Honorary Degree Recipients

In recognition of their contributions in cinema, television, entertainment, and education, the following luminaries have been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Columbia College Hollywood.

2014

Brent Morin, Actor/Comedian
Brad Sherman, Congressman

2013

Jennifer Love Hewitt, Actress
Rockne O’Bannon, Writer/Producer

2012

David Jacobs, Writer/Producer/Director/Series Creator

2011

D. L. Hughley, Comedian/Actor

2010

Nancy Cartwright, Actress

2009

John Ratzenberger, Actor

2008

John Badham, Director/Producer

2007

Fern Champion, Casting Director

2006

Steve Binder, Writer/Director/Producer

2005

Robert Townsend, Actor/Writer/Director/Producer

2004

Daniel Petrie, Jr., Writer/Director/Producer

2003

Lionel Chetwynd, Writer/Producer/Director

2002

Larry Mole Parker, Mole-Richardson Co
Kurt Mündl, Director/Cameraman
Sheridan Darwin Reid, Production Manager
Robert E. Thompson, Writer/Producer
Carmen Zapata, Actress/Producer/Lecturer

2001

Frank Leonetti, Inventor
AC Lyles, Producer
Emanuel L. Wolf, Producer

2000

Dede Allen A.C.E., Editor
Sigurjon Sighvatsson, Producer

1999

Corey Allen, Director/Actor/Educator
David Dortort, TV Producer
Paul Johnson, Motion Control Innovator

1998

Henry Bumstead, Production Designer & Art Director
Robert Primes A.S.C., Director of Photography

1997

Kent & Sue McCray, Casting Directors

1996

Shaun Cassidy, Producer/Writer/Actor
Ira Tiffen, Founder, Tiffen Filters

1995

Dan Hammond, Panavision

1994

David Elkins S.O.C., Cinematographer/Author
Robert A. Ferretti A.C.E., Editor/Director of Photography

1993

Rusty Geller, Steadicam Operator
James McKay, Eastman Kodak

1992

Edward James Olmos, Actor & Activist

1991

Charles Fitzsimmons, Producer’s Guild
Brianne Murphy A.S.C., Director of Photography

1990

John Alonzo A.S.C., Director of Photography

1989

Charles Massa, Designer

1988

Sam Firstenberg, Director
Bruce Shoemaker

1987

Stacy Keach, Sr., Producer/Director/Actor

1986

Syd Cassyd, Writer/Producer and Founder of Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Bill Welsh, TV Announcer and President of Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

1985

William Mayhew

1984

Thomas Moody, Jr., TV Producer and Director
Robert H. Wynn, Radio Broadcaster and TV Producer

1983

Alexander Schure, Producer

1982

B. Donald Grant, Producer, Director, Writer

1981

James Earl Jones, Actor

1980

Carl Reiner, Producer, Director, Writer
Yong Son, Dean, Chung-Ang University

1979

Edward Asner, Actor, Producer, Activist

1978

Norman Corwin, Writer and Broadcaster

1977

Joanna Lee, Writer/Producer/Director/Actor

1976

Mervyn Le Roy, Director
Tichi Wilkerson Miles, Publisher

1975

Ralph Nelson
Councilwoman Peggy Stevenson

1974

Robert F. Lewine