David R. Ellis

About David R. Ellis

Who is it?: Stunts, Assistant Director, Actor
Birth Day: September 08, 1952
Birth Place:  Santa Monica, California, United States
Occupation: Film director, second unit director, stuntman
Years active: 1978–2013

David R. Ellis

David R. Ellis was born on September 08, 1952 in  Santa Monica, California, United States, is Stunts, Assistant Director, Actor. Began as child actor in Kurt Russell-Disney Films in 1974. Made the switch to the Stunt world following a successful career as a junior pro surfer. Born, bred, and continues to reside in Malibu. Many, many stunts later, David made the promotion to Stunt Coordinator in 1978 on Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978). Coordinating TV and films all over the world brought him up to the position of 2nd Unit Director on Gorky Park (1983). "Action" movies proceeded to explode along with David's career. Befriending Harrison Ford, two of David's most notable 2nd units were Patriot Games (1992) and Clear and Present Danger (1994). As shown in Filmography, he worked back-to-back until the break from Disney, offering to 1st unit Direct the feature, Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996). Directorial debut grossed over $100 Million. Just completing, two, yet-to-be-released features for 1997, Desperate Measures (1998) & Sphere (1998) with Barry Levinson.
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As per our current Database, David R. Ellis has been died on January 7, 2013(2013-01-07) (aged 60)\nJohannesburg, South Africa.

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When David R. Ellis die, David R. Ellis was 60 years old.

Popular As David R. Ellis
Occupation Stunts
Age 60 years old
Zodiac Sign Libra
Born September 08, 1952 ( Santa Monica, California, United States)
Birthday September 08
Town/City  Santa Monica, California, United States
Nationality United States

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Following a successful career as a junior pro Surfer, David Richard Ellis began his career in the film industry as a supporting actor in Juvenile roles making his big screen debut in 1975 in the Kurt Russell film The Strongest Man in the World. In 1978, he received a promotion to stunt coordinator on The Invasion of the Body Snatchers. After several successful years in this position, he worked from 1986 onwards as a second unit Director before making his debut as a Director in the Disney live-action film Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco. He is best known for directing two of the Final Destination films and the 2006 film Snakes on a Plane, which became an Internet phenomenon.


Ellis was nominated for the Taurus Award along with Glenn Boswell and R. A. Rondell in 2003 for his stunt coordination work on The Matrix Reloaded. Ellis was a member and served as vice President for an elite stunt performance organization known as Stunts Unlimited located in Sherman Oaks, California.


On January 7, 2013, Ellis's body was found in the bathroom of his hotel room in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was preparing to direct Kite at the time. No cause of death has been released; however, police say no foul play was suspected.

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