Director of the 1967 film In the Heat of the Night. His other film directing credits include The Thomas Crown Affair, Fiddler on the Roof, and Moonstruck.
He served in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II.
His 1966 Cold War satire The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming earned four Academy Award nominations.
He married Margaret Ann Dixon on July 11, 1953. The marriage produced three children: associate producer Michael Jewison, camera operator Kevin Jewison, and actress Jennifer Jewison.
He was the director of The Andy Williams Show, which featured such celebrity guests as Judy Garland.