David R. Ellis (1952–2013)

Stunts | Second Unit or Assistant Director | Actor
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KNOWN FOR 
Scarface (1983) | Fatal Attraction (1987) | Lethal Weapon (1987)
AWARDS 
1 nomination More »
AKA 
Dave Ellis | David Richard Ellis | David Ellis | Davis Ellis  Less
BORN 
Sep 8, 1952 (died Jan 7, 2013)
HEIGHT 
6' 2" (1.88m)

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Past Film & Video (114 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Winter's TaleWinter's Tale Second Unit Director (as David Ellis)  Less 2014 $60MM $22K / $31MM
  • Primary photo for 47 Ronin47 Ronin Second Unit Director  Less 2013 $175MM $38MM / $152MM
  • Primary photo for R.I.P.D.R.I.P.D. Second Unit Director, In Memory Of (as David Ellis)  Less 2013 $130MM $34MM / $78MM
  • Primary photo for Shark Night 3DShark Night 3D Director  Less 2011 $25MM $19MM / —
  • Primary photo for Cop OutCop Out Second Unit Director  Less 2010 $37MM $45MM / $56MM
  • Primary photo for The Final DestinationThe Final Destination Director  Less 2009 $40MM $66MM / $186MM
  • Primary photo for Hotel for DogsHotel for Dogs Stunts (as David Richard Ellis)  Less 2009 $35MM $73MM / $117MM
  • Primary photo for AsylumAsylum Director  Less 2008 $9MM
  • Primary photo for Snakes on a PlaneSnakes on a Plane Director  Less 2006 $33MM $34MM / $28MM
  • Primary photo for CellularCellular Director  Less 2004 $25MM $32MM / $56MM
  • Primary photo for Bits and Pieces: Bringing Death to LifeBits and Pieces: Bringing Death to Life (Video) Himself - Director (as David Ellis), Special Thanks (as David Ellis)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the WorldMaster and Commander: The Far Side of the World Second Unit Director  Less 2003 $150MM $94MM / $212MM
  • Primary photo for The Matrix ReloadedThe Matrix Reloaded Second Unit Director (USA) (as David Ellis)  Less 2003 $150MM $281MM / $742MM
  • Primary photo for Final Destination 2Final Destination 2 Director  Less 2003 $26MM $47MM / $90MM
  • Primary photo for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Second Unit Director (as David Ellis)  Less 2001 $125MM $318MM / $975MM
  • Primary photo for Rock StarRock Star Second Unit Director (as David Ellis)  Less 2001 $57MM $17MM / $19MM
  • Primary photo for Just VisitingJust Visiting Second Unit Director (as David Ellis)  Less 2001 $35MM $4.8MM / —
  • Primary photo for Exit WoundsExit Wounds Second Unit Director (as David Ellis)  Less 2001 $50MM $52MM / $80MM
  • Primary photo for The KidThe Kid Second Unit Director  Less 2000 $65MM $70MM / $110MM
  • Primary photo for The Perfect StormThe Perfect Storm Second Unit Director  Less 2000 $140MM $183MM / $329MM
  • Primary photo for Ride with the DevilRide with the Devil Second Unit Director (as David Ellis)  Less 1999 $35MM $631K / —
  • Primary photo for Blue StreakBlue Streak Second Unit Director  Less 1999 $65MM $69MM / $118MM
  • Primary photo for Deep Blue SeaDeep Blue Sea Second Unit Director (as David Ellis)  Less 1999 $60MM $74MM / $165MM
  • Primary photo for SoldierSoldier Second Unit Director (as David Ellis)  Less 1998 $60MM $15MM / —
  • Primary photo for Holy ManHoly Man Second Unit Director (as David Ellis)  Less 1998 $60MM $12MM / —
  • Primary photo for The NegotiatorThe Negotiator Second Unit Director (Los Angeles) (as David Ellis)  Less 1998 $50MM $44MM / $4.4MM
  • Primary photo for SphereSphere Second Unit Director (as David Ellis)  Less 1998 $80MM $37MM / $13MM
  • Primary photo for Desperate MeasuresDesperate Measures Second Unit Director  Less 1998 $50MM $14MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Devil's OwnThe Devil's Own Second Unit Director (Dublin) (as David Ellis)  Less 1997 $86MM $43MM / $141MM
  • Primary photo for Harriet the SpyHarriet the Spy Stunts (as Dave Ellis)  Less 1996 $13MM $27MM / —
  • Primary photo for Homeward Bound II: Lost in San FranciscoHomeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco Director  Less 1996 $49MM / —
