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Tom May (I) (1933–2015)

Tom May was born in 1933 in Hollywood, California, USA as Thomas P. May. He is known for his work on Batman Returns (1992), The Untouchables (1959) and The Last of the Mohicans (1992). He was married to Jody. He died on February 23, 2015 in Granada Hills, California. See full bio »

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Known For

Batman Returns
Batman Returns Camera and Electrical Department
(1992)
The Untouchables
The Untouchables Camera and Electrical Department
(1959-1963)
The Last of the Mohicans
The Last of the Mohicans Camera and Electrical Department
(1992)
Get Smart
Get Smart Camera and Electrical Department
(1965-1968)

Filmography

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 2005 One Six Right (Documentary) (key grip)
 2000 The Last Producer (key grip - as Thomas P. May)
 1999 The Bachelor (key grip - as Tommy P. May)
 1997 Fire Down Below (key grip: second unit - as Tommy May)
 1997 The Relic (first company grip)
 1995-1996 Cybill (TV Series) (key grip - 6 episodes)
- Virgin, Mother, Cheater (1996) ... (key grip - as Thomas P. May)
- Cybill's Fifteen Minutes (1995) ... (key grip - as Thomas P. May)
- Since I Lost My Baby (1995) ... (key grip - as Thomas P. May)
- Zing! (1995) ... (key grip - as Thomas P. May)
- Cybill Discovers the Meaning of Life (1995) ... (key grip - as Thomas P. May)
 1995 The Surgeon (key grip - as Tommy May)
 1994 A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle (TV Movie) (key grip - as Tommy May)
 1993 Heart and Souls (first company grip - as Tommy May)
 1993 Point of No Return (key grip - as Thomas P. May)
 1993 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (key grip: second unit - as Tommy May)
 1992 The Last of the Mohicans (key grip: second unit - as Tommy May)
 1992 Rapid Fire (key grip: second unit - as Tommy May)
 1992 Death Becomes Her (key grip: second unit - as Tommy May)
 1992 Batman Returns (key grip: second unit - as Tommy May)
 1992 Deep Cover (key grip: second unit - as Tommy P. May)
 1991 Switch (key grip - as Tommy P. May)
 1990-1991 Hunter (TV Series) (key grip - 22 episodes)
- Little Man with a Big Reputation (1991) ... (key grip - as Tommy May)
- Ex Marks the Spot (1991) ... (key grip - as Tommy May)
- Cries of Silence (1991) ... (key grip - as Tommy May)
- All That Glitters (1991) ... (key grip - as Tommy May)
- The Grab (1991) ... (key grip - as Tommy May)
 1990 Tune in Tomorrow... (key grip: New Orleans)
 1990 Postcards from the Edge (key grip - as Thomas May)
 1990 The Fourth War (key grip)
 1989 Dead Bang (key grip)
 1988 Tequila Sunrise (key grip - as Thomas P. May)
 1988 Mac and Me (key grip)
 1988 The Presidio (first company grip - as Thomas P. May)
 1987 The Monster Squad (key grip - as Tommy May)
 1987 Six Against the Rock (TV Movie) (key grip - as Tommy May)
 1987 Blind Date (key grip - as Tommy May)
 1986 Playing for Keeps (key grip)
 1986 Running Scared (key grip)
 1985 Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (best boy - as Tom May II)
 1985 Hell Town (TV Movie) (key grip)
 1985 Certain Fury (key grip - as Thomas P. May)
 1984 2010: The Year We Make Contact (key grip)
 1984 George Washington (TV Mini-Series) (key grip - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... (key grip - as Tommy May)
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... (key grip - as Tommy May)
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... (key grip - as Tommy May)
 1983 Uncommon Valor (key grip)
