Todd Emmanuel Fisher is indeed an American director, cinematographer, producer, and actor known for his work in television films and documentaries. Apart from his involvement in the entertainment industry, Fisher has experience in architectural design and sound engineering.
His expertise extends to designing and constructing sound stages, recording studios, and television facilities. In addition to his creative pursuits, Fisher has also served in various business roles. He has held positions such as CEO, president, and CFO in different companies, showcasing his business acumen.
Todd Fisher’s Net Worth
Todd Fisher is an American actor, director, and producer with a net worth of $15 million. In addition to his work in the entertainment industry, he has expertise in designing and constructing sound stages, recording studios, and television facilities.
Formerly holding various roles such as CEO, CFO, President, and Treasurer of the Debbie Reynolds Hotel & Casino, Todd is currently the CEO and curator of the Hollywood Motion Picture Museum located in North Hollywood.
Todd Fisher's involvement in the entertainment industry dates back to his infancy when he appeared in documentaries and short films featuring his mother. During his youth, Fisher developed a keen interest in the technical aspects of filmmaking, engaging in the production of commercials, short films, and documentaries.
Remarkably, he became one of the youngest members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) labor union. In the 1980s, Fisher's professional journey gained momentum, marked by his membership in the American Society of Cinematographers. He collaborated with Trinity Broadcasting Network, showcasing his talents as the writer, producer, and director of the comedy television program "Nightlight."
This satirical show, inspired by "Saturday Night Live," featured notable actors and comedians like Dan Aykroyd, Jerry Houser, Miguel Ferrer, Rene Russo, and Bernie Leadon. In 1991, Fisher achieved a significant milestone by producing his first feature film, "Twogether," starring Nick Cassavetes and Brenda Bakke.
Architectural Design and Sound Engineering
In 1970, Todd Fisher's mother initiated the curation of an extensive Hollywood memorabilia collection by purchasing items from the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer auction, investing $180,000 to acquire thousands of items, marking the inception of her ownership of movie memorabilia.
In 1972, she established the Hollywood Motion Picture Museum (HMPM) as a federally tax-exempt corporation, acknowledged as the world's largest individual collection of Hollywood memorabilia. In 1992, Reynolds and her husband, Richard Hamlett, acquired the Paddlewheel Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip for $2.2 million, with plans for a $15 million renovation that included creating a home for the Hollywood Motion Picture Museum.
The revamped establishment, renamed The Debbie Reynolds Hotel & Casino, reopened in 1993. Todd Fisher, in 1994, designed the 500-seat showroom where Reynolds showcased her nightclub act, featuring songs from her remarkable 50-year career. The showroom also doubled as a complete television production studio. Alongside the showroom, Fisher conceptualized and designed the Hollywood Motion Picture Museum. Facing financing challenges, Reynolds took the company public to raise funds. Upon its opening in the following year, the museum became one of the first sites in the United States to feature high-definition video projection.
Todd Fisher, born on February 24, 1958, in Burbank, California, is the son of actors Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. His paternal grandparents were Russian-Jewish immigrants, while his mother's ancestry included Protestant, Scots-Irish, and English roots. Named after his father's best friend, Mike Todd, Todd is the younger brother of the late Carrie Fisher.
After his parents' 1959 divorce, Eddie Fisher's subsequent marriage to actress Connie Stevens resulted in the birth of Todd's half-sisters, Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher. In 1960, Todd's mother married shoe store chain owner Harry Karl, but they divorced in 1973.
Todd Fisher attended Beverly Hills High School, graduating in 1976, and later pursued studies at the Southern California Institute of Architecture. In 1980, he embraced Christianity, becoming an ordained minister in 1982. He founded Hiding Place Church, a non-denominational, charismatic congregation that initially met at his mother's DR Studios and later moved to various locations, including Beverly Theater and Emerson Middle School.
Fisher married Donna Freberg in 1981, followed by marriages to Christi Zabel (who passed away from cancer in 2008) and actress-businessperson Catherine Hickland in 2012. The couple owns a home in Las Vegas and a ranch in California.
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