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John Peyser Biography

Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States

Fast Facts

  • Served in the Psychological Warfare Branch of the U
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  • Army in Africa, Italy, France and Germany during World War II
  • First theatrical feature film was the 1957 crime drama Undersea Girl
  • Reportedly directed the majority of the episodes of Combat featuring heavy equipment such as jeeps, tanks and a steam locomotive, and was the only director to use high altitude shots
  • First writing credits were on the series The Rat Patrol, on the 3-part episode "The Last Harbor Raid" which he also directed
  • Directed dozens of episodes of popular TV series, such as Bonanza, Combat!, The Man From U
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  • , Charlie's Angels, Hawaii Five-O, ChiPs, and Ripley's Believe It Or Not, among many others


  • Peter A. Peyser -- Brother
  • Sylvia Payser -- Wife