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Known For

Sports Night Cinematographer
(1998-2000)
This Is Spinal Tap Cinematographer
(1984)
The Larry Sanders Show Cinematographer
(1992-1998)
George Lopez Cinematographer
(2002-2007)

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 2020 Game On! A Comedy Crossover Event (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Mr. Iglesias: Olympic Effort (2020) ... (director of photography)
  Mr. Iglesias (TV Series) (1 episode, 2020) (director of photography - 3 episodes, 2019 - 2020)
- Party of One (2020) ... (director of photography)
- Taming the Carlos (2020) ... (director of photography)
- True Calling (2020)
- Some Children Left Behind (2019) ... (director of photography)
 2020 Broke (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Mom's Secret (2020)
- Pilot (2020)
 2018 Man of the House (TV Movie)
 2016 Kevin Can Wait (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2016) ... (director of photography)
 2013-2015 Instant Mom (TV Series) (director of photography - 48 episodes)
- Gone Batty (2015) ... (director of photography)
- Ain't Over Till It's Over (2015) ... (director of photography)
- Hourly Rage (2015) ... (director of photography)
- Playa Hata (2015) ... (director of photography)
- Bug Out (2015) ... (director of photography)
 2013 Holding Patterns (TV Movie)
 2005-2013 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (TV Series) (director of photography - 102 episodes)
- The Gang Squashes Their Beefs (2013) ... (director of photography)
- The Gang Makes Lethal Weapon 6 (2013) ... (director of photography)
- Flowers for Charlie (2013) ... (director of photography)
- The Gang Gets Quarantined (2013) ... (director of photography)
- The Gang Saves the Day (2013) ... (director of photography)
 2012/I The Call (Short)
 2012 Blake Shelton's Not So Family Christmas (TV Special) (director of photography - sketch segments)
 2012 Anger Management (TV Series) (director of photography - 10 episodes)
- Charlie Gets Romantic (2012) ... (director of photography)
- Charlie's Dad Visits (2012) ... (director of photography)
- Charlie Outs a Patient (2012) ... (director of photography)
- Charlie's Patient Gets Out of Jail (2012) ... (director of photography)
- Charlie Dates Kate's Patient (2012) ... (director of photography)
 2011-2012 How to Be a Gentleman (TV Series) (director of photography - 4 episodes)
- How to Be Draft Andrew (2012) ... (director of photography)
- How to Share a Relationship (2012) ... (director of photography)
- How to Attend Your Ex-Fiance's Wedding (2011) ... (director of photography)
- How to Have a One-Night Stand (2011) ... (director of photography)
 2011 Circling the Drain (TV Movie)
 2010 Warren the Ape (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- Anger Management (2010)
- Support System (2010)
- Amends (2010)
- Gay Ape (2010)
- Bad Po-Fo (2010)
 2009 Outnumbered (TV Series) (director of photography)
 2009 Sonny with a Chance (TV Series) (director of photography - 14 episodes)
- Sonny in the Middle (2009) ... (director of photography)
- Guess Who's Coming to Guest Star (2009) ... (director of photography)
- The Heartbreak Kid (2009) ... (director of photography)
- Promises, Prom-Misses (2009) ... (director of photography)
- Sonny and the Studio Brat (2009) ... (director of photography)
 2009 Parks and Recreation (TV Series) (director of photography - 6 episodes)
- Rock Show (2009) ... (director of photography)
- The Banquet (2009) ... (director of photography)
- Boys' Club (2009) ... (director of photography)
- The Reporter (2009) ... (director of photography)
- Canvassing (2009) ... (director of photography)
 2007 Tinseltown (TV Short)
 2002-2007 George Lopez (TV Series) (director of photography - 119 episodes)
- George Thinks Max's Future Is on the Line (2007) ... (director of photography)
- George Decides to Sta-Local Where It's Familia (2007) ... (director of photography)
- George's Bogey-ous Relationship with Vic Is Putt to the Test (2007) ... (director of photography)
- George Can't Let Sleeping Mexicans Lie (2007) ... (director of photography)
 2007 The Making of 'the Larry Sanders Show' (Video documentary)
 2005-2006 Freddie (TV Series) (director of photography - 18 episodes)
- Mother of All Grandfathers (2006) ... (director of photography)
- Open and Shut (2006) ... (director of photography)
- Freddie and the Hot Mom (2006) ... (director of photography)
- To Have Loved Way Too Much and Lost (2006) ... (director of photography)
- The Search for Grandpa Four (2006) ... (director of photography)
 2005 The Office (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2005) ... (director of photography)