  • Primary photo for WaterworldWaterworld Second Unit Director  Less 1995 $175MM $88MM / $264MM
  • Primary photo for The Jungle BookThe Jungle Book Second Unit Director, Stunt Coordinator (US) (as David Ellis)  Less 1994 $27MM $44MM / —
  • Primary photo for Clear and Present DangerClear and Present Danger Second Unit Director  Less 1994 $62MM $122MM / $216MM
  • Primary photo for Blank CheckBlank Check Second Unit Director  Less 1994 $31MM / —
  • Primary photo for My Father the HeroMy Father the Hero Second Unit Director (as David Ellis)  Less 1994 $25MM / —
  • Primary photo for Iron WillIron Will Second Unit Director  Less 1994 $21MM / —
  • Primary photo for Beethoven's 2ndBeethoven's 2nd Second Unit Director  Less 1993 $15MM $53MM / $118MM
  • Primary photo for Warlock: The ArmageddonWarlock: The Armageddon Stunts (as David Ellis)  Less 1993 $3MM $3.9MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Man Without a FaceThe Man Without a Face Stunt Coordinator (as David Ellis), Stunts (as David Ellis)  Less 1993 $25MM / —
  • Primary photo for Made in AmericaMade in America Second Unit Director, Stunt Coordinator  Less 1993 $22MM $45MM / $60MM
  • Primary photo for SliverSliver Second Unit Director, Stunt Coordinator (as David Ellis)  Less 1993 $40MM $36MM / $116MM
  • Primary photo for Body of EvidenceBody of Evidence Second Unit Director, Stunt Coordinator (as David Ellis)  Less 1993 $30MM $13MM / —
  • Primary photo for Forever YoungForever Young Second Unit Director, Stunt Coordinator (as David Ellis)  Less 1992 $56MM / $72MM
  • Primary photo for Whispers in the DarkWhispers in the Dark Second Unit Director  Less 1992 $18MM $11MM / —
  • Primary photo for Patriot GamesPatriot Games Second Unit Director, Stunt Coordinator  Less 1992 $45MM $83MM / $95MM
  • Primary photo for ThunderheartThunderheart Second Unit Director (as David Richard Ellis)  Less 1992 $15MM $23MM / —
  • Primary photo for KuffsKuffs Second Unit Director (as David Ellis), Stunt Coordinator (as David Ellis)  Less 1992 $21MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Addams FamilyThe Addams Family Stunt Coordinator (as David Ellis)  Less 1991 $30MM $114MM / $192MM
  • Primary photo for Life StinksLife Stinks Second Unit Director (uncredited), Stunt Coordinator (as David Richard Ellis)  Less 1991 $13MM $4.1MM / —
  • Primary photo for Wild Hearts Can't Be BrokenWild Hearts Can't Be Broken Stunt Coordinator  Less 1991 $7.3MM / —
  • Primary photo for MiseryMisery Stunt Coordinator (as David Ellis)  Less 1990 $20MM $61MM / —
  • Primary photo for The FreshmanThe Freshman Stunt Coordinator  Less 1990 $21MM / —
  • Primary photo for Ghost DadGhost Dad Stunts (as David Ellis)  Less 1990 $25MM / —
  • Primary photo for Days of ThunderDays of Thunder Stunts (as David Ellis)  Less 1990 $60MM $83MM / $166MM
  • Primary photo for ImpulseImpulse Stunt Coordinator  Less 1990 $2.5MM / —
  • Primary photo for CatchfireCatchfire Stunt Person  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for The Last of the FinestThe Last of the Finest Second Unit Director, Stunt Coordinator (as Davis Ellis), Stunts (as David Ellis)  Less 1990 $12MM $1.5MM / —
  • Primary photo for Everybody WinsEverybody Wins Stunt Coordinator (as David Ellis)  Less 1990 $16MM $1.4MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Bounty HunterThe Bounty Hunter Townsperson (as David Ellis)  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Tennessee WaltzTennessee Waltz Fight Coordinator (as David Richard Ellis)  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for WarlockWarlock Second Unit Director, Stunt Coordinator  Less 1989 $7MM $9.1MM / —
  • Primary photo for Blind FuryBlind Fury Ski Lodge Killer #3 (as David Ellis)  Less 1989 $10MM $2.7MM / —
  • Primary photo for Phantom of the Mall: Eric's RevengePhantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge Stunts (as David Ellis)  Less 1989 $3MM
  • Primary photo for Star Trek V: The Final FrontierStar Trek V: The Final Frontier Stunts (as David Richard Ellis)  Less 1989 $28MM $52MM / $70MM
