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Robert Scheerer

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Birthday: Dec 28, 1929

Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, USA

As an actor, Robert Scheerer enjoyed his greatest success on the Great White Way making an award-winning debut in 1948's "Lend an Ear." Television directing however turned out to be the career choice that allowed Scheerer to make his biggest mark on the landscape. He was a member of the Jivin' Jacks, a dance troupe that appeared in a number of 1940s Universal films including "Moonlight in Vermont" and "Always a Bridesmaid." Scheerer turned to television, making his directorial debut on an episode of the 1960 Spike Jones sitcom, "Swinging Spiketaculars." By the end of the decade, the California native had won an Emmy for "The Danny Thomas Show" and received further Emmy nods for his work on specials featuring Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand. And while Scheerer directed the occasional motion picture, including the little-seen 1970 Michael Douglas vehicle "Adam at Six A.M." and the 1973 Disney feature "The World's Greatest Athlete," television provided his greatest stream of work. By the 1980s, the former song-and-dance man was awash in directorial work, including two years on "Fame" (for which he earned three Emmy nods), a five-year stint working on "The Love Boat," and a number of prime time soaps including "Dynasty," "The Colbys," and "Falcon Crest." While "Matlock" was an employer from 1989 through 1995, Scheerer also worked extensively in the "Star Trek" universe of "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Star Trek: Voyager," and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine."

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock: The Hunting Party Director - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Absent-Minded Professor: Trading Places Director - 1988
No Score Yet 40% How to Beat the High Cost of Living Director - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Ever After Director - 1978
No Score Yet 17% Ants! Director - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target Risk Director - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Candidate for Murder Director - 1974
No Score Yet 34% The World's Greatest Athlete Director - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poor Devil Director - 1972
No Score Yet 43% Adam at 6 A.M. Director - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates Director - 1969

TV

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77% 75% Star Trek: Voyager Director 1997 1995
90% 86% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Director 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Director 1989-1994
89% 90% Star Trek: The Next Generation Director 1992-1993 1989-1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jake and the Fatman Director 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guns of Paradise Director 1988-1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aaron's Way Director 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Director 1987 1983-1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fame Director 1982-1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blue Knight Director 1976
100% No Score Yet Kolchak: The Night Stalker Director 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl With Something Extra Director 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning World Director 1967
90% 73% Gilligan's Island Director 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Private Greenleaf (Character) 1954

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