Bill L. Norton

Biography: California-born director W.L. Norton began his interesting if uneven output with the underrated 1972 drama Cisco Pike, starring Gene Hackman, Kris Kristofferson, Karen Black, and Harry Dean Stanton. Despite this cast and some good reviews, the movie somehow got lost amid a brace of drug-based crime films coming out at the time, and Norton next turned up working on television. Norton's 1972 TV movie Gargoyles, starring Cornell Wilde and Bernie Casey, was a superb horror movie, atmospheric, well paced, and exceptionally convincing (helped by Stan Winston's monster make-up). Since then, however, Norton has not had an opportunity to show off, mostly working in less noticeable vehicles such as the ill-fated More American Graffiti (1979), the TV production Tour of Duty (1987), and 1991's False Arrest.

Bill L. Norton's Scores

Average career score: 54
Highest Metascore: 69 The Fugitive: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 29 Ghost Whisperer: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
9 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Lincoln Heights: Season 4 Sep 14, 2009 Director tbd
tbd The Unit: Season 4 Sep 28, 2008 Director 8.8
tbd Las Vegas: Season 5 Sep 28, 2007 Director 7.6
tbd The Unit: Season 3 Sep 25, 2007 Director 9.0
tbd Lincoln Heights: Season 2 Sep 4, 2007 Director tbd
42 Heartland: Season 1 Jun 18, 2007 Director 6.4
tbd Lincoln Heights: Season 1 Jan 8, 2007 Director tbd
tbd Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Season 6 Sep 19, 2006 Director 8.3
tbd The Unit: Season 2 Sep 19, 2006 Director 9.2
61 The Unit: Season 1 Mar 7, 2006 Director 7.3
tbd Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Season 5 Sep 25, 2005 Director 9.2
29 Ghost Whisperer: Season 1 Sep 23, 2005 Director 8.3
64 Threshold: Season 1 Sep 16, 2005 Director 7.9
58 Medium: Season 1 Jan 3, 2005 Director 8.2
tbd Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Season 4 Sep 26, 2004 Director 9.2
tbd Angel: Season 5 Oct 1, 2003 Director 8.9
tbd The Guardian: Season 3 Sep 23, 2003 Director tbd
tbd Angel: Season 4 Oct 6, 2002 Director 7.9
65 John Doe: Season 1 Sep 20, 2002 Director tbd
tbd Roswell: Season 3 Oct 9, 2001 Director 7.1
tbd Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 6 Oct 2, 2001 Director 4.9
tbd Pasadena: Season 1 Sep 28, 2001 Director tbd
tbd Angel: Season 3 Sep 24, 2001 Director 7.9
tbd The Invisible Man: Season 2 Apr 13, 2001 Director tbd
69 The Fugitive: Season 1 Oct 6, 2000 Director tbd
43 Freakylinks: Season 1 Oct 6, 2000 Director tbd
tbd Roswell: Season 2 Oct 2, 2000 Director 8.6
tbd Angel: Season 2 Sep 26, 2000 Director 9.0
tbd seaQuest DSV: Season 3 Sep 20, 1995 Director tbd
tbd Hercules: The Legendary Journeys: Season 1 Jan 16, 1995 Director 6.6