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David L. Snyder (born September 22, 1944) is a film and television production designer. He was nominated for Best Art Direction for his work on Blade Runner at the 55th Annual Academy Awards. He has also worked as an Art Director, Producer and Assistant Director, on films including Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, The Whole Nine Yards and the televisions programs Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and Battlestar Galactica.
Snyder was born in Buffalo, New York and attended the Technical High School there where he became interested in film work, creating the 1959 Tech High Musical Revue there. Twenty years later, he became the assistant art director for the 50th Annual Academy Awards, having spent time as an architectural designer, toy designer and musician. Universal Studios then appointed Snyder as Art Director for Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Battlestar Galactica and The Incredible Hulk. In 1982, Snyder worked with Ridley Scott on Blade Runner, for which he shared an Academy Award nomination with production designer Lawrence G. Paull.
Snyder has worked on over 30 films in all, and is a member of The Directors Guild of America, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Art Directors Guild.
Snyder married actress Terry Finn on August 1, 1990 and the couple have a son Finn Henry. His eldest son, David Michael is the Director of Corporate Sales for The Milwaukee Bucks basketball team and his daughter Amy L. Taylor is a film/TV make-up artist.
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