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Gary Nelson

Highest Rated: 70% Freaky Friday (1976)

Lowest Rated: 38% The Black Hole (1979)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Director Gary Nelson's five decades in television began with episodes of such classic 1960s comedies as "Gilligan's Island," the spy farce "Get Smart," the Civil-War-era sitcom F Troop, and the disc-jockey jamboree "Good Morning, World." Concurrently, he emerged as one of the leading directors of Westerns, consistently helming such series as "Shane," "Gunsmoke," and "Have Gun - Will Travel," as well as making his film debut with the Sam-Elliott-starring "Molly and Lawless John" (1972). His involvement with the long-running program "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" led to his directing of the Disney feature films "The Black Hole," a rousing sci-fi adventure, and "Freaky Friday" (1976), a famous body-swap comedy that benefitted from Nelson's sense of familial dynamics. In the '80s, Nelson returned to television almost exclusively, parlaying his penchant for Westerns into a spate of modern-day law-enforcement shows such as "Lady Blue," "Boys in Blue," and "Revolver." Nelson retired in 2000 after directing 19 episodes of the clairvoyance-centered drama "Early Edition."

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Melanie Darrow Director - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ray Alexander: A Menu for Murder Director - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fast Company Director - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ray Alexander: A Taste for Justice Director - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fugitive Nights: Danger in the Desert Director - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of Ironside Director - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Revolver Director - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sands of Time Director - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Memories of Midnight Director - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hit Man Director - 1991
No Score Yet 62% The Lookalike Director - 1990
No Score Yet 55% Get Smart, Again! Director - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shooter Director - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story: The Watch Commander Director - 1988
40% 20% Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold Director $2M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Houston Knights Director - 1987
No Score Yet 39% Murder in Three Acts Director - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady Blue Director - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer: More Than Murder Director - 1984
No Score Yet 86% The Baron and the Kid Director - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder Me, Murder You Director - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Love and Honor Director - 1983
No Score Yet 75% Murder in Coweta County Director - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy the Kid Director - 1982
No Score Yet 78% The Pride of Jesse Hallam Director - 1981
38% 45% The Black Hole Director - 1979
70% 57% Freaky Friday Director - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Panache Director - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Medical Story Director - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Boy Who Talked to Badgers Director - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl on the Late, Late Show Director - 1974
No Score Yet 22% Santee Director - 1973
No Score Yet 20% Molly and Lawless John Director - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Boy From Dead Man's Bayou Director - 1971
No Score Yet 29% Harum Scarum Director - 1965

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Director 1997-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Nutt House Director 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Love and Honor Director 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Kill a Cop Director 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Washington: Behind Closed Doors Director 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Director 1976 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adam's Rib Director 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Director 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Courtship of Eddie's Father Director 1970-1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love, American Style Director 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walt Disney's Disneyland Director 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Director 1968-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doris Day Show Director 1968-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Get Smart Director 1966-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Director 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning World Director 1967-1968
90% 73% Gilligan's Island Director 1965-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet F Troop Director 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Please Don't Eat the Daisies Director 1965-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie Director 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Director 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show Director 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Director 1962-1963

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