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Cast (feature film)

Australia (2008)
In Australia, on the brink of World War II, an English aristocrat travels to the faraway continent, where she meets a rough-hewn local and reluctantly agrees to join forces with him to save the land she inherited. Together, they embark upon a transforming journey across hundreds of miles of the world''s most beautiful yet unforgiving terrain, only to still face the bombing of the city of Darwin by the Japanese forces that attacked Pearl Harbor.
Sad Flower in the Sand, A (2001) as Himself
The almost forgotten story of John Fante and his 1939 novel "Ask the Dust". Writer Charles Bukowski said about the book, "Nothing I read ever got to me like this man who wasn't afraid of emotion." In 1972, while Robert Towne, screenwriter and director, was writing his screenplay Chinatown, he discov
Lust For Freedom (1987) as Ron Peterson
A woman is unjustly accused and imprisoned, forced to endure police brutality until she takes matters into her own hands.
Play Me Something (1986)
A group of travelers waiting for a flight are entertained by a storyteller.
Big Brawl, The (1980) as Cab Driver
A Chicago gangster recruits a martial arts expert to fight in a free-for-all match in Texas.
Red Alert (1977) as Ajax
A suspense thriller about an accident at a nuclear power plant in which a mysterious breakdown causes a giant computer to erroneously detect escaped radiation and seal off the building, trapping fourteen technicians inside.
The Windsplitter (1971) as Sheriff [Claude]
Bobby Joe leaves his hometown of Houston and goes to Hollywood where he becomes a big star. Houston is proud of his success and he is invited home to crown the homecoming queen. But when Bobby Joe returns with long hair, wearing scruffy clothes, and riding a huge motorcycle, he is seen as an embarra
Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965) as
Five strangers board a train and are joined by a mysterious fortune teller who offers to read their Tarot cards. Five separate stories unfold: An architect returns to his ancestoral home to find a werewolf out for revenge; a doctor discovers his new wife is a vampire; a huge plant takes over a house; a musician gets involved with voodoo; an art critic is pursued by a disembodied hand.
Just for Fun (1963) as
The Tell-Tale Heart (1962) as Police sergeant
When Edgar sees his girlfriend Betty getting up close and personal with his best friend Carl, he murders Carl in a jealous rage and hides the corpse under the floor of his piano room. Comes the night, and Edgar begins to hear strange sounds coming from under the floor...
Untamed Mistress (1957) as Jack
Twist of Fate (1954) as Coastguard
A woman is taken in by the gifts she receives from a wealthy baker, unaware of his motives or his marriage status.
Mesa of Lost Women (1953) as Frank
A mad scientist named Arana is creating giant spiders and dwarves in his lab on Zarpa Mesa in Mexico. He wants to create a master race of superwomen by injecting his female subjects with spider venom.
The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952) as
A young Robin Hood bands together a group of men to avenge his father¿s death and help the oppressed people of the land.
Outlaw Women (1952) as
Woman Trap (1936) as Kid
Revelation (1918) as Fra Augustine
Joline, a cabaret singer in Paris, models for her lover, painter Paul Granville. Paul becomes famous for his paintings of Joline in the guise of famous women like Cleopatra and Salome. But when he paints Joline as the Madonna, a miracle occurs which transforms her life and ultimately saves his.

Cinematography (feature film)

