Director and Executive Producer
One of Hollywood's busiest directors, Bowman has also worked variously as an actor, a writer and an executive producer on scores of television productions. Among the more than 150 hours of television he has directed and executive produced are the PAX series Christy and Quarantine and Spring Fling for ABC. His telefilms for NBC include The Girl in the Backseat, Hunt in Full Cry, The Accident, Runaway Girls, Degree of Deception, Abducted: A Father's Love, Deceived by Trust, Cult Rescue, Caught in the Crossfire and The Gayle Moffitt Story.
Bowman directed 35 episodes and four two-hour specials of Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman for CBS, as well as episodes of NBC's The Pretender and Profiler, CBS' Martial Law and the syndicated series Sheena, V.I.P., Swamp Thing, Shades of LA, She-Wolf of London and They Came from Outer Space. In the 1980s, he directed and was supervising producer of the series Stingray and produced the pilot of Hunter. Among his other pilots are USMA West Point, on which he was also executive producer, and Monster Man and Jack, which he wrote.
Most recently he directed and produced the feature film Dead Above Ground, written by Stephen J. Cannell. Early in his career, Bowman guested on such shows as Dragnet, Adam-12, It Takes a Thief and The Rockford Files, among others.
Born in Coffeyville, Kansas, Bowman became addicted to film as a teenager, scrutinizing a picture 25 times at the movie theatres where he worked. When he was 16, he moved to Burbank, CA, where he graduated from high school. He subsequently did a stint as an usher at NBC and studied broadcasting at Los Angeles City College. Although he dreamed of becoming a director, he took up acting and became an on-air sportscaster and later a television news reporter. He moved on to become an associate producer on Cannell's Baa Baa Black Sheep a.k.a. Black Sheep Squadron and began to write and direct, ultimately becoming a full-time director. His son Rob Bowman directed Reign of Fire and The X-Files feature film. Bowman lives in Los Angeles with his wife Lisa and college-age son Stephen. © sciFi.com