Vincent McEveety

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Vincent McEveety
Born Vincent Michael McEveety
(1929-08-10) August 10, 1929 (age 85)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Film Director
Television Producer - Director
Years active 1957–2000

Vincent Michael McEveety (born August 10, 1929) is an American director and producer.

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Vince McEveety has directed numerous Emmy Award-winning television series, including The Untouchables, Gunsmoke, six Star Trek (episodes include "Dagger of the Mind", "Balance of Terror", "Patterns of Force" and "Spectre of the Gun"), Magnum, P.I., How the West Was Won, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Stranger at My Door, Murder, She Wrote, and Diagnosis: Murder, starring Dick Van Dyke.

In 1991, McEveety directed the award-winning episode of the NBC television series In the Heat of the Night, entitled "Sweet, Sweet Blues", guest-starring musician Bobby Short and veteran actor James Best. That year Heat won its first NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Dramatic Series and James Best won the Crystal Reel Award for Best Actor.[1][2]

From 1994 through 1997, McEveety produced[citation needed] the television series Columbo starring Peter Falk, for which he also directed seven episodes between 1990 and 1997.

McEveety directed numerous films for Walt Disney Pictures, including The Million Dollar Duck, The Biscuit Eater, Superdad, The Strongest Man in the World, The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, and Herbie Goes Bananas. McEveety also directed portions of The Watcher in the Woods.[3]

His film Firecreek (1968), starring Jimmy Stewart, Henry Fonda and Inger Stevens, touches on issues previously ignored by the genre and influenced a generation of filmmakers.[4]

In 1974, McEveety returned to the Western genre with The Castaway Cowboy, starring James Garner and Vera Miles.[5]

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