Did any of the cast direct an episode?

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  1. Angela Channing

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    In Dallas several of the cast including Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray, directed one or more episodes of the show. In Knots Landing Michelle Lee, Joan Van Ark and Kevin Dobson took on the directors duties on occasions. However, did any of the Falcon Crest cast ever direct an episode or the show? I can't recall seeing in the credits that any did but I may have just forgotten.
     
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    Robert Foxworth directed 12 episodes from season 2 to his last season, 6. Mel Ferrer did one as well, prior to exiting in season 3.


    Richard visits FC to invite Angela and Chao-Li to a conference, at which point the person responsible for the explosion of his mansion will be revealed, (a scene from season 5, 1985 - '86):

    Angela and Chao-Li are in the foyer, with Richard.

    Angela: "Well if this is an invitation to your little carnival forget it!"

    Richard: "Oh now, don't be like that. I've already talked to Lance. He is going to be there. I hope you can come and bring him along too."

    Chao-Li stares at Richard, with those beady eyes.

    Richard: "I want all my loved ones in attendance. It is getting late. I will let you know the time. Oh and it wouldn't hurt to bring your attorney too."

    He grins at them and then leaves.

    Angela looks at her watch and then at Chao-Li, who is at the bottom of the stairs ready for the ascent.
     
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    Toni, mentioned in his top 10 video that Robert Foxworth directed 12 episodes, which I previously didn't know, but I had no idea that Mel Ferrer did also.
     
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    Wyman got paid a director's salary whenever one of the cast directed an episode. Just to keep her happy.
     
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    Upon IMDb, Simon MacCorkindale directed one Season 5 episode. Also, another actor who was NOT in the cast was a one-off director too, Fernando Lamas (you know, Lance´s daddy).

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    Two of a kind...?

     
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    And it was important Jane was happy because without Ronald Reagan's ex the show would have been dead in the water. Ms. Wyman should have given the directing a go.
     
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    Well she directed Lana Turner... right off the set.
     
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    Although not everybody feels compelled or qualified to direct; I guess Jane wasn't really interested in it.
     
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    Yes, if she was, she would have.
     
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    According to the grape vine Mel used to receive regular phone calls from Jane and then those stopped suddenly. He got the chop soon after. Wasn't Mel also in Dallas, at some point?
     
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    Mel was the character who owned The Store, where Pamela worked.
     
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    Hats off to Mr. Foxworth then.
     
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