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John D. Sarviss

John D. Sarviss is known for his work on Pretty Woman (1990), The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and Casino (1995). See full bio »

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Known For

Pretty Woman
Pretty Woman Miscellaneous Crew
The Matrix Reloaded
Casino Stunts
2 Fast 2 Furious


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 2002 Bad Boy (helicopter pilot)
 2000 18 Wheels of Justice (TV Series) (helicopter pilot)
 1999 Rescue 77 (TV Series) (aerial coordinator)
 1998 CHiPs '99 (TV Movie) (helicopter pilot - as John Sarviss)
 1998 In God's Hands (helicopter pilot)
 1998 Phantoms (helicopter pilot)
 1998 Blackout Effect (TV Movie) (aerial coordinator - as John Sarviss)
 1997 The 119 (TV Movie) (helicopter pilot)
 1996 Dark Skies (TV Series) (aerial coordinator)
 1996 Profiler (TV Series) (helicopter pilot)
 1996 The Pretender (TV Series) (helicopter pilot)
 1996 One Tough Bastard (helicopter pilot)
 1995 Bushwhacked (helicopter pilot)
 1995 Hard Justice (Video) (helicopter pilot)
 1995 Top Dog (helicopter pilot - uncredited)
 1994 Greyhounds (TV Movie) (helicopter pilot)
 1993 Son in Law (helicopter pilot - as John Sarviss)
 1993 Beyond the Law (helicopter pilot)
 1993/I Boiling Point (helicopter pilot - as John David Sarviss)
 1993 Army of One (aerial coordinator) / (helicopter pilot)
 1993 The Vanishing (helicopter pilot: aerial unit - as John Darviss)
 1992 Sidekicks (aerial coordinator - uncredited)
 1992 Wishman (helicopter pilot)
 1992 Honeymoon in Vegas (helicopter pilot) / (helicopter pilot: second unit)
 1992 Cool World (pilot)
 1992 White Sands (helicopter pilot)
 1992 Code 3 (TV Series documentary) (helicopter pilot)
 1992 Thunderheart (helicopter pilot: Washington D.C. - as John Sarviss)
 1992 Radio Flyer (helicopter pilot - uncredited)
 1992 Freejack (helicopter pilot)
 1991 Grand Canyon (helicopter pilot - as John Sarviss)
 1991 Bad Attitudes (TV Movie) (helicopter pilot)
 1991 Stuntmasters (TV Series) (helicopter pilot)
 1991 Hot Shots! (helicopter pilot - uncredited)
 1991 The Neon Empire (TV Movie) (helicopter pilot)
 1991 Talent for the Game (helicopter pilot)
 1990 Leg Up (Short) (helicopter pilot)
 1990 Another 48 Hrs. (helicopter pilot - uncredited)
 1990 Pretty Woman (helicopter pilot)
 1990 Coupe de Ville (helicopter pilot)
 1989 Charlie (TV Movie) (helicopter pilot)
 1989 Ghostbusters II (helicopter pilot - uncredited)
 1989 Listen to Me (helicopter pilot)
 1988 The Boost (helicopter pilot - as John Sarviss)
 1988 Death Street USA (helicopter pilot: aerial unit - as John Sarviss)
 1988 Necessity (TV Movie) (aerial coordinator) / (helicopter pilot - as John Sarviss)
 1987 The Lost Boys (helicopter pilot)
 1986 American Anthem (helicopter pilot)
 1985 Murderlust (helicopter pilot)
 1984 The Philadelphia Experiment (helicopter pilot)
 1973 A Son-in-Law for Charlie McReady (helicopter pilot)
 1965 Days of Our Lives (TV Series) (helicopter pilot)
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Alternate Names:

John Darviss | John David Sardiss | John Sarvis | John David Sarviss | John Sarviss

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Regarded as one of, if not the the most talented helicopter pilots in the film business, he has earned and holds more Licenses and Credential than anyone.

He holds an FAA Airline Transport License, an FAA Endorsed Night Vision Goggle (NVG) Instructor, an FAA Certificated Flight Instructor Helicopter-Instrument-Flight/Ground and an FAA A&P Mechanic License in addition to an FAA Low Level Waiver. He... See more »

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