 2004 Eddie's Father (TV Short)
 1996-2004 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series) (director of photography - 211 episodes)
- Still Life with Freeloader (2004) ... (director of photography)
- Passion of the Wick (2004) ... (director of photography)
- Finale (2004) ... (director of photography)
- Love, Sri Lankan Style (2004) ... (director of photography)
- Knot in the Mood (2004) ... (director of photography)
 2001-2002 Inside Schwartz (TV Series) (director of photography - 13 episodes)
- It's All in the Footwork (2002) ... (director of photography)
- Kissing Cousin (2002) ... (director of photography)
- Service, Schwartz? (2001) ... (director of photography)
- He Ain't Funny, He's My Brother (2001) ... (director of photography)
- Bless Me Father, for I Have Fired You (2001) ... (director of photography)
 2002 Hidden Hills (TV Series)
 2002 Watching Ellie (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2002) ... (director of photography)
 2001 According to Jim (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2001) ... (director of photography)
 2001 Go Fish (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2000 The Last Real Cowboys (Short)
  Sports Night (TV Series) (16 episodes, 1999 - 2000) (director of photography - 27 episodes, 1998 - 1999)
- Quo Vadimus (2000)
 2000 Thirty (TV Movie)
 1992-1998 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series) (director of photography - 88 episodes)
- Flip (1998) ... (director of photography)
- Putting the 'Gay' Back in Litigation (1998) ... (director of photography)
- Just the Perfect Blendship (1998) ... (director of photography)
- I Buried Sid (1998) ... (director of photography)
- Beverly's Secret (1998) ... (director of photography)
 1998 Spinal Tap: The Final Tour (Video short)
 1998 Style & Substance (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1998) ... (director of photography)
 1997 Hiller and Diller (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- The Play's the Thing (1997) ... (director of photography)
 1996 Family Matters (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Scammed (1996) ... (director of photography)
 1995 If Not for You (TV Series)
 1994 Blue Skies (TV Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- Kenny Returns (1994) ... (director of photography)
- A Partner Changes Everything (1994) ... (director of photography)
 1993 Bethie's Really Silly Clubhouse (Video) (director of photography)
 1993 Gloria Vane (TV Movie)
 1993 Eligible Dentist (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1992 The Pacific Century (TV Mini Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1991 Flesh 'n' Blood (TV Series) (director of photography - 11 episodes)
- Mommie Nearest (1991) ... (director of photography)
- Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (1991) ... (director of photography)
- Beauty Is in the Eye of the Ticketholder (1991) ... (director of photography)
- Bebe's Wedding (1991) ... (director of photography)
- The Wrath of Con (1991) ... (director of photography)
 1991 Problem Child 2 (director of photography)
 1990 Camp Cucamonga (TV Movie)
 1990 Partners in Life (TV Movie)
 1989 Paula Abdul: Straight Up (Video)
 1988 Unsolved Mysteries (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1988)
- Episode #1.2 (1988)
  The New Leave It to Beaver (TV Series) (5 episodes, 1983 - 1988) (director of photography - 1 episode, 1984)
- Madcap Dreams (1988)
- Material Girl (1987)
- Bad Poetry (1986)
- Growing Pains (1984) ... (director of photography)
 1988 Tour of Duty (TV Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- Soldiers (1988) ... (director of photography)
- Under Siege (1988) ... (director of photography)
 1987 Pee-wee's Playhouse (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Pajama Party (1987)
- Spring (1987)
- School (1987)
- Tons of Fun (1987)
 1987 North Shore
 1985 Frontline (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1984 Scorned and Swindled (TV Movie)
 1983 Hooker (Documentary)
 1982 Arena (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
- The Orson Welles Story - Part 2 (1982) ... (film cameraman)
- The Orson Welles Story - Part 1 (1982) ... (film cameraman)
 1981 Likely Stories, Vol. 1 (TV Movie)
 1981 Odyssey: The Three Worlds of Bali (Documentary)
 1981 The Killing of America (Documentary) (cinematography by)
 1980 Diabetes: Focus on Feelings (Documentary short)
 1980 Today Is for the Championship (TV Movie documentary)
 1974 Craig and Mark (Documentary short)
 1971 Jimi Plays Berkeley (Documentary)
 1971 Celebration at Big Sur (Documentary)
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