Bernard McEveety

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Bernard McEveety
Bernard E. McEveety, Jr.

(1924-05-13)May 13, 1924
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]


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).


Bernard McEveety worked primarily in TV but he did directed a number of feature films. He directed The Brotherhood of Satan, 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,Young Maverick and the miniseries How the West Was Won. Other credits include In the Heat of the Night, Airwolf, Blue Thunder, Knight Rider, 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.


Bernard McEveety died in Encino, Los Angeles, California, aged 79, of undisclosed natural causes.[4]


  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. ^ a b c Roberts, Jerry (June 5, 2009). Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 9780810863781.
  4. ^ Bernard McEveety Obituary

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