Roy H. Wagner

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Roy H. Wagner
Roy Henry Wagner III

(1947-01-12) January 12, 1947 (age 72)

Roy Henry Wagner III (born January 12, 1947),[1][2] ASC is an American cinematographer known for dramatic, dark imagery. Named by Kodak as one of the "Top 100 Directors of Photography in the World" Wagner's career has spanned 35 years in the motion picture and television industries. He has also received the ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography for a Miniseries, and is a two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee.

Wagner is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the American Society of Cinematographers and has won the Producers Guild "Vision Award". He studied with Ansel Adams who taught him to rise to the challenge of new technology. Wagner is extremely active within the American Society of Cinematographers, and contributes much of his free time furthering the charter of the organization.


Year Title Notes
1985 Nine Deaths of the Ninja
Pray for Death
1986 Witchboard
1987 Return to Horror High
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
Beauty and the Beast 5 episodes

Won Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Series

Nominated for ASC Award Outstanding Cinematography in Regular Series

1987-88 Houston Knights 13 episodes
1988 Disaster at Silo 7 Television film

Nominated for Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries

1989 Quantum Leap 6 episodes

Nominated for Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Series

Nasty Boys Television film
1989-90 Christine Cromwell 4 episodes
1990 Cop Rock 10 episodes
1991 The Antagonists 1 episodes
Under Cover 3 episodes
1992 Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel Television film

Nominated for ASC Award for Outstanding Cinematography in a Special

Mann & Machine 9 episodes
2000 Malibu Road 5 episodes
1993 Another Stakeout
Hart to Hart Returns Television film
1994 Drop Zone
1994-96 Party of Five 43 episodes
1995 Nick of Time
1997 The Pest
Gun 3 episodes
Cyclops, Baby Short film
1997-99 Cracker
1998-99 Fantasy Island 10 episodes
1999 In the Company of Spies Television film
1999-2000 Get Real 22 episodes
2000 A Rumor of Angels
2000-01 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 9 episodes
2001 Pasadena 9 episodes
2002 K-9: P.I. Direct-to-video
Push, Nevada 7 episodes
2003 Coyote Waits PBS television film
2004 A Thief of Time PBS television film
2005 Shackles
2005-06 House 36 episodes
2007 The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning Television film
Burn Notice 12 episodes
Kidnapped 7 episodes
2008 Bachelor Party 2: The Last Temptation Direct-to-video
2009 The Beast 12 episodes
The Unusuals 10 episodes
Streets of Blood Direct-to-video
Blood and Bone Direct-to-video
2009-10 Make It or Break It 19 episodes
2012 A Smile as Big as the Moon Television film
Blue Lagoon: The Awakening Television film
2013 Elementary 12 episodes
2015 Trouble Sleeping
2016 Ray Donovan 2 episodes

Miscellaneous credits[edit]


  • "I...would like to take the curse off of technology. There is no reason why any director should fear new ideas or technologies that might significantly contribute to their ability to tell stories."


  1. ^ Who’s Who in Entertainment. Second edition, 1992–1993
  2. ^ "U.S. Public Records Index". Retrieved 2011-04-05.

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