Yaqui Drums (1956) as Director of Photography
Mexican bandit Yaqui Jack (J. Carroll Naish) and his men hold up a stage coach, kill the driver and guard and are robbing the passengers, ranch owner Matt Quigg (Roy Roberts), his son Lute (Robert Hutton) and Linda (Mary Castle), when they in turn are ambushed by Lefty (Denver Pyle) and his gang. Yaqui Jack is shot but escapes and reaches the camp of Webb Dunham (Rod Cameron), who treats his wounds. They separate with Webb going to the ranch of his brother who has been murdered. Suspicion turns on Matt, who claims title to the brother's ranch, and has Webb brutally beaten after ordering him from the property. Webb goes to Matt's saloon, where Linda sings, and she and Webb had been in love in California. Webb retaliates against Matt for his beating, and Matt hires Lefty to kill Webb. Lefty, waiting in Webb's cabin to ambush him, is overpowered by Yaqui Jack who has returned to help the man who aided him, and asks Webb to join him and his friends in their fight to free Mexico. Matt, Lute, Linda and Lefty and the sheriff (Ray Walker) are kidnapped by Yaqui Indians, as is Webb, who shot a Yaqui grabbing Linda. They are taken across the border to be held for ransom, where Lefty confesses to Webb that he had killed Webb's brother on Matt's orders. Lute, with no intentions of returning, persuades his father to let him go across the border to get the ransom money but Linda, whom he had married the night before, refuses to go with him. Matt learns of the intended deceit deceit, and accidently kills Lute. Yaqui Jack is killed as he dfies the Mexican Army authorities who escort Webb, Linda, the sheriff and the now-demented Matt back across the border.
Treasure of Ruby Hills (1955) as Director of Photography
Las Vegas Shakedown (1955) as Photography
Betrayed Women (1955) as Photography
The governor appoints lawyer Jeff Darrow (Tom Drake) to open an investigation on the reported cruelties inflicted on the inmates of the Bayou Reformatory For Women. The investigation is opposed by Mrs. Ballard(Esther Dale), head of the prison, whose moronic brother, Cletus (John Dierkes), is keeper of the prison bloodhounds. Nora Collins (Peggy Knudsen), once engaged to Jeff, but now an inmate because she had stolen to protect her brother, is resentful of prison methods and particularly bitter against the sadistic methods of a brutal prison guard named Darcy (Sara Haden.)Honey Blake (Beverly Michaels) and Kate (Carole Mathews)unsuccessfully try to use Cletus in an escape attempt. But they try a second escape using Jeff, Nora and Mrs. Ballard as hostages. Mabry (John Damler), Kate's gangland lover, hears of the escape and knowing she will go where she had hidden $50,000 gets there ahead of her.
Toughest Man Alive (1955) as Photography
The Big Tip Off (1955) as Photography
Highway Dragnet (1954) as Photography
Racing Blood (1954) as Photography
Yukon Vengeance (1954) as Photography
The Big Chase (1954) as Director of Photography
Security Risk (1954) as Director of Photography
Thunder Pass (1954) as Director of Photography
Port of Hell (1954) as Director of Photography
The new warden of a large American harbor raises the hackles of sailors and fishermen by his strict enforcement of all the safety rules. He takes the time, though, to romance the sister of his biggest rival.
Trail Blazers (1953) as Photography
Murder Without Tears (1953) as Camera Operator
Sea Tiger (1952) as Photography
Yukon Gold (1952) as Director of Photography
The Steel Fist (1952) as Camera Operator
Henry, the Rainmaker (1949) as Camera Operator
The Sky Dragon (1949) as Camera Operator
Black Midnight (1949) as Camera Operator
Scott Jordan's mission in life is to train a wild stallion named Black Midnight.
Fighting Fools (1949) as Camera Operator
The Bowery Boys help a boxer break up a fight-fixing gang.
Tuna Clipper (1949) as Camera Operator
Mississippi Rhythm (1949) as Camera Operator
Leave It to Henry (1949) as Camera Operator
Bomba, the Jungle Boy (1949) as Camera Operator
A photographer and his daughter discover a wild boy in the jungle.
Hold That Baby! (1949) as Camera Operator
The Bowery Boys discover a lost baby they think is heir to a fortune.
Street Corner (1948) as Camera Operator
Docks of New Orleans (1948) as Camera Operator
The LaFontanne Chemical Company is shipping out a load of we're not sure what, disguised as something entirely different. Mr. Pereaux and Mr. Grock don't want that shipment to ever arrive anywhere, and they and a man named Aquirre mean to stop it at any cost. The ship's owner, Mr. Fontanne, smells a large rat and calls Chan in on the case, since the famous detective is in New Orleans because, well, because he felt like being in New Orleans, I guess. Chan gets what facts there are from LaFontanne, who is promply set upon by a gang who attempt to kidnap him, but fail. Mr. LaFontanne's partners come up with some insurance; just by chance they tell him, a partnership agreement (why they would have been running a company all this time without one is another large mystery which will not be solved) that bestows upon the living partners the portion owned by a deceased partner. Then the guy who invented the formula for the poison gas that the company is making but who was, in his opinion, swindled out of his rights to make a profit from it, shows up and threatens LaFontanne with a gun. Well, he turns out to be a harmless crank. Or is he? Everyone seems suspect, clues are boundless but don't seem to fit into any particular pattern or too many patterns, take your pick. But Chan must solve the mystery before Monogram is depleted of out-of-date film stock. Can he?
The Golden Eye (1948) as Camera Operator
Kidnapped (1948) as Camera Operator
After being kidnapped and sold into slavery, a young man fights to reclaim his birthright.
Belle Starr's Daughter (1948) as Camera Operator
The Feathered Serpent (1948) as Camera Operator
Joe Palooka in Fighting Mad (1948) as Camera Operator
Joe Palooka goes blind during a fight. An operation restores his vision, but he's told not to fight for a year. His trainer Knobby has picked up another fighter, but gangsters are pressing him to fix fights. Joe decides to risk his eyesight to save Knobby's honor.
Rocky (1948) as Camera Operator
She-Wolf of London (1946) as 2nd Camera
