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William W. Spencer (1921–2007)

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Known For

Barnaby Jones
Barnaby Jones Cinematographer
(1973-1980)
Fame
Fame Cinematographer
(1982-1986)
12 O'Clock High
12 O'Clock High Cinematographer
(1964-1965)
Countdown
Countdown Cinematographer
(1967)

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 1982-1986 Fame (TV Series) (director of photography - 52 episodes)
- Self Defense (1986) ... (director of photography)
- Stagefright (1986) ... (director of photography)
- The Comedian (1986) ... (director of photography)
- The Inheritance (1986) ... (director of photography)
- Double Exposure (1986) ... (director of photography)
 1985 Hollywood Wives (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1985)
- Episode #1.2 (1985)
- Episode #1.1 (1985)
  Barnaby Jones (TV Series) (66 episodes, 1974 - 1980) (director of photography - 71 episodes, 1973 - 1980)
- The Final Victim (1980) ... (director of photography)
- Death Is the Punchline (1980) ... (director of photography)
 1979 The Paradise Connection (TV Movie)
 1978 The Runaways (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- No Prince for My Cinderella (1978) ... (director of photography)
 1976 Law of the Land (TV Movie)
 1974 Panic on the 5:22 (TV Movie)
 1974 Cannon (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- The Exchange (1974) ... (director of photography)
  The F.B.I. (TV Series) (98 episodes, 1968 - 1974) (director of photography - 66 episodes, 1965 - 1973)
- Survival (1974)
- The Vendetta (1974)
- The Lost Man (1974)
- Diamond Run (1974)
 1974 Murder or Mercy (TV Movie)
 1972 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1972) ... (director of photography)
 1971 Incident in San Francisco (TV Movie)
 1968 The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1968) ... (director of photography)
 1968 The Legend of Custer (director of photography - as William Spencer)
 1967 Custer (TV Series) (director of photography - 16 episodes)
- Pursued (1967) ... (director of photography)
- The Raiders (1967) ... (director of photography)
- The Gauntlet (1967) ... (director of photography)
- Spirit Woman (1967) ... (director of photography)
- Dangerous Prey (1967) ... (director of photography)
 1967 Countdown (director of photography)
 1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- The Matterhorn Affair (1967) ... (director of photography)
 1964-1965 12 O'Clock High (TV Series) (director of photography - 26 episodes)
- The Hero (1965) ... (director of photography)
- P.O.W.: Part Two (1965) ... (director of photography)
- P.O.W.: Part One (1965) ... (director of photography)
- The Mission (1965) ... (director of photography)
- Mutiny at Ten Thousand Feet (1965) ... (director of photography)
 1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- A Miracle for Margaret (1965) ... (director of photography)
 1963-1964 The Richard Boone Show (TV Series) (director of photography - 22 episodes)
- A Need of Valor (1964) ... (director of photography)
- All the Blood of Yesterday (1964) ... (director of photography)
- The Arena: Part 2 (1964) ... (director of photography)
- The Arena: Part 1 (1964) ... (director of photography)
- Run, Pony, Run (1964) ... (director of photography)
 1961-1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series) (director of photography - 21 episodes)
- Quick Brown Fox (1962) ... (director of photography)
- Women of Silure (1962) ... (director of photography)
- The Swinger (1962) ... (director of photography)
- Cost of Living: Howard Judlow (1962) ... (director of photography)
- The New Order: Peter Long (1962) ... (director of photography)
 1960-1961 National Velvet (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The Drought (1960)
- Chip (1960)
 1961 A Thunder of Drums (director of photography - as William Spencer)
  Peter Gunn (TV Series) (33 episodes, 1960 - 1961) (director of photography - 5 episodes, 1960 - 1961)
- Down the Drain (1961)
- Voodoo (1961) ... (director of photography)
- Deadly Intrusion (1961)
- Death Is a Four Letter Word (1961) ... (director of photography)
 1961 The Americans (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Harper's Ferry (1961)
 1960 Outlaws (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1960 Pony Express (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- The Last Mile (1960) ... (director of photography)
 1960 Mission of Danger (as William Spencer)
 1959 Fibber McGee and Molly (TV Series) (director of photography - 11 episodes)
- The Paint Job (1959) ... (director of photography)
- Molly's Mother (1959) ... (director of photography)
- The Masquerade Party (1959) ... (director of photography)
- Mayor McGee (1959) ... (director of photography)
- The Unwanted Guest (1959) ... (director of photography)
 1957-1959 The Thin Man (TV Series) (director of photography - 61 episodes)
- Paradise Discovered (1959) ... (director of photography)
- Cherchez la Sexpot (1959) ... (director of photography)
- Bat McKidderick (1959) ... (director of photography)
- Cold Cargo (1959) ... (director of photography)
- Dear Dead Days (1959) ... (director of photography)
 1958 Andy Hardy Comes Home (director of photography)
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