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Christian Nyby (1913–1993)

Christian Nyby, the television and movie director who achieved acclaim as a film editor before moving into the director's chair, was born on September 1, 1913, in Los Angeles, California. He made his reputation as a cutter during the 1940s, when he worked with the great helmer Howard Hawks, winning his sole Academy Award nomination for the editing... See full bio »

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Known For

It's a Great Life
(1954-1956)
Mayberry R.F.D.
Mayberry R.F.D. Director
(1968-1971)
Bonanza
Bonanza Director
(1959-1967)

Filmography

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 1975 Westwind (TV Series) (1975)
 1970-1975 Adam-12 (TV Series) (19 episodes)
- Eyewitness (1972)
- Substation (1972)
- The Adoption (1972)
- The Tip (1972)
 1974-1975 Kojak (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1974-1975 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1974 Korg: 70,000 B.C. (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- The River (1974)
- The Hill People (1974)
- Tor's First Hunt (1974)
- The Beach People (1974)
 1974 Firehouse (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- No Way Out (1974)
 1973 Chase (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Gang War (1973)
 1964-1973 Lassie (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- Pitfall (1965)
- Sudden Fury (1965)
 1972-1973 Emergency! (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- School Days (1973)
- Peace Pipe (1972)
- Decision (1972)
- Crash (1972)
- Dilemma (1972)
 1972 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Bitter Wine (1972) ... (as Christopher Nyby)
 1971-1972 The Jimmy Stewart Show (TV Series) (11 episodes)
- Old School Ties (1972)
- Paper Work (1972)
 1971 The Partners (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1968-1971 Mayberry R.F.D. (TV Series) (39 episodes)
- The Moon Rocks (1971)
 1969-1970 Lancer (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- The Rivals (1970)
- The Lorelei (1970)
- Legacy (1969)
- Devil's Blessing (1969)
 1970 Daniel Boone (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Run for the Money (1970) ... (as Chris Nyby)
 1967-1968 I Spy (TV Series) (11 episodes)
- Pinwheel (1968)
- The Spy Business (1968)
- Shana (1968)
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1967 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1967 Custer (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Blazing Arrows (1967)
 1959-1967 Bonanza (TV Series) (26 episodes)
- The Scapegoat (1964)
- The Actress (1963)
 1965-1967 The F.B.I. (TV Series) (15 episodes)
- The Hostage (1967)
- The Conspirators (1967)
- Collision Course (1966)
 1963-1966 The Fugitive (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Nightmare at Northoak (1963) ... (as Chris Nyby)
 1965 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Cat Overboard (1965)
 1965 The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Vendetta (1965)
 1965 Gilligan's Island (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1964-1965 Valentine's Day (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Teahouse of the Bankrupt Moon (1964) ... (as Chris Nyby)
 1965 The Tycoon (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Thunder Bowl (1965)
 1956-1964 Gunsmoke (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Hammerhead (1964)
- Coventry (1962)
- Tail to the Wind (1959)
 1964 Young Fury
 1963-1964 Grindl (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Moon Killer (1964)
 1964 Death Valley Days (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1962 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Cavender Is Coming (1962) ... (as Chris Nyby)
 1962 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Angry Sky (1962)
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- The Interpreter (1961)
- Double Edge (1961)
- Cross Cut (1961)
 1961 Dante (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1960-1961 The Jim Backus Show (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- O'Toole and Son (1961)
- Old Army Game (1961)
- The Frame Up (1960)
 1960 Hong Kong (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Blind Bargain (1960)
 1960 Lock Up (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Sentenced to Die (1960)
 1959-1960 Wagon Train (TV Series) (4 episodes)
 1960 Overland Trail (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1959 Adventure Showcase (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1959 Cimarron City (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Evil One (1959)
 1959 Union Pacific (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Iron West (1959)
 1958 Tombstone Territory (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1958 Target (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1957-1958 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- The Freighter (1958)
- There Were Four (1957)
- Village of Fear (1957)
- Backtrail (1957)
 1958 Hey, Jeannie! (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Jam (1958)
- The Highway (1958)
 1957 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- That Hogan Man (1957)
 1957 The Californians (TV Series)
 1957 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Country Cousin (1957)
- The Intruder (1957)
- The Lottery (1957)
- Thieves' Market (1957)
 1953-1957 The Roy Rogers Show (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- Tossup (1956)
- Mountain Pirates (1956)
 1956 Telephone Time (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Fortunatus (1956)
 1953-1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Jury of One (1955)
- Rabbit Foot (1954)
 1954-1956 It's a Great Life (TV Series) (62 episodes)
- The Housekeeper (1956)
- Passport for Amy (1956)
 1955-1956 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- Courage (1956)
- Night Court (1956)
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Legacy (1955)
 1953-1954 Private Secretary (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Vive L'Amour (1954)
- Havana or Bust (1953)
- Femme Fatale (1953)
 1954 Light's Diamond Jubilee (TV Movie documentary)
 1953 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Directed a pilot for a proposed western series, "Man Without a Gun," written by Peter Packer.

Alternate Names:

Christopher Nyby | Chris Nyby
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on The Thing (1982)] If you want blood, go to the slaughterhouse. All in all, it's a terrific commercial for J&B Scotch.

Trivia:

Father of Christian I. Nyby II. See more »

Nickname:

Chris

Star Sign:

Virgo

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