Norman Tokar

Director, Radio writer, Actor
Over the course of his entertainment career as director, Norman Tokar was the leading force behind many successful films. Early on, Tokar directed various television shows, such as "Leave It to Beaver" (1957-1963) and ... Read more »
Born: 11/25/1919 in Newark, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Director (21)

The Cat From Outer Space 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

Candleshoe 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

No Deposit, No Return 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

The Apple Dumpling Gang 1975 (Movie)

(Director)

Where the Red Fern Grows 1974 (Movie)

(Director)

Big Daddy 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Director

Leave It to Beaver 1957 - 1973 (Tv Show)

Director

The Donna Reed Show 1958 - 1973 (Tv Show)

Director

The Doris Day Show 1964 - 1973 (Tv Show)

Director

My Sister Hank 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Director

Snowball Express 1972 (Movie)

(Director)

The Chicago Teddy Bears 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Director

The Boatniks 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

Rascal 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit 1968 (Movie)

(Director)

Gallagher 1964 - 1967 (Tv Show)

Director

Follow Me, Boys! 1966 (Movie)

(Director)

Happiest Millionaire 1966 (Movie)

(Director)

The Ugly Dachsund 1965 (Movie)

(Director)

A Tiger Walks 1963 (Movie)

(Director)

Those Calloways 1963 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (1)

M*A*S*H 1957 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

The Cat From Outer Space 1978 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)
Writer (1)

All in the Family 1959 - 1960 (TV Show)

Writer

Biography

Over the course of his entertainment career as director, Norman Tokar was the leading force behind many successful films. Early on, Tokar directed various television shows, such as "Leave It to Beaver" (1957-1963) and "The Donna Reed Show" (ABC, 1958-1966). In addition to his other work, at this time Tokar directed a few films such as "A Tiger Walks" (1964) and the Brian Keith adaptation "Those Calloways" (1964). He continued to work in film in the sixties, directing motion pictures like the Dean Jones comedy "The Ugly Dachsund" (1966), "Follow Me, Boys!" (1966) with Fred MacMurray and the Fred MacMurray comedy adaptation "Happiest Millionaire" (1967). He also appeared in "The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit" (1968) with Dean Jones. In the latter part of his career, Tokar continued his focus on film, directing the drama "Where the Red Fern Grows" (1974) with James Whitmore, the Bill Bixby comedy "The Apple Dumpling Gang" (1975) and the comedy "No Deposit, No Return" (1976) with David Niven. He also appeared in "Candleshoe" (1977). Tokar last directed the fantastical comedy "The Cat From Outer Space" (1978) with Ken Berry. Tokar passed away in April 1979 at the age of 60.

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