Roy Campanella II
|Roy Campanella II|
|Born||Roy Campanella, Jr.
June 20, 1948
|Occupation||Television director and television producer|
Born Roy Campanella II, he is the son of professional baseball great Roy Campanella. After directing some short films, the younger Campanella began directing episodic television. One of his first professional assignments was directing an episode of the Lou Grant television series in 1982. Within a few years he was also directing longer form television projects.
By the late 1990s, he was also producing. He entered into an arrangement with Black Entertainment Television (BET) to executive produce a series of feature-length adaptations of black romance novels (three of which he also directed).
In 2004, Campanella was named general manager of Pacifica radio station, KPFA in Berkeley, California. Campanella resigned fourteen months later in the wake of reports that KPFA's 24-member Local Station Board (LSB) voted to terminate his employment. Tomas Moran, a former board member and KPFA supporter speculated that Campanella was forced to resign because he rankled a fiercely entrenched bureaucracy that could not agree on the direction of the station. The previous general manager, former Berkeley Mayor Gus Newport served less than a year before he stepped down citing personal reasons.
Movies of the Week (MOWs)
|Playing with Fire|
|1991||Brother Future||PBS||DGA Award, Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Shows - Daytime|
|1988||Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story||CBS|
|Body of Evidence||CBS|
|1986||Passion and Memory||PBS|
|2002||Philly||ABC||"Lies of Minelli"|
|Boston Public||Fox||"Chapter Thirty-Four"|
|1999||Beverly Hills, 90210||"Slipping Away"|
|"Trials and Tribulations"|
|1997||Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman||CBS||"Wave Goodbye"|
|1992||I'll Fly Away||NBC||"The Way Things Are"||nominated for DGA Award, Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series' - Night|
Awards and recognition
- 1992: DGA Award nomination
- 1991: DGA Award
- Chu, Dan (May 19, 1986). "Roy Campanella Jr. Begins a Hit Streak of His Own as a Director of TV Films". People. Retrieved December 8, 2009.
At 37, Roy II is still hitting high averages, but he is doing it as a TV film director.
- Thomas Jr., Robert McG (June 28, 1993). "Roy Campanella, 71, Dies; Was Dodger Hall of Famer". The New York Times. Retrieved December 8, 2009.
Campanella, who is survived by his wife, Roxie; three sons, Roy II, Tony, John; and two daughters, Joanie and Ruth, was born in Philadelphia on November 19, 1921.
- "Pacifica Radio Appoints Roy Campanella, II, To Lead KPFA 94.1 FM in Berkeley". Berkeley, California: Pacifica Radio_. November 8, 2004. Retrieved December 8, 2009.
Producer and media veteran Roy Campanella, II, has been named as the new general manager of Pacifica Radio station KPFA 94.1 FM in Berkeley, Pacifica announced today.
- La Barre, Suzanne (January 24, 2006). "KPFA Chief Steps Down After Troubled Reign". Berkeley Daily Planet. Berkeley, California. p. 1. Retrieved September 15, 2010.
The radio station chief, son of Brooklyn Dodger Hall of Famer Roy Campanella, submitted his resignation late last week, on the heels of reports that KPFA’s 24-member Local Station Board (LSB) voted to terminate his employment. Several board members cited a confidentiality gag in declining to confirm the verdict or whether it directly precipitated Campanella’s retreat.