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Ted Swanson (I) (1936–2009)

Ted Swanson was born on July 28, 1936 in Watertown, Massachusetts, USA as Theodore Adams Swanson. He was a production manager and assistant director, known for Rocky (1976), Witness (1985) and Caddyshack (1980). He was married to Janet Saxman Watt. He died on July 23, 2009 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2001 Three Blind Mice (TV Movie) (unit production manager)
 1994 My Father the Hero (production manager)
 1993 The Wrong Man (production manager - as Ted Adams Swanson)
 1992 The Presence (TV Movie) (unit production manager - as Ted Adams Swanson)
 1991 Eyes of an Angel (production manager - as Ted Adams Swanson)
 1991 Separate But Equal (TV Movie) (unit production manager - as Ted Adams Swanson)
 1989 The Heist (TV Movie) (production manager)
 1988 Weekend War (TV Movie) (production manager)
 1987 Surrender (production manager)
 1987 Harry and the Hendersons (unit production manager: second unit)
 1986 Opposing Force (production manager - as Ted Adams Swanson)
 1985 The Eagle and the Bear (TV Movie) (unit production manager - as Ted Adams Swanson)
 1985 Witness (production manager)
 1984 Mass Appeal (production manager - uncredited)
 1984 American Dreamer (unit production manager: USA)
 1982 Love Child (production manager)
 1981 Nobody's Perfekt (unit production manager)
 1980 Island Claws (production manager)
 1980 Caddyshack (production manager)
 1979 Valentine (TV Movie) (production manager - uncredited)
 1979 Hot Stuff (unit production manager)
 1979 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series) (production manager - 1 episode)
- The Year of the Horse (1979) ... (production manager)
 1978 King (TV Mini-Series) (production manager - uncredited)
 1976 Rocky (production manager)
 1976 Sounder, Part 2 (production manager - uncredited)
 1976 Joe Panther (production manager - uncredited)
 1976 Peeper (unit production manager)
 1975 Lucky Lady (production manager)
 1975 Miles to Go Before I Sleep (TV Movie) (production manager - uncredited)
 1974 Larry (TV Movie) (unit production manager)
 1974 Tell Me Where It Hurts (TV Movie) (production manager - uncredited)
 1974 I Love You... Good-bye (production manager - uncredited)
 1974 The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (TV Movie) (unit production manager)
 1973 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (TV Movie) (unit production manager)
 1973 The Waltons (TV Series) (unit production manager - 1 episode)
- The Odyssey (1973) ... (unit production manager)
 1973 The Girls of Huntington House (TV Movie) (production manager - uncredited)
 1971 The Omega Man (assistant production supervisor - uncredited)
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Ted Adams Swanson


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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