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Joseph M. Wilcots (1939–2009)

Joseph M. Wilcots was born on February 1, 1939 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA as Joseph Morrow Wilcots. He is known for his work on The Long Goodbye (1973), Roots (1977) and Bill Cosby: Himself (1983). He was married to Annette. He died on December 30, 2009 in Lancaster, California, USA. See full bio »

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The Long Goodbye Camera and Electrical Department
Roots Cinematographer
Bill Cosby: Himself Cinematographer
Brother John Camera and Electrical Department


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 2009 Genius in Heels (Short) (director of photography)
 1993 American Experience (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Simple Justice (1993)
 1992 Where the Red Fern Grows: Part Two (Video) (director of photography - as Joe Wilcots)
 1989 Runaway (TV Movie)
 1988 Video Murders (Video)
 1988 Matlock (TV Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- The Genius (1988) ... (director of photography)
- The Hucksters (1988) ... (director of photography)
 1987 Kids Like These (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1986 The Aurora Encounter (as Joseph Wilcots)
 1983 Mountaintop Motel Massacre (director of photography - as Joseph Wilcots)
 1983 Bill Cosby: Himself (Documentary)
 1981 Grambling's White Tiger (TV Movie)
  Palmerstown, U.S.A. (TV Series) (5 episodes, 1981) (director of photography - 1 episode, 1980)
- Crossroads (1981)
- The Suitor (1981)
- Dry Hole (1981)
- Roadhouse (1981)
- Future City (1981)
 1981 Crash Island (TV Movie)
 1978 Smokey and the Good Time Outlaws (as Joe Wilcots)
 1978 The Fighting Nightingales (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1977 Roots (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- Part VII (1977)
- Part IV (1977)
- Part III (1977)
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Show Show Producer (2 credits)
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Show Show Self (1 credit)

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Joe Wilcots | Joseph Wilcots

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