Biography

Birth Name: James Wnoroski.

A 25-year veteran in the Hollywood exploitation field, writer/producer/director Jim Wynorski is responsible for over 150 varied motion pictures in a myriad of genres. Leaving behind a successful commercial business in New York, Wynorski relocated to California in 1980 and soon found himself on the doorstep of his childhood idol, B-film king Roger Corman. "The rest was destiny," recounts Wynorski, who soon found himself hired by the renowned movie mogul to cut "coming attractions" for all of the company's new action and horror films. "It was like grasshopper learning from the kung-fu master," says Wynorski, who claims his six-months internship with Corman taught him more than four years at film school.

"It wasn't long after that Corman offered me the first of many writing/directing assignments. Some distributor wanted a flick about a killer in a shopping mall," recalls Wynorski, "and Roger trusted me enough to say 'come up with something good, and you can direct it." Well, a couple days later, the director walked in with the first treatment to a film called Chopping Mall (1986), and the rest was history. From then on, Jim Wynorski turned out an average of three to five films a year as a director, and even more as a producer/writer. Throughout the 1980s came a steady stream of wild exploitation titles like Big Bad Mama II (1987) with Angie Dickinson, Not of This Earth (1988) with Traci Lords and The Return of Swamp Thing (1989) with Heather Locklear. On into the 1990s, Wynorski continued to climb to the top of the B-Film mountain with flicks like Hard Bounty (1995) starring Kelly LeBrock, Point of Seduction III: Body Chemistry (1994) & Body Chemistry 4: Full Exposure (1995) with Shannon Tweed and Morgan Fairchild and Munchie (1992), which featured the first film appearance of the then-unknown 12-year-old child actress Jennifer Love Hewitt.

As the years peeled by and tastes changed, Jim Wynorski kept hip by innovating new special effects techniques that landed the director no less than seven world premieres on the Sci-Fi Channel. His credits there include films like Gargoyle (2004), The Curse of the Komodo (2004), Project Viper and Cry of the Winged Serpent (2007).

As for the future, the 59-year-old Wynorski feels the audience for alternative cinema made away from the studio system will continue to grow thanks to new advances in Internet and Cable technologies. In fact, he is in post-production on another thriller, Vampire in Vegas (2009). "And you can bet I'll be there," he offers with a big smile, "with some really fun stuff." Jim has a huge following in the Mid-West and is beloved in Franklin, Indiana, Home of The B Movie Celebration. Mini Biography By: William Dever (updated by Daniel Frank Webster)

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Birth Name: James Wnoroski.

A 25-year veteran in the Hollywood exploitation field, writer/producer/director Jim Wynorski is responsible for over 150 varied motion pictures in a myriad of genres. Leaving behind a successful commercial business in New York, Wynorski relocated to California in 1980 and soon found himself on the doorstep of his childhood idol, B-film king Roger Corman. "The rest was destiny," recounts Wynorski, who soon found himself hired by the renowned movie mogul to cut "coming attractions" for all of the company's new action and horror films. "It was like grasshopper learning from the kung-fu master," says Wynorski, who claims his six-months internship with Corman taught him more than four years at film school.

"It wasn't long after that Corman offered me the first of many writing/directing assignments. Some distributor wanted a flick about a killer in a shopping mall," recalls Wynorski, "and Roger trusted me enough to say 'come up with something good, and you can direct it." Well, a couple days later, the director walked in with the first treatment to a film called Chopping Mall (1986), and the rest was history. From then on, Jim Wynorski turned out an average of three to five films a year as a director, and even more as a producer/writer. Throughout the 1980s came a steady stream of wild exploitation titles like Big Bad Mama II (1987) with Angie Dickinson, Not of This Earth (1988) with Traci Lords and The Return of Swamp Thing (1989) with Heather Locklear. On into the 1990s, Wynorski continued to climb to the top of the B-Film mountain with flicks like Hard Bounty (1995) starring Kelly LeBrock, Point of Seduction III: Body Chemistry (1994) & Body Chemistry 4: Full Exposure (1995) with Shannon Tweed and Morgan Fairchild and Munchie (1992), which featured the first film appearance of the then-unknown 12-year-old child actress Jennifer Love Hewitt.

As the years peeled by and tastes changed, Jim Wynorski kept hip by innovating new special effects techniques that landed the director no less than seven world premieres on the Sci-Fi Channel. His credits there include films like Gargoyle (2004), The Curse of the Komodo (2004), Project Viper and Cry of the Winged Serpent (2007).

