Turteltaub in 2013
Jonathan Charles Turteltaub|
August 8, 1963
New York City, U.S.
USC School of Cinematic Arts
|Occupation||Film director, film producer|
Amy Eldon (m. 2006)
Jonathan Charles Turteltaub (born August 8, 1963) is an American film director and producer.
Life and career
Turteltaub was born on August 8, 1963 in New York City one of two children born to comedy writer Saul Turteltaub, best known for his work with Sanford and Son, and his wife, Shirley Steinberg. His parents are both Jewish. Turteltaub graduated from Wesleyan University and the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
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 produced the CBS television series Jericho, and also directed the show's first three episodes.
Turteltaub is married to British television writer and producer Amy Eldon. They have three children: sons Jack and Daniel, and daughter Arabella Rose. Eldon is the sister of photojournalist Dan Eldon, who was stoned to death alongside several other journalists in Somalia in 1993. Turteltaub and his family reside in Malibu, California, next door to his in-laws. He serves on the Creative Council of Represent.Us, a nonpartisan anti-corruption organization.
|1990||Think Big||Director, writer|
|1991||Driving Me Crazy||Director, writer||Known as Trabbi Goes to Hollywood in Germany|
|1992||3 Ninjas||Director||1st installment of the 3 Ninjas film series|
|1993||Cool Runnings||Director||Based on the Jamaica national bobsleigh team|
|1995||While You Were Sleeping||Director|
|1998||From the Earth to the Moon||Director||Miniseries, Episode 7: "That's All There Is"|
|2000||Disney's The Kid||Director, producer|
|2004||National Treasure||Director, producer||1st installment of the National Treasure film series|
|2006||Jericho||Director, executive producer||3 episodes|
|2007||National Treasure: Book of Secrets||Director, producer||Sequel to National Treasure|
|2009||Harper's Island||Director, executive producer||TV series, pilot episode|
|2010||The Sorcerer's Apprentice||Director|
|2012||Common Law||Director, executive producer||TV series, pilot episode|
|2016||Rush Hour||Director||Based on Rush Hour film series, pilot episode|
|2018||The Meg||Director||Based on Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror|
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- "Dan & Amy Eldon". The MY HERO Project. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
- onioneye. "My Daughter – Amy Eldon Turteltaub « Kathy eldON". kathyeldon.com. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
- Turteltaub, Amy Eldon (2013-07-12). "Remembering My Brother Dan Eldon: A Journalist Who Died To Tell the Story". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
- "About | Represent.Us". End corruption. Defend the Republic. Retrieved 2016-11-01.
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