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Cast (feature film)

Mrs. Santa Claus (1996) as Man In Santa Suit
Set in December 1910, Mrs. Santa Claus has devised a new round-the-world route which she is convinced will save Santa lots of time on Christmas Eve. She leaves the North Pole to test the route, but over New York City, her reindeer-driven sleigh is downed by a wind current, and Cupid's leg is twisted
Apollo 13 (1995) as Reporter
When an explosion jeopardizes a moon mission, NASA scientists fight to bring the crew home safely.
Brief History of Time, A (1991) as Himself
Based on Stephen Hawking's book "A Brief History of Time," the film depicts Hawking's theories on the creation of the universe and examines some aspects of his courageous battle with Lou Gehrig's disease.
Runaway Father (1991) as Judge Giglio
Based on the book about a woman and her three children who were deserted by her husband. Seventeen years later, after discovering his whereabouts, she begins a legal battle to recover years of back child support.
Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter (1991) as William Frawley
A movie depicting the relationship of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz from 1940, when they first met working at MGM, to just after the premiere of "I Love Lucy" on television in 1951.
Hollywood Detective, The (1989) as Jack
A has-been actor who portrayed a detective becomes a real-life private investigator when he finds himself without money or a job. While on the trail of a missing person, he is framed for murder and ends up uncovering a nasty web of corruption centering on a millionaire California fruit grower.
Seed of Innocence (1981) as Trammer
North Avenue Irregulars, The (1979) as Clothier
When crooks set up operations in a traditional town, a minister and a group of church ladies are willing to do anything, no matter how wacky, to get them out.
Wild Wild West Revisited, The (1979) as Henry
The intrepid team of Old West government intelligence agents are brought out of retirement after ten years to hunt down a cunning new adversary, the son of their former arch enemy, who is suspected of cloning imposters to be substituted for the crowned heads of Europe and perhaps even the President
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978) as Mr Fields
A small town band makes it big, but loses track of their roots, as they get caught up into the big-time machinations of the music biz. Now, they must thwart a plot to destroy their home town. Built around the music of the beatles, this musical uses some big name groups like Peter Frampton and Aerosmith.
Rescue from Gilligan's Island (1978) as Studio Guard
The gang from the legendary "Gilligan's Island" series that ran from 1964-67 finds its way off the island after 14 years, being carried back to civilization by a giant tidal wave. The castaways (the six original members and Judith Baldwin, replacing Tina Louise) go their separate ways and try to co
Kate Bliss and the Ticker Tape Kid (1978) as Telegraph Operator
A comedy Western about a turn-of-the-century lady investigator who goes to the wide-open spaces to capture a gang of outlaws led by a charming Robin Hood of the plains, leading a band of dispossessed ranchers against a stuffy English land baron who has cheated them out of their property.
Bad Georgia Road (1976)
When a young woman inherits an illegal distillery from a relative she turns it into a thriving business. But in doing so, she runs into opposition from organized crime.
Honky Tonk (1974)
Loosely based on the Clark Gable/Lana Turner/Claire Trevor 1941 movie (at least the character names of the principals match), this light-hearted Western follows the exploits of two hapless con-men operating in the boom towns of the Old West.
Big Bad Mama (1974)
Bad luck forces a woman and her daughters into crime.
Rolling Man (1972) as Wilbur Maynard
Shaken by the death of his wife and the disappearance of his young sons while he spent four years in prison, a simple man tries to rebuild his life while searching for the missing boys.
Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971) as Croupier
A con artist poses as a notorious hired gun.
Move (1970) as Brown package
A young playwright who writes porno novels to overcome a writer's block, lives the fantasies of one of his books, while trying to move with his wife from one apartment into a larger one.
Sweet Charity (1969) as Rhythm of Life dancer
A taxi dancer''''s faith in love leads her to one bad match after another.
Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969) as Newman
After killing his girlfriend''s father in self defense, a rebellious Native American races to elude a bloodthirsty posse.

Cinematography (feature film)

Craic, The (1999) as Director Of Photography
Fergus and Wesley get involved in a fight with an IRA terrorist shortly before his arrest. Fearing retribution, they flee to Australia, where they work illegally. When Fergus wins a TV show prize holiday to Queensland, he misses a police raid on illegal immigrants. But Wesley is forced to run again,
Tidal Wave: No Escape (1997) as Director Of Photography (Australia)
Nobel Prize-winning scientist, Dr. John Wahl, and oceanographer Dr. Jessi Weaver race against time to stop a series of devastating man-made tidal waves that have been striking around the world. Wahl must also clear himself when he comes under suspicion and expose the real culprit, a madman who holds
Flynn (1996) as Director Of Photography
Account of the wild earlier years of Tasmanian superstar and legend, Errol Flyyn, before his arrival in Hollywood.
Holy Matrimony (1994) as Additional Camera Operator
After a recently married couple commit a crime, the husband dies and the wife marries her much younger brother-in-law, who may know where his brother hid the goods.
Sky Pirates (1986) as Director Of Photography 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
Kingdom of the Spiders (1977) as Camera Operator 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
Investigating the mysterious deaths of a number of farm animals, vet Rack Hansen discovers that his town lies in the path of hoards of migrating tarantulas. Before he can take action, the streets are overrun by killer spiders, trapping a small group of towns folk in a remote hotel.