London is shaken by a series of grisly murders. Suspicion falls on an attractive young woman who is rumored to have werewolves in her family tree.
Dressed to Kill (1946) as 2nd Camera
A convicted thief in Dartmoor prison hides the location of the stolen Bank of England printing plates inside three music boxes. When the innocent purchasers of the boxes start to be murdered, Holmes and Watson investigate.
Blonde Alibi (1946) as 2nd Camera
House of Horrors (1946) as 2nd Camera
Gun Town (1946) as 2nd Camera
Indian Agent Kip Lewis arrives in Gun Town where Buckskin Sawyer is having her payroll shipments robbed by Indians. Kip and his men are ready the next time and learn the robbers are white men dressed as Indians. Kip finds Davy Sawyer's case at the scene and confronts him. When Davy accuses Talbot whom he lent it to, Talbot shoots him. But Davy names Talbot before he dies and Kip goes after him.
Bad Men of the Border (1945) as 2nd Camera
U. S. Marshal Ted Cameron, masquerading as a bandit, robs a mail coach. Delores Mendoza, a passenger, is an agent for the Mexican government, assigned to investigate a counterfeiting and smuggling gang operating below the border. She joins forces with Ted and his sidekick, Rockabye Jones, and together they expose the gang and bring them to justice.
South of the Rio Grande (1945) as 2nd Camera
Miguel Sanches, the operator of a large rancho, has stolen cattle and then had innocent suspects shot. Cisco has been called on for help and arriving finds a wagon under attack. His men drive off the attackers and he finds the victim was to be Sanches' replacement. After changing clothes with the man, Cisco arrives posing as him in a attempt to get evidience against Sanchez.
Code of the Lawless (1945) as 2nd Camera
A newcomer to Pecos succeeds in smashing a holding company which has been levying unwarranted taxes upon the ranchers. He does so by posing as the son of the head of the company. He later reveals himself to be an agent of the U. S. Department of the Interior.
Trail to Vengeance (1945) as 2nd Camera
House of Dracula (1945) as 2nd Camera
A mad scientist's experiments attract Dracula, the Wolf Man and the Frankenstein monster.
The Old Texas Trail (1944) as 2nd Camera
As Jim Wiley, a stageline troubleshooter, arrives he is shot and relieved of his identification papers. Thinking him dead, those against the stage line construction send an imposter in his place to slow down the work. But Jim survives and now believed to be the outlaw that shot him, gets a job on the construction crew in an effort to find the big boss behind all the trouble.
Little Tough Guy (1938) as Assistant Camera
The son of a man sentenced to death for a murder he didn't commit vows to become a criminal himself. He starts his own street gang, and their crime spree is financed by a mysterious young man--who turns out to be the son of the District Attorney who sent the boy's father to the electric chair.
Freshman Year (1938) as 2nd Camera
Newsboys' Home (1938) as Camera Operator
Three Smart Girls (1936) as Assistant Camera
The daughters of a divorced couple try to keep their father from remarrying.
Two in a Crowd (1936) as Assistant Camera
When two halves of a thousand-dollar bill are discovered in the snow, the penniless pair that individually grabs each half must come to terms. Actress Julia Wayne needs the whole $1,000, and so does sportsman Larry Stevens. Since compromise will serve neither of their needs, they are stalemated - until complications arise.
Werewolf of London (1935) as Assistant Camera
A strange animal attack turns a botanist into a bloodthirsty monster.
The Black Cat (1934) as Assistant Camera
A Satanist faces off with the vengeful man whose wife and daughter he has stolen.
Saturday's Millions (1933) as Assistant Camera
Jim Fowler is Western University's football hero and is constantly besieged by reporters. Jim's father Ezra comes to visit him and becomes reacquainted with an old Western football chum, Mr. Chandler, who happens to be the father of Jim's girlfriend Joan. Jim keeps his roommate, Andy, busy by sending him to collect money on their laundry concessions business, even though Andy is desperately trying to meet his girlfriend Thelma, who has just come for a visit. When the coach tells Chandler and Fowler that Jim is nervous and erratic, Chandler invites Jim to spend the night before the big game at his home. After-dinner conversation reveals that Jim sees football as merely a business, and feels devalued by his popularity because he thinks people are only interested in him because of football, not for who he is. Joan is disillusioned that Jim treats football as a racket, and the fathers are disappointed because they sincerely love the game. Later, Joan tries to prove her sincere love for Jim with a kiss, but he refuses to express his love for her because he is convinced that she will forget him in six months. She is so offended that she vows never to see him again. Later, Jim gets drunk, even though he is breaking training, and goes to a roadhouse to see Marie, a woman who he believes knows nothing of his football career. Marie asks Jim not to play in the next game because the roadhouse owner, Felix, has bet $6,000 on the opposing team. Felix enters and tells Jim that he will release a sordid story about him and Marie if Jim plays, which will ruin his reputation because he and Marie are actually married. Jim hits Felix and breaks his hand, but when Felix comes at him with a knife, Andy and his father come to his rescue, and with Joan, they all return home. Jim refuses to allow the doctor to put a cast on his hand and insists that the doctor not reveal his condition to the coach. The day of the game, Jim gives Andy the task of keeping nosy reporter Myra Blane busy during the game. Although he is in severe pain, Jim plays the game, but the team immediately falls behind. Team captain Alan, who is a rival for Joan's affection, decides to stand by Jim and keep him in the game, but when Jim drops the final pass, Western loses. In the locker room, Jim's teammates are dejected, but to his surprise, they all agree that they would rather lose a game with him, than win one without him.
Private Jones (1933) as Assistant Camera
Doomed Battalion (1932) as Assistant Camera
The Impatient Maiden (1932) as Assistant Camera
Tom Brown of Culver (1932) as Assistant Camera

