Russ Mayberry

Russell B. Mayberry (December 22, 1925 – July 27, 2012) was an American television director.

Russ Mayberry
Russell B. Mayberry

(1925-12-22)December 22, 1925
DiedJuly 27, 2012(2012-07-27) (aged 86)
Alma materNorthwestern University
OccupationTelevision director
Years active1947–1995
Spouse(s)Sandy Mayberry (?–2012)

Early life and career

Mayberry was born on December 22, 1925 in Duluth, Minnesota. He later moved to Chicago, Illinois, after serving as a Navy aviator during World War II. He was educated at Northwestern University.

Throughout a career that started in 1947, Mayberry amassed a number of credits in television. His credits include The Monkees, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, That Girl, The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, The Andy Griffith Show, Alias Smith and Jones, McCloud, Marcus Welby, M.D., The Rockford Files, Kojak, The Fall Guy, Miami Vice, Dallas, Star Trek: The Next Generation (from which he was fired for alleged racism), In the Heat of the Night, Matlock, The Rebels and other series.

Later career

He also directed a number of television films, most notably Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979) starring Dennis Dugan.[1]

His last directorial credit was an episode of the Prime Time Entertainment Network series Pointman in 1995.

Personal life

Mayberry had two children. He married Sandy Mayberry. Mayberry lived in Los Angeles, California, and in Fort Collins, Colorado. He died on July 27, 2012, at Fort Collins Medical Center. He is survived by his wife Sandy, his two children, and his grandson and granddaughter.[2]


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