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R. Michael Stringer


R. Michael Stringer began his film career in 1968. Displaying an interest in lighting and camerawork, he decided that working as a film technician would afford him the opportunity of learning filmmaking while supporting a family. He worked with Orson Welles for more than 15 years, from whom he learned to have the patience to acquire the exact ... See full bio »
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Filmography

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 2015/I Land of the Free (key grip) (pre-production)
 2012 Blue-Eyed Butcher (TV Movie) (key grip - as Michael Stringer)
 2012 Victoria's Turn (Short) (key grip)
 2011 The Talent Show (TV Series) (key grip - 3 episodes)
- Harper's Debut Party (2011) ... (key grip)
- The Photo Shoot (2011) ... (key grip)
- Finding a Lost Dream (2011) ... (key grip)
 2011 Harry's Law (TV Series) (key grip - 9 episodes)
- With Friends Like These... (2011) ... (key grip - uncredited)
- Send in the Clowns (2011) ... (key grip - as Michael Stringer)
- The Fragile Beast (2011) ... (key grip - uncredited)
- Bangers in the House (2011) ... (key grip - uncredited)
- A Day in the Life (2011) ... (key grip - uncredited)
 2007-2010 Saving Grace (TV Series) (key grip - 18 episodes)
- Hear the Birds? (2010) ... (key grip)
- Let's Talk (2010) ... (key grip)
- Am I Gonna Die Today? (2009) ... (key grip)
- Looks Like a Lesbian Attack to Me (2009) ... (key grip)
- Popcorn (2009) ... (key grip)
 2007-2008 The Riches (TV Series) (key grip - 19 episodes)
- The Lying King (2008) ... (key grip)
- Dead Calm (2008) ... (key grip)
- Trust Never Sleeps (2008) ... (key grip)
- Slums of Bayou Hills (2008) ... (key grip)
- Field of Dreams (2008) ... (key grip)
 2008 Columbus Day (key grip)
 2007 Tell Me You Love Me (TV Series) (key grip - 10 episodes)
- Episode #1.10 (2007) ... (key grip)
- Episode #1.9 (2007) ... (key grip)
- Episode #1.8 (2007) ... (key grip)
- Episode #1.7 (2007) ... (key grip)
- Episode #1.6 (2007) ... (key grip)
 2004-2005 Las Vegas (TV Series) (key grip - 24 episodes)
- Centennial (2005) ... (key grip)
- Magic Carpet Fred (2005) ... (key grip)
- Letters, Lawyers and Loose Women (2005) ... (key grip)
- Hide & Sneak (2005) ... (key grip)
- Hit Me! (2005) ... (key grip)
 2004 Huff (TV Series) (key grip)
 2003 Vegas Dick (TV Movie) (key grip)
 2003 Young MacGyver (TV Movie) (key grip)
 2002-2003 Boomtown (TV Series) (key grip - 23 episodes)
- The Big Picture (2003) ... (key grip)
- Wannabe (2003) ... (key grip)
- The Hole-in-the-Wall Gang (2003) ... (key grip)
- Haystack (2003) ... (key grip)
- Inadmissible (2003) ... (key grip)
 2003 House of 1000 Corpses (dolly grip: "b" camera)
 2003 Haunted Lighthouse (Short) (key grip)
 2002 The Hot Chick (rigging grip)
 2002 Buying the Cow (dolly grip)
 2002 About Schmidt (key grip)
 2002 Little John (TV Movie) (key grip)
 2002 Local Boys (key grip)
 2001 Impostor (key grip: second unit)
 2001 Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (Video) (key grip)
 2001 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (dolly grip - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2001) ... (dolly grip: "b" camera)
 2001 Town & Country (rigging grip - uncredited)
 2001 Spring Break Lawyer (TV Movie) (key grip)
 2000 Bedazzled (grip: second unit)
 2000 Men of Honor (dolly grip: additional photography)
 2000 Memento (grip)
 2000 Running Mates (TV Movie) (rigging grip)
 2000 Time Share (dolly grip)
 2000 Deep Core (key grip)
 2000 Sharing the Secret (TV Movie) (key grip)
 2000 Another Woman's Husband (TV Movie) (dolly grip - uncredited) / (underwater grip - uncredited)
 2000 Love & Basketball (key grip)
 1999 K-911 (Video) (dolly grip)
 1999 Angel (TV Series) (dolly grip: second unit)
