Virgil W. Vogel
|Virgil W. Vogel|
|Born||Virgil William Vogel
November 29, 1919
Peoria, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||January 1, 1996
Tarzana, Los Angeles, U.S.
|Occupation||Television director and writer|
Virgil William Vogel (November 29, 1919 – January 1, 1996) was an American film, television director and writer. His career spanned nearly sixty years directing episodes of Wagon Train, Bonanza, The Big Valley, and Mission: Impossible, among other series.
Vogel was born Peoria, Illinois. He began his career working for Universal Pictures, editing a number of films namely Mystery Submarine (1950), Under the Gun (1951), Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951), The Man from the Alamo (1953) and Touch of Evil (1958) directed by Orson Welles.
For the remainder of his career, he focused primarily on television, directing episodes of Wagon Train (also a writer), Bonanza, The Big Valley, M Squad, Mission: Impossible, The Six Million Dollar Man, The F.B.I., The Streets of San Francisco, Most Wanted, Police Story, The White Shadow, Centennial, Knight Rider, Airwolf, Magnum, P.I., Miami Vice, among other series.