List of people who died in set related accidents

by OrdinaryDay | created - 06 Aug 2013 | updated - 24 Apr 2016 | Public

A list of hard working cast and crew members, who sadly met their makers in a film set related accident, or when working on a show.

1. Brandon Lee

Actor | The Crow

Born on February 1, 1965 to Bruce Lee (Martial Arts idol) and Linda Lee Cadwell. Brother to Shannon Lee. In 1970-71, they moved to Hong Kong where Brandon became fluent in Cantonese by the age of 8. He attended Boston's Art-Oriented Emerson College in Massachusetts. He studied Martial Arts and ...

2. Vic Morrow

Actor | Combat!

Vic Morrow was born in the Bronx, New York, to Jean (Kress) and Harry Morrow, an electrical engineer. His parents were Russian Jewish immigrants. Morrow dropped out of high school at 17 to join the U.S. Navy. When he left the Navy, he used the G.I. Bill to study pre-law at Florida State. While ...

3. Conway Wickliffe

Special_effects | V for Vendetta

Special technician wizard who worked on numerous film action blockbusters, including two James Bond films.

4. Janet Wilder

Stunts | Nine Months

Killed in a speedboat accident on the set of Gone Fishin' (1997). Injured in the same accident were husband Scott Wilder and father in law Glenn R. Wilder.

5. Steve Irwin

Actor | Dr. Dolittle 2

Steve Irwin was born in 1962 to parents Lyn and Bob Irwin, who were animal naturalists. He shared the love for animals all his life, stemming from being raised at the Queensland Reptile and Fauna Park. There, he partook in daily duties of animal feeding and care. He quickly established himself with...

6. Harry O'Connor

Stunts | The Perfect Storm

Harry O'Connor was born on August 28, 1957 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. He is known for his work on The Perfect Storm (2000), Charlie's Angels (2000) and Air Force One (1997). He died on April 4, 2002 in Prague, Czech Republic.

7. Ormer Locklear

Actor | The Great Air Robbery

Ormer Locklear was born on October 28, 1891 in Greenville, Texas, USA as Ormer Leslie Locklear. He is known for his work on The Great Air Robbery (1919), The Skywayman (1920) and Screen Snapshots, Series 1, No. 7 (1920). He was married to Ruby Graves. He died on August 2, 1920 in Los Angeles, ...

8. Jack Budlong

They Died with Their Boots On

Jack Budlong was born on February 22, 1913 in New York, USA as John Budlong. He is known for his work on They Died with Their Boots On (1941). He was married to Verne Rogers. He died on August 5, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

9. Sonja Davis

Stunts | Strange Days

Sonja Davis was born on June 1, 1962. She is known for her work on Strange Days (1995), Timecop (1994) and Heart and Souls (1993). She died on November 14, 1994.

10. David Ritchie

Art_department | Jumper

Died on the set of Jumper (2008) when he was crushed to death by frozen debris as an exterior set was being dismantled.

11. Antonio Velasco

Actor | Carmelo y yo

Antonio Velasco was born in 1961 in Mexico. He was an actor and writer, known for Carmelo y yo (2000) and 30% poliéster (2004). He died on August 16, 2003 in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

12. Renee Chen

Renee Chen was born on April 1, 1976 in Taiwan. She died on July 23, 1982 in Indian Dunes, California, USA.

13. My-ca Dinh Le

My-ca Dinh Le was born on January 23, 1975 in Vietnam. He died on July 23, 1982 in Indian Dunes, California, USA.

14. Martha Mansfield

Actress | Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Stunning silent screen actress Martha Mansfield was a musical comedy star in New York City by the time she entered films in 1916 for Max Linder. Before long she advanced to second leads in features, including the role of Millicent Carew in the John Barrymore starrer Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920), ...

15. H.B. Halicki

Writer | Gone in 60 Seconds

H.B. Halicki was born on October 18, 1940 in Dunkirk, New York, USA as Henry Blight Halicki. He was a writer and producer, known for Gone in 60 Seconds (1974), Deadline Auto Theft (1983) and The Junkman (1982). He was married to Denice Shakarian Halicki. He died on August 20, 1989 in Tonawanda, New...

