George McCowan

Director, Actor
Born and raised in Canada, George McCowan moved to the United States at a young age and became a well-known television director of such shows as "Charlie's Angels" and "The Mod Squad. " He made his television ... Read more »
Born: 06/27/1927 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA

Filmography

Director (33)

Barnaby Jones 1968 - 1980, 1983 - 1990 (Tv Show)

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Charlie's Angels 1966 - 1981, 1983 - 1990 (Tv Show)

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Dan August 1968 - 1980, 1983 - 1990 (Tv Show)

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Night Heat 1968 - 1979, 1983 - 1990 (Tv Show)

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Search 1968 - 1980, 1983 - 1990 (Tv Show)

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The Felony Squad 1966 - 1980, 1983 - 1990 (Tv Show)

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The Invaders 1966 - 1980, 1983 - 1990 (Tv Show)

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The Mod Squad 1968 - 1979, 1983 - 1990 (Tv Show)

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Manhunter 1968 - 1969, 1973 - 1979, 1983 - 1984 (Tv Show)

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S.W.A.T. 1968 - 1969, 1973 - 1979, 1983 - 1984 (Tv Show)

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Seeing Things 1968 - 1969, 1975 - 1979, 1983 - 1984 (Tv Show)

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The Starlost 1968 - 1969, 1973 - 1979, 1983 - 1984 (Tv Show)

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Starsky and Hutch 1968 - 1969, 1975 - 1979 (Tv Show)

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The Shape of Things to Come 1978 (Movie)

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Shadow of the Hawk 1976 (Movie)

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The Inbreaker 1973 (Movie)

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If Tomorrow Comes 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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The Face of Fear 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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The Magnificent Seven Ride 1972 (Movie)

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Cannon 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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Frogs 1971 (Movie)

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Love, Hate, Love 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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Run Simon Run 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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Carter's Army 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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The Monk 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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The Ugliest Girl in Town 1968 - 1969 (Tv Show)

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Murder on Flight 502 (TV Show)

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Return to Fantasy Island (TV Show)

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The Ballad of Andy Crocker (TV Show)

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The Love War (TV Show)

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The Return of Mod Squad (TV Show)

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Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol (TV Show)

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Biography

Born and raised in Canada, George McCowan moved to the United States at a young age and became a well-known television director of such shows as "Charlie's Angels" and "The Mod Squad. " He made his television directorial debut on the 1962 series "Playdate," and from 1963 to 1965 he directed over 35 episodes of the Canadian series "The Forest Rangers." He worked steadily in Canada through the '60s and by 1967 he had moved to the United States, where he landed work directing such shows as "The F.B.I." and "Felony Squad." From 1968 to 1972 he worked on the cult undercover police drama "The Mod Squad," and later directed the private detective series "Cannon" and the short-lived "S.W.A.T.." In 1976 McCowan worked on two massively popular series; "Starsky and Hutch," about two wiseguy street cops, and "Charlie's Angels," which followed the adventures of three beautiful female private detectives. During the '80s he worked on numerous hit TV series, including "Fantasy Island" and "Hart to Hart." From 1981 to 1987 he returned to Canada to direct the supernatural mystery series "Seeing Things."

EDUCATION

University of Toronto

Toronto, Ontario

Milestones

1967

Began directing segments of TV shows "The FBI", "The Invaders", "The Mod Squad" and "Run for Your Life" (date approximate)

1955

Joined the first touring company of the Stratford, Ontario-based Canadian players, playing Banquo in a production of Shakespeare's "Macbeth"

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