Jerry Hopper

Summary

Jerry Hopper
Born
Harold Hankins Hopper

(1907-07-29)July 29, 1907
DiedDecember 17, 1988(1988-12-17) (aged 81)
OccupationDirector
Spouse(s)
(m. 1938; div. 1943)

Dorothy Ellis
Children6

Harold Hankins Hopper (July 29, 1907[1] – December 17, 1988), known professionally as Jerry Hopper, was an American film and television director, active from the mid-1940s through the early 1970s.

Early life

Jerry Hopper was born in Oklahoma.[2]

Career

He was an editor at Paramount Pictures before moving to the directors' chair for several installments of their Musical Parade series (1946–48). Hopper went on to direct feature films, such as, The Atomic City (1952), Pony Express (1953), Secret of the Incas (1954), and The Private War of Major Benson (1955), the latter three with actor Charlton Heston. In 1958 he directed Brandon De Wilde and Lee Marvin in The Missouri Traveler.

He then moved primarily into episodic television, having appeared in Colt .45, Bachelor Father, Wagon Train, Gunsmoke, The Addams Family, Burke's Law, Perry Mason, The Fugitive, Gilligan's Island, and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, among many others.

Personal life

Hopper married actress Marsha Hunt on November 23, 1938.[3][4] They divorced in 1943.[5][6] He later was married to actress Dorothy Ellis. Hopper had four sons and two daughters.[2]

He died of heart disease on December 17, 1988, in San Clemente, California, at age 81.[2]

