Jack Cummins

Producer, Director, Screenwriter
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 ... Read more »
Born: 11/15/1948 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

Filmography

Production Management (15)

Inventing the Abbotts 1997 (Movie)

(Unit Production Manager)

Down Periscope 1996 (Movie)

(Unit Production Manager)

The Scout 1994 (Movie)

(Unit Production Manager)

Amos and Andrew 1993 (Movie)

(Production Manager)

Highlander II: the Quickening 1991 (Movie)

(Line Producer)

The Addams Family 1991 (Movie)

(Unit Production Manager)

Breaking In 1989 (Movie)

(Unit Production Manager)

A Family Tree 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Assistant Director

Stars & Bars 1988 (Movie)

(Unit Production Manager)

Casebusters 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Assistant Director

Runaway Train 1985 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Not For Publication 1984 (Movie)

(Dallas) (Assistant Director)

The Concrete Jungle 1981 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

A Son's Promise (TV Show)

Unit Production Manager

The Last Electric Knight (TV Show)

Assistant Director
Producer (12)

Inventing the Abbotts 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Down Periscope 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Scout 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Amos and Andrew 1993 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Needful Things 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Addams Family 1991 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Breaking In 1989 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

The Mighty Quinn 1989 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Stars & Bars 1988 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Reform School Girls 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

Not For Publication 1984 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Boardwalk 1979 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Actor (2)

Doctor Who 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Inventing the Abbotts 1997 (Movie)

Funeral Director (Actor)
Director (1)

The Howling 1981 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)
Writer (1)

The Concrete Jungle 1981 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

Biography

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.

Relationships

Becky Cummins

Wife

EDUCATION

University of Iowa

Iowa City , Iowa

University of Iowa

Iowa City , Iowa

Milestones

1994

Produced and worked as second assistant director on "Needful Things"

1986

Produced the cult hit "Reform School Girls"

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)

1974

Worked as a unit manager on "The Groove Tube" and second asssistant director on "The Lords of Flatbush"

1973

Worked as a second assistant director on "Mean Streets"

Co-produced "Highlander II"(1990), "The Addams Family"(1991) and "Amos and Andrew"(1993)

Directed shorts for NBC's "Saturday Night Live" in the early 1980's

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