 1983 Get Crazy (best boy grip - as Tommy May II)
 1983 The Star Chamber (key grip)
 1983 Staying Alive (key grip)
 1982 In Love with an Older Woman (TV Movie) (key grip - as Tom May Jr.)
 1982 O'Hara's Wife (key grip)
 1981 Buddy Buddy (key grip - as Tommy May)
 1981 Southern Comfort (grip - as Tommy May)
 1981 S.O.B. (key grip - as Tommy May)
 1981 The Monkey Mission (TV Movie) (key grip - as Tom May II)
 1980 The Jazz Singer (second grip)
 1980 Resurrection (key grip)
 1980 Up the Academy (key grip)
 1980 Carny (key grip)
 1980 Bogie (TV Movie) (key grip)
 1979 Prophecy (key grip)
 1978 Lady of the House (TV Movie) (grip)
 1978 Born Again (key grip)
 1978 Go Tell the Spartans (key grip)
 1978 Convoy (key grip - as Tommy May)
 1977 Damnation Alley (key grip - as Thomas May)
 1977 The Greatest (key grip - uncredited)
 1976 Special Delivery (key grip - as Tommy May)
 1976 The Big Bus (key grip - as Thomas May)
 1975 Rooster Cogburn (key grip - uncredited)
 1975 Mitchell (key grip)
 1975 Bite the Bullet (key grip)
 1974 Bank Shot (key grip)
 1974 Where the Lilies Bloom (key grip)
 1974 The Gun and the Pulpit (TV Movie) (key grip - as Tommy May)
 1973 Cinderella Liberty (key grip)
 1973 The Girl Most Likely to... (TV Movie) (key grip - as Thomas May)
 1973 The President's Plane Is Missing (TV Movie) (key grip - as Thomas P. May)
 1973 Electra Glide in Blue (key grip)
 1973 Detroit 9000 (key grip)
 1973 Cleopatra Jones (key grip)
 1973 Scarecrow (key grip)
 1972 Dirty Little Billy (key grip)
 1971 Bearcats! (TV Series) (key grip - 10 episodes)
- The Big Guns (1971) ... (key grip)
- Bitter Flats (1971) ... (key grip)
- Blood Knot (1971) ... (key grip)
- Conqueror's Gold (1971) ... (key grip)
- Hostages (1971) ... (key grip)
 1971 Honky (key grip)
 1971 The Forgotten Man (TV Movie) (key grip)
 1971 Valdez Is Coming (chief grip)
 1970 Monte Walsh (key grip)
 1970 Adam at Six A.M. (key grip - as Tommy May)
 1969 Paint Your Wagon (key grip)
 1965-1968 Get Smart (TV Series) (key grip - 76 episodes)
- The Reluctant Redhead (1968) ... (key grip - as Tommy May)
- Die, Spy (1968) ... (key grip - as Tommy May)
- The Hot Line (1968) ... (key grip - as Tommy May)
- Run, Robot, Run (1968) ... (key grip - as Tommy May)
- Spy, Spy, Birdie (1968) ... (key grip - as Tommy May)
 1967 The Graduate (grip - uncredited)
 1967 Warning Shot (key grip)
 1965 The Hallelujah Trail (grip - uncredited)
 1964-1965 Gunsmoke (TV Series) (grip - 36 episodes)
- He Who Steals (1965) ... (grip)
- The New Society (1965) ... (grip)
- Honey Pot (1965) ... (grip)
- Two Tall Men (1965) ... (grip)
- Bad Lady from Brookline (1965) ... (grip)
 1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told (key grip)
 1959-1963 The Untouchables (TV Series) (grip - 119 episodes)
- A Taste for Pineapple (1963) ... (grip)
- Line of Fire (1963) ... (grip)
- The Torpedo (1963) ... (grip)
- The Jazz Man (1963) ... (grip)
- The Charlie Argos Story (1963) ... (grip)
 1962 Follow That Dream (grip - uncredited)
 1962 Sergeants 3 (grip - uncredited)
 1961 West Side Story (grip - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Tommy May II | Tom May II | Tom May Jr. | Thomas P. May | Thomas May | Tommy P. May | Tommy May
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A strapping former high school and college football player, May earned his nickname for his skill in using a chainsaw to build a camera platform or quickly remove a piece of wall that was in the way of a shot. See more »

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