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BJ McDonnell


BJ McDonnell is a motion picture camera operator and director. In 2000 McDonnell graduated from Los Angeles City College with his degree in Cinema and quickly became a grip and then a union camera / steadicam operator in I.A.T.S.E 600.He is also a member of SAG / AFTRA. McDonnell has shot such features as "Jack Reacher", "Battle: Los Angeles", "... See full bio »
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Known For

The Darkest Hour
The Darkest Hour Camera and Electrical Department
(2011)
Ant-Man
Ant-Man Camera and Electrical Department
(2015)
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Camera and Electrical Department
(2003)
Death Race
Death Race Camera and Electrical Department
(2008)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (155 credits)
 2018 Unbroken: Path to Redemption (a camera/steadicam operator) (post-production)
 2017 Future Man (TV Series) (a camera: steadicam operator)
 2017 Ballers (TV Series) (camera operator - 10 episodes)
- Yay Area (2017) ... (camera operator: "a" camera/steadicam)
- Crackback (2017) ... (camera operator: "a" camera/steadicam)
- Alley-Oops (2017) ... (camera operator: "a" camera/steadicam)
- Ricky-Leaks (2017) ... (camera operator: "a" camera/steadicam)
- I Hate New York (2017) ... (camera operator: "a" camera/steadicam)
 2017 The Disaster Artist (a camera: steadicam operator)
 2017 Home Again (b cam operator: steadicam operator)
 2017 Shooter (TV Series) (a - camera/steadicam operator - 8 episodes)
- That'll Be the Day (2017) ... (a - camera/steadicam operator)
- Someplace Like Bolivia (2017) ... (a - camera/steadicam operator)
- Across the Rio Grande (2017) ... (a - camera/steadicam operator)
- The Man Called Noon (2017) ... (a - camera/steadicam operator)
- The Dark End of the Street (2017) ... (a - camera/steadicam operator)
 2017 Annabelle: Creation (camera operator) / (steadicam operator)
 2017/II Unforgettable (camera steadicam operator)
 2017 The Evil Within (additional Steadicam operator)
 2016 Office Christmas Party (a camera: steadicam operator)
 2016 Rules Don't Apply (camera operator) / (steadicam operator)
 2016 Central Intelligence (additional b camera steadicam operator)
 2016 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping ("a" camera operator) / (steadicam operator)
 2016 Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (a camera: steadicam operator)
 2016 31 (a camera/steadicam operator)
 2016 Discarnate (camera operator)
 2016 Dream Team (TV Movie) (a cam operator)
 2015 Freaks of Nature (camera operator: "b" camera) / (steadicam operator)
 2015 Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (a camera operator: steadicam operator)
 2015/I The Perfect Guy (camera operator)
 2015 Ant-Man (a cam operator/steadicam: additional photography)
 2015 Tomorrowland (b camera / steadicam operator: Spain & Los Angeles) / (b camera/steadicam operator: Spain and Los Angeles)
 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron (camera operator: "a" camera) / (steadicam operator: additional photography)
 2014/II The Interview (a cam/steadicam operator)
 2014 Immediately Afterlife (Short) (steadicam operator)
 2014/I Neighbors (a-camera/steadicam operator)
 2014 Life After Beth (camera operator)
 2013 Lone Survivor (steadicam operator: second unit)
 2013 Mortal Kombat: Legacy (TV Series) (a cam/steadicam operator - 2 episodes)
- The Cause of Liu Kangs Fall Is Revealed (2013) ... (a cam/steadicam operator)
- Liu Kang and Kung Lao Reunite in Macau (2013) ... (a cam/steadicam operator)
 2013 This Is the End (additional camera operator - uncredited)
 2013 Star Trek: Into Darkness (additional camera operator: second unit - uncredited)
 2013 The List (TV Movie) (b camera / steadicam operator)
 2012 Jack Reacher (camera operator: "a" camera) / (steadicam operator)
 2012 The Walking Dead: Webisodes (TV Series short) (a cam/steadicam operator - 4 episodes)
- Cold Storage: Parting Shots (2012) ... (a cam/steadicam operator)
- Cold Storage: Keys to the Kingdom (2012) ... (a cam/steadicam operator)
- Cold Storage: Hide and Seek (2012) ... (a cam/steadicam operator)
- Cold Storage: The Chosen Ones (2012) ... (a cam/steadicam operator)
 2012/II The Collection (camera operator: "a" camera - as BJ McDonnel) / (steadicam operator - as BJ McDonnel)
