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Jud Taylor

Full Name  Judson Taylor
Role  Television actress
Name  Jud Taylor
Years active  1965-2004
Other names  Alan Smithee

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Born  February 25, 1932 (1932-02-25) New York City, New York. U.S.
Died  August 6, 2008(2008-08-06) (aged 76) New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation  Actor, television director, television producer
Spouse(s)  Lynn Kressel (1 daughter)
Nominations  Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series
Movies  Charlie Wilson's War, Dead Tone, What Love Is, 42, Freshman Orientation
Similar People  Brian Hooks, Deon Taylor, Mars Callahan, Peter Markle, Brian Helgeland

Judson "Jud" Taylor (February 25, 1932 – August 6, 2008) was an American actor, television director and television producer.

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Taylor is perhaps best known for his directorial work on 1960s television classics such as Star Trek, Dr. Kildare, and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. In the early 2000s, he directed several episodes of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. Taylor also directed more than 40 made-for-TV movies, including the award-winning Tail Gunner Joe and Foxfire, and the final film appearances of both Susan Hayward (in Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole (1972)) and David Janssen (in City in Fear (1980)).

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In the late 1950s and early 1960s, prior to becoming an established director, Taylor worked as an actor. He had a recurring role on Dr. Kildare as "Dr. Gerson". He appeared in several episodes of The Fugitive and Twelve O'Clock High playing different characters. Other TV programs in which he had small roles included Gunsmoke, Men of Annapolis, and Wagon Train. He also played the part of Goff, one of three Americans, in the feature film The Great Escape.

Taylor was vice-president of the Directors Guild of America from 1977 to 1981, and president from 1981 to 1983.

He died in New York City in 2008, following a long illness.


  • Attack! (1956 World War II film) – Pvt. Jacob R. Abramowitz - radioman
  • General Electric Theater (1 episode, 1957) – Bellboy
  • The Garment Jungle (1957) – Latzo (uncredited)
  • Gunsmoke (1 episode, 1957) – Ed Thorpe
  • Harbormaster (1 episode, 1957) – Pete
  • Men of Annapolis (2 episodes, 1957-1958) – Red Magruder / Weaver
  • The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (1 episode, 1959) – Charlie Buffalo
  • Follow the Sun (1 episode, 1961) – Peter
  • Wagon Train (1 episode, 1961) – Arthur
  • Dr. Kildare (16 episodes, 1961–1965) – Dr. Thomas Gerson
  • The Interns (1962) – Dr. Van Wyck (uncredited)
  • The Great Escape (1963) – 2nd Lieutenant Goff
  • The Fugitive (5 episodes, 1963–1965) – Sergeant Rainey / Toby Weems / Joey / Floyd (final television appearance)
  • 12 O'Clock High (3 episodes, 1964–1965) – Lieutenant Morgan / Sergeant Loren / Lieutenant Harold Zimmerman
  • Producer

  • Return to Earth (1976)
  • Woman of the Year (1976)
  • Incident at Crestridge (1981)
  • Writer

  • Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1 episode, 1965)
  • References

    Jud Taylor Wikipedia

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