Rod Daniel (born 1944 in Nashville, Tennessee) is an American film director. He has directed the films Teen Wolf, Home Alone 4: Taking Back The House, Like Father Like Son, K-9, The Super, and Beethoven's 2nd.
Early life and education
Daniel graduated from Vanderbilt University. He served in the Vietnam War as a lieutenant of the United States Army.
Daniel began as a television advertising producer and commercial director in Nashville, then Atlanta, and then Chicago.
Daniel's career in Hollywood began in 1978 when he joined WKRP in Cincinnati as a director. Daniel's television credits have ranged from Newhart to Magnum, P.I. to Everybody Loves Raymond to The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Daniel also directed episodes of the shows, Filthy Rich and Caroline in the City.
Although he directed Teen Wolf (1985), Daniel has nothing to do with the television series of the same name.
Daniel has directed such films as Teen Wolf (1985), K-9 (1989), and Beethoven's 2nd (1993). He also directed Joe Pesci in The Super (1991) and Dudley Moore and Kirk Cameron in Like Father Like Son (1987).
Daniel returned to his native Nashville in 2009. In 2011, Daniel moved to Chicago.
Daniel is a member of the Directors Guild of America and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He retired from filmmaking in 2003.
Daniel has been married to his wife, Marti, since 1968 and is the father of two sons, one of whom is named Lucas.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Daniel is a photographer by hobby.