Andy Davis


Born and raised in Chicago, Andrew Davis started out his work in motion pictures as an
assistant cameraman to renowned cinematographer and director Haskell Wexler
on Medium Cool. He then became a director of photography on numerous awardwinning
television commercials and documentaries, including fifteen studio and
independent features.

He made his directorial debut in 1978 with the critically acclaimed independent
musical Stony island, which he also co-wrote and produced. After that he moved into
the director’s chair full-time on Code of Silence, Above the law, and Under Siege. It’s in
1993 that Davis directed the Academy Award nominated box-office hit, The Fugitive,
starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones – who earned Jones a Best Supporting
Actor award, and seven Academy Award nominations. A Perfect Murder and Chain
Reaction followed leading to his directing and producing Holes, Louis Sachar’s
children’s novel starring Shia Labeouf, Patrica Arquette and Sigourney Weaver, then in
2007 the Disney/Touchstone feature film The Guardian starring Kevin Costner and
Ashton Kutcher. He collaborated in 2013 on Haskell Wexler’s documentary Four Days
in Chicago.

Presently, Davis is developing several projects through his Santa Barbara based
production company, Chicago Pacific Entertainment, including book adaptations and