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Jonathan Erland

Born in England in 1939, Jonathan Erland commenced his professional training in the entertainment industry in 1954, studying theatre at the Central School (where fellow students included Vanessa Redgrave and Judi Dench) and film at the London Film School where he received his visual effects "baptism by fire" on the student film, Brief Armistice, ... See full bio »

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Spaceballs Visual Effects
Lifeforce Visual Effects


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 1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
- The Tigers Are Coming Affair (1965) ... Pilot
 1960-1963 Festival (TV Series)
Walpole's Assistant / Refugee / Roberts / ...
- The Doctor's Dilemma (1963) ... Walpole's Assistant
- The Gambler (1962) ... Refugee
- The Queen and the Rebels (1962) ... Roberts
- The Three Sisters (1961) ... Lieutenant Glinkov
- Julius Caesar (1960)
 1963 Playdate (TV Series)
- You Can't Win 'Em All (1963) ... Guerilla
 1962 On the Road (TV Series)
Bob Verner
 1960 Encounter (TV Series)
Clete / O'Donnel / Pole / ...
- Substitute Soldier (1960) ... Clete
- The Man Who Stole the Blarney Stone (1960) ... O'Donnel
- Sun in My Eyes (1960) ... Pole
- Rehearsal for Invasion (1960) ... Radio Operator
 1959-1960 The Unforeseen (TV Series)
Frederick Driver / Young Detective
- When Greek Meets Greek (1960) ... Frederick Driver
- The Late Departed (1959) ... Young Detective
 1958-1959 Folio (TV Series)
Gendarme / Don Enrique de Letemendi / Fry
- Crossing Paris (1959) ... Gendarme
- The Master of Santiago (1959) ... Don Enrique de Letemendi
- The Hostage (1958) ... Fry
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 1987 Spaceballs (visual effects matte technician: Apogee, Inc.)
 1985 Lifeforce (special visual effects crew - as Jon Erland)
 1982 Firefox (special technical development: Apogee, Inc. - as Jon Erland)
 1979 Star Trek: The Motion Picture (effects props and miniatures: Apogee, Inc. - as Jon Erland)
 1979 Avalanche Express (model construction crew: Apogee - as Jon Erland)
 1978 Battlestar Galactica (model builder: miniature and optical effects unit - as Jon Erland)
 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (model builder: miniature and optical effects unit - as Jon Erland)
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 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (film extra - uncredited)
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 1985 Vista: The New Magicians (TV Movie documentary)

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Member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Visual Effects Branch) [-2007].

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