Producer (feature film)

Naughty Schoolgirls (1976) as Producer

Music (feature film)

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978) as Song Performer ("She'S Leaving Home")
A small town band makes it big, but loses track of their roots, as they get caught up into the big-time machinations of the music biz. Now, they must thwart a plot to destroy their home town. Built around the music of the beatles, this musical uses some big name groups like Peter Frampton and Aerosmith.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Willow (1988) as Camera Grip (New Zealand)
In a mystical kingdom, a diminutive young farmer embarks on a quest to protect an enchanted infant from an evil queen. This fantasy epic features magic wands, supernatural fairies, a giant monster with two heads as well as a swaggering warrior.
Quest, The (1986) as Additional Photography
Henry Thomas, Dennis Miller, Tony Barry, Rachel Friend, Chris Gregory, Tamsin West. Thomas, revisiting "E.T" territory, plays an recently orphaned American boy who moves to Australia to live with his new guardian (Barry). While roaming the bush, he hears tales of a monster hidden at an old aborigine burial ground, and decides to see for himself if the beast is fact or fiction.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Hoosiers (1986)
A troubled coach enlists the town drunk to turn a high school basketball team into winners.
Hoosiers (1986)
A troubled coach enlists the town drunk to turn a high school basketball team into winners.

Cast (special)

Golden Child (1960) as Caller
The story, set in a California gold mining camp on Christmas Eve in 1849, concerns a Mexican who claims to have found gold nuggets as big as a man's fist. The problems that ensue as greed rears its ugly head is the focal point of the opera.

Film Production - Main (special)

23rd Annual Dove Awards, The (1992) as Technical Coordination
A live broadcast of the Gospel Music Association's 23rd annual Dove Awards honoring outstanding gospel performers.
26th Annual Country Music Association Awards, The (1992) as Technical Coordinator
A broadcast of the 26th annual Country Music Association Awards.

Film Production - Construction/Set (special)

34th Annual Dove Awards, The (2003) as Stage Manager
Coverage of the Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards presentation from The Gaylord Entertaiment Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
Wonders of Wildlife Honors: Concert For Conservation (2000) as Stage Manager
Coverage of a gala event from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, to benefit The Wonders of Wildlife, an interactive museum and aquarium built by the American National Fish and Wildlife Museum of Springfield, Missouri. The special includes a concert by country music artists and a presentatio
Players, The (1999) as Stage Manager
Session players -- Eddie Bayers on drums, Paul Franklin on pedal steel guitar, John Hobbs on piano, Brent Mason on guitar and Michael Rhodes on bass -- are joined by famous fans Vince Gill, Shawn Colvin, Peter Frampton, Alan Jackson and Travis Tritt for special performances of the artists' biggest h
Gaither Gospel Hour: I'll Meet You on the Mountain (1999) as Stage Manager
Bill Gaither and guests sing amid North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. The program features a tribute to the 55-year gospel music career of the late J.D. Sumner.
Wildhorse Fifth Anniversary Celebration Starring Mark Chestnutt (1999) as Stage Manager
Mark Chestnutt hosts a concert to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tennessee.
Gaither Gospel Hour: Mountain Homecoming (1999) as Stage Manager
Bill Gaither and guests sing amid North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Emmylou at the Ryman (1992) as Stage Manager
A special with country singer Emmylou Harris performing at the Ryman Auditorium.
Loretta Lynn: The Seasons of My Life (1992) as Stage Manager
A special focusing on the life and career of country music singer Loretta Lynn.

Misc. Crew (special)

Country Music Celebration, A (1993) as Technical Support
A musical tribute to the Country Music Association (CMA) on the occasion of its 35th anniversary.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)


Film Production - Main (TV Mini-Series)

Young Hercules (1998) as Grip (2nd Unit)
Hercules In The Underworld (1994) as Grip (2nd Unit)
Hercules is called back to a life of adventuring and helping others after spending several years raising a family with Deianeira by a young Nurian Maiden. This adventure takes Hercules down into the dreaded realm of the dead in Hades, the underworld hell of the gods. Iole, a beautiful young virgin, begs Hercules to save her village where the earth has split open to reveal the mouth of hell.
Hercules And The Lost Kingdom (1994) as Grip (2nd Unit)
Hercules, aided by a young woman and a slave-turned-warrior, sets out to find the lost city of Troy in order to help its exiled citizens reclaim their home from the evil Blue Monks.
Hercules In The Maze Of The Minotaur (1994) as Grip (2nd Unit)
When a horrfying man-beast terrorizes the people of Alturia, Hercules dares to confront him and is stunned when he learns the creature''s true identity.
Hercules And The Circle Of Fire (1994) as Grip (2nd Unit)
Hercules and Deianeira go in search of fire to save the world from cold. All the world''s fire are fast going out. Hercules'' father, Zeus, is on hand to help (and sometime hinder) the two.
Hercules And The Amazon Women (1994) as Grip (2nd Unit)
Hercules and Iolaus take time out from Iolaus'' wedding preparations, to help a distant village under attack from "monsters". When they reach their destination, they find the monsters are in fact Amazonian women who are controlled by Hera.

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