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James Whitaker was born on October 7, 1970 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He is known for his work on Thank You for Smoking (2005), Captain America: Civil War (2016) and Patriot (2015). He is married to Nicole Hirsch Whitaker. See full bio »

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Known For

Thank You for Smoking Cinematographer
Captain America: Civil War Camera and Electrical Department
Patriot Cinematographer
Perpetual Grace, LTD Cinematographer


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 2019 Perpetual Grace, LTD (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Eleven (2019)
 2019 Troop Zero
  Patriot (TV Series) (13 episodes, 2015 - 2018) (director of photography - 3 episodes, 2018)
- Loaded (2018) ... (director of photography)
- Fuck John Wayne (2018)
 2015 Cobain: Montage of Heck (Documentary)
 2014 Market Hours (Short)
 2013 Hostages (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2013) ... (director of photography)
 2012 Stolen
 2012 One for the Money (director of photography)
 2011 Breakout Kings (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2011) ... (director of photography)
 2009 Masterwork (TV Movie)
 2009 Crossing Over (director of photography)
 2007 King of California (director of photography)
 2006 13 Graves (TV Movie)
 2006 Running Scared (director of photography)
 2005 Thank You for Smoking (director of photography)
 2005 All the Invisible Children (segment "Jonathan")
 2004 Dead Lawyers (TV Movie)
 2003 The Crystal Method: Born Too Slow (Video short)
 2003 The Cooler (director of photography)
 2002 Never Never (Short)
 2001 On the Edge (TV Movie) (segment "The Other Side")
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Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

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Other Works:

Director of photography for Chrysler Crossfire TV commercial "Black Beauty" (2004). See more »

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Alternate Names:

James J. Whitaker | Jim Whitaker

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Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) since 2020.

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