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Michael O'Herlihy (1 April 1929 – 16 June 1997) was an Irish television producer and director who directed shows like Gunsmoke (1955), Maverick (1957), Star Trek (1965), Hawaii Five-O (1968), M*A*S*H (1972) and The A-Team (1983).

Michael O'Herlihy
Born(1929-04-01)1 April 1929
Dublin, Ireland
Died16 June 1997(1997-06-16) (aged 68)
Dublin, Ireland
OccupationIrish television producer and director
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Ryan; 4 children

Born in Dublin, Ireland, O'Herlihy was the younger brother of actor Dan O'Herlihy. Michael O'Herlihy died in Dublin, on 16 June 1997 at age 68.






  • Backstairs at the White House (1979)
  • The Flame Is Love (1979)
  • Cry of the Innocent (1980)

Award nominationsEdit

Year Result Award Category Film or series
1979 Nominated Emmy Award Outstanding Limited Series Backstairs at the White House (Shared with Ed Friendly)
1988 Nominated Gemini Awards Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series Hoover vs. the Kennedys: The Second Civil War

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