Although known primarily as a director, Herschel Daugherty was also an actor (albeit usually in an uncredited capacity). Daugherty began his show business career as a "dialogue director" for films, before becoming an actor himself, playing a policeman in "White Heat" and the character Laertes in "Red, Hot and Blue" (both films from 1949). Further small roles continued for Daugherty throughout the early 1950s, before he embarked on a directorial career, working on multiple episodes of such shows as "The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse," "Soldiers of Fortune," and "Studio 57." However, the late 1950s/early 1960s would see Daugherty work on two television programs that would turn out to be the most renowned of his career, "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (24 episodes from 1956 through 1962) and "G.E. True Theater" (20 episodes, also from 1956 through 1962). The latter show would bring Daugherty a pair of Emmy Award nominations in 1957 and 1959, and also a Directors Guild of America Award win in 1957. He continued to direct television shows throughout the 1960s and 1970s, including such titles as "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour," "Rawhide," "Bonanza," "Star Trek," and "Hawaii Five-O," before opting to retire after working on the series "Police Woman" in 1975. Daugherty died on March 5, 1993, in Encinitas, California, at the age of 82.