Thomas Del Ruth

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Thomas Del Ruth, A.S.C.
Born 1 May 1942
Beverly Hills, California, United States
Occupation Cinematographer[1]
Spouse(s) Patricia West-Del Ruth
Parents Roy Del Ruth Film Director. Winnie Lightner Actress

Thomas Del Ruth, A.S.C. is a cinematographer. He was born on May 1, 1942 in Beverly Hills, California, United States. He is the son of film director Roy Del Ruth,[2] and actress Winnie Lightner. He was educated at USC, Los Angeles and began as a commercial print model and actor after serving as a paratrooper in the US Army (1965). Del Ruth switched from in front of the camera to behind it in 1966 and was promoted to Director of Photography in 1979 by Universal Studios. Mr. Del Ruth has received two Emmy Awards for outstanding Cinematography as well as five additional Emmy nominations. In addition, he has won four American Society of Cinematographers outstanding Cinematography Awards as well as an additional six ASC nominations. He has received the Fallbrook Film Festeval's "Life Time Achievement Award". He has experience as a cameraman, film producer and director.[3][4]

Awards[edit]

American Society of Cinematographers[edit]

Nominations[edit]

  • 1994 - Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Movies of the Week/Pilots for The X-Files[5][6]
  • 2000 - Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Movies of the Week/Pilots for The West Wing[5][6][7]
  • 2003 - Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Episodic TV series for The West Wing[5][6][7]
  • 2004 - Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Episodic TV series for The West Wing[5][6][7]
  • 2005 - Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Episodic TV series for The West Wing[5][6][7]
  • 2006 - Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Movies of the Week/Pilots for Code Breakers[5][6]
  • 2007 - Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Movies of the Week/Pilots for Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip[5][6]

Wins[edit]

  • 1995 - Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Movies of the Week/Pilots for ER
  • 1995 - Outstanding Achievement in Cineatography in Regular Series for ER[6]
  • 1999 - Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Movies of the Week/Pilots for The West Wing[6]
  • 2002 - Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Movies of the Week/Pilots for The West Wing[6]

Primetime Emmy Awards[edit]

Nominations[edit]

  • 1995 - Outstanding Individual Achievement in Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Special for My Brother's Keeper[6]
  • 2002 - Outstanding Cinematography for a Single Camera Series for The West Wing[6]
  • 2003 - Outstanding Cinematography for a Single Camera Series for The West Wing[6]
  • 2004 - Outstanding Cinematography for a Single Camera Series for The West Wing[6]
  • 2007 - Outstanding Cinematography For a Single-camera Series for Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip[6]

Wins[edit]

  • 2000 - Outstanding Cinematography for a Single Camera Series for The West Wing[6]
  • 2001 - Outstanding Cinematography for a Single Camera Series for The West Wing[6]

Filmography[edit]

As cinematographer unless otherwise specified[3][8]

  • Flipped (2010) (Warner Brothers Features)
  • Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (14 episodes, 2006–2007)
  • The Book of Daniel (2006) TV series (unknown episodes)
  • Code Breakers (2005) (TV) (director of photography)
  • Heartless (2005/I) (TV)
  • The West Wing (96 episodes, 1999–2004)
  • It Came from the Sky (1999) (TV) (director of photography: second unit)
  • Down Will Come Baby (1999) (TV)
  • Charmed (7 episodes, 1998)
  • Kissing a Fool (1998) (director of photography)
  • Leave It to Beaver (1997)
  • When the Cradle Falls (1997) (TV)
  • Asteroid (1997) (TV) (director of photography) (as Tom Del Ruth)

... aka Asteroid: The Sky is Falling - Philippines (English title) (video title)

  • The Underworld (1997) (TV)
  • Full Circle (1996) (TV) (as Tom Del Ruth)
  • Chasing the Dragon (1996) (TV)
  • JAG (13 episodes, 1995)
  • Courthouse (1 episode, 1995) - Pilot (1995) TV episode
  • Abandoned and Deceived (1995) (TV) (director of photography)
  • My Brother's Keeper (1995) (TV) (director of photography) (as Tom Del Ruth)
  • One Christmas (1994) (TV)

