Gary Nelson was born in January 1934 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is a director and assistant director, known for The Black Hole (1979), Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977) and Get Smart (1965). He was previously married to Judi Meredith. See full bio »

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Known For

The Black Hole Director
(1979)
Get Smart Director
(1966-1969)
Early Edition Director
(1997-2000)

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 1997-2000 Early Edition (TV Series) (19 episodes)
 1997 Melanie Darrow (TV Movie)
 1995 Stick with Me, Kid (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1995 Fast Company (TV Movie)
 1993 The Return of Ironside (TV Movie)
 1992 The Sands of Time (TV Movie)
 1992 Revolver (TV Movie)
 1991 Memories of Midnight (TV Movie)
 1991 The Hit Man (TV Movie)
 1990 The Lookalike (TV Movie)
 1990 Whip Valentine (TV Movie)
 1989 The Nutt House (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1989)
 1989 Get Smart, Again! (TV Movie)
 1988 Shooter (TV Movie)
 1988 Noble House (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Part IV (1988)
- Part III (1988)
- Part II (1988)
- Part I (1988)
 1987 Old Dogs (TV Movie)
 1987 Houston Knights (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Mirrors (1987)
 1986 Murder in Three Acts (TV Movie)
 1985 Lady Blue (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1985)
 1984 Crazy Like a Fox (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1984)
 1984 The Baron and the Kid (TV Movie)
 1984 Boys in Blue (TV Movie)
 1984 More Than Murder (TV Movie)
 1983 For Love and Honor (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1983 For Love and Honor (TV Movie)
 1983 Murder Me, Murder You (TV Movie)
 1983 Murder in Coweta County (TV Movie)
 1982 Jimmy the Kid
 1982 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1982)
 1982 McClain's Law (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1981 Revenge of the Gray Gang (TV Movie)
 1981 Nighthawks (uncredited)
 1981 The Pride of Jesse Hallam (TV Movie)
 1979 The Black Hole (directed by)
 1979 Eischied (TV Series)
 1978 To Kill a Cop (TV Movie)
 1977 Washington: Behind Closed Doors (TV Mini-Series) (6 episodes)
- Part 6 (1977)
- Part 5 (1977)
- Part 4 (1977)
- Part 3 (1977)
- Part 2 (1977)
 1977 Hunter (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1976 Freaky Friday
 1974-1976 Police Story (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Spanish Class (1976)
- Fathers and Sons (1974)
- The Ripper (1974)
 1976 Ace (TV Movie)
 1976 Panache (TV Movie)
 1975 The Cop and the Kid (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1975)
 1975 Medical Story (TV Movie)
 1975 Archer (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1974 Born Free (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Elephant Trouble (1974)
- Pilot (1974)
 1974 Toma (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Indictment (1974)
 1973 Adam's Rib (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Too Many Cooks (1973)
- Delilah (1973)
- Katey at the Bat (1973)
 1973 Kojak (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1973 Santee
 1973 Faraday and Company (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1973 McMillan & Wife (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1972-1973 The Brian Keith Show (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The Matchmaker (1973)
 1969-1972 Love, American Style (TV Series) (11 episodes)
- Love and the Happy Days/Love and the Television Set (1972) ... (segment "Love and Happy Days")
- Love and the Particular Girl/Love and the Fountain of Youth/Love and the House Bachelor/Love and the Waitress (1971) ... (segments "Love and the Fountain of Youth", "Love and the House Bachelor")
- Love and the Intruder/Love and the Lost Dog (1970) ... (segment "Love and the Intruder")
- Love and the Minister/Love and the Geisha/Love and the Singles Apartment (1970) ... (segments "Love and the Minister", "Love and the Singles Apartment")
 1972 The Sandy Duncan Show (TV Series)
 1972 Call Holme (TV Movie)
 1972 Me and the Chimp (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Hoop-Lah (1972)
 1970-1972 The Courtship of Eddie's Father (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Ghetto Girl (1971)
 1971 The Chicago Teddy Bears (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Spy (1971)
 1970-1971 Nanny and the Professor (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Kid Stuff (1971)
- Separate Rooms (1971)
- The Visitor (1970)
 1970 Bracken's World (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Country Boy (1970)
 1970 Arnie (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1970 Headmaster (TV Series) (1 episode)
- May I Turn On? (1970)
 1970 Happy Days (TV Series)
 1969 Secrets of the Pirates' Inn (TV Movie)
 1969 Room 222 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1968-1969 The Doris Day Show (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- The Tiger (1969)
- The Still (1969)
- The Tournament (1969)
- The Flyboy (1969)
 1966-1969 Get Smart (TV Series) (23 episodes)
- Leadside (1969)
 1969 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Two on the Bench (1969)
 1967 Accidental Family (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1967 Occasional Wife (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1966 F Troop (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1966 It's About Time (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Sacrifice (1966)
 1966 Run Buddy Run (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1966 Shane (TV Series) (1 episode)
- An Echo of Anger (1966)
 1966 The Hero (TV Series)
 1965 O.K. Crackerby! (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Ol' Sam (1965)
 1965 Gunsmoke (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Malachi (1965)
 1965 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1965 The Baileys of Balboa (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1962-1963 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Two Plus One (1963)
- The Savages (1963)
- Cage at McNaab (1963)
- Debutante (1963)
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Robert Vaughn won an Emmy for playing Frank Flaherty in the miniseries Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977). In his acceptance speech, he thanked Nelson for directing 12-1/2 hours of television "by himself".

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