Cinematographer known for his work on influential movies like Jaws, The Conversation, and three Rocky films. He earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography for his work on One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
He graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in engineering. He made his debut as cinematographer on the TV documentary The Bold Men.
He married his second wife Iris in 1984. He was previously married to Alma H. Smith from 1943 to 1983.
He was the cinematographer on the classic 1974 film The Conversation, starring Gene Hackman.