John McPherson (cinematographer)

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John McPherson
Born
John Alan McPherson

(1941-12-30)December 30, 1941
DiedDecember 21, 2007(2007-12-21) (aged 65)
Occupation(s)Cinematographer, film director and screenwriter
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography - Series

John Alan McPherson (December 30, 1941 - December 21, 2007) was an American cinematographer, film director, and screenwriter.

He was born on December 30, 1941, in Los Angeles.[1]

He began working in films and television as a gaffer in the mid-1960s.[1] He worked as director of photography for television series as Kojak (1977), The Incredible Hulk (1978), Darkroom (1981), Voyagers! (1982), St. Elsewhere, Baywatch (1989) and Amazing Stories (1985) for which he won an Emmy Award.[2] He also photographed the telefilms The Archer: Fugitive from the Empire (1981), Senior Trip (1981), Eleanor, First Lady of the World (1982), V (1983), Hot Pursuit (1984), A Reason to Live (1985), Acceptable Risk (1986) and Alien Nation (1989); and he was the cinematographer for Just One of the Guys (1985),[3] Jaws: The Revenge (1987),[4] Batteries Not Included (1987), Short Circuit 2 (1988), Fletch Lives (1989), Career Opportunities (1991) and Bingo (1991).[1]

He directed the tele-films Strays (1991), Dirty Work (1992), Fade to Black (1993), Incident at Deception Ridge (1994) and Simon & Simon: In Trouble Again (1995); and episodes of the series Swamp Thing, Strange Luck (1995), JAG (1995), Sliders (1995), Babylon 5, Nash Bridges (1996), Beverly Hills, 90210 and Seven Days (1998).[1]

He won an Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography for a Series for "The Mission" on Amazing Stories.[5]

He died at his home in Westlake Village, California on 21 December 2007 aged 65.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Lentz III, Harris M. (7 October 2008). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2007: Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture. McFarland Publishing. p. 246. ISBN 9780786451913.
  2. ^ "Television & Video Almanac". Television & Video Almanac. 32. Quigley Publishing Company: 26. 1987. ISBN 9780900610370.
  3. ^ Cinematographers, production designers, costume designers and film editors guide. Lone Eagle Publishing Company. July 1997. ISBN 9780943728940.
  4. ^ Gale, Thomson (2007). Video Sourcebook: A Guide to Programs Currently Available on Video in the Areas Of: Movies/entertainment, General Interest/education, Sports/recreation, Fine Arts, Heal. Gale Cengage Learning. p. 4000. ISBN 9781414400990.
  5. ^ Franks, Don (3 December 2014). Entertainment Awards: A Music, Cinema, Theatre and Broadcasting Guide, 1928 through 2003 (3rd ed.). McFarland Publishing. p. 423. ISBN 9781476608068.

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