Filmography

  • Madron (1970)
  • The Virginian (2 episodes, 1963–1970). TV episodes: The West vs. Colonel MacKenzie (1970) & Duel at Shiloh (1963). Both were combined and released as The Bull of the West in 1971.
  • Maharlika (1970) (as Jerr Hopper)
  • It Takes a Thief (1 episode, 1969). TV episode: Catspaw (1969)
  • Get Smart (2 episodes, 1968). TV episodes A Tale of Two Tails (1968) & Diamonds Are a Spy's Best Friend (1968)
  • Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (15 episodes, 1965–1968). TV episodes: Attack! (1968) & Man-Beast (1968) & Terrible Leprechaun (1968) & Deadly Amphibians (1967) & Terror (1967) plus 10 more.
  • Mr. Terrific (1 episode, 1967). TV episode: Stanley and the Mountaineers (1967)
  • Gilligan's Island (7 episodes, 1966–1967): TV episodes: Splashdown (1967) & All About Eva (1966) & And Then There Were None (1966) & The Kidnapper (1966) & Gilligan vs. Gilligan (1966) plus 2 more.
  • It's About Time (4 episodes, 1966). TV episodes: The Mother-in-Law (1966) & Androcles and Clon (1966) & Cave Movies (1966) & The Champ (1966)
  • The Time Tunnel (1 episode, 1966). TV episode: Devil's Island (1966)
  • Laredo (1 episode, 1966). TV episode: The Dance of the Laughing Death (1966)
  • The Fugitive (14 episodes, 1963–1966). TV episodes: Coralee (1966) & Conspiracy of Silence (1965) & Escape into Black (1964) & Dark Corner (1964) & Nemesis (1964) plus 9 more.
  • Perry Mason (8 episodes, 1961–1966). TV episodes: The Case of the Crafty Kidnapper (1966) & The Case of the Avenging Angel (1966) & The Case of the Misguided Model (1966) & The Case of the Counterfeit Crank (1962) & The Case of the Melancholy Marksman (1962) &The Case of the Tarnished Trademark (1962) & The Case of the Roving River (1961) & The Case of The Left-Handed Liar (1961)
  • A Man Called Shenandoah (1 episode, 1966). TV episode: The Last Diablo (1966)
  • Honey West (1 episode, 1965). TV episode: A Nice Little Till to Tap (1965)
  • Burke's Law (11 episodes, 1964–1965). TV episodes: A Little Gift for Cairo (1965) & The Man's Men (1965) & Who Killed the Card? (1965) & Who Killed the Rabbit's Husband? (1965) & Who Killed Nobody Somehow? (1965) plus 6 more
  • 12 O'Clock High (2 episodes, 1965). TV episodes: We're Not Coming Back (1965) & Big Brother (1965) TV episode
  • Valentine's Day (3 episodes, 1964). TV episodes: The Seasick Sailor (1964) & Yen Ku Horowitz (1964) & The Baritone Canary (1964)
  • The Addams Family (4 episodes, 1964). TV episodes: Morticia, the Matchmaker (1964) & Green-Eyed Gomez (1964) & The Addams Family Tree (1964) & Gomez, the Politician (1964)
  • Gunsmoke (4 episodes, 1963–1964). TV episodes: Owney Tupper Had a Daughter (1964) & The Glory and the Mud (1964) & Pa Hack's Brood (1963) & Carter Caper (1963)
  • Vacation Playhouse (1 episode, 1963). TV episode: Hooray for Love (1963)
  • Wagon Train (13 episodes, 1958–1963). TV episodes: Alias Bill Hawks (1963) & The Roger Bigelow Story (1960) & The Horace Best Story (1960) & The Dick Jarvis Story (1960) & The Alexander Portlass Story (1960) plus 8 more
  • Have Gun - Will Travel ( 4episodes, 1962–1963). TV episodes : trial at tabelrock Unforgiving Minute (1963) & Bob Wire (1963) & Marshal of Sweetwater (1962)
  • The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1 episode, 1962). TV episode: Day of Reckoning (1962)
  • The New Breed (1 episode, 1962). TV episode: Walk This Street Lightly (1962)
  • Tales of Wells Fargo (2 episodes, 1957–1961). TV episodes: Casket 7.3 (1961) & A Time to Kill (1957)
  • Westinghouse Playhouse (2 episodes, 1961). TV episodes: The Mrs. Harper Story (1961) & Buddy's Formal Dinner (1961)
  • Blueprint for Robbery (1961)
  • Bat Masterson (1 episode, 1960). TV episode: The Last of the Night Raiders (1960)
  • Cheyenne (1 episode, 1960). TV episode: Counterfeit Gun (1960)
  • Mr. Lucky (2 episodes, 1959–1960). TV episodes: Election Bet (1960) & My Little Gray Home (1959)
  • M Squad (3 episodes, 1959–1960). TV episodes: Diary of a Bomber (1960) & Race to Death (1960) & Shred of Doubt (1959)
  • Overland Trail (1 episode, 1960). TV episode: The O'Mara's Ladies (1960)
  • Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1 episode, 1959). TV episode: Ballad for a Bad Man (1959)
  • The Untouchables (1 episode, 1959). TV episode: The Dutch Schultz Story (1959)
  • Wichita Town (2 episodes, 1959). TV episodes: Drifting (1959) & The Night the Cowboys Roared (1959)
  • Law of the Plainsman (1 episode, 1959). TV episode: Full Circle (1959)
  • Markham (1 episode, 1959). TV episode: The Glass Diamond (1959)
  • The Rifleman (4 episodes, 1958–1959). TV episodes: The Angry Man (1959) & The Deadeye Kid (1959) & The Gaucho (1958) & End of a Young Gun (1958)
  • Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (2 episodes, 1958–1959). TV episodes: Deadfall (1959) & Legacy of a Legend (1958)
  • Naked City (1 episode, 1958). TV episode: Meridian (1958)
  • Bachelor Father (15 episodes, 1957–1958). TV episodes: Uncle Bentley and the Matchmaker (1958) & Waiting Up for Kelly (1958) & Bentley and the Social Worker (1958) & Uncle Bentley Loans Out Peter (1958) & Bentley and His Junior Image (1958) plus 10 more
  • Jefferson Drum (1 episode, 1958). TV episode: Law and Order (1958)
  • How to Marry a Millionaire (1 episode, 1958). TV episode: A Call to Arms (1958)
  • The Missouri Traveler (1958)
  • Leave It to Beaver (1 episode, 1957). TV episode: It's a Small World (1957)
  • Jane Wyman Presents (1 episode, 1957). TV episode: The Wildcatter (1957)
  • Everything But the Truth (1956)
  • The Sharkfighters (1956)
  • The Toy Tiger (1956)
  • Never Say Goodbye (1956)
  • The Square Jungle (1955)
  • The Private War of Major Benson (1955)
  • One Desire (1955)
  • Smoke Signal (1955)
  • Naked Alibi (1954)
  • Secret of the Incas (1954)
  • Alaska Seas (1954)
  • Pony Express (1953)
  • Hurricane Smith (1952)
  • The Atomic City (1952)
  • The Cinematographer (1951) (uncredited)
  • History Brought to Life (1950) (uncredited)
  • Jingle, Jangle, Jingle (1948)
  • Smooth Sailing (1947)
  • Sweet and Low (1947)
  • Golden Slippers (1946)

References

  1. ^ "Jerry Hopper".
  2. ^ a b c "Jerry Hopper, Film and TV Director, Dies at Age 81". Los Angeles Times. December 18, 1988. Archived from the original on April 12, 2017. Retrieved November 23, 2020.
  3. ^ Slide, Anthony (1999). Actors on Red Alert: Career Interviews with Five Actors and Actresses Affected by the Blacklist. Scarecrow Press. pp. 56–57.
  4. ^ "Married Today". Argus Leader. Sioux Falls, South Dakota. November 23, 1938. p. 1. Retrieved October 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  5. ^ "Hunt, Marsha (1917—)". Encyclopedia.com. Archived from the original on January 15, 2021. Retrieved January 15, 2021. married Jerry Hopper (editor, then director), in 1938 (divorced 1943)
  6. ^ Smyth, J.E. (October 17, 2017). "Marsha Hunt: American girl, Un-American woman, upstanding centenarian". Sight & Sound. British Film Institute. Archived from the original on October 21, 2020. Hunt was at a personal and professional peak in 1946. After divorcing her first husband, Paramount editor Jerry Hopper, she had remarried. She and Presnell were expecting their first child in the spring of 1947.

External links

  • Jerry Hopper at IMDb