 1999 Siegfried & Roy: The Magic Box (Documentary) (key grip)
 1999 Candyman: Day of the Dead (Video) (additional grip)
 1999 Idle Hands (rigging key grip: stage unit)
 1999 Resurrection (TV Movie) (underwater grip)
 1998 Playboy Video Centerfold: Playmate of the Year Karen McDougal (Video documentary short) (key grip - as Michael Stringer)
 1998 Buddy Faro (TV Series) (dolly grip)
 1998 L.A. Without a Map (grip)
 1998 That '70s Show (TV Series) (grip)
 1998 Any Day Now (TV Series) (dolly grip: "b" camera)
 1998 The Negotiator (dolly grip: second unit, Los Angeles - as Michael Stringer)
 1998 Jane Austen's Mafia! (dolly grip: second unit - uncredited)
 1998 Playboy: Voluptuous Vixens II (Video documentary) (key grip - as Michael Stringer)
 1998 Paulie (grip: second unit - uncredited)
 1998 Love Boat: The Next Wave (TV Series) (grip)
 1998 Another Day in Paradise (grip - as Michael Stringer)
 1998 Always Outnumbered (TV Movie) (grip)
 1998 The Big Lebowski (rigging grip)
 1998 Phantoms (gaffer: additional photography - as Michael Stringer)
 1998 The Prophecy II (Video) (key grip)
 1997 Playboy: Voluptuous Vixens (Video documentary) (key grip - as Michael Stringer)
 1997 Kiss the Girls (rigging grip - uncredited)
 1997 Midnight Blue (key grip - as Robert Michael Stringer)
 1996 The Macabre Pair of Shorts (first assistant camera - as Robert Stringer)
 1996 Mrs. Santa Claus (TV Movie) (grip - uncredited)
 1996 Pinocchio's Revenge (director of photography: second unit - as A. Michael Stringer) / (key grip)
 1996 The Empty Mirror (grip)
 1996 Bottle Rocket (dolly grip: second unit)
 1996 Leprechaun 4: In Space (Video) (director of photography: second unit)
 1995 Voodoo (gaffer: second unit)
 1995 Fist of the North Star (gaffer)
 1995 Jury Duty (chief lighting technician)
 1995 Evolver (gaffer)
 1995 Fudge (TV Series) (grip)
 1995 The Fantasticks (best boy grip)
 1994 The Color of Evening (additional grip)
 1994 Bar Girls (gaffer - as Michael Stringer)
 1994 Munchie Strikes Back (gaffer)
 1994 Teresa's Tattoo (dolly grip)
 1994 Shattered Image (TV Movie) (cinematographer: second unit)
 1993 Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero (TV Series) (cinematographer: second unit)
 1993 Cyborg 2 (Video) (electrician)
 1993 The X-Files (TV Series) (dolly grip - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1993) ... (dolly grip: "b" camera)
 1993 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (TV Series) (key grip)
 1993 At Home with the Webbers (TV Movie) (gaffer)
 1992 The Silencer (gaffer)
 1992 Indecency (TV Movie) (grip)
 1992 I Don't Buy Kisses Anymore (gaffer)
 1992 Ruby (grip)
 1991 Victim of Love (TV Movie) (grip)
 1991 Stop at Nothing (TV Movie) (best boy grip - uncredited)
 1991 Lies Before Kisses (TV Movie) (gaffer)
 1990 Nerds of a Feather (key grip)
 1990 83 Hours 'Til Dawn (TV Movie) (grip)
 1990 Backstreet Dreams (electrician)
 1990 The Exorcist III (gaffer: second unit)
 1990 The Sleeping Car (gaffer)
 1989 Jaded (key grip)
 1989 Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge (dolly grip: additional photography)
 1989 White Lies (TV Movie) (best boy grip)
 1989 Night Children (gaffer)
 1989 Spies and Lovers (gaffer: Los Angeles)
 1988 Amorous Adventures of Janette Littledove (Video) (camera operator - as Mike Stryker)
 1988 With Love, Littledove (Video) (camera operator - as Mike Stryker)
 1988 Perfect Victims (camera operator: second unit)
 1988 Deadly Intent (Video) (gaffer - as Michael Stringer)
 1988 Freddy's Nightmares (TV Series) (dolly grip)
 1987 Ecstasy Girls II (grip - as Mike Stryker)
 1987 Best Seller (gaffer)
 1987 Commando Squad (key grip: second unit)
 1986 The Devil in Miss Jones 3: A New Beginning (camera operator - as Michael Stryker)
