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James V. Kern (1909–1966)

A former attorney and professional singer, James V. Kern started out as a screenwriter and eventually turned to directing. His directorial output consisted of mostly routine "B" pictures, but he found his niche in television, where he directed hundreds of series episodes; he was one of the house directors on I Love Lucy (1951) and My Three Sons (... See full bio »

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 1964-1967 My Three Sons (TV Series) (99 episodes)
- Ernie's Crowd (1967)
 1961-1962 Pete and Gladys (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1959-1961 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series) (15 episodes)
- The Widow (1961)
- The Royal Visit (1961)
- Setting the Date (1960)
- The Pinch-Hitter (1960)
- Loving Arms (1960)
 1954-1961 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Christmas Show (1960)
 1958-1960 Maverick (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Game of Chance (1959)
 1958-1960 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- One False Step (1958)
 1960 New Comedy Showcase (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1959-1960 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Show Biz (1960)
- Goodbye Doctor (1959)
- The Card Shark (1959)
 1959-1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Key to the City (1960)
- The Tiger Moth (1959)
 1960 Sugarfoot (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1957-1959 The Lineup (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1958 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1958 The Betty White Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1957-1958 Date with the Angels (TV Series) (22 episodes)
- Double Trouble (1958)
- The Train (1958)
 1956 I Love Lucy Christmas Show (TV Movie)
 1956 Hey, Jeannie! (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Jeannie the Cook (1956)
- The Witness (1956)
 1956 Conflict (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Shock Wave (1956)
 1955 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series) (episode "Mr. Belvedere (aka Genius, The)")
 1955 Those Whiting Girls (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1953 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1952 All Star Revue (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #3.1 (1952)
 1952 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #2.31 (1952)
 1948 April Showers
 1947 Stallion Road
 1946 Movieland Magic (Short) (as James Kern)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Produced a pilot for a series about an orphanage called "Two Hundred Children".

Alternate Names:

Yacht Club Boys | James Kern | The Yacht Club Boys

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Prior to becoming a director, he was a member of a singing group called The Yacht Club Boys, and appeared in several films.



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