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George McCowan (1927–1995)

George McCowan was born on June 27, 1927 in Paris, Ontario, Canada as George Edward McCowan. He was a director and producer, known for Frogs (1972), Run, Simon, Run (1970) and Seeing Things (1981). He was 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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Frogs Director
Run, Simon, Run
Run, Simon, Run Director
Seeing Things
Seeing Things Director


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 1990 Sanity Clause (TV Movie)
 1989 War of the Worlds (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1981-1987 Seeing Things (TV Series) (43 episodes)
 1985 Night Heat (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1984 Hart to Hart (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1983 Hot Money (uncredited)
 1978-1983 Fantasy Island (TV Series) (15 episodes)
 1983 Las aventuras de Frank Buck (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1982 Shannon (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1981 The July Group (TV Movie)
 1981 Nero Wolfe (TV Series) (6 episodes)
 1980 The Littlest Hobo (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1976-1980 Charlie's Angels (TV Series) (9 episodes)
 1979 The Return of Mod Squad (TV Movie)
 1979 Vega$ (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1976-1977 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series) (14 episodes)
 1975-1976 S.W.A.T. (TV Series) (10 episodes)
 1975 Murder on Flight 502 (TV Movie)
 1975 The Rookies (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1971-1975 Cannon (TV Series) (23 episodes)
 1974 The Inbreaker
 1974 Barnaby Jones (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1973-1974 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1973 The Starlost (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1973 Search (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1973 Banacek (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1972 Norman Corwin Presents (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1968-1972 Mod Squad (TV Series) (11 episodes)
 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)
 1971 The Most Deadly Game (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1970-1971 Dan August (TV Series) (4 episodes)
 1970-1971 The Young Rebels (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1970 The Silent Force (TV Series) (1 episode)
 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)
 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)
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1968 The F.B.I. (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1968 Run for Your Life (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1967 Heroic Mission (TV Series)
 1967 Hatch's Mill (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1966 Wojeck (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1965-1966 Seaway (TV Series) (10 episodes)
 1963-1965 The Forest Rangers (TV Series) (42 episodes)
 1962-1965 Festival (TV Series) (4 episodes)
 1964 Twelfth Night (TV Movie)
 1961-1964 Quest (TV Series) (9 episodes)
 1961-1962 Playdate (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1960 Encounter (TV Series) (1 episode)
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Alternate Names:

George Mc Cowan | George McGowan | Alan Smithee

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Film and TV director, in the U.S. 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.

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