As for the future, the 59-year-old Wynorski feels the audience for alternative cinema made away from the studio system will continue to grow thanks to new advances in Internet and Cable technologies. In fact, he is in post-production on another thriller, Vampire in Vegas (2009). "And you can bet I'll be there," he offers with a big smile, "with some really fun stuff." Jim has a huge following in the Mid-West and is beloved in Franklin, Indiana, Home of The B Movie Celebration. Mini Biography By: William Dever (updated by Daniel Frank Webster)

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 127

Birthday 1950-08-14

Place of Birth Glen Cove, Long Island, New York, USA

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Also Known As

  • Jay Andrews
  • Джим Уайнорски
  • Rip Masters
  • Rob Robertson
  • Harold Blueberry
  • Bob E. Brown
  • Daniel Fast
  • David Gibbs
  • Heny Henri
  • Noble Henri
  • Nobel Henry
  • Noble Henry
  • Andrew James
  • J.R. Mandish
  • Sam Pepperman
  • Tom Popatopolous
  • Bob Robertson
  • Salvadore Ross
  • Arch Stanton
  • Jamie Wagner
  • Thaddeus Wickwire

Directing TV ShowsMovies

Strip for ActionDirector
2017 Legend of the Naked GhostDirector
2016 A Doggone ChristmasDirector
2016 Nessie & MeDirector
2015 Sharkansas Women's Prison MassacreDirector
2015 Shark BabesDirector
2015 Scared ToplessDirector
2015 CobraGatorDirector
2014 Sexually Bugged!Director
2014 Water WarsDirector
2013 HypnotikaDirector
2013 Pleasure SpaDirector
2012 Gila!Director
2012 PiranhacondaDirector
2011 Busty Coeds vs. Lusty CheerleadersDirector
2011 Camel SpidersDirector
2011 Sexy Wives SindromeDirector
2011 Sexy Wives SinsationsDirector
2010 Dinocroc vs. SupergatorDirector
2010 Busty Cops Go HawaiianDirector
2010 Busty Cops and the Jewel of DenialDirector
2010 The Hills Have ThighsDirector
2009 Vampire In VegasDirector
2009 The Devil Wears NadaDirector
2009 CleavagefieldDirector
2009 Lost in the woodsDirector
2009 Fire From BelowDirector
2007 Bone EaterDirector
2007 House On Hooter HillDirector
2007 The Da Vinci CoedDirector
2007 The Breastford WivesDirector
2006 A.I. AssaultDirector
2006 Crash LandingDirector
2006 Busty Cops 2Director
2005 Witches of Breastwick 2Director
2005 The Witches of BreastwickDirector
2005 Komodo vs. CobraDirector
2005 Sub ZeroDirector
2005 Lust ConnectionDirector
2005 Alabama Jones and the Busty CrusadeDirector
2005 Cry of the Winged SerpentDirector
2004 GargoyleDirector
2004 Busty CopsDirector
2004 The Curse of the KomodoDirector
2004 The Thing BelowDirector
2003 Bad BiznessDirector
2003 Cheerleader MassacreDirector
2003 Bare Wench Project: UncensoredDirector
2003 Lost TreasureDirector
2003 Bare Wench: The Final ChapterDirector
2002 WolfhoundDirector
2002 Project ViperDirector
2002 Gale ForceDirector
2002 The Bare Wench Project 3: Nymphs of Mystery MountainDirector
2002 Treasure HuntDirector
2001 RaptorDirector
2001 Thy Neighbor's WifeDirector
2001 AblazeDirector
2000 Crash Point ZeroDirector
2000 RangersDirector
2000 Final VoyageDirector
2000 The Bare Wench ProjectDirector
2000 Agent RedDirector
2000 MilitiaDirector
1999 The Escort IIIDirector
1999 Stealth FighterDirector
1998 Storm TrooperDirector
1998 The Pandora ProjectDirector
1998 Desert ThunderDirector
1997 Against The LawDirector
1996 VampirellaDirector
1996 The Wasp WomanDirector
1996 Demolition HighDirector
1996 The AssaultDirector
1995 Virtual DesireDirector
1995 Body Chemistry 4: Full ExposureDirector
1995 Hard BountyDirector
1995 Victim of DesireDirector
1995 SorceressDirector
1994 Ghoulies IVDirector
1994 Munchie Strikes BackDirector
1994 Dinosaur IslandDirector
1994 Point of Seduction: Body Chemistry IIIDirector
1993 Little Miss MillionsDirector
1993 Hard To DieDirector
1993 Sins of DesireDirector
1992 MunchieDirector
1992 976-Evil IIDirector
1991 Scream Queen Hot Tub PartyDirector
1990 Sorority House Massacre IIDirector
1990 The Haunting of MorellaDirector
1989 Transylvania TwistDirector
1989 The Return of Swamp ThingDirector
1988 Not of This EarthDirector
1987 Deathstalker IIDirector
1987 Big Bad Mama IIDirector
1986 Chopping MallDirector
1984 The Lost EmpireDirector

