Hal Needham Biography (1931-)

Born March 6, 1931, in Memphis, TN; son of Howard and Edith May (Robinson) Needham; married Dani Janssen, June 28, 1981; children: Debra Jean, Daniel Albert, David Allyn. Addresses: OFFICE--3518 Cahuenga Boulevard W., Suite110, Los Angeles, CA 90068.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Birth Details
March 6, 1931
Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
  • Bert Grant, One More Train to Rob, Universal, 1971.
  • Burgess, The Culpepper Cattle Company, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1972.
  • Patrolman, W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975.
  • Also appeared in Sometimes a Great Notion, Universal, 1971; Jackson County Jail, New World, 1976; Nickelodeon, Columbia, 1976; and Foul Play, Paramount, 1978.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL WORK; All as Stunt Performer, Unless Indicated
  • The Spirit of St. Louis, Warner Brothers, 1957.
  • McLintock!, United Artists, 1963.
  • Beau Geste, Universal, 1966.
  • Rare Breed, Universal, 1967.
  • The War Wagon, Universal, 1967.
  • The Way West, United Artists, 1967.
  • The Devil's Brigade, United Artists, 1968.
  • The Ballad of Josie, Universal, 1968.
  • Bandolero!, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1968.
  • Hellfighters, Universal, 1968.
  • The Undefeated, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1969.
  • The Bridge at Remagen, United Artists, 1969.
  • Little Big Man, National General, 1970.
  • One More Train to Rob, Universal, 1971.
  • Three the Hard Way, Allied Artists, 1974.
  • French Connection II, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975.
  • stunt director, Peeper, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975.
  • Take a Hard Ride, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975.
  • W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975.
  • stunt director, Nickelodeon, Columbia, 1976.
  • stunt director, Semi-Tough, United Artists, 1977.
  • stunt director, The End, United Artists, 1978.
  • stunt director, Foul Play, Paramount, 1978.
  • Credits; ALL AS DIRECTOR
  • Smokey and the Bandit, Universal, 1977.
  • Hooper, Warner Brothers, 1978.
  • The Villain, Columbia, 1979.
  • Smokey and the Bandit II, Universal, 1980.
  • The Cannonball Run, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981.
  • Megaforce, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982.
  • Stroker Ace, Universal, 1983.
  • The Cannonball Run II, Warner Brothers, 1984.
  • RAD, Tri-Star, 1986.
  • Body Slam, DeLaurentiis Entertainment Group, 1986.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
  • Hal Needham's Wild World of Stunts, syndicated.
  • Credits; MOVIES
  • Pilce, The Bounty Man, ABC, 1972.
  • Blanchard, Death Car on the Freeway, CBS, 1979.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION WORK; SERIES
  • Director and stunt performer, Hal Needham's Wild World of Stunts, syndicated.
  • Credits; PILOTS
  • Director and stunt performer, Call to Danger, CBS, 1973.
  • Credits; EPISODIC
  • Stunt performer, Riverboat, NBC.
  • stunt performer, Gunsmoke, CBS.
  • stunt performer, Have Gun, Will Travel, CBS.
  • Credits; MOVIES
  • Director and stunt performer, The Bounty Man, ABC, 1972.
  • director and stunt performer, Death Car on the Freeway, CBS, 1979.
  • director and stunt performer, Stunts Unlimited, ABC, 1980.
  • Writings;FILM
  • Author (with Robert L. Levy) of original story, Smokey and the Bandit, Universal, 1977.
  • (with James Whittaker, Albert S. Ruddy, and Andre Morgan) Megaforce, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982.
  • (with Hugh Wilson) Stroker Ace, Universal, 1983.
  • (with Ruddy and Harvey Miller) The Cannonball Run II, Warner Brothers, 1984.

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