 1986 The Devil in Miss Jones 4: The Final Outrage (camera operator - as Michael Stryker)
 1985 Orson Welles' Magic Show (TV Short) (gaffer) / (key grip)
 1985 Tall Tales & Legends (TV Series) (dolly grip)
 1984 The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins (TV Movie) (additional photographer - uncredited)
 1984 Sleepless Nights (Video) (camera operator - as Mike Stryker)
 1983 Sensuous Moments (Video) (camera operator - as Mike Stryker)
 1983 The Kid with the 200 I.Q. (TV Movie) (additional photographer)
 1983 Young and Restless (Video) (camera operator - as Michael Striker)
 1982 Trick or Treats (key grip - uncredited)
 1982 Gavilan (TV Series) (underwater cinematographer)
 1981 Child Bride of Short Creek (TV Movie) (cinematographer: second unit)
 1981 Through the Magic Pyramid (TV Movie) (second camera operator)
 1980 The Attic (camera operator) / (location photographer)
 1980 Ultra Flesh (assistant gaffer - as R. Michael)
 1979 The Orson Welles Show (TV Movie) (key grip)
 1979 Racquet (camera operator: second unit - as Michael Stringer) / (lighting director - as Michael Stringer)
 1979 The Ecstasy Girls (camera operator - as Mike Striker)
 1978 Every Girl Should Have One (camera operator)
 1978 The One Man Jury (gaffer - as Michael Stringer)
 1978 Filming 'Othello' (Documentary) (key grip)
 1978 Deathsport (gaffer - as Michael Stringer)
 1978 Sunset Cove (gaffer - as Michael Stringer)
 1978 The Toolbox Murders (camera operator - uncredited) / (gaffer - as Michael Stringer)
 1977 Opening Night (additional photographer - uncredited)
 1977 Grand Theft Auto (gaffer - as Michael Stringer)
 1977 Moonshine County Express (camera operator: second unit)
 1976 Woman in the Rain (gaffer)
 1976 The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (camera assistant - as Mike Stringer)
 1975 Bugs Bunny Superstar (Documentary) (assistant camera - as Michael Stringer)
 1975 Blazing Stewardesses (gaffer - as Mike Stringer)
 1975 Jessi's Girls (key grip)
 1975 The Naughty Stewardesses (assistant camera - as Mike Stringer)
 1974 A Woman Under the Influence (additional photographer - uncredited)
 1973 The Killing Kind (key grip: additional photography - uncredited)
 1973 And When She Was Bad... (camera operator - as Michael Stringer)
 1973 F for Fake (Documentary) (gaffer - uncredited)
 1973 The Clones (camera operator)
 1973 Invasion of the Bee Girls (camera operator - as Michael Stringer)
 1973 Bummer (camera operator) / (gaffer - uncredited) / (key grip - uncredited)
 1973 Midnight Intruders (assistant camera - as Michael Stringer)
 1972 Bury Me an Angel (assistant camera - as Michael Stringer)
 1971 Dracula vs. Frankenstein (assistant camera - as Mike Stringer)
 1970 Blood Mania (grip)
 1969 The Gun Runner (assistant camera) / (gaffer) / (key grip - as Mike Stringer)
 1969 Like Mother Like Daughter (key grip - as Mike Stringer)
 1969 The Fabulous Bastard from Chicago (chief grip - as Michael Stringer) / (gaffer - uncredited)
 1967 Psycho à Go-Go (grip - uncredited)
Show Show Cinematographer (26 credits)
Show Show Actor (10 credits)
Show Show Visual effects (8 credits)
Show Show Director (3 credits)
Show Show Art department (3 credits)
Show Show Editor (2 credits)
Show Show Production manager (2 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

R. Michael | Michael Striker | Mike Striker | A. Michael Stringer | Michael Stringer | Mike Stringer | Robert Michael Stringer | Robert Stringer | Michael Stryker | Mike Stryker
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

If you're not 15 minutes early, YOU'RE LATE.

Trivia:

Currently the Secretary/Treasurer of the Local 80 Divers Association

Nickname:

Grip Daddy

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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