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Also Known As: Died: September 10, 1995
Born: January 15, 1931 Cause of Death: unreported
Birth Place: Profession: Visual Effects ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Spies Like Us (1985) as Dr Stinson
A pair of naive guys with aspirations to become government spies have their wish come true only to find out that they're being used as decoys for a real spy team.

Cinematography (feature film)

2.
Banzai (1983) as Camera Operator

Visual Effects (feature film)

3.
Neverending Story III, The (1997) as Visual Effects Supervisor
Bastian brings several of his friends from Fantasia to the human world to help him and his new step-sister in their fight against "The Nasties," who have stolen The Neverending Story book and are threatening to destroy Fantasia.
4.
Goldeneye (1995) as Miniature Effects Supervisor
Armed with his license to kill, James Bond (Agent 007) races to Russia in search of the stolen access codes for "GoldenEye," an awesome space weapon that can fire a devastating electromagnetic pulse toward the Earth. However, Bond is up against an enemy who anticipates his every move: Alec Trevelyan, a.k.a. Agent 006, a mastermind motivated by years of simmering hatred. As Bond squares off against his former compatriot, he also battles Trevelyan's stunning ally, Xenia Onatopp, an assassin who uses pleasure as her ultimate weapon. When the horrifying extent of Trevelyan's plans is revealed, Bond must call upon his sharp wits and killer instincts in a deadly confrontation. From a destructive tank chase through the streets of St. Petersburg to the treacherous Cuban jungle, Bond finds himself playing a cat-and-mouse game to the finish.
5.
Hudson Hawk (1991) as Supervisor Of Visual Effects And Miniatures
A man released from prison after ten years, plans to live a normal life. But his friend is in trouble and will be killed unless he steals some paintings by Leonardo Da Vinci.
6.
Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter, The (1991) as Special Effects Supervisor
Two friends, one fictional, the other mortal, join forces to free an Empress who is locked in an Ivory Tower in Fantasialand.
7.
Hudson Hawk (1991) as Special Effects Supervisor
A man released from prison after ten years, plans to live a normal life. But his friend is in trouble and will be killed unless he steals some paintings by Leonardo Da Vinci.
8.
Cape Fear (1991) as Miniature Special Effects
A deranged convict seeks revenge on the attorney who improperly defended him.
9.
Batman (1989) as Special Visual Effects
The Caped Crusader takes on his deadliest foe -- the Joker.
10.
Stealing Heaven (1988) as Special Visual Effects
Historical drama attempting to relate the romance between the French philosopher Pierre Abelard and Heloise.
11.
High Spirits (1988) as Special Visual Effects
Trying to drum up tourist business, a castle owner advertises his estate as haunted and has his staff dress up as ghosts. The surprise twist is that as soon as the fake ghosts appear, so do the real ones.
12.
Mio min Mio (1987) as Special Effects
13.
Santa Claus: The Movie (1985) as Miniature Effects Director
Story of how Santa Claus came to be comes to the present when one of his elves, upset over a bad batch of toys, ends up in New York City working for a ruthless toy manufacturer. Santa must them come to his rescue.
14.
Santa Claus: The Movie (1985) as Visual Effects Director
Story of how Santa Claus came to be comes to the present when one of his elves, upset over a bad batch of toys, ends up in New York City working for a ruthless toy manufacturer. Santa must them come to his rescue.
15.
Supergirl (1984) as Special Visual Effects
Superman's young cousin Kara is also known as Supergirl. When a ring that is a Krypton power source is lost, she is sent to Earth to find it and learns that it is being used as a paperweight. Disguised as meek-mannered high-school student Linda Lee, she faces off against the evil villain Zaltar, who
16.
Banzai (1983) as Special Effects Director
17.
Superman II (1981) as Miniature Effects Director
On the verge of giving up his powers for love, the man of steel is confronted with three super-criminals.
18.
For Your Eyes Only (1981) as Special Effects Supervisor
After a ship is sunk off the coast of Albania, the world's superpowers begin a feverish search for its valuable lost cargo: the powerful ATAC system, which will give the bearer unlimited control over Polaris nuclear submarines. As James Bond (Agent 007) joins the search, he suspects the suave Kristatos of seizing the device. The competition between nations grows more deadly by the moment, but Bond finds an ally in the beautiful Melina Havelock, who blames Kristatos for the death of her parents. Agent 007 navigates his way through passionate encounters and risky confrontations which draw him into a world of arduous challenge, including, automobile chases, underwater battles, a tour over razor-sharp coral reefs, and an assault on an imposing mountaintop fortress.
