Judson "Jud" Taylor (February 25, 1932 - August 6, 2008) was an American actor, television director and television producer. Career: Taylor is perhaps best known for his directorial work on 1960s television classics such as Star Trek, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and Mannix. He also performed as an actor in small parts on shows such as The Fugitive, Harbourmaster, and Gunsmoke before taking up directing. He appeared twice as Red Magruder in the syndicated military drama Men of Annapolis. He also played the part of Goff in The Great Escape. Taylor was vice-president of the Directors Guild of America from 1977 to 1981, and president from 1981 to 1983. He died in New York City, following a long illness. Selected filmography: Actor: Attack! 1956 WWII film, General Electric Theater (1 episode, 1957), Gunsmoke (1 episode, 1957), The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (1 episode, 1959), Follow the Sun (1 episode, 1961), The Great Escape (1963), 12 O'Clock High (3 episodes, 1964-1965), The Fugitive (5 episodes, 1963-1965), Director: Dr. Kildare (2 episodes, 1965), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1 episode, 1965), A Man Called Shenandoah (6 episodes, 1965-1966), Shane (1 episode, 1966), The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1 episode, 1966), T.H.E. Cat (1 episode, 1967), The Second Hundred Years (1 episode, 1967), The Guns of Will Sonnett (1 episode, 1968), Judd, for the Defense (1 episode, 1968), Star Trek (5 episodes, 1968-1969), Then Came Bronson (8 episodes, 1969-1970), The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (Unknown episodes, 1969), Love, American Style (2 episodes, 1969), The Young Lawyers (Unknown episodes, 1970), Longstreet (1 episode, 1971), Mannix (1 episode, 1971), The Rookies (1 episode, 1972), Hawkins (4 episodes, 1973-1974), Sara (1 episode, 1976), Lou Grant (1 episode, 1977), Tail Gunner Joe (1977), Foxfire (1987), Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1 episode, 1993), Clover (1997), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (5 episodes, 2000-2004), Producer: Return to Earth (1976), Woman of the Year (1976), Incident at Crestridge (1981), A Holiday to Remember (1995), Writer: Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1 episode, 1965), Awards and nominations: Year Result Award Category Film or series 1977 Nominated Emmy Award Outstanding Directing in a Special Program - Drama or Comedy Tail Gunner Joe 1988 Won Directors Guild of America Award Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Specials Foxfire (Shared with Frederic B. Blankfein, John Eyler & Murray Schwartz) 2003 Won Directors Guild of America Award Robert B. Aldrich Award for Extraordinary Service to the Guild -

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