Alan F. Horn

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Alan Horn
Alan Horn with Jason Alexander
Alan Horn with Jason Alexander
Born Alan F. Horn
(1943-02-28) February 28, 1943 (age 72)
New York City, New York
Residence Los Angeles, California
Alma mater Union College
Harvard Business School
Occupation Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios
Years active 1977–present
Spouse(s) Cindy Harrell

Alan F. Horn is an American entertainment industry executive. Horn serves as the chairman of the Walt Disney Studios since 2012.[1]

Early life[edit]

Horn grew up on Long Island, New York in Riverhead.[2]

Horn graduated from Union College in Schenectady, New York in 1964. In 1972 he received MBA from Harvard Business School.[3]


Prior to joining The Walt Disney Company, Horn was President and COO of Warner Bros.. Under his leadership, Warner Bros. had many hits, including the Harry Potter series and Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy.[4] Horn served in various positions at 20th Century Fox and at Norman Lear's television production company, Tandem Productions. He was also one of the founders of Castle Rock Entertainment,[5] a company he oversaw at Warner.

Horn also sits on the board of directors of Univision.

Personal life[edit]

Horn currently lives in the East Gate Bel Air section of Los Angeles, California[6] with his wife, Cindy Horn (née Harrell). They have one daughter, actress Cody Horn (Magic Mike).


  1. ^ Roger Friedman (2012-04-18). "Alan Horn, Former Warner Bros. Chief, To Run Disney". Forbes. Retrieved 2012-05-31. 
  2. ^ Riverhead News Review [1]
  3. ^ "Students in Schenectady spellbound by Harry Potter's wand". 2010-11-20. Retrieved 2012-05-31. 
  4. ^ Associated Press (2012-05-23). "Disney nabs former Warner Bros. president Alan Horn, names him chair of studio". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2012-05-31. 
  5. ^ "Warner Bros. studio chief Alan Horn to deliver 2010 Commencement address". 2010-02-23. Retrieved 2012-05-31. 
  6. ^ The Huffington Post FundRace 2008 Contributions map

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