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Claude Howard Binyon, Jr. (13 July 1930 – 27 January 2007; age 76) was an assistant director for Star Trek: The Original Series during its third season. He was a member of both the Director's Guild of America (DGA) and the Producer's Guild of America. Binyon was the son of Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award-nominated screenwriter Claude Binyon (1905–1978), who wrote the famous "Wall Street Lays an Egg" headline when the stock market crashed in 1929.
Outside of Star Trek, the junior Binyon served as assistant director and/or production manager on various other TV shows as well as a number of films. He won two DGA Awards for his assistant directing work on 77 Sunset Strip and the Oscar-winning film The Deer Hunter (1978, starring John Savage). He also worked on shows such as The Outer Limits, Happy Days, Maverick and Get Smart, as well as films like To Catch a Thief (1955), The Enemy Below (1957, with Theodore Bikel, Biff Elliot, Vince Deadrick, Sr. and Lou Elias), Westworld (1973, with Majel Barrett, Alan Oppenheimer, and Charles Seel), and That's Entertainment! (1974).
Binyon died in 2007, aged 76. He is survived by his wife of nineteen years, Pilar, and their three children, three children from his first marriage, seven grand-children, and five great-grandchildren.