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Michael Tolochko

Michael Tolochko was born on October 22, 1962 in Oberlin, Ohio, USA. He is known for his work on The Island (2005), Iron Man (2008) and Godzilla (1998). He has been married to Siobhan since December 28, 1990. They have two children. See full bio »

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The Island Camera and Electrical Department
Iron Man Camera and Electrical Department
Godzilla Camera and Electrical Department
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Camera and Electrical Department


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 2017 Mindhunter (TV Series) (best boy electric - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... (best boy electric - as Michael Tolochko Jr.)
 2016 Independence Day: Resurgence (rigging supervisor)
 2015 Fantastic Four (set lighting assistant technical supervisor)
 2015 True Detective (TV Series) (electrician - 7 episodes)
- Black Maps and Motel Rooms (2015) ... (electrician)
- Church in Ruins (2015) ... (electrician)
- Other Lives (2015) ... (electrician)
- Down Will Come (2015) ... (electrician)
- Maybe Tomorrow (2015) ... (electrician)
 2014 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (set lighting technician - as Michael Tolochko Jr)
 2014 Inherent Vice (assistant chief lighting technician)
 2014 Nightcrawler (set lighting technician)
 2014 Growing Up Fisher (TV Series) (lighting technician)
 2013 Save Me (TV Series) (dimmer board operator - 7 episodes)
- Holier Than Thou (2013) ... (dimmer board operator)
- Whatever the Weather (2013) ... (dimmer board operator)
- Heavenly Hostess (2013) ... (dimmer board operator)
- WWJD (2013) ... (dimmer board operator)
- Heal Thee (2013) ... (dimmer board operator)
 2012 Django Unchained (lighting technician - uncredited)
 2012 The Master (electrician)
 2012 Argo (lighting technician - uncredited)
 2012 People Like Us (assistant chief lighting technician - as Mike Tolochko)
 2011 Rampart (electrician - as Michael Tolochko Jr.)
 2011 Real Steel (rigging best boy electric)
 2010 Iron Man 2 (lighting technician)
 2009 Couples Retreat (lighting technician)
 2009 Post Grad (company electrician)
 2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (lighting technician)
 2008 Bedtime Stories (lighting technician)
 2008 You Don't Mess with the Zohan (lighting technician - uncredited)
 2008 Iron Man (set lighting technician)
 2008 Drillbit Taylor (lighting technician)
 2008 The Great Buck Howard (electrician)
 2007 My Blueberry Nights (electrician: Nevada)
 2007 The Number 23 (electrician)
 2006 Smokin' Aces (electrician)
 2005 Munich (rigging electric best boy)
 2005 Good Night, and Good Luck. (electrician)
 2005 The Island (electrician)
 2005 A Lot Like Love (electrician)
 2004/I Taxi (electrician)
 2004/I Ray (rigging gaffer)
 2003 A Land Called Texas (best boy electric)
 2003 Stuck on You (rigging best boy electric: Boston)
 2003 Peter Pan (dimmer board operator: Los Angeles)
 2003 Daddy Day Care (electrician)
 2003 Tears of the Sun (best boy electric: additional photography)
 2002 Auto Focus (electrician)
 2002 About Schmidt (rigging gaffer)
 2001 The Glass House (electrician - uncredited)
 2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (set lighting technician)
 2001 Blow (electrician)
 2000 Magicians (best boy electric)
 2000 Task Force 2001 (Video) (gaffer - as Mike Tolochko)
 2000 Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man (Short) (underwater lighting technician - uncredited)
 2000 Love & Basketball (electrician)
 1999 The Astronaut's Wife (underwater lighting technician)
 1999 Dudley Do-Right (electrician: additional photography)
 1999 Bowfinger (rigging best boy electric)
 1999 Idle Hands (rigging best boy electric)
 1998 Wind on Water (TV Series) (best boy - 1 episode)
- First Swell (1998) ... (best boy - as Mike Tolochko)
 1998 Out of Sight (electrician)
 1998/I Godzilla (best boy electric: second unit)
 1998 Caught Up (electrician - as Michael Tolochko Jr.)
 1998 Hard Rain (electrician)
 1997 Washington Square (best boy electric)
 1997 Kiss the Girls (electrician - uncredited)
 1997 That Darn Cat (best boy electric)
 1996 Mad Dog Time (electrician) / (rigging grip)
 1996 Kazaam (best boy electric)
 1995 Blonde Heaven (gaffer)
 1995 Bodily Harm (best boy electric)
 1994 Prehysteria! 2 (Video) (gaffer)
 1994 Dark Angel: The Ascent (Video) (gaffer: second unit)
 1994 Test Tube Teens from the Year 2000 (Video) (gaffer - as Mike Tolochko Jr.)
 1994 Blindfold: Acts of Obsession (TV Movie) (best boy electric) / (electrician)
 1993 Beach Babes from Beyond (gaffer - as Mike Tolochko Jr.)
 1993 Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (Video) (key grip: additional photography - as Mike Tolochko)
 1993 My Boyfriend's Back (best boy electric)
 1993 Freaked (gaffer: second unit)
 1992 Army of Darkness (electrician: second unit)
 1992 Doctor Mordrid (grip)
 1992 Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation (TV Movie) (best boy electric)
 1992 Demonic Toys (Video) (key grip - as Mike Tolochko Jr.)
 1991 Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge (Video) (key grip - as Michael 'Gorilla Grip' Tolochko Jr.)
 1991 Shakes the Clown (electrician)
 1991 Trancers II (key grip - as Mike Tolochko Jr.)
 1991 Steel and Lace (grip)
 1990 Puppet Master II (Video) (key grip)
 1990 Skinned Alive (camera operator - as Michael Tolochko Jr.)
 1989 Robot Ninja (additional camera - as Michael Tolochko Jr.) / (still photographer - as Michael Tolochko Jr.)
 1989 The Dead Next Door (camera operator - as Michael Tolochko Jr.)
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Alternate Names:

Michael Tolochko Jr | Michael 'Gorilla Grip' Tolochko Jr. | Michael Tolochko Jr. | Mike Tolochko Jr. | Mike Tolochko

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