 2012 The Lords of Salem (a camera operator: additional photography)
 2012 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (camera operator: "a" camera) / (steadicam operator)
 2012 That's My Boy (camera operator: "b" camera)
 2012 Loom (Short) (camera operator)
 2012 Project X (additional camera operator)
 2011 The Darkest Hour (camera operator: "a" camera) / (steadicam operator)
 2011 Arena (Video) (camera operator: "a" camera) / (steadicam operator)
 2011 Killer Joe (camera operator: "a" camera) / (steadicam operator)
 2011 Battle Los Angeles (camera operator: "b" camera) / (steadicam operator)
 2011/I The Roommate (camera operator: "a" camera) / (steadicam operator)
 2010 Zombie Roadkill (TV Series short) (Steadicam operator - 2010)
 2010 Easy A (additional camera operator - uncredited) / (additional steadicam operator - uncredited)
 2010 Hatchet II (camera operator) / (steadicam operator - uncredited)
 2010 Jonah Hex (camera operator: Los Angeles) / (steadicam operator: Los Angeles)
 2010 Mortal Kombat: Rebirth (Video) (camera operator: "b" camera) / (steadicam operator)
 2010 Nic & Tristan Go Mega Dega (steadicam operator)
 2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street (camera operator: "a" camera, Los Angeles & insert units) / (steadicam operator: Los Angeles & insert units)
 2010 Once Fallen (steadicam operator)
 2010 MacGruber (camera operator: "a" camera) / (steadicam operator)
 2010 The Odds (TV Movie) (camera operator: "a" camera) / (steadicam operator)
 2009 Convict (steadicam operator)
 2009 The Canyon (camera operator: "b" camera) / (steadicam operator)
 2009 The Tivo (Short) (camera operator)
 2009 Fame (camera operator: "c" camera - uncredited) / (operator: MK-V AR - uncredited) / (steadicam operator)
 2009 The Hole (steadicam operator: Los Angeles - as BJ Mcdonnell)
 2009 Halloween II (MK-V AR operator) / (camera operator: "b" camera) / (steadicam operator)
 2009/II Forget Me Not (b camera) / (steadicam operator)
 2009/I The Collector (camera operator: "a" camera) / (steadicam operator)
 2009/I Angel of Death (steadicam operator)
 2009 The Six Wives of Henry Lefay (camera operator: "a" camera) / (steadicam operator)
 2009/I Mercy (camera operator: "a" camera) / (steadicam operator)
 2009 Serious Moonlight (camera operator - as B.J. McDonnell) / (steadicam operator - as B.J. McDonnell)
 2009 Stay Cool (steadicam operator)
  Heroes (TV Series) (Steadicam operator - 11 episodes, 2007 - 2008) (steadicam operator - 7 episodes, 2008 - 2009)
- Chapter Ten '1961' (2009) ... (steadicam operator - uncredited)
- Chapter Seven 'Cold Snap' (2009) ... (steadicam operator - uncredited)
- Chapter Six 'Shades of Gray' (2009) ... (steadicam operator - uncredited)
- Chapter Four 'Cold Wars' (2009) ... (steadicam operator - uncredited)
- Chapter Three 'Building 26' (2009) ... (steadicam operator - uncredited)
 2009 Tag (Short) (steadicam operator)
 2009 Shrink (steadicam operator)
 2008 Starting Under (TV Movie) (steadicam operator)
 2008 The New Adventures of Old Christine (TV Series) (steadicam operator - 1 episode)
- Everyone Says I Love You Except Ritchie (2008) ... (steadicam operator - uncredited)
 2008 Death Race (camera operator: Los Angeles)
 2008 Jolene (camera operator - as B.J. McDonnell) / (steadicam operator - as B.J. McDonnell)
 2008 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series) (additional camera operator - 1 episode)
- Pater Familias (2008) ... (additional camera operator - uncredited)
 2008 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) (additional camera operator - 1 episode)
- For Gedda (2008) ... (additional camera operator)
  Welcome to the Captain (TV Series) (camera operator - 5 episodes, 2008) (steadicam operator - 5 episodes, 2008)
- Mr. Big Meeting (2008) ... (camera operator: "a" camera) / (steadicam operator)
- The Wrecking Crew (2008) ... (camera operator: "a" camera) / (steadicam operator)
- The Letter (2008) ... (camera operator: "a" camera) / (steadicam operator)
- Weekend at Saul's (2008) ... (camera operator: "a" camera) / (steadicam operator)
- Pilot (2008) ... (camera operator: "a" camera) / (steadicam operator)
 2008 Living Hell (TV Movie) (camera operator - as B.J. McDonnell)
 2008 Expendable (Short) (steadicam operator)
 2007 Fugly (TV Movie) (additional steadicam operator: additional unit)
 2007 The Take (steadicam operator)
 2007 Born in the USA (TV Movie) (steadicam operator)
