Danny Leiner

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Danny Leiner
Born(1961-05-13)May 13, 1961
DiedOctober 18, 2018(2018-10-18) (aged 57)
OccupationFilm director, producer, screenwriter
Years active1991–2014

Daniel Leiner (May 13, 1961 – October 18, 2018) was an American film director. His credits include The Great New Wonderful, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Dude, Where's My Car?, Layin' Low,[1] and Time Expired.

He was born in Manhattan, New York in 1961.[2] Leiner also directed a wide range of television including Arrested Development, Everwood, Gilmore Girls, Freaks and Geeks, Sports Night, Felicity, Action, The Tick, MTV's Austin Stories and HBO's The Mind of the Married Man, The Sopranos and How to Make It in America. He also directed an episode of The Office entitled "WUPHF.com".

Leiner died from lung cancer on October 18, 2018, at the age of 57.[3][4]


  1. ^ Kelly, Brendan (October 27, 1996). "Layin' Low". Variety. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  2. ^ "Danny Leiner, Director Known for Stoner Films, Is Dead at 57".
  3. ^ Sneider, Jeff (October 19, 2018). "R.I.P. Danny Leiner, Director of 'Harold & Kumar' and 'Dude, Where's My Car?'". Collider. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  4. ^ "Danny Leiner, Director of 'Dude, Where's My Car?' and 'Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle,' Dies at 57".

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