Alex March

Director, Actor, Casting director
Name a 1960s or '70s television drama--chances are that Alex March directed at least one episode of it. The prolific director started out as an aspiring stage actor, then worked at CBS as a script editor and casting ... Read more »
Born: 02/04/1921 in New York, USA

Filmography

Director (30)

Ben Casey 1961 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Director

Dallas 1967 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Director

The Untouchables 1959 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Director

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 1959 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Director

Hec Ramsey 1967 - 1986 (Tv Show)

Director

Trapper John, M.D. 1967 - 1986 (Tv Show)

Director

Barney Miller 1967 - 1984 (Tv Show)

Director

Quincy, M.E. 1967 - 1984 (Tv Show)

Director

The Mississippi 1967 - 1984 (Tv Show)

Director

Baretta 1967 - 1982 (Tv Show)

Director

Cassie and Company 1975 - 1976, 1981 - 1982 (Tv Show)

Director

Joe Forrester 1967 - 1982 (Tv Show)

Director

Judd, For the Defense 1967 - 1978, 1981 - 1982 (Tv Show)

Director

Madigan 1972 - 1973, 1975 - 1976, 1981 - 1982 (Tv Show)

Director

McCloud 1967 - 1978, 1981 - 1982 (Tv Show)

Director

Paris 1967 - 1982 (Tv Show)

Director

Rosetti and Ryan 1967 - 1968, 1970 - 1978, 1981 - 1982 (Tv Show)

Director

Serpico 1967 - 1978, 1981 - 1982 (Tv Show)

Director

The Paper Chase 1967 - 1982 (Tv Show)

Director

Turnabout 1967 - 1979, 1981 - 1982 (Tv Show)

Director

W.E.B. 1967 - 1979, 1981 - 1982 (Tv Show)

Director

The Return of Captain Nemo 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Director

The Amazing Captain Nemo 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Bronk 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Director

The Cop and the Kid 1975 - 1976 (Tv Show)

Director

Mastermind 1975 (Movie)

(Director)

Firehouse 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Director

Paper Lion 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

The Big Bounce 1969 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (2)

The Swiss Family Robinson 1958 - 1959 (TV Show)

Producer

Pentagon U.S.A. 1952 - 1953 (TV Show)

Producer

Biography

Name a 1960s or '70s television drama--chances are that Alex March directed at least one episode of it. The prolific director started out as an aspiring stage actor, then worked at CBS as a script editor and casting director before taking what would become his more accustomed seat behind the camera. One of his outstanding early directorial efforts was a 1959 episode of the television series "Sunday Showcase". Written by noted science fiction author Alfred Bester, the episode "Murder and the Android" starred unknowns Telly Savalas, Suzanne Pleshette, and Rip Torn as the man-machine of the title. Many of March's TV credits were in the grittiest, most realistic shows of their time: "Naked City", the E.G. Marshall showcase "The Defenders", and the hospital drama "Ben Casey". But, far from being a one-trick pony, March also helmed episodes of series as different in tone as the effervescent detective drama "McMillan & Wife", the science-fiction adventure "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea", and the Western "Shane". March also directed three feature films, the most famous one being an adaptation of George Plimpton's true story of putting himself through an NFL training camp, "Paper Lion", which starred a pre-"M.A.S.H." Alan Alda.

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