|William F. Claxton|
|William Claxton (shown here working on the set of the TV series "High Chaparral") seved as both a producer and director of numerouse "Little House" episodes from Seasons 1 - 7.|
|Birthname:||William Francis Claxton|
|Birthplace:||Los Angeles County, California, CA, U.S.|
|Deathplace:||Santa Monica, CA, U.S.|
|Occupation:||Film/Television producer, editor, & director|
|Job on/with series/film:||Director / Producer|
|Appeared on/involved with:||Little House on the Prairie|
|First involved with/appeared in:||"Country Girls" (Season 1)|
|Last involved with/ appeared in:||"I Do, Again" (Season 7)|
|Episodes involved with/appearances:||68 as director, Seasons 1-7 |
37 as producer, Seasons 4-7
William started out as a film editor with Edward Small Productions in 1940. Claxton's first directorial work was "All That I Can Have" (1951), he spent much of the 1950s with 20th Century-Fox's Regal Pictures subsidiary. Though Mr. Claxton's film film credits are extensive, he is best remembered for his work on television.
His television work began with a longtime stint as the producer and director of the syndicated Christian religious anthology TV series "This is the Life", which was a favorite of longtime friend Michael Landon's, Claxton also directed much of Landon's work such as Bonanza and Highway to Heaven. Additionally, he worked on Bonanza: The Next Generation that aired in 1988.