Craig R. Baxley
Craig Redding Baxley
October 20, 1949
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Director, stunt coordinator, stunt performer
Craig Redding Baxley (born October 20, 1949, in Los Angeles, California) is an American director, stunt coordinator, stunt performer and occasional actor. He is best known for his work in the action and thriller genres.
Beginning his career as a
stunt performer, he was hired to perform stunts in number of notable television series namely , Police Story , Harry O , Rich Man, Poor Man Book II , Gemini Man and Roots . He worked as M*A*S*H stunt coordinator and second unit director on and The Dukes of Hazzard (on which he later made his directorial debut). He was stunt coordinator on the feature films The A-Team (1979) and The Warriors (1980), as well as second unit director on The Long Riders (1981) and Reds (1987). Predator [1 ]
Baxley also appeared in four episodes of
, as well having small roles in Kolchak: The Night Stalker , Chase , Mannix , Bearcats! and Marcus Welby, M.D. S.W.A.T. [1 ]
In 1987, he made his feature film directorial debut with
. His other feature film credits are Action Jackson (1991), I Come in Peace (1991) and Stone Cold (2002). Sniper 2
Baxley's other television directing credits include miniseries based on
Stephen King works namely (1999), Storm of the Century (2002), Rose Red (2003), The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (2004), as well as Kingdom Hospital (2005) and The Triangle (2006). Some of his television film credits include The Lost Room (1993), A Family Torn Apart (1996) and Twisted Desire (1998) both starring Silencing Mary Melissa Joan Hart.
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