Irish director Michael O'Herlihy directed numerous feature films and television productions. In the late '60s, he worked for Disney and helmed such features as The Fighting Prince of Donegal (1966, his film debut) and The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968). O'Herlihy was born in Ireland and is the brother of Academy Award-nominated actor Dan O'Herlihy. The director's television credits include series episodes ranging from Star Trek to M*A*S*H and telemovies such as Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion (1977) and Cry of the Innocent (1980). O'Herlihy also directed miniseries, notably the nine-hour NBC drama Backstairs at the White House (1979). O'Herlihy passed away in his sleep at the age of 69.
by Sandra Brennan biography