Writing

2016 A Doggone ChristmasWriter
2015 Sharkansas Women's Prison MassacreWriter
2015 Scared ToplessWriter
2014 Sexually Bugged!Writer
2011 Camel SpidersWriter
2011 Sexy Wives SinsationsWriter
2010 Dinocroc vs. SupergatorWriter
2010 Busty Cops Go HawaiianWriter
2010 The Hills Have ThighsWriter
2007 House On Hooter HillWriter
2007 The Da Vinci CoedWriter
2007 The Breastford WivesWriter
2006 A.I. AssaultWriter
2006 Crash LandingWriter
2005 The Witches of BreastwickScreenplay
2005 Komodo vs. CobraWriter
2005 Lust ConnectionWriter
2004 GargoyleScreenplay
2002 The Bare Wench Project 3: Nymphs of Mystery MountainScreenplay
2002 Treasure HuntScreenplay
2001 RaptorScreenplay
2000 The Bare Wench ProjectWriter
1994 Munchie Strikes BackWriter
1993 Little Miss MillionsWriter
1993 Sins of DesireStory
1992 MunchieScreenplay
1992 Final EmbraceScreenplay
1991 Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of TimeScreenplay
1991 Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of TimeStory
1991 Scream Queen Hot Tub PartyWriter
1990 Think BigStory
1990 The Haunting of MorellaScreenplay
1989 Transylvania TwistScreenplay
1988 Not of This EarthScreenplay
1987 Deathstalker IIStory
1987 Big Bad Mama IIScreenplay
1986 Chopping MallWriter
1984 The Lost EmpireWriter
1983 ScrewballsWriter
1982 Forbidden WorldStory
1982 SorceressWriter

Production

2005 The Witches of BreastwickProducer
2004 GargoyleProducer
2004 Deep EvilExecutive Producer
2002 The Bare Wench Project 3: Nymphs of Mystery MountainProducer
2001 AblazeProducer
2001 Critical MassProducer
2000 SubmergedProducer
2000 RangersProducer
2000 The Bare Wench ProjectProducer
2000 Agent RedProducer
1999 Fugitive MindExecutive Producer
1999 Storm CatcherProducer
1999 Active StealthProducer
1997 Scorned 2Casting
1997 HybridExecutive Producer
1996 Fugitive RageProducer
1996 VampirellaProducer
1996 Sorceress II: The TemptressExecutive Producer
1995 Bikini Drive-InExecutive Producer
1994 Dinosaur IslandProducer
1993 Dark UniverseExecutive Producer
1993 Hard To DieCasting
1993 Hard To DieProducer
1991 Scream Queen Hot Tub PartyProducer
1990 Sorority House Massacre IICasting
1988 Not of This EarthProducer
1984 The Lost EmpireProducer

Acting

2012 Lizard Man as Crowd Reporter
2010 Dinocroc vs. Supergator as Roy Jensen
2009 Popatopolis as Jim Wynorski
2007 Brain Dead as Sheriff Bodine
2005 Komodo vs. Cobra as Jungle Scientist
2004 Gargoyle as Bogdan
2002 Treasure Hunt as Jim
2001 Raptor as Man in Sheriff's Station
1998 Some Nudity Required as Himself
1996 The Wasp Woman as Friendly Man at Bar
1996 Demolition High as Police Sniper (uncredited)
1996 Masseuse as Pig Truck Driver
1996 Alien Escape as Lester
1995 Body Chemistry 4: Full Exposure as Hanging Judge
1995 Attack of the 60 Foot Centerfold as Guy Who Can't Believe His Eyes
1995 Midnight Tease II as Drunk at Bar
1995 Bikini Drive-In as -
1993 Hard To Die as Porno Director
1993 Dragon Fire as Night Club M.C.
1992 The Bikini Carwash Company as Ralph
1991 Scream Queen Hot Tub Party as Monster in Basement
1989 Hollywood Boulevard II as The Man Who Does Lunch
1987 Deathstalker II as Dying Soldier

Crew

2002 The Bare Wench Project 3: Nymphs of Mystery MountainSound Recordist

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