Ralph Winter (producer)

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Ralph Winter
Ralph Frederick Winter

(1952-04-24) April 24, 1952 (age 67)
OccupationFilm producer
Years active1978–present
Spouse(s)Judy Beth Brown

Ralph Frederick Winter (born April 24, 1952) is an American film producer who has helped to produce blockbuster movies such as the X-Men, Fantastic Four and Star Trek series as well as I, Robot and Planet of the Apes. His films have grossed collectively over $2 billion (USD).[citation needed]

Winter is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

He has helped along such film schools as the Veracity Project, Biola University, and lectured at Regent College, Vancouver.

Early life and career[edit]

Winter was born in Glendale, California, the son of Effie Audrey (Crawford) and Charles Frederick Winter.[1] He attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied History. His first experience in production was producing training videos for Broadway Department Stores. In 1978, Winter started working in the film business for Paramount Pictures television, where he worked on Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, and Mork and Mindy. Following his experiences in television he started working alongside Harve Bennett on the Star Trek films. He was an associate producer on Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, executive producer on Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, and producer on Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

Christian films produced[edit]

Winter is also active in producing Christian movies, such as Three, based on Ted Dekker's book, and Hangman's Curse and The Visitation, both of which were novel-to-movie creations written by Christian author Frank Peretti. His latest Christian film House was released in March 2009.

Other work[edit]

In 2010, Winter partnered with producer Terry Botwick to form the production company, 1019 Entertainment.[2][3] The company has produced the films, Cool It and Captive.

Personal life[edit]

Winter is a Presbyterian and his faith influenced him to co-operate on a movie based on the Left Behind series of books, although he left that project before it was completed.



  1. ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/95/Ralph-Winter.html
  2. ^ https://variety.com/exec/ralph-winter
  3. ^ "Terry Botwick". Variety.
  4. ^ https://www.journeywithjesus.net/conversations/conversations-index/19-conversations/1335-making-movies-in-tinseltown-an-interview-with-film-producer-ralph-winter
  5. ^ "Making The Promise: A Personal Interview with Exec. Producer Ralph Winter". Christian Broadcasting Network. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Ronald Reagan Biopic Heading to Cannes". Hollywood Reporter.com. Retrieved October 5, 2014.

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