Bernard McEveety

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Bernard McEveety
Bernard E. McEveety, Jr.

(1924-05-13)May 13, 1924
New Rochelle, New York
United States
DiedFebruary 2, 2004(2004-02-02) (aged 79)
OccupationFilm, television director

Bernard E. McEveety, Jr. (May 13, 1924 [1] [2] February 2, 2004) was an American film and television director. [3]



McEveety was born in New Rochelle, New York; his brothers, Vincent McEveety [3] and Joseph McEveety [ citation needed ] were also Hollywood directors and producers. His nephew is producer Stephen McEveety, who often collaborates with Mel Gibson [3] ( The Passion of the Christ ).


McEveety worked primarily in TV, but also directed several feature films. He directed The Brotherhood of Satan and Ride Beyond Vengeance , and did second-unit work on another cult horror film, The Return of Dracula . McEveety's huge TV output included 31 episodes of the TV series Combat! . He also directed Jodie Foster in her debut film, Disney's Napoleon and Samantha .

He produced the TV series Cimarron Strip , which he often directed, as well. His Western directing credits include such television series as Rawhide , Gunsmoke , Bonanza , The Virginian , The Big Valley , and Young Maverick , and the miniseries How the West Was Won . His other credits include In the Heat of the Night , Airwolf , Blue Thunder , Knight Rider , Vega$, The Fall Guy , Simon & Simon , Buck Rogers in the 25th Century , Eight Is Enough , Petrocelli , Three for the Road , The Incredible Hulk , The Dukes of Hazzard , and Charlie's Angels , among others.


McEveety died in Encino, Los Angeles, California, aged 79, of undisclosed natural causes, survived by his wife, children and grandchildren. [4]

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  1. Rootsweb Social Security Death Index search for Bernard E. McEveety. Retrieved on September 10, 2012.
  2. "United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch (accessed 11 Sep 2012), Bernard E Mceveety, 2 February 2004; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  3. 1 2 3 Roberts, Jerry (June 5, 2009). Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors. Scarecrow Press. ISBN   9780810863781.
  4. Bernard McEveety Obituary