Thomas Del Ruth Biography (1943?-)

Full name, Thomas Anthony Del Ruth; born May 1, 1943 (some sources cite 1942), in Beverly Hills, CA; son of Roy (a director) and Winifred Lightner (an actress; maiden name, Reevis) Del Ruth; married Patricia Louise West, March 1981; children: Matthew, Sean. Addresses: Agent: Gersh Agency, 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210-5302 (some sources cite Broder Kurland WebbUffner Agency, 9242 Beverly Blvd., Suite 200, Beverly Hills, CA 90210-3831).; Contact: c/o American Society of Cinematographers, 1782 North Orange Dr., Hollywood, CA 90028.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Cinematographer, producer
Birth Details
May 1, 1943?
Beverly Hills, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Cinematographer
  • Motel Hell, United Artists, 1980
  • Underground Aces, 1980
  • (With Richard H. Kline) Death Wish II, Warner Bros., 1981
  • Get Crazy (also known as Flip Out), Embassy, 1983
  • (With others) Hysterical, 1983
  • Impulse, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984
  • Fandango, Warner Bros., 1985
  • The Breakfast Club, Universal, 1985
  • Stand by Me, Columbia, 1986
  • Quicksilver, Columbia, 1986
  • (With Reynaldo Villalobos) The Running Man, TriStar, 1987
  • Cross My Heart, Universal, 1987
  • Satisfaction (also known as Girls of Summer), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1988
  • Look Who's Talking (also known as Daddy's Home), TriStar, 1989
  • Look Who's Talking Too, TriStar, 1990
  • The Mighty Ducks (also known as Champions), Buena Vista, 1992
  • Little Sister (also known as Mister Sister), Live Home Video, 1992
  • Kuffs, Universal, 1992
  • Amore!, 1993
  • Leave It to Beaver, Universal, 1997
  • Kissing a Fool, MCA/Universal, 1998
  • Film Work
  • Camera Operator
  • The Front Page, 1974
  • The Day of the Locust, 1975
  • Smile, 1975
  • Aloha, Bobby and Rose, 1975
  • The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox, 1976
  • (As Tom Del Ruth) The Outlaw Josey Wales, 1976
  • Gable and Lombard, 1976
  • Sparkle, 1976
  • (As Tom Del Ruth) The Shootist, 1976
  • Three Warriors, 1977
  • Handle with Care (also known as Citizen's Band and The Great American Citizens Band), 1977
  • Big Wednesday (also known as Summer of Innocence), 1978
  • Assistant Camera Operator
  • The Sand Pebbles, 1966
  • Tobruk, 1967
  • Doctor Dolittle, 1967
  • Valley of the Dolls, 1967
  • Detective, 1968
  • Bandolero!, 1968
  • The Secret Life of an American Wife, 1968
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1969
  • Justine, 1969
  • The Happy Ending, 1969
  • Myra Breckinridge (also known as Gore Vidal's Myra Breckinridge), 1970
  • Tora! Tora! Tora!, 1970
  • Electra Glide in Blue, 1973
  • Zandy's Bride (also known as For Better, for Worse), 1974
  • Television Cinematographer
  • Movies
  • She's Dressed to Kill (also known as Someone's Killing the World's Greatest Models), 1979
  • Mark, I Love You, 1980
  • This House Possessed, 1981
  • Elvis and the Beauty Queen, 1981
  • Paper Dolls, 1982
  • Million Dollar Infield, 1982
  • In Love with an Older Woman, 1982
  • Help Wanted: Male, 1982
  • Who Will Love My Children?, 1983
  • Intimate Agony, 1983
  • Best Kept Secrets, 1984
  • Code of Vengeance (also known as Dalton), 1985
  • Who Is Julia?, 1986
  • Blind Justice, 1986
  • Ladykillers, ABC, 1988
  • Dream Breakers (also known as In Evil's Grasp and The O'Connors), CBS, 1989
  • T Bone N Weasel, TNT, 1992
  • Donato and Daughter (also known as Dead to Rights and Under Threat), CBS, 1993
  • Barbarians at the Gate (also known as Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco), HBO, 1993
  • (As Tom Del Ruth) House of Secrets (also known as Conspiracy ofTerror), NBC, 1993
  • Shattered Image, USA Network, 1994
  • Royce, Showtime, 1994
  • One Christmas (also known as Truman Capote's One Christmas), NBC, 1994
  • Next Door, Showtime, 1994
  • My Brother's Keeper, CBS, 1995
  • Abandoned and Deceived (also known as ACES: The Gerry Jensen Story), ABC, 1995
  • Chasing the Dragon, Lifetime, 1996
  • Full Circle (also known as Danielle Steel's "Full Circle"),NBC, 1996
  • When the Cradle Falls, CBS, 1997
  • Down Will Come Baby, CBS, 1999
  • It Came from the Sky, Romance Classics, 1999
  • Series
  • Kate Loves a Mystery (also known as Kate Columbo, Kate the Detective, and Mrs. Columbo, 1980
  • Outlaws, CBS, 1986
  • Wolf, CBS, 1989
  • The West Wing, NBC, 1999-
  • Also cinematographer for the series Charmed, The WB; and JAG.
  • Pilots
  • The Wonderful World of Philip Malley, 1981
  • Simon & Simon, 1982
  • Spies, 1987
  • The X-Files, Fox, 1993
  • ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 1994
  • Courthouse, CBS, 1995
  • Miniseries
  • The Last Convertible, 1979
  • Asteroid, NBC, 1997
  • Television Camera Operator
  • Melvin Purvis: G-Man (also known as G-Man and The Legendof Machine Gun Kelly), 1974
  • Testimony of Two Men (miniseries), 1977
  • It Happened One Christmas, 1977
  • Wheels (miniseries; also known as Arthur Hailey's Wheels),1978
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • Directed episodes of JAG.
  • Television Work
  • Other
  • Producer, Wolf (series), CBS, 1989
  • Cinematographer for The King and Me; assistant camera operator forthe series Batman.

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