Virgil Vogel

Biography: Virgil Vogel enjoyed a half-century-long career in the movie industry, starting out in the editing department at Universal as an assistant in his early twenties and eventually becoming a successful director. Vogel's early credits as an editor include Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man, the Frank Sinatra vehicle Meet Danny Wilson, and the Tony Curtis costumer Son of Ali Baba. By the second half of the decade, he was working on such top studio releases as This Island Earth and Orson Welles' Touch of Evil (the editing of which became a major source of contention between Welles and the studio). In 1956, tired of editing, he earned his directorial debut on the sci-fi horror film The Mole People (1956), a silly but extremely popular and profitable release, and he also closed out the Ma and Pa Kettle series with The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm (1957), having edited the preceding movie in the series. Over the next few years, he handled the direction on such modest (ifVirgil Vogel enjoyed a half-century-long career in the movie industry, starting out in the editing department at Universal as an assistant in his early twenties and eventually becoming a successful director. Vogel's early credits as an editor include Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man, the Frank Sinatra vehicle Meet Danny Wilson, and the Tony Curtis costumer Son of Ali Baba. By the second half of the decade, he was working on such top studio releases as This Island Earth and Orson Welles' Touch of Evil (the editing of which became a major source of contention between Welles and the studio). In 1956, tired of editing, he earned his directorial debut on the sci-fi horror film The Mole People (1956), a silly but extremely popular and profitable release, and he also closed out the Ma and Pa Kettle series with The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm (1957), having edited the preceding movie in the series. Over the next few years, he handled the direction on such modest (if popular) programmers as The Land Unknown and Invasion of the Animal People (a Swedish-made science fiction film that had many hauntingly eerie and beautiful sequences), while also working increasingly in television, principally for Universal's Revue TV division, on series such as Mike Hammer, Overland Trail, and Wagon Train, and later on series such as Bonanza, Burke's Law, Honey West, Dan August, and The Streets of San Francisco. His 1970s credits included many detective and action series, among them Cannon, Police Story, and Joe Forrester, as well as the occasional science fiction-oriented show such as The Six Million Dollar Man and The Man From Atlantis. Vogel's career in the 1980s brought him to such series as Knight Rider, Magnum P.I., and Miami Vice, while in the 1990s he worked on Walker, Texas Ranger, among other series. Vogel retired in the mid-'90s and passed away in 1996. Expand

Virgil Vogel's Scores

  • TV
Average career score: 48
Highest Metascore: 53 Spenser: For Hire: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 45 Walker, Texas Ranger: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
3 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Knight Rider (1982): Season 1 Sep 24, 2008 Director 8.1
45 Walker, Texas Ranger: Season 1 Apr 21, 1993 Director 7.7
tbd Quantum Leap: Season 4 Sep 18, 1991 Director tbd
tbd Hardball (1989): Season 1 Sep 21, 1989 Director tbd
45 A Man Called Hawk: Season 1 Jan 28, 1989 Director tbd
tbd Miami Vice: Season 5 Nov 4, 1988 Director tbd
tbd Spenser: For Hire: Season 3 Sep 27, 1987 Director tbd
tbd Spenser: For Hire: Season 2 Sep 27, 1986 Director tbd
tbd Miami Vice: Season 3 Sep 26, 1986 Director tbd
tbd Airwolf: Season 3 Sep 28, 1985 Director tbd
tbd Magnum, P.I.: Season 6 Sep 26, 1985 Director tbd
tbd Scarecrow and Mrs. King: Season 3 Sep 23, 1985 Director tbd
53 Spenser: For Hire: Season 1 Sep 20, 1985 Director tbd
tbd Airwolf: Season 2 Sep 22, 1984 Director tbd
tbd Airwolf: Season 1 Jan 22, 1984 Director tbd
tbd Magnum, P.I.: Season 4 Sep 29, 1983 Director tbd
tbd Voyagers!: Season 1 Oct 3, 1982 Director tbd
tbd Magnum, P.I.: Season 3 Sep 30, 1982 Director tbd
tbd Police Woman (1978): Season 4 Oct 25, 1977 Director tbd
tbd The Streets of San Francisco (1972): Season 5 Sep 30, 1976 Director tbd
tbd The Streets of San Francisco (1972): Season 4 Sep 11, 1975 Director tbd
tbd The Streets of San Francisco (1972): Season 3 Sep 12, 1974 Director tbd
tbd The Streets of San Francisco (1972): Season 2 Sep 13, 1973 Director tbd
tbd The Six Million Dollar Man: Season 1 Mar 7, 1973 Director tbd
tbd Mission: Impossible: Season 7 Sep 16, 1972 Director tbd
tbd The Streets of San Francisco (1972): Season 1 Sep 16, 1972 Director tbd
tbd Mission: Impossible: Season 5 Sep 19, 1970 Director tbd
tbd Mission: Impossible: Season 4 Sep 28, 1969 Director tbd
tbd Bonanza: Season 7 Sep 12, 1965 Director / (As Virgil W. Vogel) tbd
tbd Bonanza: Season 6 Sep 20, 1964 Director / (As Virgil W. Vogel) tbd