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Herman F. Zimmerman

Herman F. Zimmerman, American motion picture production designer. Member Society Motion Picture Art Directors, Directors Guild American.


  • Zimmerman, Herman F. was born on April 19, 1935 in Spingfield, Illinois, United States. Son of Herman and Linnie Belle (Buck) Zimmerman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Speech, Northwestern University, 1957. Master of Arts, Northwestern University, 1958.


    • Associate professor drama Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1958-1962. Entertainment manager Harrahs, Reno, 1962-1964. Art director NBC-television, Burbank, California, 1965-1968, Hollywood (California) Video Center, 1968-1973.

      Freelance art director Hollywood, 1973-1980. Production designer Paramount Pictures, since 1980. Theater scene designer, associate professor drama Northwestern University.


    • Production designer for films Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Star Trek VI: The Undiscoverey Country, Star Trek: Generations, television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (Emmy award nomination 1993). Producer, director series The Picture of Health talk/information show. Designer television programs Cheers, Webster, Black Rain, The Burning Bed, The Tonight Show, A Rumor of War, The Word, The Starmaker, others.


    Member Society Motion Picture Art Directors, Directors Guild American.





    • Married Sandra J. Simmet, January 3, 1976. Children: Herman Fredrick, Buffe√© Jeanine.
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    Born April 19, 1935
    • 1957
      Northwestern University
    • 1958
      Northwestern University
    • 1958 - 1962
      Associate, professor drama Northwestern University
      Evanston, Illinois, United States
    • 1962 - 1964
      entertainment manager, Harrahs
      Reno, Nevada, United States
    • 1965 - 1968
      art director, National Broadcasting Company-television
      Burbank, California, United States
    • 1968 - 1973
      art director, National Broadcasting Company-television
    • 1973 - 1980
      freelance art director, Hollywood
    • 1980
      production designer, Paramount Pictures