Bachelor of Science in Speech, Northwestern University, 1957. Master of Arts, Northwestern University, 1958.
He is probably best known for his work on Star Trek. Zimmerman aspired to be an actor, and began by studying acting and directing at Northwestern University. He then changed his major to theatre production, in order to take an assistantship in technical theatre.
Zimmerman then became an Associate Professor of Drama at Northwestern University for 5 years, where he was a Technical Director and Scene Designer for the university"s theatre.
Zimmerman began working for National Broadcasting Company in 1965, as an assistant art director on Days of Our Lives. According to IMDb Zimmerman has worked on over 35 television series and movies.
Zimmerman has also worked on a project with the Institute for Creative Technologies in Southern California, called the "Experience Learning System", which was commissioned by the United States Army. Star Trek Zimmerman began working in the Star Trek franchise when he was hired to work on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Zimmerman also worked on 6 of the Star Trek feature films.
The Final Frontier, The Undiscovered Country, Generations, First Contact, Insurrection and Nemesis. Zimmerman was also the art director for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, for which he received four Emmy nominations. Zimmerman"s final work for the Star Trek franchise was the set of Star Trek: Enterprise.
Awards and nominations.
Member Society Motion Picture Art Directors, Directors Guild American.
Married Sandra J. Simmet, January 3, 1976. Children: Herman Fredrick, Buffeé Jeanine.