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John A. Alonzo

Born: Jun 12, 1934

Death: Mar 13, 2001

Birthplace: Dallas

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

John A. Alonzo

Date of Birth : Jun 12, 1934
Date of Death : Mar 13, 2001
Birth Place : Dallas

John Alonzo, A.S.C. was an American cinematographer who pioneered hand held work, lighting techniques and HD development during his career. He will probably be remembered mainly for Chinatown and Scarface. Alonzo was first American cinematographer of Mexican-American and Latino heritage to become a member of the Cinematographer’s Union in Los Angeles, as well as the first to be inducted into the A.S.C..


  • Actor
  • Cinematographer
  • Film director

Also known as

  • John Alonza
  • Juan Alonzo
  • John Alonso
  • John Alonzo


  • Jan Murray
  • Suzanne Heltzel


  • Cristiana Mary Murray
  • Angela Argenzia
  • Gorgiana Alonzo Wyman

Awards Won

  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic)
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