Thomas E. Ackerman Biography ((?)-)

Born in Cedar Rapids, IA; father, a movie theatre projectionist. Addresses: Agent: Melanie Ramsayer, Gersh Agency, 232 North Cannon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Cinematographer, producer

Famous Works

  • Film Cinematographer
  • The Last of the Cowboys (also known as The Great Smokey Roadblock), 1976
  • The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (documentary; also known as Nostradamus), 1980
  • New Year's Evil, Cannon, 1981
  • Foxfire Light, Ramblin' Film, 1982
  • Roadhouse 66, Atlantic Releasing, 1984
  • (As Thomas Ackerman) Frankenweenie (short film), Buena Vista, 1984
  • Girls Just Want to Have Fun, New World, 1985
  • Back to School, Orion, 1986
  • (As Thomas Ackerman) Beetle Juice, Warner Bros., 1988
  • Moonwalker (also known as Michael Jackson: Moonwalker), Acteurs Auteurs Associes, 1988
  • Moving, 1988
  • (As Thomas Ackerman) Christmas Vacation (also known as NationalLampoon's "Christmas Vacation" and National Lampoon's "Winter Holiday"), Warner Bros., 1989
  • True Identity, Buena Vista, 1991
  • Dennis the Menace (also known as Dennis), Warner Bros., 1993
  • Baby's Day Out, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994
  • Jumanji, TriStar, 1995
  • (As Thomas Ackerman) George of the Jungle, Buena Vista, 1997
  • The Eighteenth Angel, Rysher Entertainment, 1998
  • My Favorite Martian (also known as My Favourite Martian), Buena Vista, 1999
  • The Muse, October Films/USA Films, 1999
  • Beautiful Joe, Columbia TriStar Home Video, 2000
  • The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (animated; also known asDie abenteuer von Rocky und Bullwinkle), Universal, 2000
  • Rat Race (also known as Course folle), Paramount, 2001
  • Cinemagique (short film), Walt Disney Attractions, 2002
  • Snow Dogs (also known as Chiens des neiges), Buena Vista, 2002
  • (And producer) Los Zafiros: Music from the Edge of Time (music documentary), Digital Cinema Solutions, 2003
  • The Battle of Shaker Heights, Miramax, 2003
  • Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, Paramount, 2003
  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (also known as Anchorman), DreamWorks, 2004
  • Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (also known as Anchorman:Wake-Up Ron Burgundy and Wake Up Ron Burgundy), DreamWorks, 2005
  • Are We There Yet?, Columbia, 2005
  • Television Cinematographer
  • Specials
  • Roots: One Year Later, 1978
  • Talmage Farlow, 1981
  • Television Appearances
  • Episodic
  • Appeared in an episode of Project Greenlight, Bravo and HBO.
  • Videos
  • Cinematographer, Stevie Nicks: Live at Red Rocks (concert documentary), Lightyear Entertainment, 1987

Further Reference


    • International Cinematographers Guild Web Site,, August 23, 2003

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