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Robert Schoenhut (1940–2006)

Cinematographer Bob Schoenhut learned many years ago how to scout a location, get in with all his gear, get the shot, and get out. But he didn't gain such experience on the set of any motion picture or television program. He learned it in the Marines during combat training in the '60s. The instruction proved doubly useful to Schoenhut as he went ... See full bio »


(age 65) in Portland, Oregon, USA

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 2001 Click (camera operator)
 1999 Mystery Men (camera operator)
 1996 Follow Me Home (camera operator)
 1994 Moment of Truth: Cradle of Conspiracy (TV Movie) (camera operator - as R. Holybear Schoenhut)
 1994 Ellen (TV Series) (camera operator)
 1991 Dinosaurs (TV Series) (camera operator) / (director of photography: second unit)
 1990 Dances with Wolves (camera crew member: buffalo hunt - as R. Holy Bear Schoenhut)
 1990 Murder in Paradise (TV Movie) (camera operator - uncredited)
 1989 Let It Ride (camera operator)
 1989 Quantum Leap (TV Series) (camera operator)
 1984 Mount St. Helens (TV Movie documentary) (camera operator)
 1984 Airwolf (TV Series) (camera operator) / (director of photography: second unit)
 1983 The A-Team (TV Series) (camera operator)
 1981 Suddenly Single (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 1980 The White Man's Gift (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 1979 Knots Landing (TV Series) (camera operator)
 1978 Good Guys Wear Black (assistant cameraman - as Bob Schoenhut)
 1978 Dallas (TV Series) (camera operator)
 1975 The Drought (camera operator) / (director of photography: second unit)
 1974 Fanfare for the Common Man (camera operator)
 1973 The Exorcist (camera operator - uncredited)
 1971 The Waltons (TV Series) (camera operator)
 1970 Standing Rock: A Vision (camera operator)
 1953 ABC World News Tonight with David Muir (TV Series) (camera operator: Santa Barbara affiliate)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Cinematographer & Camera Operator for "Nyquist Serum" music video. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Bob Schoenhut | R. Holy Bear Schoenhut | R. Holybear Schoenhut | Robert J. Schoenhut


6' 4" (1.93 m)

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At the time of his death, had completed a novel, "Reservations" (yet to be published. Was working on the follow-up, another novel called "Reflections." See more »



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