Best known as the creator of the dramatic radio and TV series "Studio One" and a prolific director-producer during the 1950s "Golden Age" of television. Markle made his screenwriting and directing deb...
Joined MGM as associate to producer Edwin H. Knopf
Joined the Canadian Broadcasting Company as a writer, director and producer; wrote plays for CBC series, "Baker's Dozen"
Performed on "A Farewell to Arms" opposite Helen on radio
Wrote, directed and performed in a series of plays that aired under the title, "Imagine, Please" on Vancouver radio station CKWX
Produced and directed CBS series, "Ford Theatre"
Was producer and director for CBS series, "Studio One"
Appointed head of TV drama, CBC
Was contributing director and/or producer of TV film series: "Mystery Theatre", "Panic", "Colgate Theatre", "Lux Playhouse", "M Squad", "Thriller", "Hong Kong"
Served with the Canadian Royal Air Force during WWII; wrote Air Force radio scripts and during off hours, wrote and directed radio productions for the BBC
Produced and directed TV series, "Life With Father"
Wrote, edited and narrated Oscar-nominated documentary short, "The V-1: Story of the Robot Bomb"
Produced "Studio One" TV series
Became executive producer and writer in residence, CBS-TV
Directed and wrote first feature film, "Jigsaw"
Best known as the creator of the dramatic radio and TV series "Studio One" and a prolific director-producer during the 1950s "Golden Age" of television. Markle made his screenwriting and directing debut with the 1949 thriller "Jigsaw" and went on to direct "Night Into Morning", "The Man With the Cloak" (both 1951) and "The Incredible Journey" (1963). He also served as head of TV drama for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in the 1970s. Married to actress Mercedes McCambridge from 1950 to 1962.