Allen Baron

All roads apparently lead back to childhood, especially for Allen Baron, whose 1961 cult film noir, "Blast of Silence," was shot by producer/cinematographer Merrill S. Brody, a kindergarten friend. A native New Yorker ... Read more »
Born: 04/14/1927

Filmography

Director (19)

Automan 1969 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

Barnaby Jones 1960 - 1962, 1969 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

Charlie's Angels 1969 - 1981, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

Grandpa Goes to Washington 1960 - 1962, 1969 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

Love, American Style 1960 - 1962, 1969 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

My World... and Welcome to It 1961 - 1962, 1969 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

Surfside 6 1960 - 1962, 1969 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

The Dukes of Hazzard 1969 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

The Lucie Arnaz Show 1969 - 1975, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

The San Pedro Beach Bums 1969 - 1975, 1977 - 1981, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

The Sixth Sense 1960 - 1962, 1969 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

When the Whistle Blows 1969 - 1975, 1979 - 1980, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

Bronk 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Director

Kolchak: The Night Stalker 1969 - 1975 (Tv Show)

Director

Room 222 1969 - 1975 (Tv Show)

Director

Griff 1972 - 1974 (Tv Show)

Director

Outside In 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

Pie in the Sky 1964 (Movie)

(Director)

Blast of Silence 1961 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (3)

Pie in the Sky 1964 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Seduction in Travis County (TV Show)

Co-Producer

House Calls (TV Show)

Producer
Writer (2)

Pie in the Sky 1964 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Blast of Silence 1961 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (2)

Inside TV Land 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Blast of Silence 1961 (Movie)

Frank Bono (Actor)

Biography

All roads apparently lead back to childhood, especially for Allen Baron, whose 1961 cult film noir, "Blast of Silence," was shot by producer/cinematographer Merrill S. Brody, a kindergarten friend. A native New Yorker, Baron grew up in Brooklyn, enrolling in New York's School of Visual Arts to hone his illustrating skills. Work as a cartoonist and illustrator paved the way for him to explore different facets of filmmaking-acting, writing, directing, and set design. Baron made his acting bow in a supporting role in Errol Flynn's 1959 cinematic finale, "Cuban Rebel Girls." Before long, he was getting experience behind the camera as an assistant director for the 1960 cheapie "Violent Women" and a producer on the 1961 Buddy Hackett/Mickey Rooney bomb "Everything's Ducky," and making his television directorial debut for two episodes of the 1961 Troy Donahue detective show, "Surfside 6." Even though Baron wrote, directed, produced, and starred in the aforementioned 1961 noir, it made barely a ripple upon its release. Despite the setback, the former illustrator made a name for himself as an oft-hired television director in the 1960s and 1970s for a number of well-known shows including "Room 222," "Love, American Style," "The Love Boat," and "Charlie's Angels." Since the mid-1980s, Baron has lived in Beverly Hills, working as an abstract painter, although he did appear in the 2007 French documentary "Requiem for a Killer: The Making of 'Blast of Silence'," prior to the well-received DVD release of his film in 2008.

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