Mike Hoover was born in 1944. He is a cinematographer and director, known for Up (1984), The River Wild (1994) and Afghanistan: The Secret War (1987). He was previously married to Beverly Johnson. See full bio »


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Known For

Up Director
The River Wild Visual Effects
Battle for Afghanistan Cinematographer


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 2013 Great White Shark: Beyond the Cage of Fear (TV Movie documentary)
 1997 Amazon (Documentary short)
 1994 The Endless Summer 2 (Documentary)
 1987 Battle for Afghanistan (Documentary)
 1982 National Geographic Specials (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- The Sharks (1982) ... (photographed by)
 1978 The Secret Life of Plants (Documentary)
 1973 Journey to the Outer Limits (Documentary)
 1972 Solo (Short)
 1970 Equinox
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Alternate Names:

Michael D. Hoover | Michael Hoover

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The sole survivor of the heli-skiing crash that killed his wife, Beverly Johnson, Disney president Frank G. Wells, and 3 others. Hoover and Johnson's estate sued Bell, maker of the 206B3 Jet Ranger the party was riding in, claiming the crash was caused by a design defect in the helicopter. The case was settled for an undisclosed sum.

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