Andrew Davis

Director, Director of photography, Screenwriter
Chicago native who started as an assistant cameraman on famed cinematographer Haskell Wexler's "Medium Cool" (1968). Davis moved to L.A. and began his first career as a director of photography working on "Hit Man" ... Read more »
Born: 11/21/1946 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Director (13)

The Guardian 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Holes 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Collateral Damage 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

A Perfect Murder 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Chain Reaction 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Steal Big, Steal Little 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

The Fugitive 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Under Siege 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

The Package 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Above the Law 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Code of Silence 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

The Final Terror 1980 (Movie)

(Director)

Stony Island 1978 (Movie)

(Director)
Camera, Film, & Tape (12)

Above the Law 1988 (Movie)

(Vietnam sequence) (Director of Photography)

Angel 1984 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Final Terror 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Hot Rod 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Over the Edge 1979 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Lepke 1975 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Terror of Dr. Chancey 1974 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Hit Man 1973 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Private Parts 1972 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Slams 1972 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Cool Breeze 1971 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Medium Cool 1969 (Movie)

assistant camera (Assistant Camera Operator)
Producer (7)

Catfish: The TV Show 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Holes 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Chain Reaction 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Steal Big, Steal Little 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Package 1989 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Above the Law 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Stony Island 1978 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (6)

Steal Big, Steal Little 1995 (Movie)

(From Story)

Steal Big, Steal Little 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Above the Law 1988 (Movie)

(From Story)

Above the Law 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Beat Street 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Stony Island 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (3)

Algren 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Biography

Chicago native who started as an assistant cameraman on famed cinematographer Haskell Wexler's "Medium Cool" (1968). Davis moved to L.A. and began his first career as a director of photography working on "Hit Man", "Cool Breeze" (both 1972) and Jonathan Kaplan's "The Slams" (1973). He made his feature directorial debut with the independent musical "Stony Island" (1977), which he co-wrote and produced. Davis returned to cinematography with the unsettling teen drama "Over the Edge" (1979) directed by Jonathan Kaplan and the enjoyably trashy "Angel" (1983).

Relationships

Nathan Davis

Father
has appeared in son's films

EDUCATION

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago , Illinois 1968

Milestones

2006

Helmed the action-drama, "The Guardian," starring Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher

2003

Directed Sigourney Weaver and Jon Voight in "Holes" an adaptation of Louis Sachar's children's book

2002

Helmed the action film "Collateral Damage", starring Arnold Schwarzenegger

1998

Enjoyed renewed box-office success with "A Perfect Murder", an updated remake of Hitchcock's "Dial M for Murder"

1995

Stumbled with critics and at the box-office with "Steal Big, Steal Little" (featuring Andy Garcia as twins) and "Chained Reaction" (with Keanu Reeves)

1994

Helmed the successful screen version of the TV series "The Fugitive"; film earned a Best Picture Academy Award nomination

1993

Signed a three year non-exclusive deal with Savoy Pictures, allowing him to greenlight films under 25 million

1992

Directed the Steven Segal action vehicle "Under Siege"

1988

First collaboration with Steven Seagal, "Above the Law" (also served as screenwriter, producer and cinematographer for one segment)

1978

Feature directing, screenwriting and producing debut, "Stony Island"

1976

Led class-action suit "Davis et al vs. IATSE et al", which challenged the union's restrictive roster system, and forced the industry to allow young technicians to work

1972

First feature as director of photography, "Cool Breeze"

1968

Worked as an assistant cameraman on Haskell Wexler's "Medium Cool"

Worked as a journalist, TV cameraman and photographer prior to his college graduation

Founded Wild Onion Pictures

Moved to L.A. working as a cinematographer on commercials and documentaries

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