Nick McLean

An Emmy-nominated cinematographer, Nick McLean is best known for his work on the hit sitcom, "Friends", and the family sci-fi feature, "The Goonies". A native of North Hollywood, McLean was the stepson of Fred Jackman ... Read more »
Born: 05/28/1941

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (65)

Fading West 2014 (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Saving Grace 2007 (Tv Show)

Assistant Camera

Joey 2004 - 2006 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Hot Properties 2005 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Life on a Stick 2005 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Listen Up 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Evening Shade 1990 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Friends 1990 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Hearts Afire 1990 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

NYPD Blue 1990 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Assistant Camera

Cybill 1990 - 1998, 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Life With Bonnie 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Veronica's Closet 1990 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Friends: The Stuff You've Never Seen 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Last Producer 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Weber Show 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Price of Glory 2000 (Movie)

"B" camera 1st assistant (Camera Assistant)

Buffalo Soldiers (TNT) 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Camera Assistant

The Home Court 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Maddening 1995 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Wild Bill 1995 (Movie)

"B" camera 1st assistant camera (Assistant Camera Operator)

My Father, the Hero 1994 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Man From Left Field 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Harlan & Merleen 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Distinguished Gentleman 1992 (Movie)

assistant camera (Assistant Camera Operator)

Maverick Square 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Die Laughing 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Domo Arigato 1990 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Grand Theft Hotel 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Night Train 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The King of Jazz 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Winner Takes All 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

An Innocent Man 1989 (Movie)

assistant cameraman (Assistant Camera Operator)

Auntie Sue 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

B-Men 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Dancer's Touch 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Mac and Me 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Rain Man 1988 (Movie)

assistant camera (Assistant Camera Operator)

Heat 1987 (Movie)

director of photography 2nd unit(Las Vegas) (Director of Photography)

Spaceballs 1987 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Cobra 1986 (Movie)

(Photography)

Gung Ho 1986 (Movie)

director of photography 2nd unit (Director of Photography)

Short Circuit 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Stick 1985 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Goonies 1985 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Twice in A Lifetime 1985 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Cannonball Run II 1984 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

City Heat 1984 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Let's Spend the Night Together 1983 (Movie)

(Los Angeles) (Camera Operator)

Staying Alive 1983 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Stroker Ace 1983 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Kiss Me Goodbye 1982 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas 1982 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Honky Tonk Freeway 1981 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Rich and Famous 1981 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Sharky's Machine 1981 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Cheech & Chong's Next Movie 1980 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Being There 1979 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

The Rose 1978 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Cinderella Liberty 1973 (Movie)

(Assistant Camera)

And I Alone Survived (TV Show)

Camera Operator

Plates (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Purgatory (TV Show)

Assistant Camera Operator

The Pretenders (TV Show)

Director of Photography
Director (1)

High Rise 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Director
Other (4)

Private Practice 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Production

Burt Reynolds' Conversations With... (04/24/92) 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Consultant

Burt Reynolds' Conversations With... (07/17/92) 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Consultant

Burt Reynolds' Conversations With... (08/29/91) 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Consultant

Biography

An Emmy-nominated cinematographer, Nick McLean is best known for his work on the hit sitcom, "Friends", and the family sci-fi feature, "The Goonies". A native of North Hollywood, McLean was the stepson of Fred Jackman Jr., a cinematographer who helped him get started in the film industry. He began as an assistant cameraman on B-movies like the 1971 horror film, "The Touch of Satan", before gradually moving up to camera operator, a task he performed for John Schlesinger on "Marathon Man", Michael Cimino on the Oscar-winning, "The Deer Hunter", and Hal Ashby on the satirical comedy, "Being There", in 1979. While shooting the Burt Reynolds action film, "Sharkey's Machine", he was recruited by Reynolds to be the cinematographer on his 1983 film, "Stroker Ace". McLean's first official credit as cinematographer was the 1980 comedy, "Cheech & Chong's Next Movie". He worked with Reynolds again on the 1984 action sequel, "Cannonball Run II", and was director of photography for the Steven Spielberg-penned family comedy, "The Goonies". He also worked on the Mel Brooks comedy, "Spaceballs", in 1987 before turning his attention to TV. After working with Reynolds on several episodes of his short-lived drama, "B.L. Stryker", McLean found his niche on television, eventually working on the sitcom, "Cybill", and the Bonnie Hunt vehicle, "Life with Bonnie". His association with the long-running sitcom, "Friends", began in 2000 and lasted 72 episodes, earning him three Emmy nominations.

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