Winter, Ralph 1952-

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Winter, Ralph 1952-


Full name, Ralph Frederick Winter; born April 24, 1952, in Glendale, CA; son of Charles Frederick and Effie Audrey (maiden name, Crawford) Winter; married Judy Beth Brown, April 19, 1974; children: Benjamin Charles, Beth Elaine. Education: University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1974.


Agent—International Creative Management, 10250 Constellation Way, 9th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90067. Office—Ralph Winter Productions, 10201 West Pico Blvd., Bldg. 6, Suite 101, Los Angeles, CA 90035.


Producer and studio executive. Walt Disney Co., Burbank, CA, producer, 1978; Paramount Pictures, television producer, 1979-81, director of postproduction for television, 1981; Harve Bennett Productions, worked as executive in charge of production, c. 1982; Ralph Winter Productions, Los Angeles, CA, principal and producer. University of Iowa, Iowa City, Geneva Lecturer, 1999; Dove Foundation, member of advisory board.


Directors Guild of America, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Awards, Honors:

Saturn Award nomination, best special effects, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, 1985, for Star Trek III: The Search forSpock; Saturn Award nomination (with Bruce Nicholson), best special effects, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, 1986, for Explorers; Video Premiere Award nomination (with others), best live-action video premiere, 2001, for Left Behind.


Film Executive Producer:

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (also known as The Voyage Home: Star Trek IV), Paramount, 1986.

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Paramount, 1989.

The Perfect Weapon, Paramount, 1991.

Captain Ron, Buena Vista, 1992.

Hocus Pocus, Buena Vista, 1993.

Inspector Gadget, Buena Vista/Walt Disney Pictures, 1999.

Left Behind: The Movie, Cloud Ten Pictures, 2000.

Planet of the Apes, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001.

Blizzard, Premiere Group, 2003.

Lost, Warner Home Video, 2004.

In My Sleep, 2007.

Film Producer:

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Paramount, 1991.

The Puppet Masters (also known as Robert A. Heinlein's "The Puppet Masters"), Buena Vista, 1994.

Hackers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1995.

The Spittin' Image (short film), Make Believe Films, 1997.

Opie Gone Mad (short film), 1999.

X-Men (also known as X-Men 1.5), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2000.

Left Behind: The Movie (also known as Left Behind), Cloud Ten Pictures, 2000.

Shoot or Be Shot (also known as Shooting Stars), Iron Entertainment, 2000.

X2 (also known as X-Men 2, X-2, X-Men 3: X-Men United, and X2: X-Men United), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003.

Hangman's Curse (also known as The Vertias Project), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003.

Frank Peretti: From Page to Screen (documentary short), Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2004.

The Spider Wrangler: The Spiders of "Hangman's Curse" (documentary short), Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2004.

Fantastic Four, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2005.

The Visitation, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2006.

X-Men: The Last Stand (also known as X-Men 3 and X3), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2006.

Thou Shalt Laugh, 2006.

Thr3e (also known as Three), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2006.

4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (also known as Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer), 2007.

House, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2007.

The Screwtape Letters, 2008.

Film Work; Other:

(Uncredited) Post-production supervisor, Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (also known as Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan—The Director's Cut), 1982.

Associate producer, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Paramount, 1984.

Visual effects coordinator, Explorers, Paramount, 1985.

Co-executive producer, Flight of the Intruder, Paramount, 1991.

Supervising producer, Mighty Joe Young (also known as Mighty Joe), Buena Vista, 1998.

Co-producer, The Bridge (short), 2004.

Film Appearances:

Fourth vice president, Hackers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1995.

Himself, X-Men Production Scrapbook (documentary), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003.

Himself, The Uncanny Suspects (documentary short), Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2003.

Himself, X-Factor: The Look of "X-Men" (documentary short), Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2003.

Himself, Cosmic Thoughts (documentary short), Paramount Home Video, 2003.

Himself, The Second Uncanny Issues of X-Men! Making "X2" (also known as The Second Uncannny Issue of X-Men; documentary), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003.

Himself, Frank Peretti: From Page to Screen (documentary short), Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2004.

(Uncredited) Ship worker, Fantastic Four, 2005.

Television Work; Series:

Producer, High Incident, ABC, 1996.

Television Work; Miniseries:

Executive in charge of production (Harve Bennett Productions), The Jesse Owens Story, 1984.

Television Work; Movies:

Postproduction supervisor, A Woman Called Golda, 1982.

Postproduction supervisor, The Jesse Owens Story, 1984.

Television Work; Pilots:

Co-executive producer, Plymouth, 1991.

Television Work; Episodic:

High Incident, ABC, 1996.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Making of "Planet of the Apes," 2001.

X-Pose: X2 Mutants Uncovered, Fox, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"The Making of ‘Planet of the Apes’," HBO First Look, HBO, 2001.

"Ralph Winter," Life After Film School, Fox Movie Channel, 2006.



Starlog, April, 1992; September, 1993.