Turteltaub in 2013
|Born||Jonathan Charles Turteltaub
August 8, 1963
New York City, U.S.
|Occupation||Film director, film producer|
|Spouse(s)||Amy Eldon (2006–present)|
Jonathan Charles "Jon" Turteltaub (born August 8, 1963) is an American film director and producer. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He is the son of television comedy writer Saul Turteltaub.
He has directed several successful mainstream films for the Walt Disney Studios, including; 3 Ninjas (1992), Cool Runnings (1993), While You Were Sleeping (1995), Phenomenon (1996), Instinct (1999), Disney's The Kid (2000), National Treasure (2004), as well as its 2007 sequel National Treasure: Book of Secrets, and The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010).
Turteltaub is married to Amy Eldon, the sister of photojournalist Dan Eldon.
- Think Big (1990) (director and writer)
- Driving Me Crazy (1991) (director and writer)
- 3 Ninjas (1992) (director)
- Cool Runnings (1993) (director)
- While You Were Sleeping (1995) (director)
- Phenomenon (1996) (director)
- From the Earth to the Moon (1998) (directed episode 7, "That's All There Is")
- Instinct (1999) (director)
- Disney's The Kid (2000) (director and producer)
- National Treasure (2004) (director and producer)
- Jericho (directed first three episodes of the series (2006), "Pilot", "Fallout" and "Four Horsemen", also executive producer (2006–2008))
- National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007) (director and producer)
- Harper's Island (TV series) (2009) (directed pilot episode, also executive producer)
- The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) (director)
- Common Law (2012) (directed pilot episode, also executive producer)
- Last Vegas (2013) (director)
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- "Jon Turteltaub". Nndb.com. Retrieved August 3, 2012.
- "Jon Turteltaub Filmography". Fandango.com. Retrieved August 3, 2012.
- "Company With Disney; By Hollywood standards, director Jon Turteltaub has remained remarkably loyal to one studio, from '3 Ninjas' to his latest, 'The Kid.'". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 29, 2010.
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