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Also Known As: John Cummins Died: April 22, 1998
Born: November 15, 1948 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA Profession: producer, screenwriter, director, 2nd unit director, author

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Jack Cummins, born and raised in Cedar Rapids, IA and a graduate of the University of Iowa, began his film career in New York, serving as a unit manager on "The Groove Tube" and second assistant director for "Mean Streets" and "The Lords of Flatbush". After moving to Los Angeles in 1975, Cummins found a great deal of steady work as an assistant director and second unit director. His credits include "Airplane"(1980), "The Howling"(1980), "Runaway Train"(1985), "Breaking In"(1989) and "The Scout"(1994). He produced the cult hit "Reform School Girls" and co-produced "Highlander II"(1990), "The Addams Family"(1991) and "Amos and Andrew"(1993). Cummins worked on the film "Needful Things", both as producer and second assistant director. An occasional writer of screenplays and articles, he also directed short films for NBC's "Saturday Night Live" in the early 1980's and the anthology of Cummins' short films, entitled "Bloody Bottlecaps" premiered at FILMEX and is part of the permanent collection of the Long Beach Museum of Art.

Jack Cummins, born and raised in Cedar Rapids, IA and a graduate of the University of Iowa, began his film career in New York, serving as a unit manager on "The Groove Tube" and second assistant director for "Mean Streets" and "The Lords of Flatbush". After moving to Los Angeles in 1975, Cummins found a great deal of steady work as an assistant director and second unit director. His credits include "Airplane"(1980), "The Howling"(1980), "Runaway Train"(1985), "Breaking In"(1989) and "The Scout"(1994). He produced the cult hit "Reform School Girls" and co-produced "Highlander II"(1990), "The Addams Family"(1991) and "Amos and Andrew"(1993). Cummins worked on the film "Needful Things", both as producer and second assistant director. An occasional writer of screenplays and articles, he also directed short films for NBC's "Saturday Night Live" in the early 1980's and the anthology of Cummins' short films, entitled "Bloody Bottlecaps" premiered at FILMEX and is part of the permanent collection of the Long Beach Museum of Art.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Howling, The (1981) 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)

CAST: (feature film)

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 Inventing the Abbotts (1997) Funeral Director
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1973:
Worked as a second assistant director on "Mean Streets"
1974:
Worked as a unit manager on "The Groove Tube" and second asssistant director on "The Lords of Flatbush"
1975:
Moved to Los Angeles and continued to work as an assistant director and second unit director on films such as "Airplane"(1980),"The Howling"(1980), "Runaway Train"(1985), "Breaking In"(1989) and "The Scout"(1994)
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Directed shorts for NBC's "Saturday Night Live" in the early 1980's
1986:
Produced the cult hit "Reform School Girls"
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Co-produced "Highlander II"(1990), "The Addams Family"(1991) and "Amos and Andrew"(1993)
1994:
Produced and worked as second assistant director on "Needful Things"
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Education

University of Iowa: Iowa City , Iowa -
University of Iowa: Iowa City , Iowa -

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wife:
Becky Cummins.

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