Producer (feature film)

Women of the Sun (1985) as Executive Producer

Music (feature film)

From the Edge of the City (1998) as Song ("Hold On")
17-year-old Sasha and his family have emigrated from the Pontian area of the former Soviet Union to seek their fortune in Greece, only to find themselves despised as "Albanian." With few prospects, he and his fellow immigrant buddies resort to a lifestyle of petty crime, tomfoolery and prostitution.

Assistant Direction (feature film)

Somersault (2004) as Assistant Director
After making a misjudged advance towards her mother's boyfriend, 16-year-old Heidi flees her home for the small Australian ski town of Jindabyne. Entranced by the startling beauty of the wintry landscapes and falling snow, she begins to create a new life for herself. With little money or practical e

Sound (feature film)

Man Who Might Have Been: An Inquiry Into the Life and Death of Herbert Norman, The (1998) as Sound
The story of Herbert Norman, distinguished scholar and Canadian ambassador to Egypt, who was accused of being a Soviet spy by the US Senate's Internal Security Subcommittee, during the Cold War. He committed suicide by jumping out of a Cairo building on April 4, 1957. Many speculate that this was a
South of Wawa (1991) as Sound Recording Mixer
A dark comedy that delves beneath the surface to expose the unusual and the unfaithful in a small Northern town.
Top of His Head, The (1988) as Sound Mixer
A satellite dish salesman meets a mysterious and alluring woman.
See No Evil (1988) as Sound
Docu-drama recreating the fight for stronger industrial health and safety standards following an accident at a tranformer plant in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
World Drums (1987) as Stereo Sound
Sitting in Limbo (1986) as Additional Sound (Location)
Routes A Suivre (1985) as Sound
Sous le coup du choc (1985) as Sound
Facultes Affaiblies (1985) as Sound

