James was born and raised in Baltimore Maryland(August 1959) and his first exposure to the biz was carrying camera and lighting gear for his father, a prominent East coast shooter, at the age of 10. Moving to New York city by 17 to seek his own photographic fortune; young Udel did everything Industry connected from loading trucks at Feature Systems... See full bio »

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Starship Troopers Camera and Electrical Department
(1997)
Rush Hour Camera and Electrical Department
(1998)
Money Train Camera and Electrical Department
(1995)
The Nutty Professor Camera and Electrical Department
(1996)

Filmography

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 2009 The Smell of Success (rigging grip - as Jimi Udel)
 2008 Seven Pounds (grip - as Jimi Udel)
 2008 Soul Men (grip - as Jimi Udel)
 2007 Private Practice (TV Series) (grip - 1 episode)
 2006-2007 Shark (TV Series) (grip - 3 episodes)
- Trial by Fire (2007) ... (grip - as Jimi Udel)
- Here Comes the Judge (2007) ... (grip - as Jimi Udel)
- Russo (2006) ... (grip - as Jimi Udel)
 2005 Starship Troopers (Video Game) (grip: 2nd unit - as Jimi Udel)
 1999 Being John Malkovich (grip - uncredited)
 1999 Inherit the Wind (TV Movie) (grip - as Jimi Udel)
 1999 Never Been Kissed (rigging grip - as Jimi Udel)
 1999 Border Line (TV Movie) (best boy grip - as Jimi Udel)
 1999 Storm of the Century (TV Mini-Series) (dive grip - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1999) ... (dive grip - as Jimi Udel)
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... (dive grip - as Jimi Udel)
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... (dive grip - as Jimi Udel)
 1999 My Favorite Martian (key grip: second unit - as Jimi Udel)
 1998 Rush Hour (rigging grip - as Jimi Udel)
  Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (TV Series) (grip - 10 episodes, 1996 - 1998) (rigging grip - 4 episodes, 1996 - 1997)
- Point Blank (1998) ... (grip - as Jimi Udel)
- The Body Electric (1997) ... (grip - as Jimi Udel)
- Hostage (1997) ... (rigging grip - as Jimi Udel)
- Between Friends/A House Divided: Part 2 (1997) ... (rigging grip - as Jimi Udel)
- Between Friends/A House Divided: Part 1 (1997) ... (grip - as Jimi Udel)
 1998 Hard Rain (rigging grip - as Jimi Udel)
 1997 Amistad (rigging grip - uncredited)
 1997 The Rockford Files: Shoot-Out at the Golden Pagoda (TV Movie) (grip - uncredited)
 1997 Starship Troopers (company grip - as Jimi Udel)
 1997 Red Corner (rigging grip - uncredited)
 1997 Before Women Had Wings (TV Movie) (grip - as Jimi Udel)
 1997 The Shadow Men (key grip: second unit - as Jimi Udel)
 1997 Money Talks (rigging grip - uncredited)
 1997 Cold Around the Heart (key grip - as Jimi Udel)
 1997/I Breakdown (grip - uncredited)
 1997 Dante's Peak (rigging grip - uncredited)
 1997 The Pest (grip - as Jimi Udel)
 1996 Alien Nation: The Enemy Within (TV Movie) (grip - as Jimi Udel)
 1996 Mad Dog Time (grip - uncredited)
  Party of Five (TV Series) (grip - 8 episodes, 1996) (rigging grip - 2 episodes, 1996)
- Personal Demons (1996) ... (grip - uncredited)
- Going Home (1996) ... (grip - uncredited)
- Mixed Signals (1996) ... (rigging grip - uncredited)
- Deal with It (1996) ... (rigging grip - uncredited)
- Short Cuts (1996) ... (grip - uncredited)
 1996 The Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime (TV Movie) (grip - uncredited)
 1996 Larger Than Life (grip - as Jimi Udel)
 1996 The Nutty Professor (grip - as Jimi Udel)
 1996 Independence Day (rigging grip - uncredited)
 1996 Eraser (grip - uncredited)
 1996 The Rock (rigging grip - uncredited)
 1996 Barb Wire (company grip - as Jimi Udel) / (grip - as Jimi Udel) / (rigging grip - as Jimi Udel)
 1996 The Rockford Files: Friends and Foul Play (TV Movie) (grip - uncredited)
 1995 Mother (Video) (rigging grip - as James Udel)
 1995 Money Train (rigging grip - as Jimi Udel)
 1995 Three Wishes (grip - as Jimi Udel)
 1994-1995 Dream On (TV Series) (grip - 10 episodes)
- Take Two Tablets, and Get Me to Mt. Sinai (1995) ... (grip - uncredited)
- A Face Worse Than Death (1994) ... (grip - uncredited)
- From Here to Paternity (1994) ... (grip - uncredited)
- Blame It on Reo (1994) ... (grip - uncredited)
- Where There's Smoke, You're Fired (1994) ... (grip - uncredited)
 1995 Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (grip - as Jimi Udel)
 1994 In the Heat of Passion II: Unfaithful (grip - as Jimi Udel)
 1994 Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills (TV Movie) (grip - as Jimi Udel)
 1991 The General Motors Playwrights Theater (TV Series) (still photographer - 1 episode)
- Clara (1991) ... (still photographer - as Jimi Udel)
 1989 American Playwrights Theater: The One-Acts (TV Series) (still photographer - 1 episode)
- Third and Oak: The Pool Hall (1989) ... (still photographer - as Jimi Udel)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

James Udel | Jimi Udel

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Trivia:

Father had artificial leg from service during World War 2. See more »

Trademark:

1969 Nikon F Camera Black Body

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