Frazier, John 1944- (John R. Frazier)

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Frazier, John 1944- (John R. Frazier)

PERSONAL

Born September 23, 1944, in Richmond, CA. Education: Attended Los Angeles Trade Technical School.

Career:

Special effects artist. Haunted House (nightclub), Hollywood, CA, designer of special effects stage properties, 1963; National Broadcasting Co., special effects creator, until 1970.

Member:

Local 44.

Awards, Honors:

Academy Award nomination, and Film Award nomination, Film Award nomination (with others), best special effects, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1995, for Speed; Academy Award nomination, best special visual effects, Saturn Award nomination (with others), best special effects, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, Film Award (with others), best achievement in special visual effects, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1997, all for Twister; Academy Award nomination, best special visual effects, Saturn Award nomination (with others), best special effects, 1999, all for Armageddon; Academy Award nomination (with others), best effects—visual effects, Film Award (with others), best achievement in special visual effects, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Saturn Award nomination (with others), best special effects, 2001, all for The Perfect Storm; Academy Award nomination (with others), best effects, visual effects, 2002, for Pearl Harbor; Academy Award nomination (with others), best visual effects, Online Film Critics Society Award nomination (with others), best visual effects, Film Award nomination (with others), best achievement in special visual effects, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Saturn Award nomination (with others), best special effects, 2003, all for Spider-Man; Saturn Award nomination (with others), best special effects, 2003, for xXx; Academy Award (with others), best achievement in visual effects, Visual Effects Society Award nomination (with others), outstanding special effects in service to visual effects in a motion picture, Golden Satellite Award nomination (with others), best visual effects, International Press Academy, Film Award nomination (with others), best achievement in special visual effects, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Saturn Award (with others), best special effects, 2005, all for Spider-Man 2; Academy Award nomination (with others), best achievement in visual effects, 2007, for Poseidon; two Clio Awards for television advertising campaigns for Honda and Lexus automobiles.

CREDITS

Film Special Effects:

The Hills Have Eyes (also known as Wes Craven's "The Hills Have Eyes"), Vestron Video, 1978.

Starhops (also known as Curb Service), 1978.

When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?, 1979.

Roadie, United Artists, 1980.

Airplane! (also known as Flying High and Flying High!), Paramount, 1980.

Harry Tracy, 1981.

White Dog, Paramount, 1982.

Just One of the Guys, Columbia, 1985.

The Sure Thing, 1985.

Pretty in Pink, Paramount, 1986.

Like Father, Like Son, 1987.

The War of the Roses, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989.

Pink Cadillac, 1989.

Mr. Baseball, 1992.

Father Hood, 1993.

Reality Bites, 1994.

National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Buena Vista, 2007.

The Pineapple Express, Sony, 2008.

Film Special Effects Supervisor:

Doctor Detroit, Universal, 1983.

Flashpoint, TriStar, 1984.

Gardens of Stone, TriStar, 1987.

Baby Boom, United Artists, 1987.

The Rookie, Warner Bros., 1990.

Outbreak, Warner Bros., 1995.

Twister, Warner Bros., 1996.

Hard Rain (also known as Flood and Pluie d'enfer), Paramount, 1998.

Armageddon, Buena Vista, 1998.

Forces of Nature, 1999.

Space Cowboys, Warner Bros., 2000.

The Perfect Storm, Warner Bros., 2000.

Almost Famous, DreamWorks Distribution, 2000.

Cast Away, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2000.

Pearl Harbor, Buena Vista, 2001.

Spider-Man, Columbia, 2002.

Windtalkers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002.

xXx (also known as Triple X), Columbia, 2002.

Tears of the Sun, Columbia, 2003.

Bad Boys II (also known as Good Cops: Bad Boys II), Columbia, 2003.

xXx: State of the Union (also known as xXx 2: The Next Level, Cold Circle & Intersection, and xXx: The Next Level), Sony, 2005.

Stealth, Columbia, 2005.

Domino, New Line Cinema, 2005.

(As John R. Frazier) Poseidon, Warner Bros., 2006.

Transformers, DreamWorks, 2007.

Film Special Effects Assistant:

Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Warner Bros., 1985.

Film Special Effects Coordinator:

Ferris Bueller's Day Off, 1986.

Ruthless People, Buena Vista, 1986.

Throw Momma from the Train, Orion, 1987.

The Great Outdoors, 1988.

Career Opportunities, 1991.

Child's Play 3, 1991.

V. I. Warshawski (also known as V. I. Warshawski, Detective in High Heels), Buena Vista, 1991.

Basic Instinct (also known as Ice Cold Desire), Columbia TriStar, 1992.

Unforgiven, Warner Bros., 1992.

Hoffa, 1992.

A Perfect World, Warner Bros., 1993.

Hot Shots! Part Deux (also known as Hot Shots! 2), 1993.

Speed, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994.

The Stars Fell on Henrietta, Warner Bros., 1995.

(Second unit) Waterworld, Universal, 1995.

True Crime, Warner Bros., 1999.

The Haunting (also known as La maldicion), DreamWorks Distribution, 1999.

The Perfect Storm, Warner Bros., 2000.

Prison Life, Incarcerated Entertainment Productions, 2000.

Pearl Harbor, Buena Vista, 2001.

Windtalkers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2001.

The Island, DreamWorks, 2005.

Film Special Effects Consultant:

The Bridges of Madison County, Warner Bros., 1995.

Absolute Power, Columbia, 1997.

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Warner Bros., 1997.

Film Special Effects Director:

Spider-Man 2, Columbia, 2004.

Domino, New Line Cinema, 2005.

Deja vu (also known as Feline), Buena Vista, 2006.

(As John R. Frazier) Spider-Man 3, Columbia, 2007.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (also known as P.O.T.C. 3 and Pirates 3), Buena Vista, 2007.

The Kingdom, Universal, 2007.

Film Appearances:

Priest, Armageddon, Buena Vista, 1998.

Truck driver, What Women Want, Paramount, 2000.

Himself, The Future in Action (short), DreamWorks Home Entertainment, 2005.

Himself, "Poseidon": A Ship on a Soundstage (short), Warner Home Video, 2006.

Television Work; Series:

Special effects, Space Academy, 1977.

Special effects coordinator, Sunset Beat, 1990.

Also worked as special effects coordinator, The F.B.I., NBC.

Television Special Effects; Movies:

Stranger in our House, 1978.

A Vacation in Hell, 1979.

Cry for the Strangers, 1982.

Happy, 1983.

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, 1984.

Generation, 1985.

Blind Justice, CBS, 1986.

Television Work; Miniseries:

Special effects, Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story, 1980.

Special effects coordinator, George Washington, NBC, 1984.

Also worked as special effects coordinator, Roots, NBC.

Television Work; Specials:

The Magic of David Copperfield: The Niagara Falls Challenge, 1990.

Television Work; Episodic:

Special effects, "Working," American Playhouse, 1982.

Special effects, "Panic at Malibu Pier," Baywatch, 1989.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Journey to the Screen: The Making of "Pearl Harbor," 2001.

The 77th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Physical Effects: Causes and Effects," Movie Magic, 1994.

"Atmospheric Effects: Eye of the Storm," Movie Magic, 1994.

"The Haunting," HBO First Look, HBO, 1999.

"Bad Boys II," HBO First Look, HBO, 2003.

(As John R. Frazier) "The Making of ‘Poseidon’," HBO First Look, HBO, 2006.

"‘Transformers’: Their War, Our World," HBO First Look, HBO, 2007.

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