Don Taylor

Actor / Film Director / Screenwriter / Film Producer / Television Director | * 12/13/1920 († 78, 12/29/1998) | Freeport, Pennsylvania (United States of America (USA))
Donald Richie Taylor (December 13, 1920 – December 29, 1998) was an American actor and film director. He co-starred in 1940s and 1950s classics, including the 1948 film noir The Naked City, Battleground, Father of the Bride, Father's Little Dividend and Stalag 17. He later turned to directing films such as Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971), Tom Sawyer (1973), Echoes of a Summer (1976) and Damien: Omen II (1978). ()
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Don Taylor was an American movie actor and director best known for his performances in 1950s classics like Stalag 17 and Father of the Bride and the 1948 film noir The Naked City. He later turned to directing films such as Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) and Tom Sawyer (1973).

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | TV Movies

Known for these Movies & Shows

Awards & Nominations for Don Taylor

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
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Movies with Don Taylor as Actor(30)

as himself2010 Holy Wars
as (archive footage)1994 That's Entertainment! III
as Poker Player (uncredited)1969 The Five Man Army
as Mike Summers1962 The Savage Guns
as Dr. Pete L. Masters1957 Love Slaves of the Amazons
as Ewald "Preacher" Wallister1956 The Bold and the Brave
as Hugo Danielchik1956 Ride The High Iron
as Wallie1955 I'll Cry Tomorrow
as Duke Benson1954 Johnny Dark
as Robin Hood1954 The Men of Sherwood Forest
as Jenkins1953 Destination Gobi
as Lt. James Dunbar1953 Stalag 17
as Lt. Jimmy Gilmartin1953 The Girls of Pleasure Island
as Jim Sterling1952 Japanese War Bride
as Lt. Vern 'Cowboy' Blithe1951 Flying Leathernecks
as Dr. Robert Palfrey1951 The Blue Veil
as Lt. Cmdr. Peter Morris1951 Submarine Command
as Buckley Dunstan1951 Father's Little Dividend
as Lt. Frank Webster1951 Target Unknown
as Lt. Linus Delaney1950 Ambush
as Buckley Dunstan1950 Father of the Bride
as Standiferd1949 Battleground
as Det. Jimmy Halloran1948 The Naked City
as David Paxton1948 For the Love of Mary
as Buddy Hollis1947 Song of the Thin Man
as George1945 Time to Kill
as Gunner1945 The Last Bomb
as Danny 'Pinkie' Scariano1944 Winged Victory
as Young Pilot (Uncredited)1943 Swing Shift Maisie

TV Shows/Series with Don Taylor as Actor(22)

as George Hogarth1963 Burke's Law
as Scubie Baker1963 Burke's Law
as Fred Kingman1961 The New Breed
as Chip Damion1960 Checkmate
as Prof. Donald Mason1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents
as John Appleby1954 Climax!
as Julian Coates1954 Climax!
as Timothy Colt1954 Climax!
as Bob Farrell1953 General Electric Theater
as Bob Lawrence1952 Cavalcade of America
as Dr. Soames1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
as Tom Weldon1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
as Sergeant Ben Destry1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
as Max Swanson1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
as Roger1950 Lux Video Theatre
as Jim Emerson1950 Lux Video Theatre
as himself1948 The Ed Sullivan Show

Movies with Don Taylor as Crew(40)

