Jesse Hibbs

Director, Assistant director
Jesse Hibbs may be known more for his success on the gridiron than behind a camera. Hibbs was twice an All-American offensive tackle for the University of Southern California and played on the storied football program's ... Read more »
Born: 01/11/1906 in Normal, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Director (15)

Bronco 1958 - 1974 (Tv Show)

Director

Hawaiian Eye 1959 - 1974 (Tv Show)

Director

The F.B.I. 1959 - 1960, 1965 - 1974 (Tv Show)

Director

The Fugitive 1959 - 1960, 1963 - 1974 (Tv Show)

Director

The Invaders 1959 - 1960, 1965 - 1974 (Tv Show)

Director

The Rat Patrol 1959 - 1960, 1965 - 1974 (Tv Show)

Director

The Wild Wild West 1958 - 1974 (Tv Show)

Director

The Alaskans 1959 - 1960 (Tv Show)

Director

Ride a Crooked Trail 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

Joe Butterfly 1957 (Movie)

(Director)

The Spoilers 1955 (Movie)

(Director)

To Hell and Back 1955 (Movie)

(Director)

Black Horse Canyon 1954 (Movie)

(Director)

Ride Clear of Diablo 1953 (Movie)

(Director)

The All American 1953 (Movie)

(Director)
Production Management (3)

Flowing Gold (Movie)

(first Assistant Director)

Good Sam (Movie)

(first Assistant Director)

My Reputation (Movie)

(first Assistant Director)
Actor (1)

Touchdown (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Jesse Hibbs may be known more for his success on the gridiron than behind a camera. Hibbs was twice an All-American offensive tackle for the University of Southern California and played on the storied football program's first national championship team in 1928. His career in the pros, with the Chicago Bears, lasted just one season. However, Hibbs had far more staying power in Hollywood. After a few forgettable acting jobs, he went on to serve as an assistant director on 50 films, including "Knute Rockne All American" and "Winchester '73," over nearly 20 years. Finally, in 1953, Hibbs helmed football drama, "The All-American." He would direct nine more feature films in five years, frequently working with World War II hero turned matinee idol, Audie Murphy. Perhaps their most famous collaboration was "To Hell and Back" which was based on Murphy's autobiography. After 1958, Hibbs spent the remainder of his directing career in television, helming mostly Westerns ("Rawhide," "Gunsmoke") and law and order dramas ("Perry Mason," "The F.B.I.").

EDUCATION

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California 1927 - 1928

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