James Crabe

Director of photography
Shot a total of eight John G. Avildsen films, first gaining attention for the gritty color of the director's "Rocky" (1976) and won two Emmy Awards (for the 1981 TV film, "The Letter" and the 1983 series "Mickey ... Read more »
Born: 08/19/1931 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (45)

For Keeps 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Happy New Year 1987 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Karate Kid Part II 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Covenant 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Paper Dolls 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment 1985 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Family Secrets 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Karate Kid 1984 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer: More Than Murder 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Night Shift 1982 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

How to Beat the High Cost of Living 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Baltimore Bullet 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Players 1979 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The China Syndrome 1979 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Sextette 1977 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Thank God It's Friday 1977 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Rocky 1976 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Entertainer 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Dead Don't Die 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Save the Tiger 1973 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

W. W. and the Dixie Dancekings 1973 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Rhinoceros 1971 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Sole Survivor 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Honkers 1970 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Zigzag 1970 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Agent For H.A.R.M. 1966 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Death in Canaan (TV Show)

Director of Photography

A Step Out of Line (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Baby M (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Concrete Beat (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Deadly Care (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (TV Show)

Director of Photography

F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood (TV Show)

Director of Photography

George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Her Secret Life (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Long Time Gone (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer: More Than Murder (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Sweet, Sweet Rachel (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Disappearance of Aimee (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Great American Beauty Contest (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Letter (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Two Kinds of Love (TV Show)

Director of Photography

When the Bough Breaks (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Biography

Shot a total of eight John G. Avildsen films, first gaining attention for the gritty color of the director's "Rocky" (1976) and won two Emmy Awards (for the 1981 TV film, "The Letter" and the 1983 series "Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer").

Relationships

Carmel Crabe

Mother

Lydall Crabe

Father
worked at Disney

Milestones

1988

Final feature, "For Keeps", also directed by Avildsen

1988

Last TV work, the ABC miniseries "Baby M"; received Emmy nomination

1982

Won Emmy for his work on the TV remake of "The Letter" (ABC)

1981

Received Oscar nomination for "The Formula"

1979

Was director of photography on "The China Syndrome"

1977

Received second Emmy nomination for cinematography on the ABC miniseries "Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years"

1976

Shot the Oscar-winning "Rocky", directed by Avildsen

1976

Garnered Emmy nomination for his work on the NBC remake of "The Entertainer"

1973

First collaboration with John G. Avildsen, "Save the Tiger"

1969

Shot the CBS TV-movie "Sole Survivor"

1961

Began collaboration with director Tom Laughlin shooting TV commercials for Max Factor and Marlboro

1959

First feature credit as cinematographer, "The Proper Time"

Was staff cinematographer for the ABC series "Paper Dolls"

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