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David Anspaugh

David Anspaugh was born on September 24, 1946 in Decatur, Indiana, USA. He is a producer and director, known for Hoosiers (1986), Rudy (1993) and Hill Street Blues (1981). See full bio »
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Henry Joseph Church (executive producer) (completed)
 2016 The Good Catholic (executive producer) (pre-production)
  Hill Street Blues (TV Series) (producer - 40 episodes, 1981 - 1983) (associate producer - 14 episodes, 1981)
- A Hill of Beans (1983) ... (producer)
- Buddy, Can You Spare a Heart? (1983) ... (producer)
- Spotlight on Rico (1983) ... (producer)
- Eugene's Comedy Empire Strikes Back (1983) ... (producer)
- Life in the Minors (1983) ... (producer)
 1980 Fighting Back: The Story of Rocky Bleier (TV Movie) (associate producer)
 1979 Vampire (TV Movie) (associate producer)
 1979 Paris (TV Series) (associate producer)
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If I hadn't cut my teeth on that kind of TV [Hill Street Blues (1981) (TV)], I would've never been able to do Hoosiers (1986). No textbook can teach you the stuff I learned on my feet. I'd come to work every day with a detailed game plan, but never executed it--everything went to hell in a hand basket in two hours. It was a crash course in learning how to think on the fly.


Also on Hill Street Blues (1981), Anspaugh contributed the idea of getting an unusual overhead shot by mounting the camera above the rim during a basketball scene, which helped earn him a Directors Guild directing award for that episode. See more »

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