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Marvin J. Chomsky (born May 23, 1929) is an American television and film director. He has also worked as a producer. He is a cousin of academic Noam Chomsky.

Born in New York City, Chomsky graduated from Syracuse University in 1950. His early jobs in the motion picture and television industries included work as an art director, set decorator, and producer. His feature film directing credits include Evel Knievel and Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff.

Chomsky is a prolific television director, and his career spanned from 1964-1995. During the late 1960s, Chomsky directed eleven episodes of the television series The Wild Wild West. He also directed episodes of Star Trek and Gunsmoke.

Besides directing individual episodes for television series, Chomsky directed made-for-TV movies. Later in his career, Chomsky worked almost exclusively on made-for-TV movies and miniseries. During the 1970s, Chomsky served as one of the directors for the miniseries Roots: The Saga of an American Family. In 1982 he directed Vanessa Redgrave in the TV movie, My Body, My Child and in 1989 the miniseries Brotherhood of the Rose with Robert Mitchum, Peter Strauss and David Morse.

He is the winner of three Emmy Awards: Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for Holocaust in 1978; Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special for Attica in 1980 and for Inside the Third Reich in 1982.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Marvin J. Chomsky, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

Marvin J. Chomsky (born May 23, 1929) is an American television and film director. He has also worked as a producer. He is a cousin of academic Noam Chomsky.

Born in New York City, Chomsky graduated from Syracuse University in 1950. His early jobs in the motion picture and television industries included work as an art director, set decorator, and producer. His feature film directing credits include Evel Knievel and Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff.

Chomsky is a prolific television director, and his career spanned from 1964-1995. During the late 1960s, Chomsky directed eleven episodes of the television series The Wild Wild West. He also directed episodes of Star Trek and Gunsmoke.

Besides directing individual episodes for television series, Chomsky directed made-for-TV movies. Later in his career, Chomsky worked almost exclusively on made-for-TV movies and miniseries. During the 1970s, Chomsky served as one of the directors for the miniseries Roots: The Saga of an American Family. In 1982 he directed Vanessa Redgrave in the TV movie, My Body, My Child and in 1989 the miniseries Brotherhood of the Rose with Robert Mitchum, Peter Strauss and David Morse.

He is the winner of three Emmy Awards: Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for Holocaust in 1978; Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special for Attica in 1980 and for Inside the Third Reich in 1982.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Marvin J. Chomsky, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 53

Birthday 1929-05-23

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

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Also Known As

  • Marvin Chomsky

Directing TV ShowsMovies

1996 Catherine the Great Director
1993 Telling Secrets Director
1991 The Strauss Dynasty Director
1989 Brotherhood of the Rose (2 episodes)Director
1988 I'll Be Home for Christmas Director
1987 Angel in Green Director
1986 Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna Director
1986 The Deliberate Stranger Director
1986 Peter the Great (4 episodes)Director
1985 Robert Kennedy & His Times (3 episodes)Director
1984 Tank Director
1984 Nairobi Affair Director
1982 I Was a Mail Order Bride Director
1982 Inside the Third Reich Director
1982 My Body, My Child Director
1981 Evita Peron Director
1980 Attica Director
1980 Doctor Franken Director
1979 Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff Director
1978 Holocaust (5 episodes)Director
1977 Roots (8 episodes)Director
1977 Little Ladies of the Night Director
1976 Victory at Entebbe Director
1976 Brinks: The Great Robbery Director
1976 Mackintosh and T.J. Director
1975 Murph the Surf Director
1975 Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan Director
1975 A Matter of Wife... and Death Director
1974 Mrs. Sundance Director
1973 The Magician (1 episode)Director Director
1973 Police Story (2 episodes)Director
1973 Female Artillery Director
1972 Family Flight Director
1972 Banyon (2 episodes)Director
1972 Fireball Forward Director
1971 Mongo's Back in Town Director
1971 Cannon (1 episode)Director
1971 Evel Knievel Director
1971 Assault on the Wayne Director
1970 The Interns (2 episodes)Director
1969 Then Came Bronson (3 episodes)Director
1968 Lancer (1 episode)Director
1968 Hawaii Five-O (3 episodes)Director
1968 The Name of the Game (3 episodes)Director
1966 Mission: Impossible (4 episodes)Director
1966 Star Trek (3 episodes)Director
1965 The Nurses (1 episode)Director
1965 The Wild Wild West (7 episodes)Director
1961 The Wonderful World of Disney (2 episodes)Director
1955 Gunsmoke (3 episodes)Director

Production

1996 Catherine the Great Producer
1989 Brotherhood of the Rose (2 episodes)Producer
1986 Peter the Great (4 episodes)Producer
1966 The Bubble Associate Producer

Art

1966 The Bubble Art Direction
1947 The Tony Awards (1 episode)Settings

Writing

1971 Mongo's Back in Town Novel

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