19.
Moonraker (1979) as Visual Effects Supervisor
When a U.S. space shuttle is stolen in a midair abduction, only James Bond (Agent 007) can find the evil genius responsible. The clues point to billionaire Hugo Drax, who has devised a scheme to destroy all human life on earth. As Bond races against time to stop Drax's evil plot, he joins forces with Dr. Holly Goodhead, a NASA scientist who is as beautiful as she is brilliant. And 007 needs all the help he can get, for Drax's henchman is none other than Bond's old nemesis Jaws, the indestructible steel-toothed giant. Their adventure leads them all the way to a colossal, orbiting space station, where the stage is set for an epic battle which will determine the fate of all mankind.
20.
Superman:The Movie (1978) as Model Effects Creator
The legendary man of steel fights to save the world and his true love from Lex Luthor's criminal plots.
21.
Superman:The Movie (1978) as Model Effects Director
The legendary man of steel fights to save the world and his true love from Lex Luthor's criminal plots.
22.
Aces High (1977) as Special Effects
A naive young officer straight from school arrives on the Western front to fight the air war against the Germans. However, the life expectancy of green pilots is not very good.
23.
Spy Who Loved Me, The (1977) as Special Visual Effects (Studio)
When a massive underwater craft abducts U.S. and Russian submarines, global tensions are heightened to the brink of war. In order to find the true culprit, James Bond (Agent 007) joins forces with beautiful Russian agent Anya Amasova. Together they follow a trail that leads to Karl Stromberg, a powerful shipping magnate who is implementing a horrific scheme for world domination. Bond struggles to foil the plot, but Stromberg has provided him with a most lethal adversary: Jaws, a seemingly indestructible steel-toothed giant. Agent 007's adventure takes him to the Egyptian pyramids, under the sea and to a mountaintop ski chase.
24.
Shout at the Devil (1976) as Models
Drunken Irish father in law (Lee Marvin) and English Son in Law (Roger Moore) take up the fight against the Kaiser's army in East Africa during World War One.
25.
Shout at the Devil (1976) as Special Effects
Drunken Irish father in law (Lee Marvin) and English Son in Law (Roger Moore) take up the fight against the Kaiser's army in East Africa during World War One.
26.
The Land That Time Forgot (1975) as Special Effects
A World War I U-boat takes a wrong turn and discovers a lost world of dinosaurs and cavemen.
27.
Fear Is the Key (1973) as Special Effects
Following the death of his family in an aeroplane crash, a man plots an elaborate revenge scheme on those responsible. By setting himself up as a criminal, he plans to get close to a certain tycoon who has been approached by the culprits to help them retrieve the cargo of the lost plane.
28.
Live and Let Die (1973)
When James Bond (Agent 007) investigates the murders of three fellow agents, he soon finds himself a target, evading vicious assassins as he closes in on the powerful Kananga. Known on the streets as "Mr. Big," Kananga is coordinating a globally threatening scheme using tons of self-produced heroin. As Bond tries to unravel the mastermind's plan, he meets Solitaire, the beautiful Tarot card reader whose magical gifts are crucial to the crime lord. Bond works his own magic on her, and embarks on a series of adventures, involving voodoo, hungry crocodiles and turbo-charged speedboats.
29.
Thunderbird 6 (1968)
Puppet aviators fight to save a beautiful woman from kidnappers.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

30.
Spies Like Us (1985) as Visual Effects Photography
A pair of naive guys with aspirations to become government spies have their wish come true only to find out that they're being used as decoys for a real spy team.
31.
Krull (1983) as Visual Effects Photography Supervisor
A young prince must capture a five-bladed sword in order to save his princess and their planets from a terrible monster and his troops.

Film Production - Unit (feature film)

32.
High Spirits (1988)
Trying to drum up tourist business, a castle owner advertises his estate as haunted and has his staff dress up as ghosts. The surprise twist is that as soon as the fake ghosts appear, so do the real ones.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

33.
Superman II (1981)
On the verge of giving up his powers for love, the man of steel is confronted with three super-criminals.
34.
Superman II (1981)
On the verge of giving up his powers for love, the man of steel is confronted with three super-criminals.

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