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Thomas G. Smith was born in Canton, Illinois in 1938. He attended high school in Stockton, California, then entered Northwestern University (1956-1960). "Foster Street" (1959), a slice-of-life look at Chicago, was one of his early student films. While still in college, Smith worked for a Chicago industrial film company, Gilbert Altschul ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

The Arrival Producer
Raiders of the Lost Ark Visual Effects


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 2001 Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... (producer)
 1996 The Arrival (producer)
 1994 Honey, I Shrunk the Audience (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1991 Muppet*vision 3-D (Short) (producer)
 1989 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (executive producer)
 1985 Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (TV Movie) (producer)
 1984 The Ewok Adventure (TV Movie) (producer)
 1984 You Are the Jury (TV Series) (associate producer - 1 episode)
- The Case of the People of Florida vs. Joseph Landrum (1984) ... (associate producer)
 1977 The Solar System (Short) (producer)
 1976 Learning About Light (Documentary short) (producer)
 1974 Learning About Sound (Documentary short) (producer)
 1973 The American Indian Speaks (Documentary short) (producer)
 1973 The Newspaper Story (Documentary short) (producer)
 1972 Introduction to Holography (Documentary short) (producer)
 1972 Venereal Disease: the Hidden Epidemic (Video documentary short) (producer)
 1969 Kentucky Pioneers (Short) (producer)
 1968 Farm Family in Summer (Documentary short) (producer)
 1967 Farm Family in Autumn (Documentary short) (producer)
 1967 Farm Family in Spring (Documentary short) (producer)
 1967 Farm Family in Winter (Documentary short) (producer)
 1967 Midwest, Heartland of the Nation (Documentary short) (producer)
 1966 Food from the Sun (Documentary short) (producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote the foreword to "Learning with the Lights Off: Educational Films in the United States" by Devin Orgeron, Marsha Orgeron, Dan Streible. See more »

Alternate Names:

Thomas Smith | Tom Smith

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Personal Quote:

No matter what you do getting the word out to the crew, there is always 10% that won't get the word. See more »


In the early 1980's, Smith oversaw visual effects for many box-office hits, including the following titles: Raiders Of The Lost Ark, E.T., Return Of The Jedi, Poltergeist, and two Star Trek films (The Wrath of Khan, and The Search For Spock). In 1984 and 1985, Smith produced two Ewok films for Lucasfilm, The Ewok Adventure (1984) and Ewoks: Battle For Endor (1985). See more »

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