Joseph Sargent

Joseph Sargent (actually: Giuseppe Danielle Sorgente ) ( born July 22, 1925 in Jersey City, New Jersey) is an American film director, producer and actor.


Sargent began his career in the early 1950s as an actor. He mainly played guest roles in television series and small, some not mentioned uncredited supporting roles in films such as From Here to Eternity and Tobruk. His career as a director began in the 1960s, when he directed episodes of such successful formats such as Lassie, Gunsmoke and The Fugitive. He turned, inter alia, episode 10 of the series Star Trek, entitled poker games. His feature film debut as a director, he had in 1966 with A Spy Too Many, a movie adaptation of the series for solo Oncel Among his best known films Stops include the Death Ride the Subway 123 from 1974, which was remade in 2009 by Tony Scott under the title The Taking of Pelham 123. His sequel to Steven Spielberg's Jaws in 1987 came the flop and both the film as well as its director in 1988 were nominated for the Golden Raspberry.

Sargent has been married since 1970 in second marriage with actress Carolyn Nelson. His marriage to Mary Carver 's daughter Lia Sargent emerged.

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