  • Primary photo for Road HouseRoad House Stunts (as David Ellis)  Less 1989 $17MM $30MM / —
  • Primary photo for She's Out of ControlShe's Out of Control Stunts (as David Ellis)  Less 1989 $12MM / —
  • Primary photo for Dead BangDead Bang Stunts (as David Ellis)  Less 1989 $8.1MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Mighty QuinnThe Mighty Quinn Jersey (as David Ellis)  Less 1989 $4.6MM / $13MM
  • Primary photo for Gleaming the CubeGleaming the Cube Stunts (as David Ellis)  Less 1989 $10MM $2.8MM / —
  • Primary photo for The PresidioThe Presidio Stunts  Less 1988 $20MM / —
  • Primary photo for AnnaAnna Daniel's Father  Less 1987 $1.2MM / —
  • Primary photo for Real MenReal Men Stunt Player (as David Ellis)  Less 1987 $874K / —
  • Primary photo for Fatal AttractionFatal Attraction Second Unit Director (uncredited), Stunt Coordinator, Stunts (as David Ellis)  Less 1987 $14MM $157MM / $164MM
  • Primary photo for BurglarBurglar Stunt Coordinator (as David Ellis)  Less 1987 $16MM / —
  • Primary photo for Lethal WeaponLethal Weapon Stunts (as David Ellis)  Less 1987 $15MM $65MM / $120MM
  • Primary photo for Critical ConditionCritical Condition Stunt Coordinator (as David Ellis)  Less 1987 $14MM $20MM / —
  • Primary photo for The WraithThe Wraith Stunts (as David Ellis)  Less 1986 $2.7MM $3.5MM / —
  • Primary photo for A Fine MessA Fine Mess Stunts (as David Ellis)  Less 1986 $6MM / —
  • Primary photo for Out of BoundsOut of Bounds Stunts  Less 1986 $5.1MM / —
  • Primary photo for To Live and Die in L.A.To Live and Die in L.A. Stunt Player  Less 1985 $6MM $17MM / —
  • Primary photo for Fooling AroundFooling Around Stunts  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Gorky ParkGorky Park Stunt Coordinator (as David Ellis)  Less 1983 $16MM / —
  • Primary photo for ScarfaceScarface Stunts (as David Ellis)  Less 1983 $25MM $46MM / $66MM
  • Primary photo for National Lampoon's VacationNational Lampoon's Vacation Stunts (as David Ellis)  Less 1983 $15MM $61MM / —
  • Primary photo for Private SchoolPrivate School Stunts  Less 1983 $14MM / —
  • Primary photo for Second ThoughtsSecond Thoughts Stunt Coordinator, Stunts (as David Ellis)  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Airplane II: The SequelAirplane II: The Sequel Stunt Coordinator  Less 1982 $15MM $27MM / —
  • Primary photo for Lookin' to Get OutLookin' to Get Out Stunt Person (as David Ellis)  Less 1982 $17MM $946K / —
  • Primary photo for The BeastmasterThe Beastmaster Stunts (as David Ellis)  Less 1982 $8MM $14MM / —
  • Primary photo for Fast Times at Ridgemont HighFast Times at Ridgemont High Stunts (as David Ellis)  Less 1982 $4.5MM $27MM / —
  • Primary photo for MegaforceMegaforce Stunts (as David Ellis)  Less 1982 $20MM $5.7MM / —
  • Primary photo for Rocky IIIRocky III Opponent (as David Ellis)  Less 1982 $17MM $125MM / $270MM
  • Primary photo for TapsTaps Stunts (as David Ellis)  Less 1981 $14MM $36MM / —
  • Primary photo for Sharky's MachineSharky's Machine Stunts (as David Ellis)  Less 1981 $36MM / —
  • Primary photo for S.O.B.S.O.B. Stunts (as Dave Ellis)  Less 1981 $15MM / —
  • Primary photo for Nice DreamsNice Dreams Stunt Double (Chong) (as David Ellis)  Less 1981 $34MM / $37MM
  • Primary photo for Take This Job and Shove ItTake This Job and Shove It Stunts (as David Ellis)  Less 1981 $3.5MM $18MM / —
  • Primary photo for King of the MountainKing of the Mountain Stunt Coordinator  Less 1981 $2MM $1.8MM / —
  • Primary photo for Back RoadsBack Roads Stunt Coordinator  Less 1981 $12MM / —
  • Primary photo for Smokey and the Bandit IISmokey and the Bandit II Stunts (as David Ellis)  Less 1980 $66MM / —
  • Primary photo for CarnyCarny Stunt Coordinator (as David Ellis)  Less 1980 $5.5MM $1.8MM / —
  • Primary photo for BoardwalkBoardwalk Bath attendant  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for Fast Charlie... the Moonbeam RiderFast Charlie... the Moonbeam Rider Stunts  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for Game of DeathGame of Death Motorcycle Stunts (as David Ellis)  Less 1978 $850K
