Thomas Del Ruth

Thomas Del Ruth was born into a film family, as his mother was musical star Winnie Lightner and his father was director Roy Del Ruth. After serving as a paratrooper in the US Army, Del Ruth worked as a print model and ... Read more »
Born: 05/01/1942

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (67)

Flipped 2010 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

The West Wing 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

The X-Files 1993 - 1996, 2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Knockout 2000 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Charmed 1998 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Kissing A Fool 1998 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Leave It to Beaver 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Chasing the Dragon 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Courthouse 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Next Door 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

ER 1994 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

House of Secrets 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Amore! 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Kuffs 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Mighty Ducks 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Little Sister 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Look Who's Talking Too 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Look Who's Talking 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Simon & Simon 1981 - 1989 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Satisfaction 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Cross My Heart 1987 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Running Man 1987 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Blind Justice 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Quicksilver 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Stand By Me 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Fandango 1985 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Breakfast Club 1985 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Impulse 1984 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Get Crazy 1983 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Death Wish II 1982 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Paper Dolls 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Wonderful World of Philip Malley 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Motel Hell 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Last Convertible 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Shootist 1976 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Abandoned and Deceived (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Asteroid (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Barbarians At the Gate (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Best Kept Secrets (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Code Breakers (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Code of Vengeance (TV Show)

Photography

Danielle Steel's Full Circle (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Donato and Daughter (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Down Will Come Baby (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Dream Breakers (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Elvis and the Beauty Queen (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Help Wanted: Male (TV Show)

Director of Photography

House of Secrets (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

In Love With an Older Woman (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Intimate Agony (TV Show)

Director of Photography

It Came From The Sky (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Ladykillers (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Mark, I Love You (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Million Dollar Infield (TV Show)

Director of Photography

My Brother's Keeper (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Next Door (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

One Christmas (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Outlaws (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Royce (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Shattered Image (TV Show)

Director of Photography

She's Dressed to Kill (TV Show)

Director of Photography

T Bone N Weasel (TV Show)

Director of Photography

This House Possessed (TV Show)

Director of Photography

When the Cradle Falls (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Who Is Julia? (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Who Will Love My Children? (TV Show)

Director of Photography
Director (1)

JAG 1995 - 1996, 2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director
Producer (1)

Wolf 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Co-Producer

Biography

Thomas Del Ruth was born into a film family, as his mother was musical star Winnie Lightner and his father was director Roy Del Ruth. After serving as a paratrooper in the US Army, Del Ruth worked as a print model and an actor in commercials before he began studying cinematography at the USC film school, while also working as a messenger at Disney. He was hired by 20th Century-Fox and refined his craft from the mid-1960s as an assistant or operator for such esteemed directors of photography as Conrad Hall, Bruce Surtees and Jordan Cronenweth. He started out as a cinematographer in television, and made his feature bow with the comedy horror "Motel Hell" in 1980. With the exception of "Death Wish II," the majority of his early pictures were undistinguished. But he hit a rich vein of form in the middle of the decade with the teen movies "The Breakfast Club" and "Stand By Me," the Arnold Schwarzenegger actioner "The Running Man" and the baby comedies "Look Who's Talking" and "Look Who's Talking Too." Del Ruth still continued shooting TV movies like the corporate comedy "Barbarians at the Gate" and, thus, was a natural choice to shoot the pilots of "The X Files," "ER" and "The West Wing." Among a host of career accolades, he won two Emmys for his pioneering moving camera techniques on the latter show and brought a similar visual energy to "JAG," "Charmed" and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip." He returned to features in 2010 with the comedy "Flipped."

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