Thomas Del Ruth

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Thomas Del Ruth, ASC
Born (1941-05-01) May 1, 1941 (age 75)
Beverly Hills, California, United States
Occupation Cinematographer[1]
Spouse(s) Patricia West-Del Ruth
Parent(s) Roy Del Ruth (film director)
Winnie Lightner (actress)

Thomas Del Ruth, ASC is an American cinematographer.

Biography[edit]

He was born on May 1, 1942, in Beverly Hills, California, United States. He is the son of film director Roy Del Ruth,[2] and actress Winnie Lightner. He was educated at the University of Southern California and began working as a commercial print model and actor after serving as a paratrooper in the US Army (1965).

Del Ruth switched from being in front of the camera to being behind it in 1966 and was promoted to director of photography in 1979 by Universal Studios. Del Ruth has received two Emmy Awards for outstanding cinematography as well as five additional Emmy nominations. In addition, he has won four American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Cinematography Awards as well as an additional six ASC nominations. He has experience as a cameraman, film producer and director.[3][4]

Del Ruth retired in 2005 to Bend, Oregon.[5]

Awards[edit]

American Society of Cinematographers[edit]

Nominations[edit]

  • 1994 - Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Movies of the Week/Pilots for The X-Files[6][7]
  • 2000 - Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Movies of the Week/Pilots for The West Wing[6][7][8]
  • 2003 - Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Episodic TV series for The West Wing[6][7][8]
  • 2004 - Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Episodic TV series for The West Wing[6][7][8]
  • 2005 - Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Episodic TV series for The West Wing[6][7][8]
  • 2006 - Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Movies of the Week/Pilots for Code Breakers[6][7]
  • 2007 - Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Movies of the Week/Pilots for Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip[6][7]

Wins[edit]

  • 1995 - Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Movies of the Week/Pilots for ER
  • 1995 - Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Regular Series for ER[7]
  • 1999 - Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Movies of the Week/Pilots for The West Wing[7]
  • 2002 - Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Movies of the Week/Pilots for The West Wing[7]

Primetime Emmy Awards[edit]

Nominations[edit]

  • 1995 - Outstanding Individual Achievement in Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Special for My Brother's Keeper[7]
  • 2002 - Outstanding Cinematography for a Single Camera Series for The West Wing[7]
  • 2003 - Outstanding Cinematography for a Single Camera Series for The West Wing[7]
  • 2004 - Outstanding Cinematography for a Single Camera Series for The West Wing[7]
  • 2007 - Outstanding Cinematography For a Single-camera Series for Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip[7]

Wins[edit]

  • 2000 - Outstanding Cinematography for a Single Camera Series for The West Wing[7]
  • 2001 - Outstanding Cinematography for a Single Camera Series for The West Wing[7]

Filmography[edit]

As cinematographer unless otherwise specified[3][9]

... aka Asteroid: The Sky is Falling - Philippines (English title) (video title)

  • The Underworld (1997) (TV)
  • Full Circle (1996) (TV) (as Tom Del Ruth)
  • Chasing the Dragon (1996) (TV)
  • JAG (13 episodes, 1995)
  • Courthouse (1 episode, 1995) - Pilot (1995) TV episode
  • Abandoned and Deceived (1995) (TV) (director of photography)
  • My Brother's Keeper (1995) (TV) (director of photography) (as Tom Del Ruth)
  • One Christmas (1994) (TV)

... aka Truman Capote's One Christmas - USA (complete title)

  • ER (3 episodes, 1994) - (director of photography)
  • Next Door (1994) (TV)
  • Royce (1994) (TV)
  • Shattered Image (1994) (TV)
  • House of Secrets (1993) (TV) (as Tom Del Ruth)
  • Donato and Daughter (1993) (TV)
  • The X Files (1 episode, 1993)

... aka The X-Files - USA ... aka X-File - Japan (English title) - Pilot (1993) TV episode (director of photography)

... aka In Evil's Grasp - USA (syndication title)

... aka Girls of Summer - Canada (English title)

... aka Doctor in Paradise - USA (video box title)

  • Hysterical (1983)
  • Who Will Love My Children? (1983) (TV)
  • Simon & Simon (3 episodes, 1981–1983)
    • Pirate's Key: Part 1 (1983) TV episode
    • Pirate's Key: Part 2 (1983) TV episode
    • Details at Eleven (1981) TV episode (director of photography)
  • In Love with an Older Woman (1982) (TV)
  • Paper Dolls (1982)
  • Death Wish II (1982)

... aka Death Wish 2 - USA (DVD box title)

... aka Bustin' Out - USA (reissue title) ... aka Street Fight - USA (video title)

... aka Aloha, Bobby and Rose - USA (poster title)

... aka For Better, for Worse - USA (TV title)

Actor: Cinema Scene (2005) (V) .... Guest

Director: JAG (1 episode, 1996), Sightings (1996) TV episode (as Tom Del Ruth)

Producer: Wolf (1989) TV series (producer) ( 13 episodes)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/97/Thomas-Del-Ruth.html
  2. ^ Herman, Karen. "Thomas Del Ruth Interview". Archive of American Television. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b http://www.cameraguild.com/index.html?interviews/chat_del_ruth/index.htm~top.main_hp
  4. ^ "Thomas Del Ruth". '. 2010-06-06. 
  5. ^ "'The Breakfast Club' cinematographer shares memories". KTVZ. April 23, 2015. Retrieved 2015-04-23. Tom Del Ruth moved to Bend in 2005 with his wife, Patricia. After a career in the film industry for more than 45 years, the couple chose to retire in Central Oregon. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g http://digitalcontentproducer.com/fadetoblack/video_fade_black_19/
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0215878/awards
  8. ^ a b c d http://westwing.bewarne.com/credits/index.html
  9. ^ http://www.cinematographers.nl/PaginasDoPh/del%20ruth.htm

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