Jud Taylor
Jud Taylor
Birth name: Judson Taylor
Aliases: Alan Smithee
Gender: Male
Medium(s): Television
Roles: Director
Date of birth: February 25th, 1932
Place of birth: New York City, New York
Date of death: August 6th, 2008
Place of death: New York City, New York
Notable works: Star Trek
First: Star Trek: The Paradise Syndrome

Jud Taylor was an American film and television director, producer and actor. He was born in New York City, New York on February 25th, 1932. Jud directed five episodes of the original Star Trek television series for Desilu Productions as well as the pilot episode for the short-lived TV series Future Cop.

Jud Taylor passed away in New York City, New York on August 6th, 2008 at the age of 76.

Body of work Edit

Television Edit

Series Episode Role
Star Trek The Paradise Syndrome Director
Star Trek Wink of an Eye Director
Star Trek Let That Be Your Last Battlefield Director
Star Trek The Mark of Gideon Director
Star Trek The Cloud Minders Director
Future Cop Pilot Director

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Jud Taylor occasionally used the alias Alan Smithee, which is a commonly utilized pseudonym among directors and writers who wish to disassociate themselves from a particular project.
  • Jud Taylor was president of the Directors Guilde of America (DGA) from 1981 to 1983.

Other works Edit

  • Jud Taylor was also a producer on the 1976 movie Return to Earth, which chronicled the biography of astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

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