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Also Known As: Died: November 12, 1992
Born: January 31, 1962 Cause of Death: complications arising from AIDS
Birth Place: California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Cave Girl (1985) as Director
During a class field trip to see prehistoric cave paintings, Rex gets lost. When a mysterious crystal opens a hole in time, Rex winds up in the stone age where he meets a group of ancient people, including a beautiful girl named Eba. Rex begins to teach Eba English, but his primary goal is to sleep

Cast (feature film)

2.
Project Shadowchaser (1992)
A case of mistaken identity puts the main character through the most violent night of his life when a team of ruthless terrorists take over a new high rise hospital.
3.
Miracle In The Wilderness (1991) as Lieutenant Reid
Based on a novella by Paul Gallico in which the story of the first Christmas is miraculously re-created. Set in the Old West, a frontier family is captured by an Indian tribe.
4.
Edward II (1991) as Thug
A biography, based on the Christopher Marlowe play, of Britain's only acknowledged gay monarch (1307-1327), whose preference for his male lover over his queen created conflict with his barons and eventually led to civil war.
5.
Hot Shots! (1991) as Sleepy Weasel Squadron Member
A comedy about a man called back by the navy for one last mission, destroy saddam hussein's nuclear plant.
6.
House Iii (1989) as Vinnie
Detective Lucas McCarthy watches Meat Cleaver Max die in the electric chair. But this only seems to make Max even meaner, and now the ghost-like psycho is out for blood-soaked revenge.
7.
Defense Play (1988) as Scott Denton
A young American attempts to stop a Soviet plot.
8.
If It's Tuesday, It Still Must Be Belgium (1987) as David Swanson
A television movie about a crazy group of American tourists on a package tour of Europe. The veteran tour-bus driver specializes in outrageous excursions with unusual sights.
9.
Night Of The Creeps (1986) as Steve
An alien craft crashes to Earth in 1959. The ship contains slug-like parasites that take over their hosts, turning them into murdering zombies, and one of these kills a young person on lover's lane. Then in 1986, a couple of nerdy college boys come across that body, which has been cryogenically frozen.
10.
Mississippi Gambler (1942) as Croupier
A journalist finds out, that a plantation owner he meets is a gangster the police is looking for, who has changed his face with plastic surgery.
11.
Rio Rita (1942) as Golfer
A pair of nitwits try to stop Nazis from infiltrating a Western ranch.
12.
Bedtime Story (1941) as Cab driver
A stage star's dreams of retirement conflict with her playwright husband's need for a hit -- with her starring.
13.
Blondie in Society (1941) as Guard
Dagwood brings home a pedigreed Great Dane which an important company client wants and which Blondie enters in the big dog show. A highlight of this film is the canine burping display.
14.
The Face Behind the Mask (1941) as Steward
When a fire leaves him hideously scarred, an immigrant turns to crime.
15.
Caught in the Draft (1941) as Cameraman
Don Bolton is a movie star who can't stand loud noises. To evade the draft, he decides to get married...but falls for a colonel's daughter. By mistake, he and his two cronies enlist. In basic training, Don hopes to make a good impression on the fair Antoinette and her father, but his military career is largely slapstick. Will he ever get his corporal's stripes?
16.
Meet the Chump (1941) as Mug
17.
Lucky Devils (1941) as Carter
18.
Pot O' Gold (1941) as Drunk
A young man is caught between his music-hating uncle and a pretty girl from a family of musicians.
19.
They Dare Not Love (1941) as Photographer
20.
Back Street (1941) as Movie cameraman
A woman accepts life in the shadows as the price for her affair with a married man.
21.
Million Dollar Baby (1941) as Reporter
A young innocent's surprise inheritance causes problems with her poor but proud boyfriend.
22.
Tight Shoes (1941) as Customer
23.
A Little Bit of Heaven (1940) as Uncle Freddie
24.
The Boys from Syracuse (1940) as Messenger
The action takes place in Ephesus in ancient Asia Minor, and the concerns The efforts of two boys from Syracuse, Anthipholus and his servant Dromio, to find their long-lost twins who, for reason of plot confusion, are also named Anthipholus and Dromio. Complications arise when the wife of the Ephesians, Adriana and her servant Luce, mistake the two strangers for their husband, though the couples eventually get sorted out after Adriana's sister Luciana and the Syracuse Antipholus admit their love
