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The Buddy Holly Story (1978) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Steve Rash

Writing Credits  

Alan Swyer ... (story)
 
John Goldrosen ... (book)
 
Robert Gittler ... (screenplay)

Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification  

Gary Busey ... Charles Hardin 'Buddy' Holly
Don Stroud ... Jesse
Charles Martin Smith ... Ray Bob
Conrad Janis ... Ross Turner
William Jordan William Jordan ... Riley
Maria Richwine Maria Richwine ... Maria Elena Santiago
Amy Johnston ... Cindy Lou
Dick O'Neill ... Sol Gittler (as Dick O'Neil)
Fred Travalena ... Madman Mancuso
Neva Patterson ... Mrs. Ella Holly
Arch Johnson ... Mr. Lawrence Holly
John F. Goff John F. Goff ... T.J. (as John Goff)
Gloria Irizarry ... Mrs. Santiago
Jody Berry Jody Berry ... Engineer Sam
Richard Kennedy ... Preacher
Jim Beach Jim Beach ... Wilson
Gailard Sartain ... J.P. 'The Big Bopper' Richardson
Albert Popwell ... Eddie
Paul Mooney ... Sam Cooke
Freeman King Freeman King ... Apollo M.C.
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ... Luther (as Stymie Beard)
Bill Phillips Murry Bill Phillips Murry ... Desk Clerk
Joe Renzetti ... Violinist #1
Rajah Bergman Rajah Bergman ... Schwartz - Violinist #2
Alan Peterson Alan Peterson ... 8-Year-Old
John Waldron John Waldron ... 6-Year-Old
M.G. Kelly M.G. Kelly ... Avalon M.C.
Craig White Craig White ... King Curtis
Jerry Zaremba Jerry Zaremba ... Eddie Cochran
John B. Jarvis John B. Jarvis ... Pianist - Eddie Cochran Band
Richard Hayward Richard Hayward ... Drummer - Eddie Cochran Band (as Richie Hayward)
David Miner David Miner ... Bass - Eddie Cochran Band
Jack Denbo Jack Denbo ... New York Cabbie
Paul Carmello Paul Carmello ... Mr. Parker
Robert Christopher Robert Christopher ... Cadillac Salesman (as Bob Christopher)
Jack Jozefson Jack Jozefson ... Stage Manager
Buddy Miles Buddy Miles ... Tour Musician
Loutz Gage Loutz Gage ... Producer
Peter Griffin Peter Griffin ... Director
Gilbert Melgar Gilbert Melgar ... Richie Valens
John Fisher John Fisher ... Man in Theater
Will Jordan ... Ed Sullivan (voice)
Bill Lytle Bill Lytle ... Delbert
Raoulle Raoulle ... Barking Dog
Cora Cora ... Ruby
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mags Kavanaugh Mags Kavanaugh ... Sissy Lou (uncredited)
Hope Sage Hope Sage ... Fan (uncredited)
Eric Voge Eric Voge ... Groupie (uncredited)

Produced by 

Frances Avrut-Bauer ... associate producer
Fred Bauer ... producer (as Freddy Bauer)
Edward H. Cohen ... executive producer
Fred T. Kuehnert ... co-executive producer

Music by 

Joe Renzetti

Cinematography by 

Stevan Larner ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

David E. Blewitt ... (as David Blewitt)

Casting By 

Joyce Selznick

Production Design by 

Joel Schiller

Set Decoration by 

Thomas L. Roysden ... (as Tom Roysden)

Makeup Department 

Doris Alexander ... makeup artist
Gerry Leetch ... hair stylist (as Gerry Becker Leetch)
Marvin G. Westmore ... makeup artist (as Marvin Westmore)

Production Management 

Don Goldman ... production manager (as Donald Goldman)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Carol Himes ... assistant director
Robert J. Smawley ... second assistant director (as Bob Smawley)

Art Department 

Michael C. Ayers ... assistant property master (as Michael Ayers)
Anthony P. Cellucci ... swing gang (as Tony Cellucci)
Robert W. Dutton ... swing gang (as Robert Dutton)
Victor Goldis ... construction foreman
Jack Holz ... construction foreman
Ronald C. Jacobs ... swing gang (as Ron Jacobs)
Ron McCaffrey ... labor foreman
James A. Rathbun ... swing gang (as Jim Rathbun)
Ernie Sawyers ... property master
Mort Zwicker ... construction coordinator