... aka Truman Capote's One Christmas - USA (complete title)

  • ER (3 episodes, 1994) - (director of photography)
  • Next Door (1994) (TV)
  • Royce (1994) (TV)
  • Shattered Image (1994) (TV)
  • House of Secrets (1993) (TV) (as Tom Del Ruth)
  • Donato and Daughter (1993) (TV)
  • The X Files (1 episode, 1993)

... aka The X-Files - USA ... aka X-File - Japan (English title)

   - Pilot (1993) TV episode (director of photography) 

... aka In Evil's Grasp - USA (syndication title)

  • Ladykillers (1988) (TV)
  • Satisfaction (1988) (director of photography)

... aka Girls of Summer - Canada (English title)

  • The Running Man (1987) (director of photography)
  • Cross My Heart (1987)
  • Spies (1987) TV series (unknown episodes)
  • Outlaws (1 episode, 1986)
   - Outlaws (1986) TV episode 
  • Who Is Julia? (1986) (TV)
  • Stand by Me (1986)
  • Blind Justice (1986) (TV)
  • Quicksilver (1986)
  • Code of Vengeance (1985)
  • The Breakfast Club (1985) (director of photography)
  • Fandango (1985)
  • Impulse (1984)
  • Best Kept Secrets (1984)
  • Get Crazy (1983)
  • Blue Thunder (1983) (director of photography: additional photography)
  • Intimate Agony (1983) (TV) (director of photography)

... aka Doctor in Paradise - USA (video box title)

  • Hysterical (1983)
  • Who Will Love My Children? (1983) (TV)
  • Simon & Simon (3 episodes, 1981–1983)
   - Pirate's Key: Part 1 (1983) TV episode 
   - Pirate's Key: Part 2 (1983) TV episode 
   - Details at Eleven (1981) TV episode (director of photography) 
  • In Love with an Older Woman (1982) (TV)
  • Paper Dolls (1982)
  • Death Wish II (1982)

... aka Death Wish 2 - USA (DVD box title)

  • Million Dollar Infield (1982) (TV)
  • Help Wanted: Male (1982) (TV) (director of photography)
  • Elvis and the Beauty Queen (1981) (TV)
  • This House Possessed (1981) (TV)
  • Underground Aces (1981)
  • The Wonderful World of Phillip Malley (1981) (pilot episode)
  • Mark, I Love You (1980) (TV)
  • Motel Hell (1980)
  • She's Dressed to Kill (1979)
  • The Last Convertible (1979) TV mini-series (parts 1 and 3)
  • Mrs. Columbo (9 episodes, 1979)
  • Crash (1978) (TV) (camera operator) (as Tom Del Ruth)
  • Big Wednesday (1978) (camera operator)
  • Wheels (1978) TV mini-series (camera operator)
  • It Happened One Christmas (1977) (TV) (camera operator)
  • Three Warriors (1977) (camera operator)
  • Handle with Care (1977) (camera operator)
  • Testimony of Two Men (1977) TV mini-series (camera operator)
  • The Shootist (1976) (camera operator) (as Tom Del Ruth)
  • The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) (camera operator) (as Tom Del Ruth)
  • Sparkle (1976) (camera operator)
  • The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox (1976) (camera operator)
  • Gable and Lombard (1976) (camera operator)
  • Smile (1975) (camera operator) (as Tom Del Ruth)
  • Coonskin (1975) (camera operator)

... aka Bustin' Out - USA (reissue title) ... aka Street Fight - USA (video title)

... aka Aloha, Bobby and Rose - USA (poster title)

... aka For Better, for Worse - USA (TV title)

Actor: Cinema Scene (2005) (V) .... Guest

Director: JAG (1 episode, 1996)

   - Sightings (1996) TV episode (as Tom Del Ruth) 

Producer: Wolf (1989) TV series (producer) ( 13 episodes)

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