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Overview (4)

Born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died in USA
Birth NameWinrich Ernst Rudolf Kolbe
Nickname Rick

Mini Bio (1)

Winrich Kolbe was born on August 9, 1940 in Amsterdam, Netherlands as Winrich Ernst Rudolf Kolbe. He was a director and producer, known for Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), 24 (2001) and Battlestar Galactica (1978). He died in September 2012 in the USA.

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Former Film and Television Professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design, in Savannah, Georgia.
Started as a staffer with Universal Pictures in the 1970s, later graduating from associate producer to becoming a prodigious television director. He was heavily involved in the "Star Trek" franchise, helming some of the most dynamic episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) (16), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) (13) and Star Trek: Voyager (1995) (18). He retired in 2003.
After the Winter Quarter at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Kolbe resigned and returned home to Southern California with his wife, due to health problems. [April 2007]
Taught at the Savannah College of Art and Design. [October 2005]
Directed the final regular episode of The Rockford Files (1974).
He directed two episodes which involved a character being brought to a parallel universe against their will and impersonating their deceased (or presumed deceased) counterpart: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Through the Looking Glass (1995) and Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Tempus, Anyone? (1996).

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