Dennis Smith (director)

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Dennis Smith
Other names Dennis L. Smith
Occupation Television director, cinematographer, former camera operator
Years active 1971- present
Spouse(s) Bibi Amos

Dennis L. Smith is an American television cinematographer, director and former camera operator. Dennis began his career as a news photojournalists for ABC winning United Press InternatIonal and Associated Press "Best Newsfilm of the Year" awards for his Documentaries. He also contributed to winning two George Foster Peabody's from the University of Georgia.

In 1992, he began a 12-year-relationship with David E. Kelley, working with him on Picket Fences and The Practice.

As a camera operator he worked on such films as Stir Crazy (1980), Revenge of the Nerds (1984), License to Drive (1988) and Home Alone (1990) and Purple Rain.He continued his career as a cinematographer/director of photography on the David E. Kelley series Picket Fences (in which he made is directorial debut) and The Practice.

Some of Smith's other directing credits include episodes of: Boston Legal, JAG, Numb3rs, The Vampire Diaries, Fringe, NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles.[1]



  1. ^ "Dennis Smith credits". TV Retrieved April 18, 2011. 

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