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William Birch

William Birch better known as Bill, was born in Chicago, the son of successful news cameraman, Harry Birch who was also a founding member of Cameramen guild Local 666. Bill was always interested in photography, and as early as his high school years, he started a school newsreel and did the same in junior college. Bill joined the camera local ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Blues Brothers
The Blues Brothers Camera and Electrical Department
(1980)
Coal Miner's Daughter
Coal Miner's Daughter Camera and Electrical Department
(1980)
Hoodlum
Hoodlum Camera and Electrical Department
(1997)
The Toy
The Toy Camera and Electrical Department
(1982)

Filmography

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 1997 Hoodlum (director of photography: second unit)
 1992 The Babe (camera operator: "b" camera - as Bill Birch)
 1988 Vice Versa (director of photography: UK - as Bill Birch)
 1986 Nothing in Common (director of photography: Chicago)
 1986 Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (director of photography: Peoria)
 1985 Code of Silence (camera operator - as Bill Birch)
 1984 Grandview, U.S.A. (camera operator: second unit)
 1982 The Toy (camera operator: Chicago - as William Burch)
 1982 Things Are Tough All Over (director of photography: second unit, Chicago - as William H. Burch)
 1981 ...All the Marbles (director of photography: second unit)
 1980 The Blues Brothers (first camera operator: Chicago - as Bill Birch)
 1980 Coal Miner's Daughter (camera operator: second unit)
 1977 Rollercoaster (additional photographer)
 1976 Fighting Mad (additional photographer - as Bill Birch)
 1973 Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies (photographer: second unit - as Bill Birch)
 1972 Corky (camera operator: second unit - as William A. Birch)
 1969 The Sky Divers (Documentary short) (camera operator)
 1944 The Negro Soldier (Documentary short) (assistant camera - uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Bill Birch | William A. Birch | William H. Burch | William Burch

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