Corey Allen

Actor, Director
Though he enjoyed a nearly three-decade, award-winning career as a television director, a single film - 1955's "Rebel Without a Cause" - assured Corey Allen's lasting fame. Allen played Buzz Gunderson, the picture's ... Read more »
Born: 06/28/1934 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Director (53)

Chicago Story 1967 - 1971, 1974 - 1976, 1979 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Director

Executive Suite 1967 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Director

Hawaii Five-O 1967 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Director

Jessie 1967 - 1971, 1974 - 1976, 1979 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Director

Legmen 1967 - 1971, 1974 - 1976, 1979 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Director

McClain's Law 1967 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Most Wanted 1967 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Director

Murder, She Wrote 1967 - 1971, 1974 - 1976, 1979 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Director

Otherworld 1967 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Director

Quincy, M.E. 1967 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Simon & Simon 1967 - 1971, 1974 - 1976, 1979 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1967 - 1971, 1974 - 1976, 1979 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Star Trek: The Next Generation 1967 - 1971, 1974 - 1976, 1979 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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T.J. Hooker 1967 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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The Family Holvak 1967 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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The High Chaparral 1967 - 1971, 1974 - 1976, 1979 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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The Paper Chase: The Second Year 1967 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Director

The Powers of Matthew Star 1967 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Director

The Quest 1967 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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The Road Home 1967 - 1971, 1974 - 1976, 1979 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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The Rockford Files 1967 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Trapper John, M.D. 1967 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Tucker's Witch 1967 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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J.J. Starbuck 1975 - 1976, 1979 - 1985, 1987 - 1994, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Movin' On 1974 - 1976, 1979 - 1985, 1987 - 1994, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Sonny Spoon 1974 - 1976, 1979 - 1985, 1987 - 1994, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Whiz Kids 1969 - 1971, 1974 - 1976, 1979 - 1985, 1987 - 1995, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Moment of Truth: Stalking Back 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Stone 1975 - 1976, 1979 - 1985, 1988 - 1994 (Tv Show)

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Lobo 1975 - 1976, 1980 - 1985, 1988 - 1989 (Tv Show)

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Unsub 1988 - 1989 (Tv Show)

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Destination: America 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Infiltrator 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Barnaby Jones 1972 - 1980 (TV Show)

Director

Stone 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Director

Avalanche 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

Thunder and Lightning 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

Mannix 1967 - 1975 (TV Show)

Director

The New People 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Director

The Erotic Adventures of Pinocchio 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

Beverly Hills Cowgirl Blues (TV Show)

Director

Brass (TV Show)

Director

Bronk (TV Show)

Director

Cry Rape! (TV Show)

Director

I-Man (TV Show)

Director

Road Show (TV Show)

Director

See the Man Run (TV Show)

Director

The Ann Jillian Story (TV Show)

Director

The Last Fling (TV Show)

Director

The Man in the Santa Claus Suit (TV Show)

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The Return of Frank Cannon (TV Show)

Director

Yesterday's Child (TV Show)

Director
Actor (14)

The Works 2004 (Movie)

Mr. M (Actor)

Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1955 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

Sweet Bird of Youth 1962 (Movie)

Scotty (Actor)

The Chapman Report 1961 (Movie)

Wash Dillon (Actor)

Key Witness 1960 (Movie)

'Magician' (Actor)

Men Into Space 1959 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

Party Girl 1958 (Movie)

Cookie (Actor)

The Big Caper 1957 (Movie)

Roy (Actor)

Rebel Without a Cause 1955 (Movie)

Buzz (Actor)

The Night of the Hunter 1955 (Movie)

Young Man in Town (Actor)

Bonanza (TV Show)

Actor

Forever James Dean (TV Show)

Actor

Gunsmoke (TV Show)

Actor

Perry Mason (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (2)

Avalanche 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Erotic Adventures of Pinocchio 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Though he enjoyed a nearly three-decade, award-winning career as a television director, a single film - 1955's "Rebel Without a Cause" - assured Corey Allen's lasting fame. Allen played Buzz Gunderson, the picture's smirking heel, whose bullying of James Dean's Jim Stark culminated in a lethal hot rod race. The film's iconic status ensured Allen work in later years, but he turned away from acting to direct and produce for television from the late 1960s through the mid-1990s, most notably on "Hill Street Blues" (NBC, 1981-87) and "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (syndicated, 1987-1994). Allen's passing in 2010 was mourned by "Rebel" fans who paid tribute to one of the last surviving cast members of that defining youth culture film.

EDUCATION

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California 1951 - 1954

School of Law, University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California 1954 - 1955

Milestones

1996

Became instructor at Columbia College - Hollywood

1969

Feature film directing debut (also co-writer), "Pinocchio/The Erotic Adventures of Pinocchio"

1962

Last feature roles as actor "Sweet Bird of Youth" and "The Chapman Report"

1954

Feature film acting debut, "The Mad Magician"

Began directing for TV in early 1970s

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