|Born||August 5, 1949|
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Died||February 3, 2020 (aged 70)|
Burbank, California, U.S.
Douglas Knapp (August 5, 1949 – February 3, 2020) was an American cinematographer and camera operator. His film credits include The All-American Girl, Dark Star, Assault on Precinct 13, and The First Nudie Musical.
Douglas Knapp was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on August 5, 1949. Growing up in Calgary, Alberta, he attended Western Canada High School. In 1972, he graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where he attended with John Carpenter.
Knapp served as the cinematographer on Dark Star and Assault on Precinct 13, both of which were directed by Carpenter. He also served as the camera operator on Carpenter's Escape from New York, Tim Burton's Frankenweenie and Beetlejuice, as well as Back to School, Coming to America, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, and Driving Miss Daisy. In 1994, he received the President's Award from the Society of Camera Operators.