William A Graham

William A. Graham built a sturdy career directing major television series and a string of TV movies, in addition to some noteworthy features including Elvis Presley's final film, "Change of Habit". In the mid-1950s ... Read more »
Born: 05/15/1926

Filmography

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Robin Cook's Acceptable Risk 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Get Christie Love! 1964 - 1975, 1984 - 1985, 1989 - 1991, 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Medical Center 1963 - 1976, 1984 - 1985, 1989 - 1991, 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Route 66 1960 - 1976, 1984 - 1985, 1989 - 1991, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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The Big Valley 1963 - 1976, 1984 - 1985, 1989 - 1991, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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The Dick Powell Show 1960 - 1976, 1984 - 1985, 1989 - 1991, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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The F.B.I. 1960 - 1976, 1984 - 1985, 1989 - 1991, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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The Fugitive 1963 - 1975, 1984 - 1985, 1989 - 1991, 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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The Fugitive 1964 - 1965, 1967 - 1975, 1984 - 1985, 1989 - 1991, 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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The X-Files 1963 - 1976, 1984 - 1985, 1989 - 1991, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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7 Days 1967 - 1975, 1984 - 1985, 1989 - 1991, 1998 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Ironside 1964 - 1965, 1967 - 1975, 1984 - 1985, 1989 - 1991, 1998 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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The Name of the Game 1964 - 1965, 1967 - 1975, 1984 - 1985, 1989 - 1991, 1998 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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The Rogues 1964 - 1965, 1967 - 1975, 1984 - 1985, 1989 - 1991, 1998 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Otherworld 1984 - 1985, 1989 - 1991, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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The Hunt For the Unicorn Killer 1989 - 1991, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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A Friend to Die For 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Return to the Blue Lagoon 1991 (Movie)

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True Blue 1989 - 1991 (Tv Show)

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Montana 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Deadly Encounter 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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M.A.D.D.: Mothers Against Drunk Drivers 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Harry Tracy 1982 (Movie)

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Rage 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Minstrel Man 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Part 2, Sounder 1975 (Movie)

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Together Brothers 1974 (Movie)

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Where the Lilies Bloom 1974 (Movie)

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Birds of Prey 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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The Police Story 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Honky 1972 (Movie)

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Jigsaw 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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Thief 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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Face to the Wind 1971 (Movie)

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Change of Habit 1969 (Movie)

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Submarine X-1 1969 (Movie)

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Trial Run 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

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Waterhole Number 3 1966 (Movie)

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Rapture at Two-Forty 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

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The Swiss Family Robinson 1958 - 1959 (TV Show)

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21 Hours at Munich (TV Show)

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And I Alone Survived (TV Show)

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Appointment For a Killing (TV Show)

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Beauty's Revenge (TV Show)

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Bed of Lies (TV Show)

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Beyond the Bermuda Triangle (TV Show)

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Blood Crime (TV Show)

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Calendar Girl Murders (TV Show)

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Cindy (TV Show)

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Congratulations, It's a Boy! (TV Show)

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Contract on Cherry Street (TV Show)

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Dying to Belong (TV Show)

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Get Christie Love! (TV Show)

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Gore Vidal's "Billy the Kid" (TV Show)

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Jigsaw (TV Show)

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Larry (TV Show)

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Magic Carpet (TV Show)

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Marriage: Year One (TV Show)

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Minstrel Man (Movie)

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Mr. Inside/Mr. Outside (TV Show)

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Orphan Train (TV Show)

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Perilous Voyage (TV Show)

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Proud Men (TV Show)

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Secrets of a Married Man (TV Show)

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Shark Kill (TV Show)

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Shirts/Skins (TV Show)

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Sleeping With the Devil (TV Show)

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Street of Dreams (TV Show)

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Terror in the Shadows (TV Show)

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The Doomsday Flight (TV Show)

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The Intruders (TV Show)

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The Last Generation (TV Show)

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The Last Ninja (TV Show)

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The Man Who Captured Eichmann (TV Show)

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The Outsider (Movie)

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Then Came Bronson (TV Show)

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Transplant (TV Show)

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Trapped Beneath the Sea (TV Show)

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Women of San Quentin (TV Show)

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Biography

William A. Graham built a sturdy career directing major television series and a string of TV movies, in addition to some noteworthy features including Elvis Presley's final film, "Change of Habit". In the mid-1950s, Graham entered the world of television, helming episodes of drama anthology series such as "Kraft Theatre", the proving ground for such other directors as George Roy Hill and Sidney Lumet. He next directed small screen films such as "Swiss Family Robinson" before becoming a regular on popular crime series of the era such as "Naked City" and "The Fugitive". In 1969, he directed Elvis's final feature, "Change of Habit", notably removing the grease and combing down the star's hair and urging him to act more naturally in the method acting style. From the '70s, he shifted almost exclusively into television movies, often directing several per year and earning an Emmy nomination for his work on "Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones", featuring Powers Boothe as the notorious cult leader. In a rare late career big screen outing, he earned the dubious distinction of two Razzie Award nominations (Worst Director and Worst Picture) for "Return to the Blue Lagoon", starring Milla Jovovich. He also made a brief return to episodic TV on the hugely popular sci-fi mystery drama "The X-Files" and the remake of the classic manhunt tale "The Fugitive".

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