Christian I. Nyby II

Christian I. Nyby II (born Christian Ib Nyby[1] June 1, 1941) is an American television director, son of film editor and director Christian Nyby.

Christian Ib Nyby [1]
Born (1941-06-01) June 1, 1941
OccupationTelevision director
Years active1972 – present
Parent(s)Christian Nyby
Thelma Litscher [1][2]


Nyby graduated from Van Nuys High School in Van Nuys, California in 1959. He attended the University of Idaho for two years before transferring to the University of Southern California.


Nyby was sent to Vietnam as a photographer for the United States Air Force in 1963.

In 1967, Nyby became an assistant director for Ironside, and by 1972 received his first directing credits for Ironside episode "Find a Victim", and Adam-12 episode "The Tip". Nyby went on to direct multiple episodes of Emergency!, Battlestar Galactica, B. J. and the Bear, CHiPs, The A-Team, The Fall Guy, Hill Street Blues, Diagnosis: Murder and Walker, Texas Ranger. He directed the Tales of the Gold Monkey episode "Trunk From the Past", and the pilot episode of the unsold 1988 Remo Williams series. Nyby also directed numerous Perry Mason television movies in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Nyby's father, Christian Nyby, also a television director (as well as a film editor and director) directed multiple episodes of the original Perry Mason series.

Nyby considers his Hill Street Blues episodes as his favorites.


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