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George McCowan

George McCowan

Highest Rated: 28% Frogs (1972)

Lowest Rated: 28% Frogs (1972)

Birthday: Jun 27, 1927

Birthplace: Paris, Ontario, Canada

Born and raised in Canada, George McCowan moved to the United States at a young age and became a well-known television director of such shows as "Charlie's Angels" and "The Mod Squad." He made his television directorial debut on the 1962 series "Playdate," and from 1963 to 1965 he directed over 35 episodes of the Canadian series "The Forest Rangers." He worked steadily in Canada through the '60s and by 1967 he had moved to the United States, where he landed work directing such shows as "The F.B.I." and "Felony Squad." From 1968 to 1972 he worked on the cult undercover police drama "The Mod Squad," and later directed the private detective series "Cannon" and the short-lived "S.W.A.T.." In 1976 McCowan worked on two massively popular series; "Starsky and Hutch," about two wiseguy street cops, and "Charlie's Angels," which followed the adventures of three beautiful female private detectives. During the '80s he worked on numerous hit TV series, including "Fantasy Island" and "Hart to Hart." From 1981 to 1987 he returned to Canada to direct the supernatural mystery series "Seeing Things."

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sanity Clause Director - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hot Money Director - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The July Group Director - 1981
No Score Yet 14% The Shape of Things to Come Director - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of the Mod Squad Director - 1979
No Score Yet 100% Return to Fantasy Island Director - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Separation Director - 1977
No Score Yet 39% Shadow of the Hawk Director - 1976
No Score Yet 33% Murder on Flight 502 Director - 1975
No Score Yet 25% The Magnificent Seven Ride! Director - 1972
28% 24% Frogs Director - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol Director - 1972
No Score Yet 17% Winter Comes Early Director - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Director - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet If Tomorrow Comes Director - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Face of Fear Director - 1971
No Score Yet 20% Run, Simon, Run Director - 1970
No Score Yet 31% The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again Director - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Hate Love Director - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Challenge Director - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love War Director - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ballad of Andy Crocker Director - 1969
No Score Yet 30% Black Brigade Director - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Monk Director - 1969

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Heat Director 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Director 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Director 1978-1981 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nero Wolfe Director 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Littlest Hobo Director 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Director 1976-1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Director 1976-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Director 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Director 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Banacek Director 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Director 1971-1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dan August Director 1970-1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Director 1967-1969