Camera, Film, & Tape
University of California at Berkeley
Francis W Parker School
Directed documentary feature "Four Days in Chicago"
Earned Emmy nomination for lensing of the HBO movie "61*"
Received Star No. 2062 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (February 28)
Made first film appearance in "Underground" (documentary)
Made feature film writing and directing debut (also director of photography; producer), "Medium Cool"
Made documentary directing and screenwriting debut, "The Bus" (also producer; director of photography)
Co-produced (with John Calley) Tony Richardson's "The Loved One" (also director of photography)
Scored first on-screen credit for cinematography, "Five Bold Women"
Landed first film as director of photography (uncredited), "Stakeout on Dope Street"
Co-founded with Conrad L Hall, Wexler-Hall, Inc., a TV commercial production company, in mid-1970s
Worked as cameraman and later cinematographer on industrial and educational films
As a Merchant Seaman during World War II, Wexler spent two weeks in a lifeboat after his ship was sunk.
After the war, Wexler partnered with his father to purchase a former armory in Des Plaines, IL and open a film studio. He later closed the studio to work as a cameraman on industrial and educational films.