Stunts (feature film)

Safe House (1999) as Stunts
Mace Sowell, a former spy who is slowly degenerating from the effects of Alzheimer's disease, imprisons himself in his impenetrable, high-tech home when he believes that his life is being threatened by a former boss turned presidential candidate, Thomas Michelmore. When Mace's daughter, Michelle, ma

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Premature (2014)
Inkheart (2008)
When Mo Folchart reads a story, the characters leap off the page. Literally. And that's a problem. Mo, aided by his daughter Meggie, must somehow use his special powers to send the interlopers back to their world and save ours
Sunshine (2007)
Fifty years from now, the sun is dying, and mankind is dying with it. Our last hope: a spaceship and a crew of eight men and women. They carry a device which will breathe new life into the star. But deep into their voyage, out of radio contact with Earth, their mission is starting to unravel. There
She Hate Me (2004)
Harvard-educated biotech executive John Henry "Jack" Armstrong gets fired when he informs on his bosses, launching an investigation into their business dealings by the Securities & Exchange Commission. Branded a whistle-blower and therefore unemployable, Jack desperately needs to make a living. When
Bones (2001) as Driver
It''s 1979 and Jimmy Bones is a legendary patron in his thriving urban neighborhood. Handsome and respected, Bones is unexpectedly betrayed and murdered by those closest to him for refusing to deal crack cocaine to his people. Flash forward to the present day. Crime and drugs have crumbled the neighborhood. Bones'' once elegant brownstone, the dwelling in which he was brutally killed, remains standing but has become decrepit. As fate would have it, the sons of Bones'' old friend Jeremiah, one of those who betrayed him, have returned to the old neighborhood to open an after-hours nightclub, buying the gothic structure where Jimmy Bones still lies buried in the basement. No sooner do they cross the threshold of the cursed edifice than a series of strange and unexplainably terrifying events begin to take place, and soon it becomes shockingly clear that Jimmy Bones is staging a comeback... and he''s hell-bent on revenge, intent on tracking down and visiting vengeance upon all those who betrayed him.
Enigma (2001) as Hod Stagehand
In March 1943, cryptoanalysts at Bletchley Park, Britian's top code-breaking center, are facing their worst nightmare: Nazi U-boats have unexpectedly changed the code by which they communicate with each other and German High Command. An Allied merchant shipping convoy with 10,000 passengers and vita
My Life So Far (1999) as Unit Driver
A childhood memoir of growing up in an eccentric family in 1920s Scotland following a year in the life of 10 year-old Fraser Pettigrew. Fraser lives in the castle-like mansion of the Macintosh clan with his widowed grandmother, Gamma, his mother Moira and his father, the handsome gentleman inventor
Lost in Space (1998) as Stagehand
Professor John Robinson, his wife Maureen, their daughters Judy and Penny, and son Will are selected to be the first family to colonize outer space. Piloted by Major Don West, the Jupiter 2 takes off to Alpha Prime, the only other habitable planet in the galaxy. En route, their spacecraft is sabotaged by arch villain Dr. Zachary Smith, who is intent on foiling their plan. When the Jupiter 2 strays dangerously off course, the Robinson family must band together and use their unique skills to complete their mission for face certain death while they remain "lost in space."
Lay of the Land, The (1997) as Best Boy Electric
Harvey Dankworth and his wife, MJ, share an idyllic life as college professors--until Harvey's extra curricular activities with a lovely coed brings new meaning to the term "student affairs." After voicing her suspicians to a psychiatrist, MJ attempts to confirm them with a private detective, who hi
She Cried No (1996)
A college freshman is raped during a party at her older brother's fraternity house. She decides to press charges against the assailant at a university hearing, where he is found innocent. Now she needs to find irrefutable evidence of his guilt.
Scream (1996) as Driver
Sidney has more than her share of teenage angst to cope with. Her mom was murdered a year ago, her dad is perpetually away on business, and her boyfriend Billy is pressuring her to go all the way. As if that weren''t enough, a brilliant serial killer has begun to terrorize Sidney''s quiet hometown, including her highschool classmate Casey Becker. With the calculated genius of a perfect predator, the killer is using his love of scary movies to turn the town upside down - taking everything he knows about the genre to trick his victims, outwit the police and throw his pursuers off base. Now, no one is safe - and everyone is a suspect.
Jude (1996) as Stand-By Stagehand
Set in late 19th century England, Jude Fawley, an intelligent but unworldly stonemason, looks to escape rural poverty by gaining a university education. Toward this goal, Jude leaves a failing marriage and moves to Christminster where he meets and falls recklessly in love with Sue Bridehead, his bea
White Mischief (1988) as Stagehand
My Little Girl (1986) as Production Assistant
Idealistic Franny is a teenager who wants to do good in the world. While volunteering at a shelter for disadvantaged girls, she finds that her privileged background is met with skepticism and hostility. When she does start to be effective, she realizes that she has been changed by the experience herself.
Battle For the Falklands (1982) as Task Force Photography (Itn)
Will of the People (1939) as Comm
Beyond Bengal (1934) as Narr

