Jon Turteltaub

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Not to be confused with H. N. Turteltaub.
Jon Turteltaub
Turteltaub in 2013
Born Jonathan Charles Turteltaub
(1963-08-08) August 8, 1963 (age 51)
New York City, U.S.
Occupation Film director, film producer
Years active 1989–present
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.[1] 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).[2][3][4]

Turteltaub produced the CBS television series, Jericho, and also directed the first three episodes, "Pilot", "Fallout", and "Four Horsemen".

Turteltaub is married to Amy Eldon, the sister of photojournalist Dan Eldon.



  1. ^ "Jon Turteltaub biography and filmography". August 8, 1963. Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Jon Turteltaub". Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Jon Turteltaub Filmography". Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ "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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