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Curtis Schnell

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Curtis Schnell
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Also known as Curtis Allan Schnell
Title Production Designer
Date of birth 10 March 1953
Gender Male
IMDb profile

Curtis Schnell is a production designer for Heroes.


Curtis Schnell has been a production designer for Heroes and several other television series and movies. He was production designer for television series including Tim Kring's Crossing Jordan, Dark Skies, Parenthood and The Wonder Years. He was the production designer for movies including Shadow of Doubt, Trick or Treat and 'Witch Hunt.

Besides being a production designer, Curtis Schnell has worked as set designer, art director and director. Curtis Schnell was a set designer for films such as Blade Runner, Red Dawn and The Sting II, and on the television mini-series V: The Final Battle. He was art director on the film Track 29 and television movie The Munsters' Revenge. He was director for the episode D.O.A. of Crossing Jordan in 2007.


  • In 2007, Curtis Schnell was nominated for an "Outstanding Art Direction For A Single-camera Series" Emmy for his work on Genesis.


  • Curtis Schnell was nominated three times for the Art Directors Guild's Excellence in Production Design Award. He was nominated twice in the Television Movie or Mini-Series category for House of Frankenstein (in 1998) and Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot (in 2002). His other nomination, which he shares with Daniel Vivanco, was in 2003 for an episode of Crossing Jordan in the Television -- Episode of a Single Camera Television Series category.

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Art Department

Dena Allen (set decorator) • Ruth Ammon (production designer) • Ross Anderson (propmaster) • Victor Anderson (propmaker) • John Aronson (director of photography) • Michael Budge (art director) • James Clark (propmaster) • Raymond Consing (storyboard artist) • Diane Crooke (costume supervisor) • Walter Eckert (art department coordinator) • Maggie Ellis (set costumer) • Ron Franco (set decorator) • Sandy Getzler (art director) • Nate Goodman (director of photography) • Laura Guzik (costume supervisor) • Bruce Hill (art director) • Christopher Isenegger (art department coordinator) • Matthew Jacobs (art director) • Adam Kane (director of photography) • Peter Kang (set dresser) • Emily Lawless (painter) • Cesar Lemus (storyboard artist) • Charlie Lieberman (director of photography) • R. Scott Loughran (art department coordinator) • Alex Maleev (artist) • Debra McGuire (costume designer) • John Newby (director of photography) • Gay Perello (props master) • Dave Perkal (director of photography) • Chandler Poling (set decoration coordinator) • Rebecca Rosenthal (props) • Bob Ross (set dresser) • Tim Sale (artistic consultant) • Burk Sauls (colorist) • Curtis Schnell (production designer) • Crista Schneider (set decorator) • Dave Stewart (colorist) • Tom Taylor (art director) • Alun Vick (construction coordinator) • Daniel Vivanco (art director) • Dan Walton (set dresser) • Paul Walton (paint foreman)

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