Directing/Director1988 The Diamond Trap
Directing/Director1987 Ghost of a Chance
Directing/Director1986 Classified Love
Production/Producer1986 Classified Love
Directing/Director1985 Secret Weapons
Directing/Director1984 He's Not Your Son
Directing/Director1983 Ghost Dancing
Directing/Director1983 September Gun
Directing/Director1983 Listen to Your Heart
Directing/Director1982 Drop-Out Father
Directing/Director1981 Red Flag: The Ultimate Game
Directing/Director1981 Broken Promise
Production/Producer1981 Broken Promise
Directing/Director1980 The Promise of Love
Directing/Director1980 The Final Countdown
Directing/Director1979 The Gift
Directing/Director1978 Damien: Omen II
Directing/Director1977 A Circle of Children
Directing/Director1977 The Island of Dr. Moreau
Directing/Director1976 The Hemingway Play
Directing/Director1976 Echoes of a Summer
Directing/Director1974 Honky Tonk
Directing/Director1974 Night Games
Directing/Director1973 Tom Sawyer
Directing/Director1972 The Man Hunter
Directing/Director1972 Heat of Anger
Directing/Director1972 Dead of Night: The Exorcism
Writing/Writer1972 Dead of Night: The Exorcism
Directing/Director1971 Escape from the Planet of the Apes
Directing/Director1970 Wild Women
Directing/Director1969 The Five Man Army
Directing/Director1968 Something for a Lonely Man
Directing/Director1967 Jack of Diamonds
Directing/Director1964 Ride the Wild Surf
Directing/Director1962 The Winter's Tale
Directing/Director1961 Everything's Ducky

TV Shows/Series with Don Taylor as Crew(40)

Directing/Director1974 Petrocelli
Directing/Director1972 Dead of Night
Directing/Director1971 Cannon
Directing/Director1970 Night Gallery
Directing/Director1968 The Name of the Game
Directing/Director1968 The Mod Squad
Directing/Director1967 The Flying Nun
Directing/Director1967 Mannix
Directing/Director1967 The Danny Thomas Hour
Directing/Director1966 The Tammy Grimes Show
Directing/Director1965 The Loner
Directing/Director1965 The Wild Wild West
Directing/Director1965 Play of the Month
Directing/Director1965 The Big Valley
Directing/Director1964 The Rogues
Directing/Director1963 Burke's Law
Directing/Director1963 Vacation Playhouse
Directing/Director1963 The Farmer's Daughter
Directing/Director1963 The Lieutenant
Directing/Director1961 Follow the Sun
Directing/Director1961 The Dick Powell Show
Directing/Director1961 Dr. Kildare
Directing/Director1961 87th Precinct
Directing/Director1960 Hong Kong
Directing/Director1960 Checkmate
Writing/Teleplay1960 Checkmate
Directing/Director1959 Johnny Ringo
Directing/Director1959 Peck's Bad Girl
Directing/Director1959 Tightrope
Directing/Director1959 Dennis the Menace
Directing/Director1958 The Rifleman
Directing/Director1957 Alcoa Theatre
Directing/Director1957 Have Gun, Will Travel
Directing/Director1957 Bachelor Father
Directing/Director1957 M Squad
Directing/Director1956 Hey, Jeannie!
Directing/Director1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre
Directing/Director1956 Telephone Time
Directing/Director1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Directing/Director1948 Studio One

Full Name: Don Taylor
Born: Monday, 12/13 1920 (December) in Freeport, Pennsylvania (United States of America (USA))
Died: Tuesday, 12/29 1998 (December) in Los Angeles (aged: 78)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Pennsylvania State University
Spouses (current/former): Hazel Court, Phyllis Avery
Other names for Don Taylor (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Donald Richie Taylor"
"Don Taylor (American filmmaker)"
Don Taylor frequently works together with these people:
Skip Homeier (32x, Actor)
Harry Townes (31x, Actor)
John Newland (31x, Crew)
James Gregory (29x, Actor)
Vaughn Taylor (28x, Actor)
Leslie Nielsen (27x, Actor)
John Hoyt (27x, Actor)
Whit Bissell (27x, Actor)
J. Pat O'Malley (27x, Actor)
Phyllis Thaxter (26x, Actress)
Eddie Albert (25x, Actor)
Edwin B. Willis (7x, Crew)

Other people with this name: Don Taylor (GB)

WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:26404, Added: 05/08/2018, Last updated: 03/27/2023