Joseph Sargent

Director, Producer, Actor
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Born: 07/22/1925 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Director (64)

Sybil 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Director

Larry McMurtry's Streets of Laredo 1966 - 1967, 1984 - 1985, 1995 - 1996, 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

Salem Witch Trials 1966 - 1967, 1984 - 1985, 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

The Invaders 1966 - 1968, 1984 - 1985, 1995 - 1996, 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. 1964 - 1968, 1984 - 1985, 1995 - 1996, 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment" 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Director

Skylark 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Director

Never Forget 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Director

The Incident 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Director

Day One 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Director

Mad Avenue 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Director

Jaws: The Revenge 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

James A. Michener's "Space" 1966 - 1967, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

Memorial Day 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Director

Nightmares 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

Freedom 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Director

Coast to Coast 1980 (Movie)

(Director)

Goldengirl 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

MacArthur 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Sunshine Part II 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

Friendly Persuasion 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Director

Sunshine 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Director

The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3 1974 (Movie)

(Director)

White Lightning 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

Man on a String 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Director

Longstreet 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Director

Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Director

The Man 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

Tribes 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Director

Colossus: The Forbin Project 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

The Immortal 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Director

The Hell With Heroes 1968 (Movie)

(Director)

One Spy Too Many 1966 (Movie)

(Director)

Star Trek 1966 (Tv Show)

Director

The Spy in the Green Hat 1965 (Movie)

(Director)

A Lesson Before Dying (TV Show)

Director

Amber Waves (TV Show)

Director

Bojangles (TV Show)

Director

Caroline? (TV Show)

Director

Choices of the Heart (TV Show)

Director

Hustling (TV Show)

Director

Love Is Never Silent (TV Show)

Director

Mandela and de Klerk (TV Show)

Director

Miss Evers' Boys (TV Show)

Director

Miss Rose White (TV Show)

Director

My Antonia (TV Show)

Director

Of Pure Blood (TV Show)

Director

Out of the Ashes (TV Show)

Director

Passion Flower (TV Show)

Director

Somebody's Daughter (TV Show)

Director

Something the Lord Made (TV Show)

Director

Sweet Nothing in My Ear (TV Show)

Director

Terrible Joe Moran (TV Show)

Director

The Karen Carpenter Story (TV Show)

Director

The Long Island Incident (TV Show)

Director

The Man Who Died Twice (TV Show)

Director

The Marcus-Nelson Murders (TV Show)

Director

The Night That Panicked America (TV Show)

Director

The Sunshine Patriot (TV Show)

Director

The Wall (TV Show)

Director

There Must Be a Pony (TV Show)

Director

Tomorrow's Child (TV Show)

Director

Warm Springs (TV Show)

Director
Actor (5)

The Ivory Hunters 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

This Time It's Personal -- Jaws: The Revenge 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Pay or Die 1960 (Movie)

Sorgente (Actor)

The Love She Sought (TV Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Jaws: The Revenge 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Relationships

Domenico Sargente

Father

Maria Sargente

Mother

Carolyn Nelson

Wife
second wife married on November 22, 1970

Athena Sargent

Daughter
mother Carolyn Nelson

Lia Sargent

Daughter
mother, Sargent's first wife

EDUCATION

New School for Social Research

New York , New York 1946 - 1949

Milestones

2005

Directed Kenneth Branagh and Cynthia Nixon, as Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt in the HBO movie "Warm Springs," which chronicles the life of president Franklin Delano Roosevelt before he became president until his death

2004

Directed the HBO movie "Something the Lord Made" which details the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock (Alan Rickman) and Vivien Thomas (Mos Def)

2001

Directed "Bojangles" the biography of African-American William "Bojangles" Robinson (Gregory Hines)

2000

Directed "For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story" starring Andy Garcia

1999

Won praise for his direction of the HBO drama "A Lesson Before Dying"

1997

Directed the HBO movie "Miss Evers' Boys" based on the true story of the US Government's 1932 Tuskeegee Syphilis Experiments

1995

Directed "Larry McMurtry's 'Streets of Laredo'" miniseries for CBS

1994

Helmed both "World War II: When Lions Roared" miniseries for ABC and "Abraham", a TNT miniseries

1992

Directed "Miss Rose White" for Hallmark Hall of Fame and NBC

1990

Directed Walter Matthau in his TV-movie debut, "The Incident"

1989

Helmmed "Day One" and "The Karen Carpenter Story" for CBS

1987

Returned to big screen with "Jaws -- The Revenge"

1985

Directed "Love is Never Silent", one of first primetime dramas to employ sign language

1981

Directed first miniseries, "The Manions of America"

1980

Directed "Playing for Time" Fania Fenelon story for CBS; "Amber Waves" for ABC

1977

Directed "MacArthur" starring Gregory Peck

1974

Helmed "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three"

1973

Directed "The Marcus-Nelson Murders," TV-movie which became "Kojak" series

1972

Directed "The Man"

1970

Director-producer "Longstreet" TV series (ABC)

1969

Directed TV-movie "Tribes"

1968

Directed pilot, "The Immortal" (ABC)

1968

First non-compilation feature, "The Hell with Heroes"

1966

Feature debut, "The Spy in the Green Hat" (compilation of episodes of "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."

1957

Regular (as actor) on syndicated "Getaway Car" series

Working director, episodes of "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.", "The Invaders", "Star Trek", "Lassie", "Bonanza"

Bonus Trivia

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Appeared in an uncredited role as a soldier in the hit drama "From Here To Eternity."

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Was nominated for a Razzie Award for Worst Director for "Jaws: The Revenge."

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Sargent was originally hired to direct "Coal Miner's Daughter" but Loretta Lynn clashed with him, particularly over the casting of Sissy Spacek and he was replaced on the project by Michael Apted.

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