David R. Ellis

David R. Ellis

Highest Rated: 69% Snakes on a Plane (2006)

Lowest Rated: 18% Shark Night (2011)

Birthday: Sep 08, 1952

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, USA

An unpretentious craftsman who wears multiple hats, director David R. Ellis has been working in Hollywood for over 45 years. He began as a child surfer, making his screen debut as juvenile bit player in the 1975 Kurt Russell family film "The Strongest Man In The World" and took his first job as a stunt man the next year. Years later, Ellis would reunite with a Russell when working as a second unit director on the 1998 sci-fi action film "Soldier," one of many films he's worked on in that capacity in addition to his extensive stunt work. To this day, Ellis has continued acting as a second-unit director alongside his directorial career, which began in 1996 with the undistinguished family film "Homeward Bound 2: Lost In San Francisco." Seven years would pass before his next turn behind the camera with the horror sequel "Final Destination 2," a better match for his genre-oriented talents. Ellis' subsequent work as a director has played to his strengths as a coordinator of elaborate mayhem, including the fourth "Final Destination" film, the high-concept genre flop "Snakes On A Plane " and the even more self-explanatory "Shark Night 3D." His daughter Tawny Ellis has followed in his footsteps as a stuntwoman.




No Score Yet No Score Yet Robert Loveless: An American Legend Executive Producer - 2012
18% 22% Shark Night Director $18.9M 2011
28% 35% The Final Destination Director $66.5M 2009
No Score Yet 14% Asylum Director - 2008
69% 49% Snakes on a Plane Director $34M 2006
55% 59% Cellular Director $32M 2004
48% 58% Final Destination 2 Director $46.5M 2003
53% 44% Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco Director $32.8M 1996


No Score Yet No Score Yet Guns of Paradise Unknown (Guest Star) 1988


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