E.W. Swackhamer

Biography: One of television's more prolific directors, E.W. Swackhamer helmed over 25 television pilots, 18 of which became successful series, including Quincy and Eight Is Enough. He also directed numerous miniseries, telefilms, and episodes from a wide variety of series ranging from Bewitched to M*A*S*H to Murder, She Wrote. His movie credits include Bill Cosby's debut feature, Man and Boy (1972). Before becoming a director, Swackhamer worked on Broadway as a stage manager and occasional actor. In late 1994, Swackhamer was on location in Berlin shooting for the television film High Command when he died of a ruptured aortic aneurysm.

E.W. Swackhamer's Scores

  • TV
Average career score: 76
Highest Metascore: 83 L.A. Law: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 68 Law & Order: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
2 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Law & Order: Season 4 Sep 15, 1993 Director 9.4
tbd Law & Order: Season 2 Sep 19, 1991 Director 8.7
tbd Columbo: Season 10 Dec 9, 1990 Director tbd
tbd Life Goes On: Season 2 Sep 16, 1990 Director tbd
68 Law & Order: Season 1 Sep 13, 1990 Director 8.5
tbd Jake and the Fatman: Season 4 Sep 12, 1990 Director tbd
tbd In the Heat of the Night: Season 3 Oct 24, 1989 Director tbd
tbd Jake and the Fatman: Season 2 Mar 15, 1989 Director tbd
tbd Jake and the Fatman: Season 1 Sep 26, 1987 Director tbd
tbd Murder, She Wrote: Season 4 Sep 20, 1987 Director tbd
83 L.A. Law: Season 1 Sep 15, 1986 Director tbd
tbd The Amazing Spider-Man (1977): Season 1 Apr 5, 1978 Director 3.8
tbd Eight is Enough: Season 1 Mar 15, 1977 Director tbd
tbd The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries: Season 1 Jan 30, 1977 Director tbd
tbd The Rookies (1972): Season 3 Sep 9, 1974 Director / Director tbd
tbd The Partridge Family: Season 4 Sep 15, 1973 Director tbd
tbd The Rookies (1972): Season 2 Sep 10, 1973 Director / Director tbd
tbd M*A*S*H: Season 1 Sep 17, 1972 Director tbd
tbd The Partridge Family: Season 3 Sep 15, 1972 Director tbd
tbd The Mod Squad: Season 5 Sep 14, 1972 Director tbd
tbd Bonanza: Season 14 Sep 12, 1972 Director tbd
tbd The Rookies (1972): Season 1 Mar 7, 1972 Director tbd
tbd Love, American Style: Season 3 Sep 17, 1971 Director tbd
tbd The Partridge Family: Season 2 Sep 17, 1971 Director tbd
tbd The Partridge Family: Season 1 Sep 25, 1970 Director tbd
tbd Love, American Style: Season 1 Sep 29, 1969 Director tbd
tbd I Dream of Jeannie: Season 1 Sep 18, 1965 Director tbd
tbd The Donna Reed Show: Season 8 Sep 16, 1965 Director tbd
tbd Gidget: Season 1 Sep 15, 1965 Director tbd
tbd Bewitched: Season 1 Sep 17, 1964 Director 9.0