25.
It's a Date (1940) as Officer
Mother-and-daughter singers vie for the same man and the same stage part.
26.
Two Girls on Broadway (1940) as Sound man
A sister act splits up over love.
27.
Dulcy (1940) as Chauffeur
A scatterbrained beauty tries to help her fiance's career by throwing a big party.
28.
Margie (1940) as Waiter
29.
Strike Up the Band (1940) as Ferris wheel barker
A high-school band sets out to win a national radio contest.
30.
Black Friday (1940) as Cab driver
When his friend Professor Kingsely (Ridges) is at deaths door, brain surgeon Dr. Sovac (Karloff) saves his life by means of an illegal operation that transplants part of injured gangster Red Cannon's brain. Unfortunately, the operation has a disasterous Jeckll and Hyde side effect and under certain conditions the persona of Cannon emerges. Sovac soon learns of the duel personality and of half a million dollars the gangster has hidden away. He attempts to find the money through the manipulation of his friend, an attempt that brings Kingsley closer to madness as he alternates between a meek professor of english and a brutal gangster out for murderous revenge on those who tried to kill him.
31.
The Invisible Killer (1940) as Worchester
32.
Love, Honor, and Oh-Baby! (1940) as Taxi driver
In despair after breaking up with his girlfriend, a man hires a thug he has never seen to kill him. However, he changes his mind when he falls in love with another woman--but he can't stop the man trying to kill him because he doesn't know who he is.
33.
The Roaring Twenties (1939) as
Three WWI Army buddies get mixed up with the mob in peacetime.
34.
You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939) as Yokel
A circus manager tries to break up his daughter's romance with a ventriloquist.
35.
Dancing Co-Ed (1939) as Meek truck driver
A college girl fights to survive in academia and show business.
36.
The Road to Reno (1938) as Mike
37.
State Police (1938) as Corporal Duffy
38.
Secrets of a Nurse (1938) as "Spud" [Williams]
When battered prize-fighter Lee Burke (Dick Foran) is taken to the West Side hospital, nurse Katherine MacDonald (Helen Mack) leaves her romantically-inclined patient, wealthy attorney John Dodge (Edmund Lowe) to take care of Burke. She discovers that Burke was doped by his handler, Churchill (George McKay), on instructions from gambler Joe Largo (Leon Ames) so the latter can win a $5000 bet from Burke's manager Slice Cavanaugh (Paul Hurst.) Largo orders henchman Larry Carson (Horace MacMahon) to bump off Churchill to keep him from talking. Katherine talks Burke into quitting the ring and Dodge belittles the ex-boxer by getting him a job as a bellhop. Cavanaugh, desperate for money, calls Burke yellow and when Burke happens upon the scene where another Largo henchman, Smiley (Paul Fix), has killed the manager, Burke is tried for the murder.
39.
Exposed (1938) as Tim
40.
The Devil's Party (1938) as Hunk
41.
Little Tough Guys in Society (1938) as Williams
42.
Swing That Cheer (1938) as Intern
43.
Wives Under Suspicion (1938) as Taxi driver
A D.A.'s personal life mirrors the love-triangle murder he's prosecuting.
44.
Nurse from Brooklyn (1938) as Detective Branch
45.
The Rage of Paris (1938) as Department head
Nicole has no job and is several weeks behind with her rent. Her solution to her problem is to try and snare a rich husband. Enlisting the help of her friend Gloria and the maitre'd at a ritzy New York City hotel, the trio plot to have Gloria catch the eye of Bill Duncan, a handsome millionaire staying at the hotel. The plan works and the two quickly become engaged. Nicole's plan may be thwarted by Bill's friend, Jim Trevor, who's met Nicole before and sees through her plot.
46.
Top of the Town (1937) as
47.
Armored Car (1937) as "Bubbles"
48.
Night Key (1937) as Mike
49.
50.
Carnival Queen (1937) as Chuck
51.
As Good As Married (1937) as "Ernie"
52.
When Love Is Young (1937) as "Cudgy" Wallace
53.
You're a Sweetheart (1937) as The "yes" man
54.
Girl Overboard (1937) as "Dutch"
55.
Flying Hostess (1936) as
56.
Postal Inspector (1936) as "Butch"
57.
The Girl on the Front Page (1936) as "Flash"

