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Robert Scheerer

Robert Scheerer

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Robert Scheerer directing Jonathan Frakes and Brent Spiner in 1988

Robert Scheerer (born 28 December 1929; age 84) is a director from Santa Barbara, California who directed many Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes, as well as a few Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager episodes. Scheerer was interviewed by Pat Jankiewicz for the article "Robert Scheerer - Director of The Measure of a Man", published in The Official Star Trek: The Next Generation Magazine Vol. 20, pp. 30-36.

Scheerer started his career as a dancer when he was thirteen years old. He was under contract with Universal doing a picture called What's Cookin'? as member of the dance group "The Jivin' Jacks and Jills". He then worked with Abbott and Costello, performed dances with animals on screen and went to Broadway as actor in the play "Lend An Ear" on which he worked with TOS director Gene Nelson. Following his appearance with Julie Andrews in the film The Boy Friend, Scheerer moved from acting and dancing behind the camera where he started as production assistant, later associate producer and then director. His first directing job was Shari Lewis Saturday Morning Show.

Other television programs he has directed for include The Danny Kaye Show, Ironside, Hawaii Five-O, Police Story, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, The Love Boat, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Knots Landing, Dynasty, Falcon Crest, and Matlock. He received Emmy nominations for his direction of three Fame episodes. Scheerer also directed such films as The World's Greatest Athlete (1973) and How to Beat the High Co$t of Living.

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