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Joseph Lenzi (1923–1978)

Joseph Lenzi was born on June 16, 1923 as Joseph Pepi Lenzi. He was an assistant director and actor, known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) and Damien: Omen II (1978). He died on February 15, 1978 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »


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Escape from the Planet of the Apes Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Damien: Omen II Production Manager
The Chairman Producer


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 1978 Convoy (first assistant director - as Pepi Lenzi)
 1977 Rolling Thunder (assistant director)
 1976 How the West Was Won (TV Series) (assistant director - 1 episode)
- The Macahans (1976) ... (assistant director - as Pepi Lenzi)
 1975 Rooster Cogburn (first assistant director - as Pepi Lenzi)
 1974 The Savage Is Loose (assistant director - as Pepi Lenzi)
 1974 Hangup (first assistant director - as Pepi Lenzi)
 1972 When the Legends Die (assistant director - as Pepi Lenzi)
 1971 Escape from the Planet of the Apes (assistant director - as Pepi Lenzi)
 1968 Blue (assistant director)
 1966 Nevada Smith (assistant director)
 1966 Lost in Space (TV Series) (assistant director - 3 episodes)
- The Space Croppers (1966) ... (assistant director - as Pepi Lenzi)
- The Space Trader (1966) ... (assistant director - as Pepi Lenzi)
- The Magic Mirror (1966) ... (assistant director)
 1964 The Pleasure Seekers (assistant director)
 1961-1962 Bus Stop (TV Series) (assistant director - 4 episodes)
- I Kiss Your Shadow (1962) ... (assistant director)
- Put Your Dreams Away (1962) ... (assistant director)
- The Glass Jungle (1961) ... (assistant director)
- Success Story (1961) ... (assistant director)
 1960-1961 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series) (assistant director - 26 episodes)
- Goodbye, Mr. Pomfritt, Hello, Mr. Chips (1961) ... (assistant director)
- Everything But the Truth (1961) ... (assistant director)
- Aah, Yer Fadder Wears Army Shoes (1961) ... (assistant director)
- Be It Ever So Humble (1961) ... (assistant director)
- Like Father, Like Son, Like Trouble (1961) ... (assistant director)
 1958 In Love and War (assistant director - uncredited)
 1958 The Barbarian and the Geisha (second assistant director - uncredited)
 1957 Legend of the Lost (assistant director)
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Alternate Names:

Joseph 'Pepi' Lenzi | Pepi Lenzi

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