 2007 Halloween (camera operator: "b" camera) / (steadicam operator)
 2007 The Kingdom (additional camera operator: second unit)
 2007 30 Days of Night: Dust to Dust (TV Mini-Series) (camera operator: "a" camera - 2008)
  Standoff (TV Series) (camera operator - 7 episodes, 2006 - 2007) (steadicam operator - 6 episodes, 2006 - 2007)
- Ex-Factor (2007) ... (camera operator)
- Lie to Me (2007) ... (camera operator)
- Road Trip (2007) ... (camera operator) / (steadicam operator - uncredited)
- Backfire (2007) ... (camera operator) / (steadicam operator - uncredited)
- No Strings (2007) ... (camera operator)
 2007 How to Rob a Bank (and 10 Tips to Actually Get Away with It) (camera operator: "b" camera) / (steadicam operator)
 2007 Ripple Effect (camera operator: "b" camera) / (steadicam operator)
 2007 Family Karma (Short) (steadicam operator - as B.J. McDonnell)
 2007 The Grand (camera operator) / (steadicam operator)
 2007 Assassin (Short) (steadicam operator)
 2007 Sinner (camera operator)
 2007 Santa Croce (Short) (steadicam operator)
 2007 Magnus, Inc. (Short) (steadicam operator)
 2007/I Spiral (camera operator: "a" camera) / (steadicam operator)
 2007 Beat the Street (Short) (steadicam operator)
 2007 The Big Day (Short) (steadicam operator - as B.J. McDonnell)
 2006 Faith Happens (steadicam operator)
 2006 Mr. Fix It (additional camera operator) / (additional steadicam operator)
 2006 Eye of the Dolphin (steadicam operator)
 2006 Dark Ride (Steadicam operator)
 2006 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (camera operator) / (steadicam operator)
 2006 The Dog Problem (camera operator) / (steadicam operator)
 2006 Mystery Woman: Oh Baby (TV Movie) (steadicam operator - as B.J. McDonnell)
 2006 Hood of Horror (camera operator) / (steadicam operator) / (steadicam operator: "b" camera)
 2006 Hatchet (steadicam operator: "a" camera)
 2006/I Lucid (Short) (steadicam operator)
 2006 Living the Dream (additional steadicam operator)
 2006 Janie (Short) (additional steadicam operator)
 2006 Open Window (steadicam operator)
 2006 The Gymnast (steadicam operator)
 2005 Heart of the Beholder (camera operator) / (steadicam operator)
 2005 A Year and a Day (steadicam operator)
 2005 Kids in America (steadicam operator)
 2005 Brothers in Arms (camera operator: "b" camera) / (steadicam operator)
 2005 The Devil's Rejects (dolly grip - as B.J. McDonnell) / (grip - as B.J. McDonnell)
 2005 War of the Worlds (additional grip - uncredited)
 2005 Nightshift (Short) (steadicam operator)
 2005 Break a Leg (best boy grip) / (dolly grip) / (key grip)
 2005 West Bank Story (Short) (steadicam operator - as Billy John McDonnell)
 2005 Americano (steadicam operator)
 2005 Dating Games People Play (additional steadicam operator)
 2005 Dirty Love (camera operator) / (steadicam operator)
 2004 Wear Something Nice (Short) (steadicam operator)
 2004 Choices (Short) (steadicam operator)
 2004 How's My Driving (Short) (key grip)
 2004 Shallow Ground (steadicam operator - as B.J. McDonnell)
 2004 Sweet Union (Short) (steadicam operator)
 2004 Perfect Opposites (grip)
 2004 Who's Your Daddy? (Video) (grip)
 2004 Seafood Heaven (Short) (steadicam operator)
 2003 Evil Alien Conquerors (grip)
 2003 Winter Break (grip)
 2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (grip: second unit)
 2003 Dallas 362 (dolly grip)
 2003 Stealing Candy (grip - as B.J. McDonnell)
 2003 Spin, Shoot & Run (key grip)
 2003 Art of Revenge (Video) (key grip)
 2003 Die, Mommie, Die! (grip)
 2003 My Terrorist Dad (Short) (key grip)
 2003 Russkie v Gorode Angelov (TV Series) (dolly grip) / (key grip)
 2002 Hungry Hearts (key grip)
 2002 Fastlane (TV Series) (grip)
 2002 Malevolent (grip)
 2002 The Dogwalker (key grip)
 2002 Pumpkin (grip - uncredited)
 2002 Better Luck Tomorrow (dolly grip) / (key grip)
 2002 Time of Fear (dolly grip)
 2001 Kickin' Chicken (Short) (grip)
 2001 Scrubs (TV Series) (grip)
 2001 The Division (TV Series) (grip)
Show Show Director (7 credits)
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
Show Show Cinematographer (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
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Alternate Names:

BJ McDonnel | B.J. McDonnell | Billy John McDonnell | BJ Mcdonnell

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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