Ralph Winter (producer)
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|Born||Ralph Frederick Winter
April 24, 1952
|Years active||1978 – present|
|Spouse(s)||Judy Beth Brown|
Ralph Frederick Winter (born April 24, 1952) is a Hollywood 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 the first remake of "Planet of the Apes." His films have grossed collectively over $2 billion (USD).
Winter is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Winter is also a partner in ThomasWinterCooke, which produces television commercials and represents a number of commercial directors.
He has helped along such film schools as the Veracity Project, Biola University, and lectured at Regent College, Vancouver. He is also a member of the Entertainment & Tourism Management Advisory Board at the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University, Fullerton.
Early life and career
Winter was born in Glendale, California, the son of Effie Audrey (Crawford) and Charles Frederick Winter. 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
Winter is also active in producing Christian movies, such as Thr3e, 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.
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. Recently, it was announced that he is producing a film version of C. S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters.
- 1984 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
- 1986 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
- 1989 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
- 1991 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
- 1991 Plymouth
- 1993 Hocus Pocus
- 1994 The Puppet Masters
- 1995 Hackers
- 1996 High Incident
- 1998 Mighty Joe Young
- 1999 Inspector Gadget
- 2000 X-Men
- 2000 Left Behind: The Movie
- 2001 Planet of the Apes
- 2003 Blizzard
- 2003 X2: X-Men United
- 2005 Fantastic Four
- 2006 X-Men: The Last Stand
- 2006 The Visitation
- 2007 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
- 2007 Thr3e
- 2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine
- 2010 In My Sleep
- 2010 Cool It
- TBA Reagan
- "Ronald Reagan Biopic Heading to Cannes". Hollywood Reporter.com. Retrieved October 5, 2014.