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Michael O'Herlihy

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Birthday: Apr 01, 1928

Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Dubliner Michael O'Herlihy found success in American television and film, but unlike his younger brother, noted actor Dan O'Herlihy, he made his name behind the camera as a prolific director and occasional producer. After half a decade helming episodes for various TV programs, including stints with popular westerns "Maverick" and "Rawhide," Walt Disney Productions selected the director to man their 1966 adventure feature, "The Fighting Prince of Donegal." But after just two more films with Disney, O'Herlihy moved back to televisio where he proved himself a capable craftsman in a disparate variety of genres. He moonlighted at classic series like "Star Trek," "Mission: Impossible" and "M.A.S.H.," and directed family-oriented TV fare for Disney through the '60s and into the early '70s. But it was with "Hawaii Five-O," the exotically-set detective drama, that O'Herlihy had his longest run, spanning 36 episodes and seven years. He left "Hawaii Five-O" in 1976, and three years later tried his hand at producing with the mini-series "Back Stairs at the White House," a four-episode historical drama that O'Herlihy also directed. Next, he briefly turned his attention to TV movies, directing no less than eight made-for-television films between 1979 and 1980. Throughout most of the 1980s, he again focused on working for numerous series, eventually landing a 20 episode-stay with the action hit "The A-Team." In 1987, he revisited the historical drama, this time with "Hoover vs. the Kennedys: The Second Civil War," which earned him his only Emmy nod before retiring the following year.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hoover vs. the Kennedys: The Second Civil War Director - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Married Wyatt Earp Director - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Million Dollar Face Director - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Detour to Terror Director - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders II Director - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Cash Giveaway Getaway Director - 1980
No Score Yet 22% Cry of the Innocent Director - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Time for Miracles Director - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desperate Voyage Director - 1980
No Score Yet 86% Backstairs at the White House Director - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flame Is Love Director - 1979
No Score Yet 40% Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion Director - 1977
No Score Yet 47% Kiss Me... Kill Me Director - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Pioneers' Christmas Director - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0: Nine Dragons Director - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Pioneers Director - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0: Murder Eyes Only Director - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Harvest Director - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0: F.O.B. Honolulu Director - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Smith! Director - 1969
No Score Yet 62% The Family Band Director - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mosby's Marauders Director - 1967
No Score Yet 9% The Fighting Prince of Donegal Director - 1966

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Director 1987-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Director 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The A-Team Director 1984-1986
72% No Score Yet Miami Vice Director 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Director 1982-1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Director 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Backstairs at the White House Director 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Executive Suite Director 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Quest Director 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Director 1975-1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joe Forrester Director 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Director 1974 1964-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Director 1973 1968
No Score Yet 93% M*A*S*H Director 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Director 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Interns Director 1970
80% 89% Star Trek Director 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Director 1964-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Novak Director 1963-1965
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Director 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Surfside 6 Director 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Director 1961

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