Fred Walton (director)

Fred Walton (born 1949) is an American film director and screenwriter. Among his films are When a Stranger Calls, April Fool's Day, The Rosary Murders, I Saw What You Did, When a Stranger Calls Back and The Stepford Husbands.[2]

Fred Walton
Born1949 (age 71–72)[1]
Maryland, U.S.
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter

Born around 1950, Walton was raised in Chevy Chase, Maryland.[1] He graduated from Denison University, where he majored in theater.[1] As of 2016, Walton resided in Portland, Oregon, where he has lived since the 1990s.[3]


Title Year Director Writer Notes
The Sitter 1977 Yes Yes Short film
When a Stranger Calls 1979 Yes Yes Directorial theatrical debut
Hadley's Rebellion 1983 Yes Yes Theatrical film
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1985 Yes Yes Television series (Segment: "An Unlocked Window")
April Fool's Day 1986 Yes Theatrical film
Miami Vice 1986 Yes Television series (Episode: "Streetwise")
The Rosary Murders 1987 Yes Yes Theatrical film
I Saw What You Did 1988 Yes Television film
Trapped 1989 Yes Yes Television film
Murder in Paradise 1990 Yes Television film
The Price She Paid 1992 Yes Television film
Homewrecker 1992 Yes Yes Television film
When a Stranger Calls Back 1993 Yes Yes Television film
Dead Air 1994 Yes Television film
The Courtyard 1995 Yes Television film
The Stepford Husbands 1996 Yes Television film


  1. ^ a b c "Young Director Given $1.7 Million 'Debut'". Victoria Advocate. Victoria, Texas. December 12, 1978. p. 29 – via
  2. ^ "Fred Walton". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-12-29.
  3. ^ Gordon, Lukas (April 20, 2016). "The Horror of Being a Hollywood Film Director". The Pigeon Press. Portland, Oregon. Archived from the original on June 23, 2016.

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