Person Details

Birthday: 1899-04-22 05:51:25

Death: 1984-04-16 05:51:25

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Portland, Oregon, USA

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Movie Involvements: 57

TV Involvements: 7


Most Famous Work

Biography

Byron Conrad Haskin was an American film and television director. He was born in Portland, Oregon. He is remembered today for directing 1953's The War of the Worlds, one of many films where he teamed with producer George Pal. In his early career, he was a special effects artist, with a number of credits on Warner Bros. films, an asset when directing the killer ants film The Naked Jungle and the science fiction film Robinson Crusoe on Mars. Haskin also worked as a cinematographer and producer. His career in television included directing six episodes of the original The Outer Limits, including two highly regarded episodes, "The Architects of Fear" and "Demon with a Glass Hand". He also co-produced the original Star Trek pilot episode, "The Cage". Haskin appeared as an interviewee on-screen in the 1980 documentary Hollywood series by Kevin Brownlow. Haskin died in Montecito, California six days before his 85th birthday.

Most Famous Work

Star Trek
Average
8

Star Trek

(1966) Producer
The War of the Worlds
Average
7

The War of the Worlds

(1953) Director
The Outer Limits
Average
8

The Outer Limits

(1963) Director
Arsenic and Old Lace
Average
8

Arsenic and Old Lace

(1944) Special Effects
Treasure Island
Average
7

Treasure Island

(1950) Director
Alcoa Theatre
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0

Alcoa Theatre

(1957) Director
Dodge City
Average
7

Dodge City

(1939) Special Effects
Robinson Crusoe on Mars
Average
7

Robinson Crusoe on Mars

(1964) Director

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
Year Character Movie/Tv

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1968 Director
Director
1964 Director
1963 Director
Director
1961 Director
1960 Director
1959 Director
Director
Director
1958 Director
1957 Director
1956 Director
Director
1955 Director
Director
1954 Director
Director
Director
Director
1953 Director
1952 Director
1951 Director
Director
Director
1950 Director
1949 Director
1948 Director
1947 Director
1943 Director
1940 Other
Year Role Movie/Tv

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
1966 Producer
1930 Production Supervisor
1929 Supervising Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

Crew

Camera

Year Role Movie/Tv
1937 Director of Photography
1936 Director of Photography
1935 Director of Photography
1931 Director of Photography
1928 Director of Photography
1927 Director of Photography
1926 Director of Photography
Director of Photography
Director of Photography
1925 Director of Photography
1922 Director of Photography
Year Role Movie/Tv

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