Ernest Pintoff

Director, Animator, Painter
A director who also wrote, produced, and composed music, Ernie Pintoff won an Oscar for his animated short film "The Critic. " Pintoff was a jazz trumpeter who also taught painting at Michigan State University. He wrote ... Read more »
Born: 12/15/1931 in Watertown, Connecticut, USA

Filmography

Director (20)

Emerald Point, N.A.S. 1972 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Director

Hawaii Five-O 1968 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Director

Knots Landing 1972 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Director

Kojak (CBS) 1972 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Director

The Dukes of Hazzard 1968 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Director

Voyagers 1972 - 1980, 1982 - 1983 (Tv Show)

Director

Zack and the Magic Factory 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Director

Barnaby Jones 1972 - 1980 (Tv Show)

Director

St. Helens 1980 (Movie)

(Director)

The Bionic Woman 1972 - 1980 (Tv Show)

Director

Jaguar Lives! 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Lunch Wagon 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Bravo Two 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Director

Blade 1972 (Movie)

(Director)

Dynamite Chicken 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

The Kowboys 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Director

Who Killed Mary Whats'ername? 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

Harvey Middleman, Fireman 1964 (Movie)

(Director)

Human Feelings (TV Show)

Director

Young Dan'l Boone (TV Show)

Director
Producer (4)

Blade 1972 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Dynamite Chicken 1971 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Kowboys 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Producer

Harvey Middleman, Fireman 1964 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (2)

Blade 1972 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Harvey Middleman, Fireman 1964 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

A director who also wrote, produced, and composed music, Ernie Pintoff won an Oscar for his animated short film "The Critic. " Pintoff was a jazz trumpeter who also taught painting at Michigan State University. He wrote and directed the short animated film "Flebus" in 1957 and then collaborated with comedian Carl Reiner on the animated short "The Violinist" in 1959, a film which earned a British BAFTA nomination. After two other shorts, he directed a story written and voiced by humorist Mel Brooks. "The Critic" earned the pair the 1964 Oscar. Subsequently, he moved into television and feature films, directing documentaries for the show "NBC Experiment in Television," the comedy "Dynamite Chicken," and the thriller "Who Killed Mary Whats'ername." For the rest of the 1970s he directed more conventional network TV fare, like the mystery show "Hawaii Five-O" and "The Bionic Woman." In the 1980s, he directed several episodes of the primetime soap "Knots Landing," and for his final assignment, directed a 1985 episode of the adventure show "MacGyver."

Relationships

Gabrielle Pintoff Stornaiuolo

Daughter

Jonathan Pintoff

Son

Caroline Pintoff

Wife
survived him

EDUCATION

Syracuse University

Syracuse , New York

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