Irvin Kershner

BirthDay:

29 Apr 1923

BirthPlace:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Bio:

Irvin Kershner was born on April 29, 1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A graduate of the University of Southern California film school, Kershner began his career in 1950, producing documentaries for the United States Information Service in the Middle East. He later turned to television, directing and photographing a series of documentaries called "Confidential File". Kershner was one of the directors given his first break by producer Roger Corman, for whom he shot Stakeout on Dope Street (1958). The main theme that runs through many of his films is social alienation and human weaknesses - although his biggest commercial success was the science fiction blockbuster Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). Irvin Kershner died at age 87 of lung cancer in his home in Los Angeles, California on November 27, 2010.
Filmography

Actor ( 14 credits )

Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011) Himself
Sodankylä ikuisesti (2010)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010)
The Nature of Existence (2010)
Fog City Mavericks (2007) Himself
Berkeley (2005) Statistics Professor (as Irv Kershner)
Tell Them Who You Are (2004) Himself
Geeks (2004) Himself
Manhood (2003) Gentleman (as Irv Kershner)
Angus (1995) Mr. Stoff
On Deadly Ground (1994) Walters
RoboCop 2 (1990) Gerber - Death Row Inmate in Computer File (uncredited)
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) Zebedee
Showbiz Today (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 1991)
Cinema (1964)  Himself (1 episode, 1974)

Producer ( 4 credits )

The Lost Tribe (2009) executive producer
American Perfekt (1997) producer
Wildfire (1988) executive producer
The Young Captives (1959) producer

Writer ( 1 credit )

Stakeout on Dope Street (1958) (story)

Director ( 23 credits )

SeaQuest 2032 (1993) (1 episode, 1993)
RoboCop 2 (1990)
Amazing Stories (1985) (1 episode, 1986)
Never Say Never Again (1983)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)
The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976)
S*P*Y*S (1974)
Up the Sandbox (1972)
Loving (1970)
The Flim-Flam Man (1967)
A Fine Madness (1966)
The Luck of Ginger Coffey (1964)
Face in the Rain (1963)
Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963) (1 episode, 1963)
The Hoodlum Priest (1961)
Ben Casey (1961) (1 episode, 1961)
Cain's Hundred (1961) (1 episode, 1961)
The Young Captives (1959)
The Rebel (1959) (35 episodes, 1959-1961)
Stakeout on Dope Street (1958)
Naked City (1958) (2 episodes, 1962-1963)
Confidential File (1953) (15 episodes, 1953-1958)