Michael deGruy (1951–2012)

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Michael deGruy was born on December 29, 1951 in Mobile, Alabama, USA. He is known for his work on The Blue Planet (2001), National Geographic Explorer (1985) and Predators (2000). He was married to Mimi Armstrong DeGruy. He died on February 4, 2012 in Jaspers Brush, New South Wales, Australia. See full bio »

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Known For

The Blue Planet Camera and Electrical Department
Predators Camera and Electrical Department
The Trials of Life Cinematographer


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 2012 Nature's Microworlds (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Monterey Bay (2012) ... (as Mike DeGruy, photography)
 2007 Expedition Pacific Abyss (TV Movie)
 2006 The Making of 'Deep Blue' (Video documentary) (as Mike de Gruy)
 2004 Dive to Bermuda Triangle (TV Movie documentary) (as Mike de Gruy)
 2003 Abyss Live (TV Movie documentary)
 2003 Deep Blue (Documentary)
 2002 The Life of Mammals (TV Mini Series documentary)
 2001 Making Waves (TV Special) (as Mike deGruy, photography)
 2000 The Octopus Show (TV Movie documentary)
 1998 Earth Story (TV Series documentary)
 1995 Incredible Suckers (Documentary)
 1995 National Geographic Explorer (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Animal Minds (1995)
 1995 The Private Life of Plants (TV Mini Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Growing (1995) ... (as Mike deGruy)
 1990 Sharks on their Best Behavior (TV Movie documentary)
 1990 The Trials of Life (TV Mini Series documentary) (9 episodes)
- Courting (1990)
- Fighting (1990)
- Living Together (1990)
- Finding the Way (1990)
 1987 Hawaii: Islands of the Fire Goddess (TV Movie documentary)
 1984 Natural World (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (11 credits)
Show Show Producer (7 credits)
Show Show Writer (4 credits)
Show Show Director (3 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (15 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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Alternate Names:

Michael De Gruy | Mike DeGruy | Mike de Gruy | Mike deGruy


5' 6" (1.68 m)


Mimi Armstrong DeGruy  (his death)  (2 children)

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Personal Quote:

I grew up in Mobile, Alabama - somebody's got to be from Mobile, right? - and Mobile sits at the confluence of five rivers, forming this beautiful delta. And the delta has alligators crawling in and out of rivers filled with fish and cypress trees dripping with snakes, birds of every flavor. See more »


American cinematographer Mike deGruy and Australian TV writer-producer Andrew Wight were killed when their helicopter crashed and burned on takeoff in eastern Australia while filming James Cameron's DeepSea Challenge. See more »

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