Byron Haskin

Film Director / Cinematographer / Film Producer / Screenwriter | * 04/22/1899 († 84, 04/16/1984) | Portland, Oregon (United States of America (USA))
Byron Conrad Haskin (April 22, 1899 – April 16, 1984) was an American film and television director, special effects creator and cinematographer. He is best known for directing The War of the Worlds (1953), one of many films where he teamed with producer George Pal. ()

Byron Conrad Haskin was an American film and television director. He was born in Portland, Oregon.He is remembered today for directing 1953's The War of the Worlds, one of many films where he teamed with producer George Pal. In his early career, he was a special effects artist, with a number of credits on Warner Bros. films, an asset when directing the killer ants film The Naked Jungle and the science fiction film Robinson Crusoe on Mars. Haskin also worked as a cinematographer and producer.His career in television included directing six episodes of the original The Outer Limits, including two highly regarded episodes, "The Architects of Fear" and "Demon with a Glass Hand". He also co-produced the original Star Trek pilot episode, "The Cage".Haskin appeared as an interviewee on-screen in the 1980 documentary Hollywood series by Kevin Brownlow. Haskin died in Montecito, California six days before his 85th birthday.

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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Adventure | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Byron Haskin

4x Academy Award for Best Special Effects

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Movies with Byron Haskin as Crew(66)

Directing/Director1968 The Power
Directing/Director1964 Robinson Crusoe on Mars
Directing/Director1963 Captain Sindbad
Directing/Director1961 Armored Command
Directing/Director1960 September Storm
Directing/Director1959 The Little Savage
Directing/Director1959 Jet Over The Atlantic
Directing/Director1958 From the Earth to the Moon
Directing/Director1956 The First Texan
Directing/Director1956 The Boss
Directing/Director1955 Conquest of Space
Directing/Director1954 Long John Silver
Directing/Director1954 The Naked Jungle
Directing/Director1954 His Majesty O'Keefe
Directing/Director1953 The War of the Worlds
Directing/Director1952 Denver and Rio Grande
Directing/Director1951 Tarzan's Peril
Directing/Director1951 Silver City
Directing/Director1951 Warpath
Directing/Director1950 Treasure Island
Directing/Director1949 Too Late for Tears
Directing/Director1948 Man-Eater of Kumaon
Directing/Director1947 I Walk Alone
Crew/Special Effects1944 Arsenic and Old Lace
Crew/Special Effects1942 Bullet Scars
Crew/Special Effects1942 Across the Pacific
Crew/Special Effects1942 Captains of the Clouds
Crew/Special Effects1942 Wings for the Eagle
Crew/Special Effects1941 The Sea Wolf
Crew/Special Effects1941 Dive Bomber
Crew/Special Effects1941 Manpower
Crew/Special Effects1941 The Wagons Roll at Night
Crew/Special Effects1940 They Drive by Night
Crew/Special Effects1940 City for Conquest
Directing/Other1940 Gambling on the High Seas
Crew/Special Effects1940 Castle on the Hudson
Crew/Special Effects1940 Flowing Gold
Crew/Special Effects1940 Virginia City
Crew/Special Effects1940 Knute Rockne All American
Crew/Special Effects1940 Torrid Zone
Crew/Special Effects1940 It All Came True
Crew/Special Effects1939 Dodge City
Crew/Special Effects1939 Dust Be My Destiny
Crew/Special Effects1939 Invisible Stripes
Crew/Special Effects1937 Submarine D-1
Camera/Director of Photography1937 Green Light
Camera/Director of Photography1936 Stage Struck
Crew/Cinematography1936 Colleen
Camera/Director of Photography1936 Colleen
Camera/Director of Photography1935 Personal Maid's Secret
Crew/Cinematography1935 Black Fury
Camera/Director of Photography1935 Black Fury
Crew/Cinematography1934 As the Earth Turns
Production/Production Supervisor1930 Rookery Nook
Production/Supervising Producer1929 Black Waters
Crew/Cinematography1929 The Redeeming Sin
Crew/Cinematography1929 Glad Rag Doll
Crew/Cinematography1928 Caught in the Fog
Camera/Director of Photography1928 The Singing Fool
Camera/Director of Photography1927 When a Man Loves
Camera/Director of Photography1926 Don Juan
Camera/Director of Photography1926 The Sea Beast
Camera/Director of Photography1926 Across the Pacific
Camera/Director of Photography1925 The Golden Cocoon
Crew/Cinematography1925 Where the Worst Begins
Camera/Director of Photography1922 Broken Chains

TV Shows/Series with Byron Haskin as Crew(5)

Production/Producer1966 Star Trek
Directing/Director1963 The Outer Limits
Directing/Director1960 Alcoa Theatre

Full Name: Byron Haskin
Born: Saturday, 04/22 1899 (April) in Portland, Oregon (United States of America (USA))
Died: Monday, 04/16 1984 (April) in Montecito (aged: 84)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: University of California, Berkeley
Byron Haskin frequently works together with these people:
Perc Westmore (19x, Crew)
Hal B. Wallis (19x, Crew)
Jack Mower (13x, Actor)
Leo F. Forbstein (12x, Crew)
Jack L. Warner (12x, Crew)
Milo Anderson (11x, Crew)
William Hopper (10x, Actor)
Bill Blackburn (10x, Actor)
Henry O'Neill (10x, Actor)
Max Steiner (10x, Crew)
John Ridgely (9x, Actor)
Sol Gorss (9x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:201048, Added: 07/21/2018, Last updated: 12/02/2021