Ted Post

Biography

Ted Post (born March 31, 1918) is an American TV and film director. Biography Born in Brooklyn, New York, Post started his career in show business in 1938 working as an usher at Loew's Pitkin Theater. He abandoned plans to become an actor after training with Tamara Daykarhanova, and turned to directing summer theater. Post taught Acting and Drama at New York's well-known High School of Performing Arts in 1950. He persuaded his friend, Sidney Lumet, to do likewise. Success in the theater led to work in television from the early 1950s. Post directed episodes of many well-known series including Gunsmoke, Perry Mason, Wagon Train, Rawhide, The Twilight Zone, Columbo and 178 episodes of Peyton Place. He has also directed TV movies (including the original Cagney and Lacey movie-of-the-week, and also feature films, including Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Go Tell the Spartans, and two Clint Eastwood films Hang 'Em High and Magnum Force. Post directed the 2001-2002 Festival of the Arts at Bel-Air's University of Judaism (now the American Jewish University). Films The Peacemaker (1956) The Legend of Tom Dooley (1959) Hang 'Em High (1968) Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) Magnum Force (1973) The Harrad Experiment (1973) The Baby (1973) Whiffs (1975) Good Guys Wear Black (1978) Go Tell the Spartans (1978) Nightkill (1980) The Human Shield (1992) 4 Faces (1999) TV Movies The Young Juggler (1960) Night Slaves (1970) Do Not Fold, Spindle, or Mutilate (1971) Five Desperate Women (1971) Yuma (1971) Dr. Cook's Garden (1971) Sandcastles (1972) The Bravos (1972) Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker (1979) The Girls in the Office (1979) Cagney & Lacey (1981) Stagecoach (1986) TV Armstrong Circle Theatre (1952) The Ford Television Theatre (1953) Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1953) Waterfront (1955) Gunsmoke (1955) Medic (1955) Zane Grey Theater (1956) Screen Directors Playhouse (1956) Sneak Preview (1956) The 20th Century Fox Hour (1956) Perry Mason (1957) Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957) West Point (1957) Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958) The Rifleman (1958) Law of the Plainsman (1959) The Westerner (1960) The Best of the Post (1960) Checkmate (1960) Startime (1960) Wagon Train (1960) Insight (1960) Alcoa Premiere (1961) The Defenders (1961) Route 66 (1961) The Virginian (1962) Combat! (1962) Empire (1962) Thriller (1961–1962) General Electric Theater (1962) Bus Stop (1962) Rawhide (1960–1962) Peyton Place (1964) The Twilight Zone (1960–1964) Bracken's World (1969) Monty Nash (1971) Baretta (1975) Ark II (1976) Columbo (1976) Future Cop (1977) Beyond Westworld (1980) B.A.D. Cats (1980)

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The Baby

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Behind the Planet of the Apes

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Behind the Planet of the Apes

Himself - Director

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The Baby

Dart player at birthday party (uncredited)

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