Born into a family in the film and TV business, Ryan Balton was raised in Milford, PA. He grew up building jibs in the New York City area with his father Bruce and uncle Rob, jib operators. He now is a jib and Steadicam camera operator whose work can be seen across live events, awards shows, concerts, parades, studio programs, reality TV, and more. ... See full bio »

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The Path Ahead Producer
(2010)
Happy! Camera and Electrical Department
(2019)
The Dead Files Miscellaneous Crew
(2011)

Filmography

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  Don't Make Me Over (Documentary) (jib operator) (post-production)
 2020 Ben Platt Live from Radio City Music Hall (TV Special) (jib operator)
 2020 Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything (TV Special) (techno jib assistant)
 2020 Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back (TV Series) (Jib Operator - 1 episode)
- Save Our Town (2020) ... (Jib Operator)
  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (jib operator - 1 episode, 2020) (jib assistant - 1 episode, 2018)
- The Tonight Show: Subway Special (2020) ... (jib operator)
- Blake Lively/Carrie Underwood (2018) ... (jib assistant)
 2020 Leslie Jones: Time Machine (TV Special) (Steadicam operator)
 2019 Live PD: Wanted (TV Series documentary) (steadicam operator - 6 episodes)
- 110 (2019) ... (steadicam operator)
- 109 (2019) ... (steadicam operator)
- 106 (2019) ... (steadicam operator)
- 105 (2019) ... (steadicam operator)
- 104 (2019) ... (steadicam operator)
 2016-2019 The Great Christmas Light Fight (TV Series) (jib operator - 11 episodes)
- Episode #7.1 (2019) ... (jib operator)
- Episode #6.6 (2018) ... (jib operator)
- Episode #6.2 (2018) ... (jib operator)
- Episode #5.6 (2017) ... (jib operator)
- Episode #5.5 (2017) ... (jib operator)
 2019 Desus & Mero (TV Series) (jib operator - 1 episode)
- It's a Boy (2019) ... (jib operator)
 2019 Tamron Hall (TV Series) (jib operator - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.15 (2019) ... (jib operator)
- Episode #1.14 (2019) ... (jib operator)
- Episode #1.13 (2019) ... (jib operator)
- Episode #1.12 (2019) ... (jib operator)
 2019 Western Stars (Documentary) (steadicam operator)
 2019 Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones (TV Special) (techno jib assist)
 2019 A Capitol Fourth (TV Special) (utility)
 2019 Highwire Live in Times Square with Nik Wallenda (TV Special) (jib operator: second unit) / (remote head operator)
 2019 The 73rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (jib operator: second unit)
  Project Runway (TV Series) (jib camera utility - 12 episodes, 2019) (jib utility - 1 episode, 2016) (jib operator - 1 episode, 2016)
- The Art of Fashion (2019) ... (jib camera utility)
- New York City of Dreams (2019) ... (jib camera utility)
- What Do You Care About? (2019) ... (jib camera utility)
- The Stitch Is Back (2019) ... (jib camera utility)
- Blame It on Rio (2019) ... (jib camera utility)
 2019 Happy! (TV Series) (jib operator - 1 episode)
- Resurrection (2019) ... (jib operator)
  That Other Pregame Show (TV Series) (camera operator - 1 episode, 2019) (steadicam operator - 1 episode, 2019)
- Draft Special (2019) ... (camera operator) / (steadicam operator)
 2019 Amy Schumer: Growing (TV Special) (techno jib assistant)
 2019 Under the Tree (Short) (jib operator)
 2019 Vice Live (TV Series) (steadicam operator - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2019) ... (steadicam operator)
 2019 Wild 'N Out (TV Series) (techno jib assist - 6 episodes)
- Young M.A/Erica Mena/O.G Parker/Justin Hires (2019) ... (techno jib assist)
- Goodie Mob Reunion (2019) ... (techno jib assist)
- So So Def Anniversary Special (2019) ... (techno jib assist)
- Soulja Boy (2019) ... (techno jib assist)
- Jacquees (2019) ... (techno jib assist)
 2019 Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show Starring Maroon 5 (TV Special short) (jib assistant)
 2018 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2018 (TV Special) (jib assist)
 2018 NBC's New Year's Eve (TV Series) (jib operator - 1 episode)
