Joseph Depew: Television director and producer, actor (1912 - 1988) | Biography
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Joseph Depew
Television director and producer, actor

Joseph Depew

Joseph Depew
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Intro Television director and producer, actor
Was Actor Film director Stage actor Television actor
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 11 July 1912, Harrison, USA
Death 30 October 1988, Escondido, USA (aged 76 years)
Star sign Cancer
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Joseph Depew (July 11, 1912 – October 30, 1988) was an American television director and producer and actor.


Born in Harrison, New Jersey, Depew began his career as a child stage actor at the age of three. He was influenced by his mother, also a stage performer. He later worked as a second unit director or an assistant director in 22 films and 26 television series episodes. He was a unit director in six The Beverly Hillbillies episodes, an actor in 14 films, an assistant producer in 11 episodes of The Bob Cummings Show and a production manager in one movie.

Personal life and death

Depew was married to Dorothy Depew. They had eight children: David, Judy, Donald, John, Joan, Deb, Jim, and Diane. On October 30, 1988, Depew died at the age of 76 in Escondido, California.

Selected filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1922 Timothy's Quest Timothy
1923 The Daring Years LaMotte son
1923 The Steadfast Heart Angus Burke, as a child
1924 The Fifth Horseman Sonny
1925 The Swan Prince George
1929 Sweetie Freddie Fry
1931 Seas Beneath Naval reservist Uncredited
1941 Niagara Falls Elevator Boy Uncredited
1944 The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Assistant director
1945 Captain Kidd
Assistant director
1946 The Diary of a Chambermaid
Assistant director
1947 Intrigue
Assistant director
1948 Lulu Belle
Assistant director
Credited as Joseph DePew
1949 Mrs. Mike
Assistant director
Credited as Joseph DePew
1950 The Golden Gloves Story
Assistant director
Credited as Joseph Depew
1952 Park Row
Assistant director
Year Title Role Notes
1953–1961 The Jack Benny Program
Assistant director, 6 episodes
1955–1958 The Bob Cummings Show
Assistant director, 15 episodes
1963 Petticoat Junction
Assistant director, 3 episodes
1963–1969 The Beverly Hillbillies
Director, 144 episodes
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 31 May 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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