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John Frazier was born on September 23, 1944 in Richmond, California. As a child his family moved to Southern California, USA, where he was raised. He attended Canoga Park High School and attended college at Los Angeles Trade Tech, where he studied high-rise construction and freeway design. In 1963 he began designing special effects props at the ... See full bio »

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Known For

Transformers Special Effects
Spider-Man 2 Special Effects
Twister Special Effects
Spider-Man Special Effects


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  St. Sebastian (special effects) (completed)
 2020 Bad Boys for Life (special effects supervisor)
 2017 Transformers: The Last Knight (production special effects supervisor)
 2017 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (special effects coordinator)
 2015 Goosebumps (special effects coordinator)
 2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction (production special effects supervisor)
 2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (production special effects supervisor)
 2014 The Better Angels (special effects supervisor)
 2013 The Lone Ranger (special effects supervisor)
 2013 After Earth (special effects supervisor)
 2013 Pain & Gain (production special effects supervisor)
 2013 Oz the Great and Powerful (production special effects supervisor)
 2012 The Amazing Spider-Man (production special effects supervisor)
 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon (production special effects supervisor)
 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (special effects supervisor)
 2011 Priest (production special effects supervisor)
 2011 The Green Hornet (special effects supervisor - as John R. Frazier)
 2010/I Burlesque (special effects supervisor)
 2010 Unstoppable (production special effects supervisor)
 2010 Jackass 3D: Purple Trouble (Documentary) (special effects supervisor)
 2010 Takers (special effects coordinator)
 2010 The Sorcerer's Apprentice (special effects supervisor)
 2010 Hesher (special effects coordinator)
 2009 Armored (special effects supervisor)
 2009 The Stepfather (effects consultant)
 2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (production special effects supervisor)
 2009 The Taking of Pelham 123 (effects consultant) / (special effects supervisor)
 2009 Drag Me to Hell (production special effects consultant)
 2009 Fired Up! (special effects supervisor)
 2008 Seven Pounds (effects consultant)
 2008 Pineapple Express (special effects supervisor)
 2008 Hancock (special effects coordinator) / (special effects supervisor)
 2007 National Treasure: Book of Secrets (special effects supervisor)
 2007 The Kingdom (supervising special effects coordinator)
 2007 Transformers (special effects director) / (special effects supervisor)
 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (special effects director)
 2007 Spider-Man 3 (special effects supervisor - as John R. Frazier)
 2006 Deja Vu (special effects supervisor)
 2006 Poseidon (special effects supervisor - as John R. Frazier)
 2005 Domino (special effects supervisor)
 2005 Stealth (production special effects supervisor)
 2005 The Island (special effects coordinator)
 2005 xXx: State of the Union (special effects supervisor)
 2004 Spider-Man 2 (special effects director)
 2003 Bad Boys II (special effects supervisor)
 2003 Tears of the Sun (special effects supervisor)
 2002 xXx (special effects supervisor)
 2002 Windtalkers (special effects supervisor)
 2002 Spider-Man (special effects supervisor)
 2001 Pearl Harbor (special effects coordinator) / (special effects supervisor)
 2001 Prison Life (Short) (special effects coordinator)
 2000 Nothing (special effects coordinator: second unit)
 2000 Cast Away (special effects supervisor)
 2000 Almost Famous (special effects supervisor)
 2000 Space Cowboys (production special effects supervisor)
 2000 The Perfect Storm (special effects coordinator) / (special effects supervisor)
 1999 The Haunting (special effects coordinator)
 1999 True Crime (special effects coordinator)
 1999 Forces of Nature (special effects supervisor)
 1998 Armageddon (production special effects supervisor)
 1998 Hard Rain (special effects supervisor)
 1997 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (special effects consultant)
 1997 Absolute Power (special effects consultant)
 1996/I Twister (special effects supervisor)
 1995 Waterworld (special effects coordinator: second unit)
 1995 The Bridges of Madison County (production special effects consultant)
 1995 The Stars Fell on Henrietta (special effects coordinator)
 1995 Outbreak (special effects supervisor)
 1994 Speed (special effects coordinator)
 1993 A Perfect World (special effects coordinator)
 1993 In the Line of Fire (production special effects supervisor - uncredited)
