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Robert E. Collins (1935–2008)

Robert E. Collins was born in 1935 in Lubbock, Texas, USA as Robert Ewing Collins. He is known for his work on Moonwalker (1988), On Any Sunday (1971) and Schlock (1973). He died on December 1, 2008 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. See full bio »

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Moonwalker Cinematographer
On Any Sunday
On Any Sunday Cinematographer
Schlock Cinematographer
The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter Cinematographer


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 2006 The Teachings of Jon (TV Movie documentary)
 1992 The Boys (TV Movie)
 1992 Sewer Shark (Video Game) (director of photography: Apogee, Inc. - as Bob Collins)
 1991 Dinosaurs (TV Series) (director of photography - 5 episodes)
- The Howling (1991) ... (director of photography)
- High Noon (1991) ... (director of photography)
- Hurling Day (1991) ... (director of photography)
- The Mating Dance (1991) ... (director of photography)
- The Mighty Megalosaurus (1991) ... (director of photography)
 1990 The Urban Gorilla (TV Movie documentary)
 1989 The Debbie Allen Special (TV Special) (director of photography - as Bob Collins)
 1988 Moonwalker
 1988 Desert Rats (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1987 Destination America (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1987 The Bronx Zoo (TV Series)
 1986 The Making of 'Captain Eo' (TV Special documentary)
 1986 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1986 16 Days of Glory (Documentary)
 1986 Club Med (TV Movie)
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1985 Suburban Beat (TV Movie)
 1985 Generation (TV Movie)
 1985 Sins of the Father (TV Movie)
 1984 Strong Kids, Safe Kids (Video documentary short) (as Bob Collins)
 1984 The Hoboken Chicken Emergency (TV Movie)
 1984 Miami Vice (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Brother's Keeper (1984) ... (director of photography)
 1983 Physic Connection (Documentary)
 1983 Packin' It In (TV Movie) (director of photography - as Robert Collins)
 1981 Americana (uncredited)
 1974-1980 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series) (director of photography - 7 episodes)
- The Heartbreak Winner (1980) ... (director of photography)
- Which Mother Is Mine? (1979) ... (director of photography)
- It's a Mile from Here to Glory (1978) ... (director of photography - as Bob Collins)
- The Pinballs (1977) ... (director of photography - as Bob Collins)
- Very Good Friends (1977) ... (director of photography - as Bob Collins)
 1980 High Ice (TV Movie)
 1979 The Gathering, Part II (TV Movie) (director of photography - as Robert Collins)
 1979 The Gift (TV Movie)
 1979 Hart to Hart (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Hart to Hart (1979) ... (director of photography - as Bob Collins)
 1979 The Scarlet Letter (TV Mini-Series) (as Bob Collins)
 1978 Kojak (TV Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- In Full Command (1978) ... (director of photography - as Bob Collins)
- Photo Must Credit Joe Paxton (1978) ... (director of photography - as Robert Collins)
 1977 Cracking Up (as Bob Collins)
 1977 Danger in Paradise (TV Movie)
 1976 Revenge for a Rape (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1976 Bronk (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Death with Honor (1976) ... (director of photography)
 1975 Dead Man on the Run (TV Movie)
 1974 You and Me
 1973 Schlock
 1972 Love! Love! Love! (TV Movie) (director of photography - as Bob Collins)
 1971 The American West of John Ford (TV Movie documentary) (director of photography - as Bob Collins)
 1971 On Any Sunday (Documentary)
 1971 Peggy Fleming at Sun Valley (TV Movie)
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Alternate Names:

Bob Collins | Robert Collins

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Moved to Hollywood, California while a teenager and initially worked as an editor at a local TV station.

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