Gary Baum, ASC

Gary Baum is currently in his 43rd year in camera, starting out as a film loader with Lorimar Productions at the MGM Studios.

His camera assistant and camera operator credits include The A-Team, MacGyver, Magnum P.I., Die Hard II, Friends and Will & Grace.

Having moved up to Director of Photography on Will & Grace in 2005, his current projects are How I Met Your Father and That 90's Show.

Gary Baum is currently in his 43rd year in camera, starting out as a film loader with Lorimar Productions at the MGM Studios.

His camera assistant and camera operator credits include The A-Team, MacGyver, Magnum P.I., Die Hard II, Friends and Will & Grace.

Having moved up to Director of Photography on Will & Grace in 2005, his current projects are How I Met Your Father and That 90's Show.

Baum has received nine Primetime Emmy nominations, and three Primetime Emmy Awards - in 2015 for Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series for Mike & Molly; in 2018 for Will & Grace, and in 2022 for How I met Your Father all in the same category.

Governor of his peer group from 2011-2013 and from 2017-2021. Gary has served on the Creative Arts Awards Committee, Budget Review Committee, the Engineering Committee, and the Digital Strategy Committee.

He is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers since 2016.

updated 10.22.22

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Awards & Nominations

12 Nominations | 3 Emmys
Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series - 2022
Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series - 2020
  • Nominee
  • Gary Baum, ASC, Director of Photography
  • Will & Grace
  • "Accidentally On Porpoise"
  • NBC
  • Universal Television in association with KoMut Entertainment and Three Princesses and a P
Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series - 2019
  • Nominee
  • Gary Baum, ASC, Director of Photography
  • Will & Grace
  • "Family, Trip"
  • NBC
  • Universal Television in association with KoMut Entertainment and Three Princesses and a P
Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series - 2018
  • Winner
  • Gary Baum, ASC, Director of Photography
  • Will & Grace
  • "A Gay Olde Christmas"
  • NBC
  • Universal Television
Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series - 2017
  • Nominee
  • Gary Baum, ASC, Director of Photography
  • Superior Donuts
  • "Crime Time"
  • CBS
  • CBS Television Studios
Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series - 2015
  • Winner
  • Gary Baum, Director of Photography
  • Mike & Molly
  • "Checkpoint Joyce"
  • CBS
  • Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. and Warner Bros. Television
Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Gary Baum, Director of Photography
  • The Millers
  • "Con-Troversy"
  • CBS
  • Amigos de Garcia Productions and CBS Television Studios
Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-camera Series - 2014
  • Nominee
  • Gary Baum, Director of Photography
  • Mike & Molly
  • "Weekend At Peggy's"
  • CBS
  • Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. and Warner Bros. Television
Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-camera Series - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Gary Baum
  • Mike & Molly
  • "Molly's Birthday"
  • CBS
  • Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. and Warner Bros. Television
Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-camera Series - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Gary Baum, Director of Photography
  • Mike & Molly
  • "Victoria Can't Drive"
  • CBS
  • Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. and Warner Bros. Television
Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-camera Series - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Gary Baum, Director of Photography
  • 2 Broke Girls
  • "Pilot"
  • CBS
  • Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with MPK Productions and Warner Bros. Television
Outstanding Cinematography For A Half-Hour Series - 2010
  • Nominee
  • Gary Baum, Director of Photography
  • Gary Unmarried
  • "Gary Shoots Fish In A Barrel"
  • CBS
  • ABC Studios

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Gary Baum on the red carpet at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.
2019 Cinematography/Lighting, Camera, and Technical Arts Nominee Reception
2019 Cinematography/Lighting, Camera, and Technical Arts Nominee Reception
Gary Baum
2018 Cinematography/Lighting, Camera, and Technical Arts Nominee Reception
2018 Cinematography/Lighting, Camera, and Technical Arts Nominee Reception
2017 Cinematographers and Technical Arts Nominee Reception
2017 Cinematographers and Technical Arts Nominee Reception
2017 Cinematographers and Technical Arts Nominee Reception
2017 Cinematographers and Technical Arts Nominee Reception
2017 Stunts Nominee Reception
Carolyn Ramsay and Gary Baum at the Cinematographers/Electronic Production Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.
John O'Brien and Gary Baum at the Cinematographers/Electronic Production Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.
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Gary Baum on the red carpet at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Gary Baum on the red carpet at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys. 

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2019 Cinematography/Lighting, Camera, and Technical Arts Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governor Gary Baum, Jakob Ihre and Television Academy Governor John Simmons at the 2019 Cinematography/Lighting, Camera, and Technical Arts Nominee Reception at the Television Academy on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 in North Hollywood, California.

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2019 Cinematography/Lighting, Camera, and Technical Arts Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governor Gary Baum, Ava Berkofsky, and Television Academy Governor John Simmons at the 2019 Cinematography/Lighting, Camera, and Technical Arts Nominee Reception at the Television Academy on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 in North Hollywood, California.

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Gary Baum accepts an award at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys.

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2018 Cinematography/Lighting, Camera, and Technical Arts Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governor Gary Baum, Christian Sprenger, Patti Lee, Donald A. Morgan, and Patrick Cady at the 2018 Cinematography/Lighting, Camera, and Technical Arts Nominee Reception on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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2018 Cinematography/Lighting, Camera, and Technical Arts Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governor Gary Baum, and Donald A. Morgan at the 2018 Cinematography/Lighting, Camera, and Technical Arts Nominee Reception on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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2017 Cinematographers and Technical Arts Nominee Reception
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Host, nominee, and Television Academy Governor Gary Baum and Steven A. Jones attend The Television Academy's 2017 Cinematographers, Lighting, Camera and Technical Arts Emmy Nominee Reception at the Saban Media Center on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, in North Hollywood, California.

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2017 Cinematographers and Technical Arts Nominee Reception
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Host, nominee, and Television Academy Governor Gary Baum and Steven A. Jones attend The Television Academy's 2017 Cinematographers, Lighting, Camera and Technical Arts Emmy Nominee Reception at the Saban Media Center on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, in North Hollywood, California.

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2017 Cinematographers and Technical Arts Nominee Reception
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George Mooradian, Joseph Calloway, Jordan Calloway and Television Academy Governor Gary Baum attend The Television Academy's 2017 Cinematographers, Lighting, Camera and Technical Arts Emmy Nominee Reception at the Saban Media Center on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, in North Hollywood, California.

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2017 Cinematographers and Technical Arts Nominee Reception
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Ruben Preti, Tiffany Chandon and Television Academy Governor Gary Baum attend The Television Academy's 2017 Cinematographers, Lighting, Camera and Technical Arts Emmy Nominee Reception at the Saban Media Center on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, in North Hollywood, California.

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2017 Stunts Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governors Gary Baum and John O'Brien seen at the Television Academy stunts nominee reception at the Television Academy's Wolf Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 in Los Angeles.

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Carolyn Ramsay and Gary Baum at the Cinematographers/Electronic Production Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.
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Carolyn Ramsay and Gary Baum at the Cinematographers/Electronic Production Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.

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John O'Brien and Gary Baum at the Cinematographers/Electronic Production Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.
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John O'Brien and Gary Baum at the Cinematographers/Electronic Production Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.

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