Writer (feature film)

58.
Cave Girl (1985) as Screenwriter
During a class field trip to see prehistoric cave paintings, Rex gets lost. When a mysterious crystal opens a hole in time, Rex winds up in the stone age where he meets a group of ancient people, including a beautiful girl named Eba. Rex begins to teach Eba English, but his primary goal is to sleep

Producer (feature film)

59.
Cave Girl (1985) as Producer
During a class field trip to see prehistoric cave paintings, Rex gets lost. When a mysterious crystal opens a hole in time, Rex winds up in the stone age where he meets a group of ancient people, including a beautiful girl named Eba. Rex begins to teach Eba English, but his primary goal is to sleep

Title Design (feature film)

60.
Innerspace (1987) as Title Design
61.
Short Circuit (1986) as Title Design
A computer expert has manufactured war programmed robots for the government. But when Robot #5 is accidentally struck by lightning, he comes to life. Escaping, he is taken in by a kind woman to see that nothing happens to her new friend.
62.
Footloose (1984) as Titles
When a city kid is forced to move to a conservative Midwestern town, his tastes in rock music and his gyrating dance moves turn his high school upside down and send the town and its local preacher into a frenzy.
63.
Firestarter (1984) as Titles
A child has the amazing ability to start fires with just a glance.
64.
Splash (1984) as Title Design
A careless playboy finds love with a land-locked mermaid.
65.
The Outsiders (1983) as Title Design
Lower-class high-schoolers take on a gang from the right side of the tracks.
66.
Rocky III (1982) as Title Design
The famed boxing champion has to fight back from defeat when he faces a powerful and unscrupulous slugger.
67.
Author! Author! (1982) as Title Design
After his wife leaves him, a New York playwright juggles raising five kids plus a love affair with the star of his new show.
68.
Toy, The (1982) as Titles
On one of his bratty son Eric's annual visits, the plutocrat US Bates takes Eric to his department store and offers him anything in it as a gift. Eric chooses a black janitor, Jack Brown, who has made him laugh with his antics. At first the man suffers many indignities as Eric's "toy," but gradually teaches the lonely boy what it is like to have and to be a friend.
69.
Pennies From Heaven (1981) as Title Design
A traveling salesman's music-inspired dreams lead to tragedy.
70.
Nude Bomb, The (1980) as Title Design
Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 from the secret counter-espionage agency CONTROL, works to stop enemies from exploding a bomb that would destroy all of the clothing in the world.
71.
Nine to Five (1980) as Titles
Recently divorced Judy Bernly takes an office job and soon becomes pals with fellow secretaries Violet Newstead and Doralee Rhodes. Their boss is male chauvinist Franklin Hart Jr. , who is trying to land Doralee in bed. While smoking pot one night the women hatch a plan to take revenge on their crue
72.
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979) as Title Design
A 20th Century astronaut is transported through time to the 25th Century, where his "old" habits first amuse then come to the aid of the people of the future.

Production Companies (feature film)

73.
Felony (1994) as Insurance
A TV cameraman draws unwanted attention from the CIA when he catches a drug bust on video.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

74.
Gladiator (2000) as Production Assistant
A Roman officer betrayed by the emperor leads a gladiator's rebellion.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

75.
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) as Russell Crowe's stand-in
During the Napoleonic Wars, Lucky Jack Aubrey captains the crew of his H.M.S. Surprise. When the ship is suddenly attacked by a superior enemy, it is badly damaged and much of his crew is injured. In a bold and dangerous move, Aubrey decides to set sail in a high stakes chase across two oceans to intercept and capture their foe. It's a mission that can decide the fate of a nation--or destroy Lucky Jack and his crew.
76.
Dinosaur (2000)
A three-ton Iguanodon named Aladar, who is raised from the egg by a clan of lemurs and eventually reunited with his own kind, finds himself and the other dinosaurs in trouble when flaming meteors devastate the landscape and the water supply diminishes. In a race against time, the dinosaurs attempt t
77.
Dinosaur (2000)
A three-ton Iguanodon named Aladar, who is raised from the egg by a clan of lemurs and eventually reunited with his own kind, finds himself and the other dinosaurs in trouble when flaming meteors devastate the landscape and the water supply diminishes. In a race against time, the dinosaurs attempt t
78.
102 Dalmatians (2000)
Released from prison on good behavior after swearing that she will have nothing to do with fur again, Cruella De Vil cannot keep this promise and is soon plotting another "FUR-OCIOUS" scheme to get her ultimate Dalmatian coat. Again eager to obtain her fur at any cost, the adventures begin when Crue

Cast (special)

79.
Rumpole and the Miscarriage of Justice (1995) as Ted Yeomans
Rumpole's defense of a police superintendent accused of falsifying a confession exposes internal corruption.
80.
Black Velvet Gown, The (1993) as Younger Davey Millican
A drama about a 19th-century English working-class mother and daughter whose fight against the prejudices of their age leads to tragedy.
81.
Protect and Surf (1989) as Mike Deegan
A group of young police officers make up for the harsh realities of working on mean streets by sharing a dream house at the beach in California.

Cinematography (special)

82.
Are You Being Watched? (1999) as Camera
An inside look at the methods used to record people's actions such as pinhole cameras, super-sensitive parabolic microphones and night vision cameras. Legal scholars weigh in on how these methods change the world of crime prevention, employee time management and private investigation.
83.
Mahatma Gandhi: Pilgrim of Peace (1997) as Camera Operator
Profile of Mahatma Gandhi, the charismatic Indian leader, who inspired millions with his messages of truth, non-violence and non-cooperation with injustice.
84.
Gianni Versace: The E! True Hollywood Story (1997) as Eng Camera
Profile of the late fashion designer Gianni Versace.

Cast (special)

85.
Year in the Life, A (1986) as Sam Gardner
A three-part miniseries that traces the lives and relationships of the Gardners, a middle-class suburban American family, over the course of one year from Christmas to Christmas. The series is a pilot for 1987-88 drama series also starring Richard Kiley.

Film Production - Main (special)

86.
Love and Hate: A Marriage Made in Hell (1990)
A two-part miniseries about Colin Thatcher, a millionaire rancher and Canadian politician charged with the murder of his ex-wife after an extremely bitter divorce and custody battle. Based on a true story.

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