  • Primary photo for Invasion of the Body SnatchersInvasion of the Body Snatchers Stunt Coordinator (as David Ellis)  Less 1978 $3.5MM $25MM / —
  • Primary photo for HooperHooper Stuntman (as David Ellis)  Less 1978 $6MM $78MM / —
  • Primary photo for Hot Lead and Cold FeetHot Lead and Cold Feet Stunts (as David Ellis)  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for DeathsportDeathsport Stunt Rider (as David Ellis)  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for HeroesHeroes Bar Patron #1  Less 1977 $3.2MM $34MM / —
  • Primary photo for Smokey and the BanditSmokey and the Bandit Stunts (uncredited)  Less 1977 $4.3MM $127MM / $300MM
  • Primary photo for Bound for GloryBound for Glory Stunts (as David Ellis)  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Baby Blue MarineBaby Blue Marine Stunts (uncredited)  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for The Strongest Man in the WorldThe Strongest Man in the World David (Student) (as David Richard Ellis)  Less 1975
Past Television (12 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for BaywatchBaywatch (TV Series) Stunt Coordinator ( 15 episodes, 1989–1990 ) , Second Unit Director ( 4 episodes, 1989–1990 )  Less 1989–1990 15
    • Muddy Waters (Feb 2, 1990) Second Unit Director (as David Ellis), Stunt Coordinator (as David Ellis)  Less
    • We Need a Vacation (Jan 26, 1990) Second Unit Director (as David Ellis), Stunt Coordinator (as David Ellis)  Less
    • Home Cort (Jan 12, 1990) Stunt Coordinator (as David Ellis)  Less
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  • Primary photo for ParadiseParadise (TV Series) Lester Bradley ( 1 episode, 1988 )  Less 1988 1
    • Founders' Day (Nov 10, 1988) Lester Bradley (as David Ellis)  Less
  • Primary photo for Remo Williams: The ProphecyRemo Williams: The Prophecy (TV Movie) Stunt Coordinator (as David Ellis)  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for CondorCondor (TV Movie) Second Unit Director (as David Ellis)  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for VV (TV Series) Stunt Coordinator  Less 1984–1985
  • Primary photo for V: The Final BattleV: The Final Battle (TV Mini-series) Stunt Coordinator ( 3 episodes, 1984 )  Less 1984 3
    • Part Three (May 8, 1984) Stunt Coordinator (as David Ellis)  Less
    • Part Two (May 7, 1984) Stunt Coordinator (as David Ellis)  Less
    • Part One (May 6, 1984) Stunt Coordinator (as David Ellis)  Less
  • Primary photo for VV (TV Mini-series) Stunt Coordinator ( 2 episodes, 1983 )  Less 1983 2
    • Part 2 (May 2, 1983) Stunt Coordinator (as David Ellis)  Less
    • Part 1 (May 1, 1983) Stunt Coordinator (as David Ellis)  Less
  • Primary photo for Voyagers!Voyagers! (TV Series) Stunts ( 1 episode, 1982 )  Less 1982 1
    • Voyagers (Oct 3, 1982) Stunts (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The PhoenixThe Phoenix (TV Series) Stunt Coordinator ( 1 episode, 1982 )  Less 1982 1
    • One of Them (Apr 2, 1982) Stunt Coordinator (as David Ellis)  Less
  • Primary photo for Return of the RebelsReturn of the Rebels (TV Movie) Stunt Coordinator (as Dave Ellis)  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for Flying HighFlying High (TV Series) Quarterback ( 1 episode, 1978 )  Less 1978 1
  • Primary photo for Wonder WomanWonder Woman (TV Series) Ludwig ( 1 episode, 1978 )  Less 1978 1
Self (8 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
Archive Footage (2 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Cinemassacre's Monster MadnessCinemassacre's Monster Madness (TV Series) Laser victim ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012
    • Nightbeast (Oct 5, 2012) Laser victim (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for DisneylandDisneyland (TV Series) David ( 1 episode, 1977 )  Less 1977
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