|Born||August 15, 1943 (age 76)|
Stephen King Baggot, A.S.C. (born August 15, 1943) is an American cinematographer. Baggot is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers. He is the grandson of actor/director of the early 20th century, King Baggot.
He is the son of Robert King Baggot (July 11, 1914–May 18, 1965) and Miriam "Mimi" Cornely (born c. 1917). His brother is Bruce Baggot (born June 5, 1947). His father, also known as King Baggot, was a cameraman. While filming offshore background footage for the Disney movie Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N., near Poipu, Hawaii, his 16-foot outboard boat was hit by a huge wave and he was thrown into a heavy surf. He was rescued from the water, but died of his injuries. Stephen King Baggot's mother married again on July 7, 1966, to Arthur P. Landberg (1916–1999).
During the late 1960s and early 1970s, King Baggot worked as a TV news portable field cameraman at KABC in Los Angeles. While there, he covered the murders of actress Sharon Tate and her friends by the Manson cult. He was one of the TV crewmen who discovered the bloody clothes discarded by the murderers, and is mentioned in the book Helter Skelter. Baggot was called to testify during the trial and identified the various items of apparel.
On May 25, 1968, he and Marilyn Thompson (born c. 1944) were married in Los Angeles. They have two sons, Joseph King Baggot (born April 4, 1971) and Michael R. Baggot (born August 25, 1973).
Baggot began his Hollywood career as a cameraman on the 1980 movies American Gigolo and Defiance. Noted for his steadicam specialty, and his ability to direct the action, he was hired as cinematographer for Cheech & Chong's Next Movie and went on to work on a number of movies, including The Hand, The Last Starfighter, Revenge of the Nerds and Gotcha!
King Baggot lives in Southern California.
|1980||Cheech & Chong's Next Movie||comedy||Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong|
|1981||The Hand||drama/horror||Michael Caine, Andrea Marcovicci|
|1982||Some Kind of Hero||comedy-drama||Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder|
|Fast-Walking||drama||James Woods, Tim McIntire|
|1983||Second Thoughts||comedy/drama||Lucie Arnaz, Craig Wasson|
|Doctor Detroit||comedy||Dan Aykroyd, Howard Hesseman|
|1984||The Last Starfighter||sci-fi action/adventure||Lance Guest, Dan O'Herlihy|
|Revenge of the Nerds||comedy||Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards|
|Oh, God! You Devil||comedy||George Burns, Ted Wass|
|1985||Gotcha!||action/comedy||Anthony Edwards, Linda Fiorentino|
|1986||Tough Guys||comedy||Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas|
|1988||Vice Versa||comedy/fantasy||Judge Reinhold, Fred Savage|
|1989||Dream a Little Dream||comedy/drama||Corey Feldman, Corey Haim|
|1990||Little Vegas||comedy||Anthony Denison, Catherine O'Hara|
|1992||Where the Day Takes You||drama||Laura San Giacomo, Dermot Mulroney|
|1993||Boiling Point||crime/drama||Wesley Snipes, Dennis Hopper|
|1982||Not in Front of the Children||drama||Linda Gray, John Getz|
|1985||Hostage Flight||thriller||Ned Beatty, Barbara Bosson|
|Final Jeopardy||crime/drama||Richard Thomas, Mary Crosby|
|1986||Help Wanted: Kids||comedy||Cindy Williams, Bill Hudson|
|Sunday Drive||comedy-drama||Tony Randall, Carrie Fisher|
|1987||Bride of Boogedy||comedy/horror||Richard Masur, Mimi Kennedy|
|1988||Weekend War||action/adventure||Stephen Collins, Daniel Stern|
|1989||A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story||biopic/sports||Alfre Woodard, A.J. Johnson|
|1990||The Bakery||crime/drama||David Dukes, Kate McNeil|
|She Said No||crime/drama||Veronica Hamel, Lee Grant|