Sound Department 

Allan Bromberg ... assistant: sound editor
Willie D. Burton ... sound mixer (as Willie Burton)
Joel Fein ... sound re-recordist / special audio
Walter A. Gest ... sound re-recordist (as Walter Gest)
Robert W. Harris ... sound assistant (as Bob Harris)
Marvin E. Lewis ... sound assistant (as Marvin Lewis)
Colin C. Mouat ... sound effects editor (as Colin Mouat)
Tex Rudloff ... sound re-recordist
Jerry Stanford ... dialogue editor
Curly Thirlwell ... sound re-recordist

Camera and Electrical Department 

Charlie Albrecht ... grip
Tom Bookout ... grip
Garrett Brown ... steadicam operator
David Dalzell ... camera operator
John Davis ... best boy
Allen Facemire ... director of photography: second unit (as Alan Facemire)
John Falone ... grip: second unit
Sherman Fulton ... lamp operator (as Sherman Fulton Jr.)
Michael Goldstein ... camera assistant (as Mike Goldstein)
Gene Griffith ... key grip (as Eugene Griffith)
Bob Harkins ... grip
Elisha Harris ... lamp operator
Gemma La Mana ... still photographer (as Gemma LaMana)
Kyle T. MacDowell ... electrician
Calvin Maehl ... gaffer
Jeffrey W. Petersen ... lamp operator (as Jeffrey Peterson)
Steve Peterson ... camera assistant (as Steven Peterson)
Randall Robinson ... Steadicam assistant / first assistant camera
Thomas Sands ... grip best boy
Robert Segars ... gaffer: second unit
Steve Stafford ... assistant camera

Casting Department 

Sharon Benson ... extras casting coordinator

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Michael Butler ... wardrobe
Bill Flores ... costumer: male
Thalia Phillips ... wardrobe

Editorial Department 

Susanne Gervay ... negative cutter
Mark Newman ... apprentice film editor
James Seidelman ... assistant film editor

Location Management 

John Lytle ... location manager

Music Department 

Bud Buschardt ... music research
Frank Capp ... musical contractor (as Frankie Capp)
Joe Renzetti ... conductor
Jack K. Tillar ... music editor (as Jack Tillar)

Transportation Department 

Rene Baken ... driver
Norm Benson ... driver
Reed Cohan ... driver
Donald P. Desmond ... driver (as Donald Desmond)
Thomas A. Gordon ... driver (as Thomas Gordon)
Clive Henderson ... driver
William Jakubecy ... driver
Darwin Joston ... driver
Herald Koger III ... driver
Bob Limon ... driver
Gary Littlefield ... transportation coordinator
Jean Spray ... transportation captain
Fred Stretch ... driver
Jerry Weiss ... driver
Janet Woodd ... driver

Other crew 

Michael Ackley ... stand-in
Larry Joe Berger ... stand-in
Pat Bradley ... assistant to producer
Suzy Dahl ... secretary to producer
Douglas Dean III ... production assistant
Kate Groobin ... stand-in
Joyce King ... script supervisor
Alex Klinsky ... craft service
Kelly Marshall ... unit coordinator
Maggie Rash ... project coordinator

Thanks 

Jim Afflick ... special thanks
Herman Avrut ... special thanks
Ave Butensky ... special thanks
Stu Chalfin ... special thanks
Joe Diaz ... special thanks
Buddy Epstein ... special thanks
Bob Fain ... special thanks
Maggie Fain ... special thanks
Len Hodes ... special thanks
Sue Lesser ... special thanks
Joe Lipshur ... special thanks
Jan McCormick ... special thanks
Harry McMahan ... special thanks
Frank Mooney ... special thanks
Clifford Neschky ... special thanks
Ralph Peer ... special thanks
Ralph A. Rash ... special thanks
Ralph R. Rash ... special thanks
Norman G. Rudman ... special thanks (as Norman Rudman)
Allen Sanders ... special thanks
Bobby Schiffman ... special thanks
Bobbi Silver ... special thanks
Jon Sirlin ... special thanks
Joe Weiss ... special thanks
Louise Zuckerman ... special thanks

See also

Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs

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