Film Production - Construction/Set (feature film)

Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas (2006)
A reclusive college freshman writes his ingenious cool ideas in a private notebook, but when the journal is stolen, he goes on a cross-campus odyssey to retrieve the book.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Man Who Might Have Been: An Inquiry Into the Life and Death of Herbert Norman, The (1998)
The story of Herbert Norman, distinguished scholar and Canadian ambassador to Egypt, who was accused of being a Soviet spy by the US Senate's Internal Security Subcommittee, during the Cold War. He committed suicide by jumping out of a Cairo building on April 4, 1957. Many speculate that this was a
Island of Dr. Moreau, The (1996) as Scheduling Assistant
A brilliant geneticist, Dr. Moreau and his assistant Montgomery are on the brink of revolutionizing science when Edward Douglas becomes stranded on their remote island. At first glance, this tropical paradise seems idyllic. But deep in the jungle lies a terrifying secret. Moreau and Montgomery have been performing gene-splicing research on animals to create a superior breed of human being, and that experiment has gone terribly wrong. They have ignored the most fundamental law of the jungle: survival of the fittest. Roaming free, these beast-people are highly intelligent with murderous instincts. Their thirst for blood is pacified through a combination of sedatives and shock discipline. But events triggered by Douglas'' unexpected arrival are about to break Moreau''s God-like dominion over these resentful creatures. As the crisis escalates, Douglas must escape the clutches of his captors and find a way off the island before he becomes a part of Moreau''s final horrifying experiment.
Trial & Error (1993)
The political future of a district attorney is jeopardized when he uncovers evidence that points to the innocence of a man he put on death row.
Trial & Error (1993)
The political future of a district attorney is jeopardized when he uncovers evidence that points to the innocence of a man he put on death row.
South of Wawa (1991)
A dark comedy that delves beneath the surface to expose the unusual and the unfaithful in a small Northern town.
Pastime (1990) as Technical Consultant
Set in the late '50s, the story of two minor league baseball players, a white has-been and a black rookie, who bond together when alienated by their team.
See No Evil (1988)
Docu-drama recreating the fight for stronger industrial health and safety standards following an accident at a tranformer plant in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
World Drums (1987)

Special Thanks (feature film)

Three of Hearts (1993) as Special Thanks
A young man tries to win over the bisexual half of a pair of female lovers.