 1993 Hot Shots! Part Deux (special effects coordinator)
 1992 Hoffa (special effects coordinator)
 1992 Mr. Baseball (special effects: Los Angeles)
 1992 Unforgiven (special effects coordinator)
 1992 Basic Instinct (special effects coordinator: Los Angeles)
 1991 Child's Play 3 (special effects coordinator)
 1991 V.I. Warshawski (special effects coordinator)
 1990 The Rookie (special effects supervisor)
 1989 The War of the Roses (special effects supervisor)
 1989 Pink Cadillac (special effects)
 1989 Baywatch: Panic at Malibu Pier (TV Movie) (special effects)
 1988 The Great Outdoors (special effects coordinator)
 1987 Throw Momma from the Train (special effects coordinator)
 1987 Baby Boom (special effects supervisor)
 1987 Gardens of Stone (special effects supervisor)
 1986 George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation (TV Movie) (special effects)
 1986 Ruthless People (special effects coordinator)
 1986 Ferris Bueller's Day Off (special effects coordinator)
 1986 Pretty in Pink (special effects)
 1985 Pee-wee's Big Adventure (special effects assistant)
 1985 Just One of the Guys (special effects)
 1985 The Sure Thing (special effects)
 1984 It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (TV Movie) (special effects)
 1984 Flashpoint (special effects supervisor)
 1984 George Washington (TV Mini Series) (special effects foreman - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... (special effects foreman)
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... (special effects foreman)
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... (special effects foreman)
 1983 Happy (TV Movie) (special effects)
 1983 Doctor Detroit (special effects supervisor)
 1983 Bring 'Em Back Alive (TV Series) (special effects - 3 episodes)
- Dead Run (1983) ... (special effects)
- The Hostage (1983) ... (special effects)
- The Shadow Women of Chung-Tai (1983) ... (special effects)
 1982 Cry for the Strangers (TV Movie) (special effects)
 1982 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (TV Series) (special effects - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1982) ... (special effects)
 1982 Callahan (TV Movie) (special effects)
 1982 White Dog (special effects supervisor)
 1981-1982 Today's F.B.I. (TV Series) (special effects supervisor - 17 episodes)
- Tapper (1982) ... (special effects supervisor)
- Kidnap (1982) ... (special effects supervisor)
- Gulf Coast Murders (1982) ... (special effects supervisor)
- Bank Job (1982) ... (special effects supervisor)
- Surfacing (1982) ... (special effects supervisor)
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series) (special effects - 1 episode)
- Working (1982) ... (special effects)
 1980 Airplane! (special effects)
 1980 Roadie (special effects)
 1979 A Vacation in Hell (TV Movie) (special effects)
 1979 Apocalypse Now (special effects technician - uncredited)
 1979 Survival Run (special effects)
 1979 When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (special effects)
 1978 Hot City (TV Series) (special effects - 1 episode)
- Linda Clifford/The Sylvers (1978) ... (special effects)
 1978 Killers Matinee (Short) (special effects)
 1978 Summer of Fear (TV Movie) (special effects)
 1978 Steel Cowboy (TV Movie) (special effects)
 1978 Starhops (special effects)
 1977 Space Academy (TV Series) (special effects - 15 episodes)
- Johnny Sunseed (1977) ... (special effects)
- Star Legend (1977) ... (special effects)
- Space Hookey (1977) ... (special effects)
- My Favorite Marcia (1977) ... (special effects)
- The Cheat (1977) ... (special effects)
 1977 Herowork (special effects)
 1977 Dog and Cat (TV Movie) (special effects supervisor)
 1977 The Hills Have Eyes (special effects)
 1977 Roots (TV Mini Series) (special effects supervisor - 8 episodes)
- Part VIII (1977) ... (special effects supervisor)
- Part VII (1977) ... (special effects supervisor)
- Part VI (1977) ... (special effects supervisor)
- Part V (1977) ... (special effects supervisor)
- Part IV (1977) ... (special effects supervisor)
 1976 The Gong Show (TV Series) (special effects technician - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.1 (1976) ... (special effects technician)
- Episode #1.34 (1976) ... (special effects technician)
- Episode #1.22 (1976) ... (special effects technician)
 1972 Return to Peyton Place (TV Series) (special effects coordinator - 1972-1974)
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Alternate Names:

John R. Frazier

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John Frazier in collaboration with Mark Noel invented the four wire rig for flying heavy objects on the movie sets. See more »


Known for his collaborations with producer Jerry Bruckheimer, directors Michael Bay, Clint Eastwood & Sam Raimi and his work on the first five live action Spider-Man films.

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