June 27, 1927|
|Died||November 1, 1995
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
McCowan began his career working for the Canadian Broadcasting Company. He moved to the United States from Canada in 1967 and stayed there.
He is most notable for directing seven episodes of Charlie's Angels, S.W.A.T., Starsky and Hutch and directing every episode of the popular Canadian series Seeing Things. He also worked on such shows as The Silent Force, The Mod Squad, The Streets of San Francisco, Fantasy Island, and Hart to Hart. McCowan directed the 1970 TV movie Carter's Army, the 1971 Canadian hockey film Face-Off, the fourth and final Magnificent Seven film, The Magnificent Seven Ride in 1972, the cult horror film Frogs in the same year, and the 1976 film Shadow of the Hawk.