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George McCowan (1927–1995)

George McCowan was born on June 27, 1927 in Paris, Ontario, Canada. He was a director and producer, known for Frogs (1972), Run, Simon, Run (1970) and Seeing Things (1981). He was previously married to Anna Gilmour Wilmot and Frances Hyland. He died on November 1, 1995 in Santa Monica, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Frogs Director
(1972)
Run, Simon, Run Director
(1970)
Seeing Things Director
(1981-1987)

Filmography

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 1990 Sanity Clause (TV Movie)
 1989 War of the Worlds (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Last Supper (1989)
- The Prodigal Son (1989)
 1987 Not My Department (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1981-1987 Seeing Things (TV Series) (43 episodes)
- Gifted Pupils (1987)
- Bull's-Eye (1987)
- The Naked Eye (1987)
 1986 Hot Money (uncredited)
 1985 Night Heat (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Obie's Law (1985)
 1984 Hart to Hart (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Shooting (1984)
- Silent Dance (1984)
 1983 Bring 'Em Back Alive (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- A Switch in Time (1983)
 1982 Shannon (TV Series) (1 episode)
- John's Awakening (1982)
 1981 The July Group (TV Movie)
 1981 Nero Wolfe (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Sweet Revenge (1981)
- Gambit (1981)
 1980 The Littlest Hobo (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1979 The Return of Mod Squad (TV Movie)
 1979 Vega$ (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Death Mountain (1979) ... (as George McGowan)
 1975-1976 S.W.A.T. (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Terror Ship (1975)
- Time Bomb (1975)
- Dealers in Death (1975)
- Kill S.W.A.T. (1975)
 1975 Murder on Flight 502 (TV Movie)
 1975 The Rookies (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1971-1975 Cannon (TV Series) (23 episodes)
- Lady on the Run (1975)
- The Investigator (1975)
- The Set Up (1975)
- Coffin Corner (1975)
- The Conspirators (1975)
 1974 The Manhunter (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1974 The Inbreaker
 1974 Barnaby Jones (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1973-1974 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Victims (1973)
- The Set-Up (1973)
 1973 The Starlost (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Beehive (1973) ... (uncredited)
- Astro-Medics (1973)
 1973 Search (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1973 Banacek (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1972 Norman Corwin Presents (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Hold That Line (1972)
 1968-1972 Mod Squad (TV Series) (11 episodes)
- The Connection (1972)
- Real Loser (1971)
- Survival House (1970)
- Willie Poor Boy (1969)
 1972 Frogs
 1972 Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol (TV Movie)
 1971 If Tomorrow Comes (TV Movie)
 1971 The Face of Fear (TV Movie)
 1971 Cannon (TV Movie) (as George Mc Cowan)
 1971 Love Hate Love (TV Movie)
 1970-1971 The Most Deadly Game (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Breakdown (1970)
 1970-1971 Dan August (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The Titan (1971)
- Murder by Proxy (1970)
 1970-1971 The Young Rebels (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1970 The Silent Force (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Octopus (1970)
 1970 Run, Simon, Run (TV Movie)
 1970 The Love War (TV Movie)
 1970 The Challenge (TV Movie) (as Alan Smithee)
 1970 Carter's Army (TV Movie)
 1969 The New People (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Tin God (1969)
- Episode #1.0 (1969)
 1969 The Ballad of Andy Crocker (TV Movie)
 1969 The Monk (TV Movie)
 1969 Medical Center (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1967-1969 The Felony Squad (TV Series) (20 episodes)
- Blind Terror (1969)
- Dark Memory (1968)
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1968 The F.B.I. (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Southwind (1968)
- The Phone Call (1968)
 1968 Run for Your Life (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Beware My Love (1968)
 1967 Heroic Mission (TV Series)
 1967 Hatch's Mill (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Contest (1967)
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Dark Outpost (1967)
 1966 Wojeck (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1963-1965 The Forest Rangers (TV Series) (43 episodes)
- The Wolf (1965)
- The Wolf Spirit (1965)
- The White Hunter (1965)
- The Choice (1965)
 1962-1965 Festival (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Mother Courage (1965)
 1964 Twelfth Night (TV Movie)
 1961-1964 Quest (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- The Brig (1964)
- The Bathroom (1964)
- Two Soldiers (1963)
- Oppenheimer (1963)
 1961-1962 Playdate (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- One Man to Beat (1962)
 1960 Encounter (TV Series) (1 episode)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

George Mc Cowan | George McGowan | Alan Smithee

Spouse:

Anna Gilmour Wilmot  (divorced)  (2 children) | See more »
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Trivia:

Film and TV director, in the US from 1967. He was a former student of the University of Toronto and had acted and directed with the Straw Hat Players, the Ottawa Repertory Theatre, the Vineland Theatre in the Niagara Falls area and the Crest Theatre in Toronto. He subsequently worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. See more »

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