SMDM director Rod Holcomb dies at 80

Sad news this week on hearing the passing of prolific TV director, Rod Holcomb, 80, after a long illness. He passed away on Wednesday January 24th, in LA. Rod cut his directing teeth on 3 Six Million Dollar Man episodes ‘The Secret of Bigfoot V’ and ‘Date with Danger’ Parts 1 and 2. Rod spent his career between TV movie and episodic TV, he directed Lindsay Wagner in the TV Movie A MESSAGE FROM HOLLY in 1992.

The Director’s Guild of America, DGA said:
“The DGA deeply mourns the passing of Rod Holcomb — a visionary director whose impact on television direction and the creative rights of television directors cannot be overstated,” DGA President Lesli Linka Glatter said in a statement. “Rod’s influence as a pilot director on shows like China Beach and ER among many others, resonated deeply with directors and audiences alike, leaving a cultural imprint. His pioneering use of Steadicam and other techniques brought a more cinematic style to television, helping establish a visual aesthetic that continues today.”

Check the following links for more info about Rod and his career, as well as several short video clips at the DGA website:

DGA website

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