Joseph L. Scanlan
Joseph L. Scanlon
Joseph L. Scanlan
General Information:
Occupation: TV/film director
Sex: Male
Birth name: Joseph Lawrence Scanlan
Date of birth: (1929-06-16) 16 June 1929 (age 89) [1]
Born in: Brooklyn, New York
Series/character information
Appeared on/in
and/or involved with:
I Still Dream of Jeannie
Job on series: Director

Joseph L. Scanlan (born 16 June 1929) in Brooklyn, New York) directed the NBC-TV film special, I Still Dream of Jeannie.

Among his vast resume credits, Joseph directed four episodes of Star Trek:The Next Generation. After directing four episodes and seeing how out of control the cast would act when not filming, Scanlan walked out and refused to ever direct any further episodes of TNG again and he never did.[2]

He was nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series for The Outer Limits in 1995. He directed "The Big Goodbye" episode of Star Trek: TNG which won a Peabody award in 1987.[3]

Scanlan has also directed episodes for such popular TV shows as What's Happening!!, Spenser: For Hire, Falcon Crest, Land of the Lost, and also the NBC-TV soap operas Somerset and Another World in the early 1970s. He also directed an episode of Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict.


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  2. VegasCon09 – Thursday Kicks Off Con With Frakes & Dorn Clowning + Klingons Singing + more, August 7, 2009, by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,, accessed 8/24/2015.
  3. Josseph L. Scanlan bio at Project Gutenburg Self-Governing Press website, accessed 8/24/2015.

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