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Michael J. Jacobs

Michael J. Jacobs is an award-winning film director, photographer, journalist, fine artist, US Navy combat cameraman and educator who has traveled to nearly 70 countries and all the continents. As a implementation committee member, his master design concept has been approved for the new Martin Luther King Memorial and multi-media theatre to be ... See full bio »
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 2005 Crab Orchard (unit still photographer)
 2005 'Rumble Fish': The Percussion-Based Score (Video short) (still photographer - as Michael Jacobs)
 2005 Taming the Wild West: The Legend of Jedediah Smith (TV Special) (special still photographer)
 2003 Married in America (TV Movie documentary) (still photographer)
 2002 Hungry Hearts (still photographer)
 2002 Visible Panty Lines (TV Series) (still photographer - 1 episode)
- Madeline Meyerowitz (2002) ... (still photographer)
 2002 Conversations from the Edge with Carrie Fisher (TV Series) (still photographer)
 2001 Not Under My Roof (Video short documentary) (still photographer)
 1996 Access Hollywood (TV Series) (special still photographer)
 1992 Knights and Warriors (TV Series) (still photographer - 1992)
 1992 Sex (TV Series) (still photographer)
 1992 Used People (special unit photographer)
 1992 The Fifth Corner (TV Series) (special still photographer)
 1991 Cool as Ice (special still photographer)
 1991 Wedlock (unit still photographer - as Michael Jacobs)
 1991 Studs (TV Series) (special still photographer)
 1990 Help Save Planet Earth (TV Special) (still photographer)
 1990 Downtown (special still photographer)
 1990 Celebrity Guide to Wine (Video documentary) (still photographer)
 1989 Jesse Hawkes (TV Series) (specials photographer - 1 episode)
- The Centurians (1989) ... (specials photographer)
 1989 Fletch Lives (special unit photographer)
 1989 The Experts (special still photographer - uncredited)
 1989 American Gladiators (TV Series) (special still photographer)
 1988 Twins (special still photographer)
 1988 Tricks of the Trade (TV Movie) (still photographer)
 1988 Shootdown (TV Movie) (still photographer)
 1988 Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night (TV Movie documentary) (still photographer)
 1988 Family Feud (TV Series) (special still photographer)
 1988 Promised a Miracle (TV Movie) (special still photographer)
 1988 Frank Nitti: The Enforcer (TV Movie) (still photographer)
 1987 Penitentiary III (special still photographer)
 1987 No Safe Haven (special still photographer)
 1986 Downtown (TV Series) (special still photographer)
 1986 The Wizard (TV Series) (special still photographer)
 1986/II The Judge (TV Series) (still photographer)
 1986 My Little Pony: The Movie (special still photographer - uncredited)
 1985 Richard Simmons: Get Started (Video) (still photographer)
 1983 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series) (special still photographer - 1 episode)
- Pilot ... (special still photographer)
 1983 The 1/2 Hour Comedy Hour (TV Series) (still photographer)
 1983 Breathless (special unit photographer)
 1983 Triumphs of a Man Called Horse (still photographer - as Michael Jacobs)
 1983 The A-Team (TV Series) (special still photographer)
 1982 Slapstick (Of Another Kind) (still photographer - as Michael Jacobs)
 1982 The Facts of Life Goes to Paris (TV Movie) (special still photographer - uncredited)
 1982 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series) (special still photographer)
 1982 Capitol (TV Series) (special still photographer)
 1981 The Magic of David Copperfield IV: The Vanishing Airplane (TV Special) (still photographer - uncredited)
 1981 Entertainment Tonight (TV Series) (still photographer)
 1981 The People's Court (TV Series) (still photographer - 1981-1982)
 1981 One from the Heart (special still photographer)
 1981 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series) (special still photographer - 1 episode)
- Fire Man (1981) ... (special still photographer)
 1980 Oh Heavenly Dog (special still photographer)
 1979 Der eiserne Gustav (TV Mini-Series) (special still photographer)
 1979 Breakthrough (special still photographer - uncredited)
 1977 Die Kette (TV Mini-Series) (special still photographer - 2 episodes)
- Zweiter Teil (1977) ... (special still photographer)
- Erster Teil (1977) ... (special still photographer)
 1977 CHiPs (TV Series) (special still photographer)
 1977 The Foundation (TV Series) (special still photographer)
 1977 American Bandstand's 25th Anniversary (TV Special) (special still photographer)
 1971 Soul Train (TV Series documentary) (special still photographer - 1980-1981)
 1962 The Merv Griffin Show (TV Series) (special still photographer - 1980-1982)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

B-Roll Director/Cameraman of Tanguray Rocks (1989) See more »

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Alternate Names:

Michael Jacques Jacobs | Michael Jacobs

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Driving force behind the creation of archival PVC-free polypropylene slide and negative sheets by 20th Century Plastics, now called Century Photo. See more »

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