George Roy

George Roy

Producer, Editor, Director


George Roy is an acclaimed American film and television director. He has directed such films as The Sting, The Great Gatsby, The Poseidon Adventure, and The Towering Inferno. He has also directed numerous television shows, including The Rockford Files, Little House on the Prairie, The Waltons, and Murder, She Wrote.

Roy was born in Los Angeles in 1922. His father was a prominent Hollywood producer and his mother was a costume designer. His parents had a deep influence on his work as a director. His father taught him the fundamentals of filmmaking and his mother taught him about performance and storytelling.

Roy attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where he majored in cinema and television. After graduating, he began working as an assistant director on various projects. He quickly gained a reputation as an excellent director and soon found himself directing his own projects.

His first major feature film was The Sting in 1973. The film was an instant classic and cemented his reputation as a master director. He followed up The Sting with The Great Gatsby, which was a box office hit and earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Director.

Roy went on to direct The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno, two of the biggest box office hits of the 1970s. He also directed numerous television shows during this period, including The Rockford Files, Little House on the Prairie, The Waltons, and Murder, She Wrote.

In the 1980s, Roy began to focus more on television directing, helming episodes of such shows as Miami Vice, Hart to Hart, Dynasty, and The A-Team. He also directed the television movie Sarah, Plain and Tall, which earned him an Emmy nomination.

In recent years, Roy has continued to direct television shows and movies, as well as teaching directing classes at the University of California, Los Angeles. His work has been praised for its technical proficiency and storytelling ability.

George Roy is one of the most respected directors in Hollywood. His body of work has earned him numerous awards and accolades, and his name is synonymous with quality filmmaking.