Preston J. Cook is an American camera assistant who is well known for his work in films Deadpool (2016), War for the Planet of the Apes (2017), and Skyscraper (2018).
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Light Brown
Wiki/Biography & Family
On September 3, 2017, Preston J. Cook tied the knot with the American actress Julia Stiles, when she was pregnant with their first child. Julia Stiles is well known for her films Wicked (1998), 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), and Down to You (2000). On the Christmas Eve of 2015, the couple got engaged at a private residence in Isla Grande, Colombia. Stiles confirmed the news of their wedding in September 2017 via an Instagram post with a caption alongside a winking face emoji, which read,
Who doesn’t love a shotgun wedding?”
One month after their wedding, the couple welcomed their son, Strummer Newcomb Cook.
As an Actor
Preston J. Cook ventured into the entertainment industry in 2001 when he appeared in the television film ‘Strange Frequency’ in which he played the role of Terry.
Other television films in which he appeared include Lucky 7 (2003), A Very Cool Christmas (2004), and Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber (2005). He also made brief appearances in various television series like Special Unit 2 (2001), The Twilight Zone (2003), and Smallville (2006). From 2004 to 2009, he played the recurring role of James in the American-Canadian drama ‘The L Word.’ The series follows the lives of a small close-knit group of gay women living in Los Angeles as their friends and family support or detest them.
Before pursuing behind-the-camera work, Cook appeared in the 2012 American action horror film ‘Underworld: Awakening’ in which he played the role of Antigen Surgeon, which wasn’t credited in the film.
He began his journey as a camera assistant with the 2011 short film ‘Greasy Soul.’ Apart from working in the camera department, he also worked as an assistant director-cum-set decorator in the film. Thereafter, he worked as a camera assistant for the short films Under the Bridge of Fear (2013), Whispers of Life (2013), and Bravery (2013). In 2013, he provided assistance in the camera department for three episodes of the Canadian television series ‘Love It or List It Vancouver.’ In the same year, he worked as a camera assistant in the Punjabi-language Indian comedy film ‘Jatt & Juliet 2.’ He worked as a digital loader in the 2014 American biographical comedy-drama film ‘Big Eyes.’ Other prominent films in which he worked behind the camera include Step Up All In (2014), The Revenant(2015), Deadpool (2016), War for the Planet of the Apes (2017), and Skyscraper (2018). From 2017 to 2019, he worked as a camera assistant for multiple episodes of the British television series ‘Riviera.’