|Birth: ||Sep. 8, 1952|
Los Angeles County
|Death: ||Jan. 7, 2013|
Gauteng, South Africa
Director. Ellis' big screen debut was in the 1975 film 'The Strongest Man in the World' as a supporting actor in a juvenile role. The following year he switched to stunts in the film 'Baby Blue Marine' and worked as a stuntman from then on. In 1981 he became a stunt co-ordinator for such films as 'Gorky Park' (1983), 'Fatal Attraction' (1987), 'Road House' (1989) and 'Misery' (1990). In 1986 he began working as an assistant director or second assistant director, in charge of action sequences for such films as 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' (2001) and 'The Matrix Reloaded' (2003). In 1996, Ellis made his debut as a director in the Disney film 'Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco' (1996). Among films he went on to direct were 'Final Destination 2' (2003), 'Cellular' (2004), 'Snakes on a Plane' (2006), 'Asylum' (2008) and 'Shark Night 3-D' (2011). Ellis' body was discovered in the bathroom of a hotel in South Africa where he was on location shooting a movie. (bio by: Louis M.)
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Originally Created by: Louis M.
Record added: Jan 08, 2013
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