Cast (special)

We Stand Alone Together: The Men of Easy Company (2001) as Interviewee
Companion documentary of HBO's World War II miniseries "Band of Brothers." Tells the story of Easy Company through recent interviews with some of the actual veterans. Combines the words and memories of the former soldiers with archival footage and photos, from the boot camp origins of Easy Company i
Attack and Capture: The Story of U-Boat 505 (2000) as Narration
Documentary that tells the story of U-boat 505, the only U-boat captured by the U.S. Navy during World War II, on June 4, 1944. The U-505 was the first enemy ship that the U.S. Navy captured in the battle on the high seas since the war of 1812. Using footage shot on the day of the attack, the progra
Alaska Oil Pipeline (2000) as Narration
After years of exploring for oil in the frozen reaches of northern Alaska, oil company geologists uncovered the massive Prudhoe Bay oilfield, one of the most remote corners of the United States. The oil companies proposed a solution to get the oil out of the region -- an 800-mile pipeline that would
Brooklyn Bridge (2000) as Narration
Documentary about the Brooklyn Bridge, the brainchild of German immigrant John Roebling who was convinced that steel cables could hold up a huge suspension bridge. Working on the bridge took Roebling's life and nearly cost the life of his son, Washington. However, fighting corrupt politicians, illne
Pentagon, The (2000) as Narration
Documentary on the workings of the Pentagon, the building in Northern Virginia across the Potomac from Washington, D.C., that is the nerve center for the vast U.S. military machine.
David Koresh: Preacher of Fire (2000) as Narration
Profile of David Koresh, the late leader of the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas. Born Vernon Wayne Howell in Houston, Texas on August 17, 1959, he had an unhappy childhood and found comfort in the Seventh Day Adventist church where he became interested in Bible scriptures that spoke of a vengeful G
Statue of Liberty, The (1999) as Narration
Documentary that looks into the making and maintaining of the Statue of Liberty.
Bloomingdales, The (1999) as Narration
A documentary about the Bloomingdales, two brothers who opened a hoop-skirt business on the lower east side of Manhattan which evolved into the glamourous department store.
Building Hoover Dam (1998) as Narration
Documentary about the men who built the Hoover Dam, the biggest structure built since the pyramids. Completed in 1936, the Hoover Dam straddles the Black Canyon between Nevada and Arizona.
Regis Philbin: Made For TV (1998) as Narration
Profile of television personality Regis Philbin.
Awards presentation for the best in television and radio journalism in 1995-96. Telecast from the rotunda of Columbia University's Low Memorial Library in New York City.
Salute to Slava, A (1994)
Concert tribute to Mstislav Rostropovich, departing music director of the National Symphony Orchestra.
Business of Defense: Flaws in the Shield, The (1988) as Correspondent
A "Burning Questions" presentation looking at the system of Pentagon procurement and how that system has been corrupted. The program focuses on three different arms of the procurement system and the problems with each: The government (Pentagon and Congress); the military contractors who build the w
Steeler and the Pittsburgh Kid, The (1981) as Parisi
Based on an award-winning Coca-Cola commercial, the program relates the story of a nine-year-old boy who learns about values, discipline, and relationships when he is temporarily adopted by football star Mean Joe Greene, along with the other members of his team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. The men, in

Cinematography (special)

R&B 40: A Soul Spectacular (2002) as Camera
Special that unites the legends of the 1960s and 1970s American Soul and Motown artists. For the first time, Motown, Atlantic Records, Stax Records, Volt Records, Muscle Shoals and Philadelphia International Recording stars unite for a concert.
True Life: I'm an NFL Rookie (2001) as Beta Camera
Documentary follows a rising NFL star during the highs and lows of his rookie season.
Rock, Rhythm and Doo Wop (2001) as Camera
Host Frankie Valli and more than 200 early rock-and-roll legends reunite for a concert from Pittsburgh's Benedum Center.
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (2000) as Camera
Examination of the relationship between rock 'n' roll music and American movies from 1955 to 1970. Includes film and television clips as well as interviews with directors and rock pioneers.

Editing (special)

China: Born Under the Red Flag (1997) as Editor
Documentary chronicling the transformation of China to a world economic and military power since the death of Mao Zedong in 1976. Told through the voices of peasants, students, loyal revolutionaries, political prisoners, etc., the interviews are woven together with archival footage.
Lincoln (1992) as Editor
A two-part, four-hour documentary special about Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War as told in the words of people who figured importantly in his life. Uses the voices of an all-star cast.
They Have Souls Too (1987) as Editor
An "ABC News Closeup" documentary that presents the personal stories of men and women who are seriously mentally ill and looks at how they live, the obstacles they face, and how their lives can be improved.
After the Sexual Revolution (1986) as Film Editor
A special about how the sexual revolution, the women's movement, and fundamental changes in the American economy have altered the fabric of our everyday life, including relationships between men and women, economic gains and losses, and the effect of working mothers on family life.
Diagnosis: Malpractice (1986) as Editor
A documentary examining the medical malpractice crisis in the United States, and how it has reached epidemic proportions.
Growing Old in America (1985) as Editor
An examination of the problems, perceptions, and realities facing millions of America's aged and their families.

