Michael O'Herlihy

Dubliner Michael O'Herlihy found success in American television and film, but unlike his younger brother, noted actor Dan O'Herlihy, he made his name behind the camera as a prolific director and occasional producer ... Read more »
Born: 04/01/1928 in Dublin, IE

Filmography

Director (47)

Bret Maverick 1958 - 1962, 1966 - 1979, 1981 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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Bronco 1958 - 1962, 1966 - 1979, 1981 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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Hawaii Five-O 1958 - 1962, 1965 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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Hawaiian Eye 1958 - 1963, 1965 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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M*A*S*H 1957 - 1963, 1965 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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Magnum, P.I. 1958 - 1962, 1966 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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Matlock 1958 - 1962, 1966 - 1979, 1981 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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Maverick 1957 - 1963, 1965 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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Medical Center 1958 - 1962, 1966 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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Seven Brides For Seven Brothers 1958 - 1962, 1966 - 1979, 1981 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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The A-Team 1958 - 1962, 1966 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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The F.B.I. 1958 - 1962, 1965 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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Backstairs at the White House 1974 - 1975, 1978 - 1979, 1982 - 1983, 1985 - 1986 (Tv Show)

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Blue Thunder 1966 - 1979, 1981 - 1986 (Tv Show)

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Logan's Run 1960 - 1962, 1966 - 1979, 1981 - 1986 (Tv Show)

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Mannix 1966 - 1979, 1981 - 1986 (Tv Show)

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McClain's Law 1960 - 1962, 1966 - 1979, 1981 - 1986 (Tv Show)

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Mission: Impossible 1966 - 1979, 1981 - 1986 (Tv Show)

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Sons and Daughters 1974 - 1975, 1985 - 1986 (Tv Show)

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Surfside 6 1960 - 1962, 1966 - 1979, 1981 - 1986 (Tv Show)

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The Fall Guy 1974 - 1979, 1981 - 1986 (Tv Show)

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The Guns of Will Sonnett 1966 - 1979, 1981 - 1986 (Tv Show)

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The New Adventures of Perry Mason 1960 - 1962, 1966 - 1979, 1981 - 1986 (Tv Show)

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The Quest 1974 - 1979, 1982 - 1983, 1985 - 1986 (Tv Show)

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O'Malley 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders II 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Enigma 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Evel Knievel 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Smith 1969 (Movie)

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Star Trek 1967 (Tv Show)

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The Fighting Prince of Donegal 1965 (Movie)

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A Time For Miracles (TV Show)

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Cry of the Innocent (TV Show)

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Deadly Harvest (TV Show)

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Desperate Voyage (TV Show)

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Detour to Terror (TV Show)

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I Married Wyatt Earp (TV Show)

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Kiss Me... Kill Me (TV Show)

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The Flame Is Love (TV Show)

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The Great Cash Giveaway Getaway (TV Show)

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The Man From Atlantis (TV Show)

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The Million Dollar Face (TV Show)

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The Young Loner (TV Show)

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The Young Pioneers' Christmas (TV Show)

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Young Pioneers (TV Show)

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Producer (1)

Hoover vs. the Kennedys: The Second Civil War (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

Dubliner Michael O'Herlihy found success in American television and film, but unlike his younger brother, noted actor Dan O'Herlihy, he made his name behind the camera as a prolific director and occasional producer. After half a decade helming episodes for various TV programs, including stints with popular westerns "Maverick" and "Rawhide," Walt Disney Productions selected the director to man their 1966 adventure feature, "The Fighting Prince of Donegal." But after just two more films with Disney, O'Herlihy moved back to televisio where he proved himself a capable craftsman in a disparate variety of genres. He moonlighted at classic series like "Star Trek," "Mission: Impossible" and "M.A.S.H.," and directed family-oriented TV fare for Disney through the '60s and into the early '70s. But it was with "Hawaii Five-O," the exotically-set detective drama, that O'Herlihy had his longest run, spanning 36 episodes and seven years. He left "Hawaii Five-O" in 1976, and three years later tried his hand at producing with the mini-series "Back Stairs at the White House," a four-episode historical drama that O'Herlihy also directed. Next, he briefly turned his attention to TV movies, directing no less than eight made-for-television films between 1979 and 1980. Throughout most of the 1980s, he again focused on working for numerous series, eventually landing a 20 episode-stay with the action hit "The A-Team." In 1987, he revisited the historical drama, this time with "Hoover vs. the Kennedys: The Second Civil War," which earned him his only Emmy nod before retiring the following year.

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