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Stephen Semel (sometimes credited as Steve Semel or Steven Semel) is an American Emmy-nominated film and television editor, producer, production manager, and actor. He has worked as an editor on mainstream movies such as Fandango, License to Drive, Miracle Mile, Kuffs, Only The Strong, You So Crazy, Airheads, The Truth About Cats & Dogs, One Eight Seven, My Giant, Three to Tango, The Way of the Gun, and The Count of Monte Cristo. Semel has also edited episodes of several television series, including eight episodes of Tales from the Crypt, Dragnet, and Century City.
He has also edited several episodes of Lost and appeared as Adam, one of The Others, in the season 3 premiere. Semel was nominated for two Emmys in 2006 (along with Sarah Boyd and Sue Blainey) for his work on the Lost episodes "One of Them" and "Live Together, Die Alone". In 2008 and 2010 he also directed two episodes of Lost, Ji Yeon and The Last Recruit respectively.
As well as editing several episodes, Semel was an associate producer on Tales from the Crypt for eighteen episodes and was an associate producer on Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories and a producer on the VHS releases - Books 1-5.
Semel was an assistant film editor on Apocalypse Now (as Steve Semel) and an associate film editor on Galaxina. He was also an assistant editor on Back to the Future and an additional film editor on I'm Gonna Git You Sucka.
Semel was also a post-production supervisor (as Steven Semel) on two episodes of Tales from the Crypt.