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Karl Messerschmidt (I) (–2007)

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Served with the US Marine Corps. After an honorable discharge, he pursued the TV industry starting as camera man and eventually becoming Technical Director for NBC. He did many TV shows such as Who's the Boss, The Dean Martin show and many award shows. See more trivia »

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Known For

Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Miscellaneous Crew
(1984-1988)
Grace Under Fire
Grace Under Fire Miscellaneous Crew
(1993-1998)
Living Single
Living Single Miscellaneous Crew
(1993-1997)
Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss? Miscellaneous Crew
(1990-1992)

Filmography

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 1993-1998 Grace Under Fire (TV Series) (technical director - 108 episodes)
- Grace Under Class (1998) ... (technical director)
- Fall from Grace (1998) ... (technical director)
- Fire in the Hole (1998) ... (technical director)
- The Victory Tree (1997) ... (technical director)
- Riverboat Queen (1997) ... (technical director)
  Living Single (TV Series) (technical director - 79 episodes, 1993 - 1997) (technical stage director - 1 episode, 1994)
- He's the One (1997) ... (technical director)
- Up the Ladder to the Roof (1997) ... (technical director)
- Reconcilable Differences (1997) ... (technical director)
- High Anxiety (1997) ... (technical director)
- Love Don't Live Here Anymore: Part 2 (1997) ... (technical director)
 1996 Cosby (TV Series) (technical director)
 1996 Malcolm & Eddie (TV Series) (technical director - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1996) ... (technical director)
 1995 Roseanne (TV Series) (technical director - 1 episode)
- Direct to Video (1995) ... (technical director)
 1995 In the House (TV Series) (technical director - 1 episode)
- Hats Off (1995) ... (technical director)
 1990-1992 Who's the Boss? (TV Series) (technical director - 48 episodes)
- Savor the Veal: Part 3 (1992) ... (technical director)
- Savor the Veal: Part 2 (1992) ... (technical director)
- Savor the Veal: Part 1 (1992) ... (technical director)
- Mr. Micelli Builds His Dream House (1992) ... (technical director)
- Split Decision (1992) ... (technical director)
 1990-1991 A Different World (TV Series) (technical director - 5 episodes)
- Sister to Sister, Sister (1991) ... (technical director)
- The Apple Doesn't Fall (1990) ... (technical director)
- Getaway: Part 2 (1990) ... (technical director)
- 21 Candles (1990) ... (technical director)
- Pride and Prejudice (1990) ... (technical director)
 1984-1988 Santa Barbara (TV Series) (technical director - 1,114 episodes)
- Episode #1.1115 (1988) ... (technical director)
- Episode #1.1114 (1988) ... (technical director)
- Episode #1.1113 (1988) ... (technical director)
- Episode #1.1112 (1988) ... (technical director)
- Episode #1.1111 (1988) ... (technical director)
 1986 All-Star Party for Clint Eastwood (TV Special) (technical director)
 1986 NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration (TV Special documentary) (technical director)
 1984 All-Star Party for Lucille Ball (TV Special) (technical director)
 1983 The Rodney Dangerfield Special: I Can't Take It No More (TV Movie) (technical director)
 1983 Prime Times (TV Movie) (technical director)
 1982 The Member of the Wedding (TV Movie) (technical director)
 1982 George Burns and Other Sex Symbols (TV Special) (technical director)
 1982 The Rodney Dangerfield Show: It's Not Easy Bein' Me (TV Movie) (technical director)
 1982 Magic with the Stars (TV Movie) (technical director)
 1981 All the Way Home (TV Movie) (technical director)
 1981 George Burns' Early, Early, Early Christmas Special (TV Special) (technical director)
 1980 The Dean Martin Christmas Special (TV Movie) (technical director)
 1969-1979 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (technical director - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 22 May 1979 (1979) ... (technical director)
- Episode #8.46 (1969) ... (technical director)
 1979 Best of the Dean Martin Show (TV Movie) (technical director)
 1978 Card Sharks (TV Series) (technical director)
 1977 World of Magic (TV Special) (technical director)
 1977 CPO Sharkey (TV Series) (technical director - 1 episode)
- Sharkey Flies Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1977) ... (technical director)
 1977 Carter Country (TV Series) (technical director - 1 episode)
- Hail to the Chief (1977) ... (technical director)
 1977 The Bob Hope Show (TV Series) (technical director - 1 episode)
- Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Tribute to Vaudeville (1977) ... (technical director)
 1977 Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Spectacular from Lake Tahoe (TV Special) (technical director)
 1976 Doug Henning's World of Magic (TV Special) (technical director)
 1976 The Gong Show (TV Series) (technical director - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.22 (1976) ... (technical director)
 1975-1976 Welcome Back, Kotter (TV Series) (technical director - 12 episodes)
- Father Vinnie (1976) ... (technical director)
- Kotter Makes Good (1976) ... (technical director)
- The Telethon (1976) ... (technical director)
- California Dreamin' (1975) ... (technical director)
- Barbarino's Girl (1975) ... (technical director)
 1975 The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Lucille Ball (TV Special) (technical director)
 1974 The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Telly Savalas (TV Special) (technical director)
 1974 The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Bob Hope (TV Special) (technical director)
 1974 Chico and the Man (TV Series) (technical director - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1974) ... (technical director)
 1966-1974 The Dean Martin Show (TV Series) (technical director - 10 episodes)
- Celebrity Roast: Don Rickles (1974) ... (technical director)
- Celebrity Roast: Carroll O'Connor (1973) ... (technical director)
- Celebrity Roast: Hugh Hefner (1973) ... (technical director)
- Episode #6.23 (1971) ... (technical director)
- Episode #3.20 (1968) ... (technical director)
 1973 NBC Follies (TV Series) (technical director - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1973) ... (technical director)
 1972 Make Mine Red, White and Blue (TV Movie) (technical director)
 1971 Flip (TV Series) (technical director - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.19 (1971) ... (technical director)
 1969 Dick Van Dyke and the Other Woman (TV Special) (technical director)
 1968 Elvis (TV Special documentary) (technical director)
 1968 A Family Thing (TV Special) (technical director)
 1968 Mitzi (TV Movie) (technical director)
 1968 Laugh-In (TV Series) (technical director - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.1 (1968) ... (technical director)
 1968 Petula (TV Special) (technical director)
 1965 Hullabaloo (TV Series) (technical director - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.2 (1965) ... (technical director)
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Served with the US Marine Corps. After an honorable discharge, he pursued the TV industry starting as camera man and eventually becoming Technical Director for NBC. He did many TV shows such as Who's the Boss, The Dean Martin show and many award shows. See more »

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