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Jack Couffer

Born: Dec 7, 1924

Birthplace: Upland

Profession: Film Producer

Nationality: United States

Jack Couffer

Date of Birth : Dec 7, 1924
Birth Place : Upland

Jack Couffer A.S.C. is an American cinematographer and film and television director. Couffer has specialized on documentary films, often involving nature and animal cinematography. Couffer was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on the film version of the novel Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Couffer served in the United States Army during the Second World War; based on his war experience, he subsequently wrote a book about the "Bat Bomb" project to use bats to deliver incendiary bombs. Following the war Couffer studied at the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television. Couffer has described his subsequent career as follows: With his mixed abilities as a naturalist and film maker, Jack joined Walt Disney Studios as a cameraman on the early True Life Adventure series of nature films. He worked at Disney for more than ten years in a variety of functions--writer, director, producer, cameraman--and participated there in the making of more than two dozen movies. Among many other projects with Disney, Couffer wrote, directed, and filmed the documentary The Legend of the Boy and the Eagle.


  • Film Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Cinematographer
  • Film director
  • Television Director

Also known as

  • Jack C. Couffer
  • John Cotter


  • Joan Burger
  • Marchesa Sieuwke Bisleti
  • Jean Allison


  • Mike Couffer
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