16. Geoff Brewer

Stunts | Road House

Geoff Brewer was born on November 30, 1958 in Kansas, USA as Geoffrey W. Brewer. He is known for his work on Road House (1989), Midnight Run (1988) and Overboard (1987). He was married to Tammy Brewer. He died on May 17, 1989 in Clark Air Force Base, Philippines.

17. Gadi Danzig

Camera_department | America 3000

Cameraman Gadi Danzig and four filmmakers were killed in the Philippines when their helicopter crashed during production of Delta Force II.

18. Roland Schlotzhauer


He was killed when the Bell 206B Jet Ranger III helicopter being used to film scenes of a parade for the movie The Final Season (2007) crashed in eastern Iowa. The helicopter was carrying pilot Richard Green, 72, owner of Ritel Copter Services (Hudson, Iowa); producer Tony Wilson; and Roland when ...

19. Owen Hart

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Owen Hart was one of twelve children from a legendary Canadian wrestling family. His brother Bret is also one of the most well known wrestlers of all time. Owen was one of the best wrestlers in the business and his major accomplishments include being the 1994 King of the Ring, former ...

20. Roy Kinnear

Actor | Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

After his schooling in Edinburgh, the British character actor Roy Kinnear attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Following national service, Kinnear appeared on stage, radio, and television in Scotland before becoming a household name in Britain in the early 1960s as one of the ...

21. John Jordan

Camera_department | You Only Live Twice

John Jordan was born on April 12, 1925 in Oxfordshire, England. He is known for his work on You Only Live Twice (1967), On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968). He died on May 16, 1969 in the Gulf of Mexico.

22. Boris Sagal

Director | The Omega Man

Boris Sagal was born on October 18, 1923 in Yekaterinoslav, Ukrainian SSR, USSR as Bernard Louis Sagal. He was a director and writer, known for The Omega Man (1971), The Name of the Game (1968) and Rich Man, Poor Man (1976). He was married to Marge Champion and Sara Macon. He died on May 22, 1981 ...

24. Chris Lamon

Stunts | Exit Wounds

Chris Lamon was born in 1965. He is known for his work on Exit Wounds (2001), The Boondock Saints (1999) and Dracula 2000 (2000). He died on August 23, 2000 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

25. Tip Tipping

Actor | Aliens

Tip Tipping was born on February 13, 1958 in England as Tim Tipping. He is known for his work on Aliens (1986), Willow (1988) and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991). He died on February 5, 1993 in Alnwick, Northumberland, England.

26. Mike Graham

Camera_department | Crack House

27. Don Marshall

Camera_department | Cycles South

Don Marshall is known for his work on Cycles South (1971), Police Story (1973) and Hunter (1984). He died on May 17, 1989 in Clark Air Force Base, Philippines.

30. Jon-Erik Hexum

Actor | Voyagers!

In the early 1980s, this ruggedly handsome young man of Norwegian parentage was seen as the "next big thing", and then suddenly he was dead from an accident via a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Hexum was born and raised in Tenafly, New Jersey, where he was a musically gifted student at school playing...

31. Art Scholl

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Art Scholl was born on December 24, 1931 in Granville, Wisconsin, USA as Arthur Everett Scholl. He is known for his work on Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), The Right Stuff (1983) and Blue Thunder (1983). He died on September 16, 1985.

32. Joseph Leonard Svec

Stunts | The Right Stuff

Died while filming a stunt for The Right Stuff (1983).

33. Jim Sheppard

Stunts | Comes a Horseman

Jim Sheppard was born in 1937. He is known for his work on Comes a Horseman (1978), The Master Gunfighter (1975) and Gunsmoke (1955). He died on August 18, 1977 in Westcliffe, Colorado, USA.

34. Erik Roner

Actor | Nitro Circus Series

Erik Roner was born on November 2, 1976 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Nitro Circus Series (2006), One for the Road (2011) and Under the Influence (2008). He was married to Annika Dahl. He died on September 28, 2015 in Squaw Valley, California.

35. Kevin Smith

Actor | Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

He was born in Auckland, New Zealand and spent his early childhood there. His family moved to the small rural town of Timaru in New Zealand's South Island when he was 11. During high school, he began playing in rock-and-roll bands, but never aspired to a career as an actor. He had a passion for ...

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