Director Marvin J. Chomsky has passed away.
The four-time Emmy-winning director is credited for directing the original “Star Trek” series, the 1988 miniseries “Roots,” and “Hawaii Five-O.”
He passed away on Monday at the age of 92, according to Deadline. His son, producer Peter Chomsky, said that his father passed away in his sleep. No other details about his cause of death have been revealed at this time.
Marvin J. Chomsky: Fans & Famous Friends Bid A Final Farewell
RIP Marvin J. Chomsky. For #StarTrek people, he gave us this wonderfully romantic moment. I thought about this episode non-stop as a kid and I think it’s beautifully shot to this day. https://t.co/hpiJY7qYK0 pic.twitter.com/SRuTF88sD2
— Ryan Britt (@RyancBritt) March 30, 2022
Ryan Britt tweeted, “RIP Marvin J. Chomsky. For #StarTrek people, he gave us this wonderfully romantic moment. I thought about this episode non-stop as a kid and I think it’s beautifully shot to this day.”
RIP Marvin J. Chomsky, a “four-time Emmy award winning director of iconic miniseries including Roots and Attica.”
As well as shows like Star Trek (1966-1969). He directed “All Our Yesterdays”, “And the Children Shall Lead” & “Day of the Dove”.
He was 92.https://t.co/1JWxmh5zKS
— The Spaceshipper 🚀 (@TheSpaceshipper) March 30, 2022
The Spaceshipper tweeted, “RIP Marvin J. Chomsky, a ‘four-time Emmy award winning director of iconic miniseries including Roots and Attica.’ As well as shows like Star Trek (1966-1969). He directed ‘All Our Yesterdays’, ‘And the Children Shall Lead’ & ‘Day of the Dove’. He was 92.”
Look at his credits. What a journeyman. Great career. RIPhttps://t.co/DGCKCHWznc
— Owen Moogan (@owenmoogan) March 30, 2022
Owen Moogan tweeted, “Look at his credits. What a journeyman. Great career. RIP.”
Reflecting On Marvin J. Chomsky’s Historic Career
Marvin J. Chomsky, 4-time Emmy-winning director dies at 92.
Emmys for Holocaust (1978), Attica (1980), Inside the Third Reich (1982), and Peter the Great (1986). He also received 5 other nominations. His credits also include Roots and Star Trek.https://t.co/OIKKqaZJkJ via @thr
— Nina L. Diamond (@ninatypewriter) March 30, 2022
As noted in The Hollywood Reporter, Chomsky was born in New York City in 1929 and started working as a set decorator and art director. He didn’t begin his directing career until 1964, when he directed the medical drama “The Doctors and the Nurses.” He then moved on to episodes on other series, including, “The Wild Wild West,” “Gunsmoke,” “Mission: Impossible,” “Mannix,” and “Police Story.”
As numerous fans have pointed out, he directed three NBC original “Star Trek” episodes: “And the Children Shall Lead” and “Day of the Dove” in 1968 and “All Out Yesterdays” in 1969.
Marvin J. Chomsky, a four-time Emmy-winning director whose credits include the seminal 1977 miniseries ‘Roots’ and the original ‘Star Trek,’ died Monday. He was 92 https://t.co/307FRBZrpB
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) March 29, 2022
He also directed several TV movies, including “Assault on the Wayne,” “Fireball Forward,” “Invitation to a March” with Blythe Danner, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Telling Secrets” with Cybill Shepherd and “Doctor Franken.”
His last directing and producing credit came from the 1995 telefilm “Catherine the Great,” which starred Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Chomsky leaves behind his wife, Genelle, three sons Peter, Eric, and David, and his granddaughter, Liliana.