Richard L. Bare biography

Richard L. Bare

Screenwriter, TV Director

1913 –


Who is Richard L. Bare?

Richard Leland Bare is an American director, producer, and screenwriter of television shows and short films.

Born in Modesto, California, he attended USC School of Cinematic Arts where he directed his most notable student film, The Oval Portrait, an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's story. He became notable post-graduation for writing and directing the Joe McDoakes series of short films for Warner Brothers between 1942 and 1956, featuring George O'Hanlon in the title role. On television, he directed The Twilight Zone episode "To Serve Man". He directed virtually every episode of the 1960s-1970s CBS television series Green Acres.

His memoir, Confessions of a Hollywood Director discusses his directorial work, as well as behind-the-scenes information, and his service as a Captain in the Army Air Forces' First Motion Picture Unit. Bare also wrote a book entitled, The Film Director: A Practical Guide to Motion Picture and Television Techniques, a text to teach the craft of directing to aspiring filmmakers.

On November 19, 2007, Bare announced that he was working on a revival of Green Acres.


Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:


"Richard L. Bare." STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 21 Jan. 2021. <>.

We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Aug 12, 1913
Also known as
  • Richard Leland Bare
  • Richard Bare
  • Richard Lee Bare
  • Richard L.Bare
  • United States of America
  • USC School of Cinematic Arts

on July 23, 2013

Discuss this Richard L. Bare biography with the community: