Nick Ruggia - cinematographer, writer


Nick’s love for the visual arts started in childhood. He grew up in the darkroom with his mother, photographer Sharon Guynup, and his stepfather, National Geographic photographer, Steve Winter. In high school, he won a Scholastic Silver Key in photography, and had photos selected for an exhibit on post-9/11 New York in the Brooklyn Museum. At the age of 16, he had his first footage published by His first pro camera gig was as an operator on the first season of Impractical Jokers. His love of comedy has led to ten years of production work making independent comedy shorts, music videos, live special tapings and countless other projects. He has also worked as a producer on the Broadway shows Latin History For Morons, Pretty Woman: The Musical and American Son and written jokes for MTV2’s Hip-Hop Squares.

Was Nominated for a Tony Award

Nick was nominated as part of the producing team for John Leguizamo's, "Latin History for Morons" on Broadway.

Once Wrote Jokes for Ghostface Killah

This is true.