- NBC's New Year's Eve 2019 (2018) ... (jib operator)
 2018 Sesame Street (TV Series) (jib operator - 1 episode)
- Elmo's Factory (2018) ... (jib operator)
 2018 The E! People's Choice Awards (TV Special) (Steadicam operator)
 2018 This Week (TV Series) (Steadicam operator - 1 episode)
- Episode #23.44 (2018) ... (Steadicam operator)
 2018 Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (TV Series) (techno jib operator - 1 episode)
- Affirmative Action (2018) ... (techno jib operator)
 2018 GMA3: Strahan, Sara & Keke (TV Series) (Steadicam operator - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.29 (2018) ... (Steadicam operator)
- Episode #1.28 (2018) ... (Steadicam operator)
 2018 Global Citizen Festival (TV Special) (jib assistant)
 2018 Good Morning America (TV Series) (steadicam operator - 5 episodes)
- Episode dated 21 September 2018 (2018) ... (steadicam operator)
- Episode dated 6 August 2018 (2018) ... (steadicam operator)
- Episode dated 18 July 2018 (2018) ... (steadicam operator)
- Episode dated 17 July 2018 (2018) ... (steadicam operator)
- Episode dated 16 July 2018 (2018) ... (steadicam operator)
 2018 David Tutera's Celebrations (TV Series) (jib operator - 1 episode)
- Ice-T and Coco Throw A Baby Shower (2018) ... (jib operator)
 2017-2018 Formula E (TV Series) (jib operator - 4 episodes)
- 2018 New York City ePrix - Race 2 (2018) ... (jib operator)
- 2018 New York City ePrix - Race 1 (2018) ... (jib operator)
- 2017 New York City ePrix - Race 2 (2017) ... (jib operator)
- 2017 New York City ePrix - Race 1 (2017) ... (jib operator)
 2018 The Red Nose Day Special (TV Movie) (jib operator)
 2018 John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City (TV Special) (jib assistant)
 2016-2018 The Real Housewives of Atlanta (TV Series) (jib operator - 8 episodes)
- Reunion Part 3 (2018) ... (jib operator)
- Reunion Part 2 (2018) ... (jib operator)
- Reunion Part 1 (2018) ... (jib operator)
- Reunion, Part 3 (2017) ... (jib operator)
- Reunion, Part 2 (2017) ... (jib operator)
  Ink Master (TV Series) (jib operator - 1 episode, 2018) (jib assist - 1 episode, 2017)
- Total Meltdown (2018) ... (jib operator)
- Shop Wars Finale (2017) ... (jib assist)
 2018 The 60th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (steadicam operator)
 2017-2018 The Dr. Oz Show (TV Series) (jib operator - 3 episodes)
- I Was Pregnant and I Didn't Know (2018) ... (jib operator)
 2017 Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo (TV Movie documentary) (jib assistant)
 2017 Nickelodeon HALO Awards 2017 (TV Special) (steadicam operator)
 2017 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (TV Special) (jib operator)
 2017 2017 Global Citizen (TV Special) (jib operator)
 2017 Teen Mom (TV Series) (jib operator - 4 episodes)
- Ask the Moms (2017) ... (jib operator)
- Teen Mom OG: Unseen Moments (2017) ... (jib operator)
 2017 Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (TV Special) (jib operator)
 2017 The Challenge (TV Series) (jib operator - 1 episode)
- Invasion of the Champions: Reunion (2017) ... (jib operator)
 2017 Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive (TV Special) (jib operator)
 2017 Chris Gethard: Career Suicide (TV Special documentary) (techno jib assistant)
 2017 The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (TV Special) (jib assistant)
 2017 Jim Norton: Mouthful of Shame (TV Special) (jib operator)
 2017 Super Bowl LI Halftime Show Starring Lady Gaga (TV Special documentary) (techno jib assistant)
 2016 Kevin Can Wait (TV Series) (jib assist - 1 episode)
- I'll Be Home for Christmas... Maybe (2016) ... (jib assist - uncredited)
 2016 Christmas in Rockefeller Center (TV Special) (jib assist)
 2016 Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60 (TV Special) (jib operator)
 2016 2016 Global Citizen (jib assist)
 2016 The Real Housewives of Dallas (TV Series) (jib operator - 1 episode)
- Reunion (2016) ... (jib operator)
 2016 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (TV Series) (jib operator - 1 episode)
- Scientific Studies (2016) ... (jib operator)
