Charters, Rodney 1948(?)- (Rodney A. Charters)

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Charters, Rodney 1948(?)- (Rodney A. Charters)


Born c. 1948, in New Zealand; father, a photographer and photo studio owner; married, wife's name Gillian; children: May, Jasmin, Robin. Education: Attended University of Auckland; Royal Academy of Art, London, graduated.


Agent—Susan Sussman, Diverse Talent Group, 1925 Century Park E., Suite 880, Los Angeles, CA 90067.


Cinematographer and director. Also worked as camera operator, including work on commercials in England.


American Society of Cinematographers.

Awards, Honors:

Gemini Award nomination, best photography in a dramatic program or series, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 1995, for TekWar; Gemini Award, best photography in an information or documentary program or series, 1997, for Flightpath II; Emmy Award nominations, outstanding cinematography for a single-camera series, 2005 and 2006, both for 24; Kodak New Century Award, Canadian Society of Cinematographers, 2008.


Television Cinematographer; Series:

Adderly, CBS, 1986-87.

Friday the 13th (also known as Friday the 13th: The Series and Friday's Curse), syndicated, 1987-90.

Fly by Night (also known as Attachez vos centures), CBS, 1991-92.

Nightmare Cafe, NBC, 1992.

The Hat Squad, CBS, c. 1992.

Traps, CBS, 1994.

M.A.N.T.I.S., CBS, 1994-95.

Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 1996.

(And director) The Pretender, NBC, between 1997 and 2000.

24, Fox, 2001-2007.

The Rookie: CTU, Fox, 2007.

Television Cinematographer; Movies:

Heaven on Earth, PBS, 1988.

Sweet Poison, USA Network, 1991.

Psycho IV: The New Beginning, Showtime, 1991.

Shadow of a Stranger, NBC, 1992.

Bonds of Love, CBS, 1993.

Tek War (also known as TekWar: The Movie and Tek-War: The Original Movie), syndicated, 1994.

TekLab, 1994.

TekWar: TekLords, syndicated, 1994.

Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story (also known as Seeds of Deception), CBS and Lifetime, 1994.

Deadly Vows, Fox, 1994.

The Commish: In the Shadow of the Gallows, ABC, 1995.

The Commish: Father Image, ABC, 1995.

Conundrum (also known as Frame by Frame), Showtime, 1996.

Indefensible: The Truth about Edward Brannigan (also known as A Father's Betrayal), CBS, 1997.

Brink!, CBS, 1998.

Blind Faith, Showtime, 1998.

Horse Sense, The Disney Channel, 1999.

Kiss My Act, ABC, 2001.

Sounder, ABC, 2003.

Pixel Perfect, The Disney Channel, 2004.

A Very Married Christmas, CBS, 2004.

Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front, The Disney Channel, 2006.

Television Cinematographer; Episodic:

Scales of Justice, CBC, c. 1991.

The Fifth Corner, NBC, 1992.

"Hero," Profit, Fox, 1996.

"Sykes," Profit, Fox, 1996.

Flightpath II, 1996.

"We Are Family," Roswell (also known as Roswell High), The WB, 2001.

"How the Other Half Lives," Roswell (also known as Roswell High), The WB, 2001.

"Day 2: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.," 24, Fox, 2003.

"Day 2: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.," 24, Fox, 2003.

"Day 4: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.," 24, Fox, 2005.

The Rookie: CTU, Fox, 2007.

Television Cinematographer: Other:

(With others) Women of the World (special), syndicated, 1986.

(As Rodney A. Charters) Profit (pilot), Fox, 1996.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Hear No Evil," Friday the 13th (also known as Friday the 13th: The Series and Friday's Curse), 1989.

"Wedding in Black," Friday the 13th (also known as Friday the 13th: The Series and Friday's Curse), 1990.

"Reign of Terror," Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, 1997.

"Baby, It's You," Roswell (also known as Roswell High), The WB, 2001.

"Panacea," Roswell (also known as Roswell High), UPN, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

24: Access All Areas, BBC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Phone guest, Pure 24, BBC3, 2003.

Film Cinematographer:

Juju Music, 1987.

Sleepwalkers (also known as Sleepstalkers and Stephen King's "Sleepwalkers"), Columbia, 1992.

Car 54, Where Are You?, Orion, 1994.

Kull the Conqueror, Universal, 1997.

The Intern, York Entertainment, 2000.

Film Appearances:

No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos (documentary), NC Motion Pictures, 2008.



24 Season 5: Unsung Heroes, Sparkhill Production, 2006.



Rodney Charters Official Site,, May 27, 2008.

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