Bob Sweeney

Actor, Director, Producer
Veteran TV, film and radio actor turned successful TV director and producer. Sweeney's entertainment career began in the waning days of the golden age of radio, first as an announcer and then as half of a popular comedy ... Read more »
Born: 10/19/1918 in California, USA

Filmography

Director (25)

Crazy Like a Fox 1961 - 1964, 1966 - 1973, 1979 - 1986, 1989 - 1990 (Tv Show)

Director

Dynasty 1960 - 1973, 1979 - 1990 (Tv Show)

Director

Goodnight, Beantown 1960 - 1973, 1979 - 1986, 1989 - 1990 (Tv Show)

Director

I Had Three Wives 1968 - 1973, 1979 - 1986, 1989 - 1990 (Tv Show)

Director

Simon & Simon 1960 - 1973, 1979 - 1990 (Tv Show)

Director

Strike Force 1960 - 1973, 1979 - 1986, 1989 - 1990 (Tv Show)

Director

The Andy Griffith Show 1960 - 1973, 1979 - 1986, 1989 - 1990 (Tv Show)

Director

The Bradys 1968 - 1973, 1979 - 1986, 1989 - 1990 (Tv Show)

Director

The Dukes of Hazzard 1960 - 1973, 1978 - 1990 (Tv Show)

Director

Trapper John, M.D. 1960 - 1973, 1979 - 1990 (Tv Show)

Director

Finder of Lost Loves 1968 - 1973, 1979 - 1986 (Tv Show)

Director

Just Our Luck 1968 - 1973, 1979 - 1986 (Tv Show)

Director

The Courtship of Eddie's Father 1968 - 1973, 1979 - 1983, 1985 - 1986 (Tv Show)

Director

The Last Precinct 1968 - 1973, 1979 - 1983, 1985 - 1986 (Tv Show)

Director

Aloha Paradise 1968 - 1973, 1979 - 1983 (Tv Show)

Director

At Ease 1972 - 1973, 1981 - 1983 (Tv Show)

Director

Private Benjamin 1968 - 1973, 1979 - 1983 (Tv Show)

Director

The Doris Day Show 1968 - 1973, 1979 - 1983 (Tv Show)

Director

The Six O'Clock Follies 1972 - 1973, 1979 - 1983 (Tv Show)

Director

The Andros Targets 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Director

Spencer's Pilots 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Director

Oh, Nurse! 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Director

Bristle Face (TV Show)

Director

Return to Mayberry (TV Show)

Director
Actor (12)

Book of Love 1991 (Movie)

Mr Snow (Actor)

Murder 101 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Irishman 1978 (Movie)

Nat Simpson (Actor)

Marnie 1964 (Movie)

Cousin Bob (Actor)

Son of Flubber 1962 (Movie)

Mr Harker (Actor)

Moon Pilot 1961 (Movie)

Senator McGuire (Actor)

Toby Tyler 1959 (Movie)

Harry Tupper (Actor)

The Brothers 1956 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show 1950 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Hurrah 1958 (Movie)

Degnan (Actor)

Our Miss Brooks 1952 - 1956 (TV Show)

Actor

A Christmas Carol 1954 - 1955 (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (5)

Hawaii Five-O 1960 - 1990 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Alone At Last I 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Ethel Is an Elephant 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Dead Man on the Run (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Spencer's Pilots (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Camera, Film, & Tape (3)

Black-ish 2014 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

The Vanishing 1993 (Movie)

assistant camera (Assistant Camera Operator)

Mind Games (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Biography

Veteran TV, film and radio actor turned successful TV director and producer. Sweeney's entertainment career began in the waning days of the golden age of radio, first as an announcer and then as half of a popular comedy team. He moved on to the infant medium of TV where he made a niche for himself as a supporting player on several early sitcoms. Sweeney co-starred with Gale Gordon (later of "The Lucy Show") in a short-lived sitcom before landing what must have seemed like a plum role at the time: Fibber McGee on the NBC TV version of "Fibber McGee and Molly", the immensely popular radio sitcom. However the show failed and Sweeney shifted most of his attention to TV directing. As an actor, Sweeney is best known to film audiences as the smugly earnest undertaker in John Ford's "The Last Hurrah" (1958) and as Cousin Bob in Alfred Hitchcock's "Marnie" (1964).

Sweeney directed most of the episodes in the first three years of the long-running sitcom "The Andy Griffith Show". He next shifted generic gears as he went on to produce (with Bill Finnegan) the first six seasons of the immensely popular cop show, "Hawaii Five-O". Sweeney directed some episodes of that series as well as episodes of "That Girl", "Scarecrow and Mrs. King", "Matlock", and "Dynasty". He also helmed the popular "Andy Griffith Show" reunion TV movie, "Return to Mayberry" (1986).

Relationships

Bev Sweeney

Wife
survived him

Bridget Sweeney

Daughter
survived him

EDUCATION

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

1984

Milestones

1953

Played a peanut magnate on "My Favorite Husband" TV series

Starred with March on a popular CBS radio series, "The Sweeney and March Show"

Played the vice-principal on "Our Miss Brooks" TV series

Produced (with Bill Finnegan) the first six seasons of the immensely successful cop series, "Hawaii Five-O"

Started his career as a radio announcer and comedy performer (in partnership with Hal March)

Directed most of the episodes in the first three years of the longrunning "The Andy Griffith Show"

Starred in the TV version of the popular radio series, "Fibber McGee and Molly"

After playing Fibber McGee, turned to a career as a TV director

Co-starred with Gale Gordon in "The Brothers"

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