 2016 W. Kamau Bell: Semi-Promenint Negro (TV Special documentary) (jib operator)
 2015 Hollywood Game Night (TV Series) (jib assist - 1 episode)
- New Year's Eve Game Night (2015) ... (jib assist)
 2015 World Meeting of Families: 2015 Philadelphia (Documentary) (jib operator)
 2015 The Wiz Live! (TV Movie) (utility)
 2015 The 89th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (TV Special) (jib assist)
 2015 Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris (TV Mini-Series) (jib operator - 1 episode)
- Kelsey Grammer (2015) ... (jib operator)
  ESPN First Take (TV Series) (steadicam operator - 1 episode, 2014) (camera operator - 1 episode, 2012)
- NBA All Star Weekend in New Orleans (2014) ... (steadicam operator)
- Episode dated 9 August 2012 (2012) ... (camera operator)
  Baseball Tonight (TV Series) (camera operator - 4 episodes, 2011) (jib operator - 1 episode, 2013) (steadicam operator - 1 episode, 2013) (steadicam assist - 1 episode, 2012)
- 2013 Especial (2013) ... (jib operator)
- Preview Tonight (2013) ... (steadicam operator)
- Episode dated 4 April 2012 (2012) ... (steadicam assist)
- Episode dated 28 September 2011 (2011) ... (camera operator)
- Episode dated 24 August 2011 (2011) ... (camera operator)
 2013 We Were Quiet Once (Documentary) (additional photography)
  SportsCenter (TV Series) (camera operator - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2012) (steadicam operator - 1 episode, 2013) (jib operator - 1 episode, 2013) (steadicam assist - 1 episode, 2012)
- Ricochet the Surfing Dog (2013) ... (steadicam operator)
- At the Final Four (2013) ... (jib operator)
- Episode dated 5 February 2012 (2012) ... (camera operator) / (steadicam assist)
- Episode dated 12 September 2011 (2011) ... (camera operator)
  NFL2Night (TV Series) (steadicam operator - 1 episode, 2013) (jib operator - 1 episode, 2008) (steadicam assist - 1 episode, 2008) (camera operator - 1 episode, 2008)
- Episode dated 11 February 2013 (2013) ... (steadicam operator)
- Episode dated 1 July 2008 (2008) ... (jib operator)
- Episode dated 30 June 2008 (2008) ... (steadicam assist)
- Episode dated 29 February 2008 (2008) ... (camera operator)
 2012 The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS (TV Special) (jib assist)
 2012 SportsNation (TV Series) (steadicam assistant - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 30 January 2012 (2012) ... (steadicam assistant)
 2011 His & Hers (TV Series) (jib operator - 2012-2013) / (video operator - 2015)
 2011 Pardon the Interruption (TV Series) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 13 June 2011 (2011) ... (camera operator: second unit)
  ESPNEWS (TV Series) (jib operator - 1 episode, 2010) (video operator - 1 episode, 2009)
- Episode dated 29 June 2010 (2010) ... (jib operator)
- Episode dated 30 October 2009 (2009) ... (video operator)
 2009 The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS (TV Special) (jib assistant)
 2009 Rescue Me (TV Series) (jib technician assistant - 1 episode)
- Drink (2009) ... (jib technician assistant)
 2009 The Human Family Tree (TV Movie documentary) (jib assist)
 2009 The Apprentice (TV Series) (jib assistant - 1 episode)
- The Final Challenge (2009) ... (jib assistant)
 2008 Throw It Down (Documentary) (jib assistant)
 2008 The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS (TV Movie) (jib assist)
 2008 The 62nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (jib assistant)
 2007 College Football Live (TV Series) (jib operator - 2012-2014) / (video operator - 2014)
 2001 ESPN Soccernet Press Pass (TV Series) (jib operator - 2011)
 1979 ESPN College Football (TV Series) (camera operator - 2010)
 1977 Inside the NFL (TV Series) (jib assistant - 2008)
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Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Editor (3 credits)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (2 credits)
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Alternate Names:

Ryan Bolton

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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