Leslie H Martinson

Director
The irony of television is that some of the names whose work has been most watched by audiences are recognized by name only within the industry. Consider Leslie H. Martinson, who began his career as a feature film ... Read more »
Born: 01/16/1915

Filmography

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77 Sunset Strip 1955 - 1965, 1967 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Alice 1955 - 1965, 1967 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Bourbon Street Beat 1958 - 1962, 1964 - 1965, 1967 - 1980, 1982 - 1983, 1985 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Bronco 1958 - 1960, 1964 - 1965, 1967 - 1980, 1982 - 1983, 1985 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 1958 - 1965, 1967 - 1983, 1985 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Code R 1958 - 1962, 1964 - 1965, 1967 - 1983, 1985 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Crossroads 1955 - 1965, 1967 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Dallas 1955 - 1965, 1967 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Eight Is Enough 1955 - 1965, 1967 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Ghost Story 1955 - 1965, 1967 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Harper Valley 1958 - 1962, 1964 - 1965, 1967 - 1983, 1985 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Hawaiian Eye 1955 - 1965, 1967 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Love, American Style 1955 - 1965, 1967 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Manhunter 1958 - 1962, 1964 - 1965, 1967 - 1980, 1982 - 1983, 1985 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Manimal 1958 - 1965, 1967 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Maverick 1955 - 1965, 1967 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Most Wanted 1958 - 1962, 1964 - 1965, 1967 - 1983, 1985 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Quincy, M.E. 1955 - 1965, 1967 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Room 222 1958 - 1965, 1967 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Small Wonder 1958 - 1959, 1964 - 1965, 1967 - 1980, 1982 - 1983, 1985 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Surfside 6 1958 - 1965, 1967 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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The Alaskans 1955 - 1965, 1967 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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The Brady Bunch 1958 - 1959, 1964 - 1965, 1967 - 1980, 1982 - 1983, 1985 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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The Gallant Men 1958 - 1965, 1967 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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The Lawman 1958 - 1965, 1967 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo 1958 - 1965, 1967 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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The Powers of Matthew Star 1955 - 1965, 1967 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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The Roaring Twenties 1958 - 1962, 1964 - 1965, 1967 - 1980, 1982 - 1983, 1985 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Wonder Woman 1958 - 1965, 1967 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Young Maverick 1958 - 1962, 1964 - 1965, 1967 - 1983, 1985 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Big Foot and Wild Boy 1967 - 1980, 1982 - 1983, 1985 - 1989 (Tv Show)

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No Time For Sergeants 1964 - 1965, 1967 - 1980, 1982 - 1983, 1985 - 1989 (Tv Show)

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The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Barnaby Jones 1968 - 1980, 1982 - 1983 (Tv Show)

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Mannix 1967 - 1980, 1982 - 1983 (Tv Show)

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Small and Frye 1968 - 1976, 1978 - 1980, 1982 - 1983 (Tv Show)

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The Kid With the 200 I.Q. 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Big Shamus, Little Shamus 1970 - 1973, 1975 - 1976, 1978 - 1980 (Tv Show)

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Escape From Angola 1976 (Movie)

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And Millions Will Die 1972 (Movie)

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Mrs. Pollifax - Spy 1971 (Movie)

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The Challengers 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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Batman: The Movie 1966 (Movie)

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Fathom 1966 (Movie)

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For Those Who Think Young 1963 (Movie)

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PT109 1963 (Movie)

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Hot-Rod Girl 1956 (Movie)

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The Atomic Kid 1954 (Movie)

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Fathom (Movie)

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How to Steal an Airplane (TV Show)

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Rescue From Gilligan's Island (TV Show)

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The Kid With the Broken Halo (TV Show)

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Biography

The irony of television is that some of the names whose work has been most watched by audiences are recognized by name only within the industry. Consider Leslie H. Martinson, who began his career as a feature film script supervisor, then beginning in the early 1950's, put together a staggering four-decade run as a consistently employed TV director. During his first decade, he worked on all manner of programs including the Double R Ranch western "The Roy Rogers Show"; "The Mickey Rooney Show" with Mickey Rooney taking on the role of the young page Mickey Mulligan, eager to become a successful actor; and the government agent posed as a gun salesman western "Colt .45". From there, it was everything from the action western with fancily clad gamblers that is "Maverick" and the elite covert operations "Mission: Impossible" to the adventures of two motorcycle highway patrol officers in "CHiPS" and the desire granting "Fantasy Island". He finally put away the director's chair in 1989 after multiple episodes of the family series "Small Wonder". Another confirmation of Martinson's workmanlike flair is the fact that he barely graced the awards stage during his long career. A Golden Boot Award in 2006 in recognition of his contributions to TV westerns and a Golden Gryphon in the early 1970's from Italy's obscure Giffoni Film Festival are all the Boston native has to show for his many and varied small screen accomplishments.

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