Sound (special)

Ancient Earthquakes: Sunken Cities (2001) as Sound Recordist
Documentary that pieces together the clues to the destruction of the ancient metropolis of Alexandria, Egypt. Underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio leads an international team of scientists, historians and divers to Alexandria's Abu Kir bay. Computer animation and graphics reconstruct the former gl
Urban Elephant (2000) as Sound Recordist
Documentary that profiles eight different elephants, all of whom have lived in captivity, from circuses, to zoos, to hard labor. Highlights include a 52-year-old female that encounters other elephants for the first time in 25 years. The program underscores the intelligence and social complexity of t
Niagara: History of the Falls (1999) as Sound Recordist
A history of Niagara Falls, based on the book by Pierre Berton.
Cleopatra's Palace: In Search of a Legend (1999) as Sound Recordist
Documentary of an underwater archeological expedition led by French explorer Franck Goddio that explores the sunken ancient city of Alexandria, Egypt, where Cleopatra made her home over 2,000 years ago. The underwater exploration team uses advanced scientifc methods to locate the remains of Cleopatr
Real Cleopatra, The (1999) as Sound Recordist
Documentary on the life of Cleopatra, queen of Egypt. Uses dramatic re-enactments of many key events, visits important archeological sites associated with her life, and displays many of the artistic expressions thought to represent this legendary queen, including paintings, sculptures and poetry.
Napoleon's Lost Fleet (1999) as Sound Recordist
Documents the recovery of sunken ships from Napoleon Bonaparte's fleet found in the eastern harbor of Alexandria, Egypt, during an August 1998 expedition led by French marine archeologist Franck Goddio. Among items recovered were scores of gold, silver and copper coins from Napoleon's flagship L'Ori
Secrets of Forensic Science (1999) as Sound Recordist
Documentary on the role of forensic science in crime solving. Includes dramatic re-enactments of actual crimes.
Caught in the Crossfire (1992) as Sound
A documentary exploring the changing role of the United Nations as peacekeeper.

Film Production - Main (special)

X-Men: The Mutant Watch (2000) as Key Grip
A behind-the-scenes look at the theatrical film "X-Men," based on the Marvel Comics series about a team of genetically-mutated human beings shunned by ordinary humans. The special follows a mock hearing by the Senate Subcommittee on Mutant Activities; through the Senator Kelly's arguments for tighte
Sam Shepard's "True West" (1984) as Technical Director
An adaptation for television of Sam Shepard's play about the antagonistic relationship of two brothers, Lee, a slovenly drifter and cat burglar, and Austin, an up-and-coming screenwriter. Set in rural California, the action begins when Lee turns up unexpectedly at his mother's house, now being tende

Misc. Crew (special)

Salute to Slava, A (1994) as Cellist ("Chant Du Menestrel")
Concert tribute to Mstislav Rostropovich, departing music director of the National Symphony Orchestra.
Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Awards Presented by Footlocker (1993) as Moving Light Operator
A live presentation of the Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Awards, honoring athletes in ten categories.

Misc. Crew (TV Mini-Series)

Bangkok Hilton (1990)
A two-part, six-hour miniseries. A young woman on her way to Thailand with her new boyfriend discovers she has been used as a drug courier. While going through airport customs she is arrested for cocaine trafficking and held in prison.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Three Musketeers, The (1973) as Voice
An animated adaptation of the Alexandre Dumas classic about the Three Musketeers -- Athos, Aramis, and Porthos -- and their young companion D'Artagnan, as they battle to protect the court of King Louis XIII.

Animation (TV Mini-Series)

Black Beauty (1978) as Animator
An animated adaptation of Anna Sewell's cherished tale of Black Beauty, a proud but gentle horse who learns the perils of life lived at the mercy of human masters.

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