Jerry Thorpe
Richard Jerome Thorpe

(1926-08-29)August 29, 1926
Los Angeles, California
DiedSeptember 25, 2018(2018-09-25) (aged 92)
Santa Barbara, California, U.S.
Burial placeDesert Memorial Park
Cathedral City, California, U.S.
OccupationFilm director, television producer, writer
Years active1956–1990
Parent(s)Richard Thorpe

Richard Jerome "Jerry" Thorpe (August 29, 1926 – September 25, 2018) was an American television and film director and producer.[1] He was the son of actor and director Richard Thorpe.[1]

He served as Executive Producer of 33 episodes of The Untouchables (starring Robert Stack) during the series' 2nd season,(1960–61 ) , and also served as Executive Producer of the David Janssen TV series, Harry O from 1973-75. [2][unreliable source?]

He won an Emmy award for his work on an episode of Kung Fu. In 2003, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to him and his father, Richard.[3]

Thorpe died on September 25, 2018 at the age of 92 of natural causes.[4][5]



  1. ^ a b Hal Erickson (2014). "Jerry Thorpe". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Archived from the original on April 23, 2014.
  2. ^ Jerry Thorpe at IMDb
  3. ^ "The Brightest Stars from New-York to Los Angeles" (PDF). May 8, 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 18, 2019.
  4. ^ "Jerry Thorpe 1926 - 2018 - Obituary".
  5. ^ a b "Jerry Thorpe, Emmy-Winning Director and Producer of 'Kung Fu,' Dies at 92 | Hollywood Reporter". October 11, 2018.