Lee H. Katzin (1935–2002)

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Lee H. Katzin started directing features in the late 1960s. Turning to made-for-television movies, he became one of the busiest directors in that genre, churning out a slew of mostly routine fodder. Every so often, however, one would rise above the rest: Along Came a Spider (1970) is a tense, gritty murder mystery, and The Quest (1976) is a lively... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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(1967-1968)
Miami Vice Director
(1984)
Mod Squad Director
(1968)
(1966)

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 1995 The Break
 1994 Fortune Hunter (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Alpha Team (1994)
 1994 Renegade (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Late Shift (1994)
 1994 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Deadly Vision (1994)
 1989-1992 The Young Riders (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- The Debt (1992)
- The Sacrifice (1992)
 1992 Raven (TV Series) (as Lee Katzin)
 1991 P.S.I. Luv U (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Honeymooners (1991)
 1991 The Exile (TV Series)
 1990 The Outsiders (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1989 Jake Spanner, Private Eye (TV Movie)
 1988-1989 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Sister, Sister (1989)
- Gunshot (1989)
 1985 Solomon's Universe (TV Movie)
 1985 The Eagle and the Bear (TV Movie)
 1985 MacGyver (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Gauntlet (1985)
 1985 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1984 Miami Vice (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- One Eyed Jack (1984) ... (directed by)
- Cool Runnin' (1984) ... (directed by)
 1984 Partners in Crime (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Duke (1984) ... (as Lee Katzin)
 1983-1984 The Yellow Rose (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Running Free (1984)
- Land of the Free (1984)
- Deadline (1984)
 1983 Automan (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Automan (1983)
 1983 Emergency Room (TV Movie)
 1983 The Mississippi (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1982 The Devlin Connection (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Claudine (1982)
 1982 CHiPs (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Force Seven (1982)
 1982 Chicago Story (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Dutton's Law (1982)
 1982 The Neighborhood (TV Movie)
 1982 McClain's Law (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Takeover (1982)
 1981 Hardcase (TV Movie)
 1981 Death Ray 2000 (TV Movie)
 1979 Samurai (TV Movie)
 1978 Terror Out of the Sky (TV Movie)
 1978 Zuma Beach (TV Movie)
 1978 The Bastard (TV Movie)
 1975-1978 Police Story (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The Broken Badge (1978)
- Firebird (1976)
- Vice: 24 Hours (1975)
 1977 McLaren's Riders (TV Movie)
 1977 Relentless (TV Movie)
 1977 Man from Atlantis (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1976 Alien Attack (TV Movie)
 1976 Journey Through the Black Sun (TV Movie)
 1976 The Quest (TV Movie)
 1975 Space: 1999 (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Black Sun (1975)
- Breakaway (1975)
 1975 Sky Heist (TV Movie)
 1975 The Last Survivors (TV Movie)
 1974 Strange Homecoming (TV Movie)
 1974 Savages (TV Movie)
 1974 McMillan & Wife (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1973 Ordeal (TV Movie)
 1973 The Stranger (TV Movie)
 1973 Voyage of the Yes (TV Movie)
 1972 Visions... (TV Movie)
 1971 Le Mans
 1970 Men at Law (TV Series) (1 episode)
- A Man's Castle (1970)
 1970 The Phynx
 1970 Along Came a Spider (TV Movie)
 1969 What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? (directed by)
 1968 Mod Squad (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Love (1968) ... (as Lee Katzin)
- The Teeth of the Barracuda (1968) ... (as Lee Katzin)
 1967-1968 Mission: Impossible (TV Series) (11 episodes)
- The Play (1968)
- The Killing (1968)
- The Photographer (1967)
- The Astrologer (1967)
 1968 It Takes a Thief (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1967 Mannix (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1967 Hondo (TV Series) (4 episodes)
 1967 Hondo and the Apaches (TV Movie)
 1967 The Felony Squad (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Strangler (1967)
 1966 The Wild Wild West (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1965-1966 Branded (TV Series) (6 episodes)
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His two most famous credits directing in the cinema were, in fact, films where he replaced a previous director - Bernard Girard on "Whatever Happened To Aunt Alice?" and John Sturges on "Le Mans".

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