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James Rugg (1919–2004)

Special Effects man. Supervised effects on the original Star Trek TV series; nominated for Emmy award (1966-1967). Worked on special effects crew for many other TV shows: Cannon, Barnaby Jones, Hawaii 5-0, Mission Impossible, Stagecoach West, Broken Arrow, Perry Mason, others. Contributed to effects on several films: Silent Running, Mary Poppins, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »


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 1972 Silent Running (special effects)
 1969 The Wild Bunch (special effects - uncredited)
 1966-1969 Star Trek (TV Series) (special effects - 77 episodes)
- Turnabout Intruder (1969) ... (special effects - as Jim Rugg)
- All Our Yesterdays (1969) ... (special effects - as Jim Rugg)
- The Savage Curtain (1969) ... (special effects - as Jim Rugg)
- The Cloud Minders (1969) ... (special effects - as Jim Rugg)
- The Way to Eden (1969) ... (special effects - as Jim Rugg)

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Jim Rugg


6' (1.83 m)

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Personal Quote:

Upon retiring from the business: "If I never blow up another car, that's fine with me."


Retired. Ham radio operator, tinkerer, mini-farmer. (1981)



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