Fred J Koenekamp

Director of photography
This son of famed special effects cameraman Hans F. Koenekamp developed a reputation as a consistent and meticulous director of photography. He began his film career at RKO as a film loader and gradually worked his way ... Read more »
Born: 11/11/1922 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (91)

Flight of the Intruder 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Hard Time on Planet Earth 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Listen to Me 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Welcome Home 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Double Agent 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Jake's M.O. 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The B.R.A.T. Patrol 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Leftovers 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Alice in Wonderland 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Stewardess School 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the 8th Dimension 1984 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Whiz Kids 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Return of the Man From U.N.C.L.E. 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Two of A Kind 1983 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

It Came From Hollywood 1982 (Movie)

(new footage) (Director of Photography)

Wrong Is Right 1982 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Yes, Giorgio 1982 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Carbon Copy 1981 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

First Monday in October 1981 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

First Family 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Hunter 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Love and Bullets 1979 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Salvage 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Amityville Horror 1979 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Champ 1979 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

When Time Ran Out 1979 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Fun With Dick and Jane 1977 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Islands in the Stream 1977 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training 1977 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Other Side of Midnight 1977 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Swarm 1977 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Conspiracy of Terror 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Domino Principle 1976 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

White Line Fever 1976 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Doc Savage, The Man of Bronze 1975 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Embryo 1975 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Posse 1975 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The McCullochs 1975 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Adam's Rib 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Uptown Saturday Night 1974 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Papillon 1973 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Towering Inferno 1973 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Harry in Your Pocket 1972 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Kansas City Bomber 1972 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Rage 1972 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Stand Up and Be Counted 1972 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Cable Car Murder 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Magnificent Seven Ride 1972 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Billy Jack 1971 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Skin Game 1971 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls 1970 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Flap 1970 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Happy Birthday, Wanda June 1970 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Heaven With a Gun 1969 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Patton 1969 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Great Bank Robbery 1969 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Live a Little, Love a Little 1968 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Sol Madrid 1968 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Stay Away, Joe 1968 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding 1966 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

One Spy Too Many 1966 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Karate Killers 1966 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Spy in the Green Hat 1965 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 1962 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

The Hook 1962 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Raintree County 1957 (Movie)

(Camera Assistant)

A Touch of Scandal (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Amos (TV Show)

Director of Photography

City Killer (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Disaster on the Coastliner (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Double Switch (TV Show)

Director of Photography

In Search of America (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Money on the Side (TV Show)

Director of Photography

News at Eleven (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Night Chase (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Not My Kid (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Obsessive Love (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Pleasures (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Salvage (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Shadow on the Land (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Splash, Too (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Student Exchange (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Summer Fantasy (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Summer Girl (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Deadly Hunt (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Other Lover (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Return of the Shaggy Dog (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Runaway Barge (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Thanksgiving Promise (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Vegas Strip War (TV Show)

Director of Photography
Actor (1)

Cinematographer Style 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

This son of famed special effects cameraman Hans F. Koenekamp developed a reputation as a consistent and meticulous director of photography. He began his film career at RKO as a film loader and gradually worked his way through the ranks. By 1957, he had graduated to camera operator, working under Robert Surtees on "Raintree County". Koenekamp first graduated to full-fledged cinematographer working on the small screen, notably on the NBC spy series "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." His first feature credits as director of photography were for three quickie compilations that were cobbled from episodes of that show, "One Spy Too Many" and "The Spy in the Green Hat" (both 1966) and "The Karate Killers" (1967). Koenekamp really did not hit his stride as a lenser until he was teamed with director Franklin J. Schaffner, beginning with "Patton" (1970), for which he earned his first Academy Award nomination. He also handled less high-brow fare like "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls" (1970) and "Billy Jack" (1971). With veteran cinematographer Joseph Biroc, Koenekamp shared an Oscar for their work on "The Towering Inferno" (1974). He continued working in both TV and features into the 1990s, providing the glossy look to such projects as Franco Zeffirelli's remake of "The Champ" (1979), the cult hit "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the 8th Dimension" (1984), the CBS miniseries "Alice in Wonderland" (1985) and several entries of ABC's "Disney Sunday Movie" in 1986 and 1987.

Relationships

Patricia Bradley

Sister
born in 1933

Hans Koenekamp

Father
born in 1891 died in 1992

Marie Reed

Sister
born in 1925

Milestones

1991

Last feature credit, "Flight of the Intruder"

1989

Final collaboration f

1989

Served as director of photography on the CBS series "Hard Time on Planet Earth"

1986

Worked as cinematographer on a number of TV-movies produced under the umbrella "Disney Sunday Night Movie"

1983

Was cinematographer on the reunion TV-movie "The Return of the Man From U.N.C.L.E." (CBS)

1983

Shot the CBS series "Whiz Kids"

1977

Received third Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography for "Islands in the Stream", directed by Schaffner

1974

Shared Oscar with Joseph Biroc for their combined cinematography on "The Towering Inferno"

1973

Reteamed with Schaffner for "Papillion"

1973

Served as director of photography on the ABC sitcom "Adam's Rib"

1970

Earned first Oscar nomination for his work on "Patton", directed by Franklin J Schaffner

1968

Shot the TV-movie "Shadow on the Land" (ABC)

1966

Received first credits as feature cinematographer for compilation films "One Spy Too Many" and "The Spy in the Green Hat", both assembled from episodes of TV's "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."

1959

Served as camera operator on "Watusi"

1957

Early film credit, as camera assistant on "Raintree County"

Was director of photography for the TV series "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."

Began career as a camera assistant at RKO in the 1940s

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