Jerry Jameson

Jerry Jameson

Highest Rated: 38% Raise the Titanic (1980)

Lowest Rated: 27% Captive (2015)

Birthday: Nov 26, 1934

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

If catastrophe struck and it had a large ensemble cast, Jerry Jameson was probably responsible. From triple-digit temperatures to killer comets, scenarios for catastrophe are virtually inexhaustible -- and the director proved it. Jameson made his feature directing debut with "Brute Corps" (1972), a hippies-vs.-soldiers exploitation pic. He soon graduated to filming episodes of the crime shows "The Mod Squad" and "Canon." Jameson's flood of low-rent Irwin Allen productions was released with the 1974 broadcast of "Heat Wave!." But that wasn't all. Also released in 1974 were the made-for-TV movies "The Elevator" (or: "Lifeboat" in an office building), "Hurricane," and "Terror on the 40th Floor" -- a shameless rip-off of "The Towering Inferno," which itself was a rip-off of "The Poseidon Adventure." Jameson's pièce de résistance arrived with the theatrically released "Airport '77," better known as the disaster flick that supplied the raw material for the spoof "Airplane!" Next year's "Superdome" -- in which a roaming killer adds much excitement to the Super Bowl -- was later lampooned in "Mystery Science Theater 3000."

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
27% 43% Captive Director,
Producer
$2.6M 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Safe Harbor Director - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Red Phone: Checkmate Director - 2003
No Score Yet 44% Last Flight Out Director - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Red Phone: Manhunt Director - 2001
No Score Yet 14% Running Red Executive Producer - 2000
No Score Yet 0% Land of the Free Director - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gone in a Heartbeat Director - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke: One Man's Justice Director - 1994
No Score Yet 40% Bonanza: The Return Director - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke: The Long Ride Director - 1993
No Score Yet 50% Gunsmoke: To the Last Man Director - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet B.L. Stryker: Blind Chess Director - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terror on Highway 91 Director - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fire and Rain Director - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Red Spider Director - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Police Plaza Director - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stormin' Home Director - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last of the Great Survivors Director - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cowboy and the Ballerina Director - 1984
No Score Yet 19% Starflight One Director - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cowboy Director - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Girl for Hire Director - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotline Director - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stand by Your Man Director - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killing at Hell's Gate Director - 1980
38% 28% Raise the Titanic Director - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane Director - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Fire in the Sky Director - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Superdome Director - 1978
33% 32% Airport '77 Director - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Call of the Wild Director - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Invasion of Johnson County Director - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lives of Jenny Dolan Director - 1975
No Score Yet 50% The Deadly Tower Director - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Night Caller Director - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Elevator Director - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hurricane Director - 1974
No Score Yet 7% The Bat People Director - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terror on the 40th Floor Director - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heatwave! Director - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hec Ramsey Director - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brute Corps Director - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dirt Gang Director - 1971

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger Director 1998-2000 1994
33% No Score Yet The Magnificent Seven Director 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moloney Director 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet JAG Director 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Quinn Director 1995-1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Director 1990-1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jake and the Fatman Director 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Director 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Director 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Director 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Director 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dan August Director 1971

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