dobie Gillis Director - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Half a Hero Director - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Slight Case of Larceny Director - 1953
No Score Yet 56% I Love Melvin Director - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet You for Me Director - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just This Once Director - 1952
No Score Yet 10% It's a Big Country Director - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bannerline Director - 1951
93% 74% Champion Dialogue Editor - 1949

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Director 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Director,
Producer
1981-1984 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet CHiPs Director 1979-1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Director 1975-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronk Director 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barbary Coast Director 1975
100% No Score Yet Kolchak: The Night Stalker Director 1974-1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Days Director 1974
No Score Yet 93% M*A*S*H Director 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Courtship of Eddie's Father Director 1970-1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Immortal Director 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond Westworld Director
93% 79% Batman Director 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Director 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Burke's Law Director 1963
82% 94% The Twilight Zone Director 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Director 1961-1962 1955-1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Checkmate Director 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show Director 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thin Man Director 1958-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet General Electric Theater Director 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Married Joan Director 1954

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