Born in 1917 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Earl Bellamy's career spanned five decades, as he directed more than 1,600 episodes of television and directed and assistant directed over 70 films. After graduating from high school in 1935, he got a job as a messenger at Columbia Studios and proceeded to work his way up to second assistant director by 1939. He later served in the U.S. Navy's photographic unit near the end of World War II.  Becoming a full director in 1955, Bellamy specialization started to be in second-feature westerns. For "The Munsters," he directed seven episodes and the 1966 film, Munster, Go Home! Some of his various other TV credits include "Leave It to Beaver,"  "The Donna Reed Show," "The Virginian," "McHale's Navy," "Marcus Welby, M.D.," "Hart to Hart" and "V." His favorite association with a TV show was with the tongue-in-cheek western "Laredo." In 2003, Bellamy suffered a heart attack and passed away in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

7. Tin Can Man
8. Herman the Great
16. Grandpa's Call of the Wild
17. All-Star Munster
33. Lily Munster, Girl Model
42. Herman Munster, Shutter Bug
47. John Doe Munster
and Munster, Go Home!


Erickson, Hal. "Earl Bellamy."