Don Weis (May 13, 1922 - July 26, 2000) was a film and television director born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Southern California where he studied film. During World War II, Weis served in the Air Force as a film technician. After the war, he began working at MGM directing such films as Bannerline (1951), Just This Once (1952), You For Me (1952) and The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (1953). Weis began directing for television in 1954 and worked on such series as Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, The Jack Benny Program, The Thin Man, 87th Precinct (starring Ron Harper), Burke's Law, Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone, Batman, Ironside (58 episodes between 1967 and 1975), It Takes a Thief, The Courtship of Eddie's Father, M*A*S*H and Happy Days. Weis won two Directors Guild of America Awards for television direction in 1956 and again in 1958.
In 1974, Don Weis directed two episodes of the Planet of the Apes TV series - the series debut "Escape from Tomorrow", and the first episode filmed "The Good Seeds". He went on to direct episodes of Starsky and Hutch, Hawaii Five-O, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island (starring Ricardo Montalban), CHiPs and Remington Steele, among others. Weis died in Santa Fe, New Mexico at 78 years of age.