John McPherson

John McPherson

cinematographer, director, producer

John McPherson was born on Dec 30, 1941 in USA. John McPherson's big-screen debut came with The Archer: Fugitive from the Empire directed by Nicholas Corea in 1981. John McPherson is known for Amazing Stories directed by Robert Zemeckis, Scott Coffey stars as Peter Brand and Kevin Costner as Captain. John McPherson has got 1 awards and 3 nominations so far. The most recent award John McPherson achieved is Primetime Emmy Awards. The upcoming new movie John McPherson plays is Simon & Simon: In Trouble Again which will be released on Feb 23, 1995.

Growing up in Manhattan Beach, California, as the only child of Audra Henry McPherson (1897-1974) and Antoinette Pellant (1910-1988), McPherson graduated from Mira Costa High School in 1959.McPherson started his career as a gaffer in 1965, and then moved onto cinematography for television starting in 1977, providing cinematography for shows like Kojak (1973) L'incroyable Hulk (1977), Histoires fantastiques (1985), (which he won an Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography for), and Alerte à Malibu (1989). He then moved on to photographing television films, and then theatrical films, such as Les Dents de la mer 4 : La Revanche (1987), Miracle sur la 8ème rue (1987), and Appelez-moi Johnny 5 (1988). McPherson also worked as a director for television films and TV episodes.John joined the American Society of Cinematographers in 1980, and served as a member of the Director's Guild of America from 1984 to his death. McPherson attended American State University, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in 1996 and a Master's degree in film in 1998.McPherson retired in 2001, and died unexpectedly at his home in Westlake Village, California in 2007, 9 days before his 66th birthday.

  • Birthday

    Dec 30, 1941
  • Place of Birth

    Los Angeles, California, USA

Known For


1 wins & 3 nominations

Primetime Emmy Awards
Outstanding Cinematography for a Series
Winner - Primetime Emmy