Film and television director and editor known for his work on the classic sci-fi thriller The Thing from Another World.
He edited four films for director Howard Hawks and received an Academy Award nomination for his work on Red River.
He directed episodes of The Twilight Zone, Perry Mason, and other popular television series.
His son Christian Nyby II also became a television director.
He directed Operation C.I.A., which was Burt Reynolds' first starring role.