Ross Gallichotte Dies at 63; Art Director Worked on Universal Theme Parks

Art Director and set designer Ross Gallichotte died of a heart attack at his home in Palmdale, Calif. on April 7. He was 63.

He was one of five architects who designed Universal’s theme park in Japan, and he was the architect for the New York street location in the Florida theme park and also worked as architect and set designer at the studio’s theme parks in Malaysia and California.

He worked for Stephen J. Cannell Productions for many years and also for Aaron Spelling Productions.

His credits as art director include television series “Hunter” and “The Father Dowling Mysteries.” As a set designer he worked on the films “Red Dawn” (1984), “Fright Night” (1985), “Rocky IV” (1985), “Over the Top” (1987) and “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause” (2006) as well as on the TV series “The Dukes of Hazzard.”

Gallichotte is survived by his parents; four brothers; and a sister. A date and venue for a celebration of life event will be announced shortly.

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