Joseph L. Scanlan
Joseph L. Scanlon
Joseph L. Scanlan
Personal Information
Birthname: Joseph Lawrence Scanlan
Gender: Male
Born: (1929-09-16) September 16, 1929 (age 87) [1]
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY, U.S.
Career information
TV/film director
Appears on/involved with: Quantum Leap (TV series)
Job on series Directed episode "Another Mother"

Joseph L. Scanlan (born September 16, 1929) in Brooklyn, New York) directed the episode of Quantum Leap titled "Another Mother" in Season 2. directed four episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. After directing four episodes and seeing how out of control the cast would act when not filming, Scanlan walked out and refused to ever direct any further episodes of TNG again and he never did. [1]

He was nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series (The Outer Limits) in 1995. He directed "The Big Goodbye" episode of Star Trek: TNG which won a Peabody award in 1987.[2]

Scanlan has also directed episodes for such popular TV shows as I Dream of Jeannie, What's Happening!!, Spenser: For Hire, Falcon Crest, Land of the Lost, and also the NBC-TV soap operas Somerset and Another World in the early 1970's. He also directed an episode of Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict.


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  2. Josseph L. Scanlan bio at Project Gutenburg Self-Governing Press website, accessed 8/24/2015.

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