James L. Conway

James L. Conway

Highest Rated: 40% Hangar 18 (1980)

Lowest Rated: 33% The Boogens (1981)

Birthday: Oct 27, 1950

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Director James L. Conway is primarily known for his work for the "Star Trek" spinoff franchise. But his career began in a decidedly different place than outer space--Utah. He got his start in the motion picture business in the 1970s, working for the Utah-based independent distribution and production company Sunn Classic Pictures. Although Sunn made all sorts of movies, they specialized in ''documentarie'' that used pseudo-science to back up their sometimes outlandish claims, such as in "In Search of Noah's Ark," "Beyond and Back," "In Search of Historic Jesus," and "The Lincoln Conspiracy," to mention a few, all of which Conway worked on as either a director, a producer, or a writer. Sunn's films were highly profitable, especially since they cut out the Hollywood studios for their distribution plans. Sunn also dipped into the science fiction and horror genres, with Conway directing two of their better movies, "Hanger 18" and "The Boogens." The latter film was a quietly scary monster movie that relied more on genuine suspense than on gore, which was then (1981) the fashion with the glut of slasher movies filling theaters. In the early 1980s, Conway ventured to Hollywood and began working regularly as a director and producer for television. Besides his notable work for the various "Star Trek" programs, he also directed episodes of "MacGyver," "Charmed," "Supernatural," and "90210," the 2009 incarnation of "Beverly Hills, 90210."

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall of the House of Usher Director - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Capture of Grizzly Adams Producer - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Earthbound Director - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nashville Grab Director - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet California Gold Rush Producer - 1981
33% 30% The Boogens Director - 1981
40% 31% Hangar 18 Director - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Invasion Force Director - 1980
No Score Yet 59% The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Producer - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Encounter With Disaster Producer - 1979
No Score Yet 23% The Bermuda Triangle Producer - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Donner Pass: The Road to Survival Director - 1978
No Score Yet 40% Beyond and Back Director - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Incredible Rocky Mountain Race Director - 1977
No Score Yet 71% The Last of the Mohicans Director - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lincoln Conspiracy Director - 1977
No Score Yet 50% In Search of Noah's Ark Director - 1976

TV

Credit
93% 70% A Confession Superintendent JIM (Character) 2019
47% 70% The Messengers Director 2015
No Score Yet 38% 90210 Director 2009-2011
93% 81% Supernatural Director 2009
78% 70% Smallville Director 2006-2008
No Score Yet 87% Charmed Director 2002-2006 1999-2000
57% 79% Star Trek: Enterprise Director 2003-2005 2001
91% 87% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Director 1995-1996 1993
77% 76% Star Trek: Voyager Director 1995-1996
43% No Score Yet Burke's Law Writer 1994-1995
91% 88% Star Trek: The Next Generation Director 1993 1987-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bodies of Evidence Director,
Writer
1992-1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guns of Paradise Director,
Producer,
Writer
1988-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tour of Duty Director 1988
No Score Yet 91% MacGyver Director 1986-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Director 1986-1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams Director 1977

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