Though he started his early work on television as an editor and post-production manager on a number of shows, including "Mannix", Paul Krasny eventually transitioned to directing programs across a wide variety of genres. Krasny got his break when he was hired to edit a 1964 episode of the television western "Rawhide", which led to a two-year stint doing the same for "The Patty Duke Show". His big break came while editing the 1966 espionage drama "Mission: Impossible", after which he was hired to make his directorial debut for the show in 1968. From that point forward, Krasny accrued a huge resume of credits for over 100 made-for-television movies and episodic series. Mysteries and crime dramas made up the bulk of his work throughout the 1970s up through the early 1990s and included such popular shows as "Miami Vice", "CHiPs", "Quincy, M.E.", "Hart to Hart", and "MacGyver". Paul Krasny died in Las Vegas at the age of 66.