Thomas Del Ruth

Thomas Del Ruth ASC (born May 1, 1942) is a retired American cinematographer.

Thomas Del Ruth

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Thomas Del Ruth, 2004
Born (1942-05-01) May 1, 1942 (age 79)
OccupationCinematographer[1]
Years active1964-2010
Spouse(s)Patricia West-Del Ruth
Parent(s)Roy Del Ruth (film director)
Winnie Lightner

BiographyEdit

Del Ruth was born in 1942 in Beverly Hills, California, as the son of film director Roy Del Ruth,[2] and actress Winnie Lightner. He was educated at Van Nuys High School and 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 2009 to La Quinta, California.[5]

AwardsEdit

American Society of CinematographersEdit

NominationsEdit

  • 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]

WinsEdit

  • 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 AwardsEdit

NominationsEdit

  • 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]

WinsEdit

  • 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]

FilmographyEdit

As cinematographer unless otherwise specified[3][9]

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

  • The Underworld (1997)
  • 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)

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

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

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

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

... a.k.a. Girls of Summer - Canada (English title)

... a.k.a. 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)

... a.k.a. Death Wish 2 - USA (DVD box title)

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

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

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

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

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

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Thomas del Ruth Biography (1943?-)".
  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. Archived from the original on 2016-06-21. 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 "Thomas del Ruth".
  8. ^ a b c d "The West Wing: About the Series".
  9. ^ http://www.cinematographers.nl/PaginasDoPh/del%20ruth.htm

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