Rod Daniel

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Rod Daniel
Born 1944 (age 70–71)[1]
Nashville, Tennessee
Occupation Director

Rod Daniel (born 1944 in Nashville, Tennessee) is an American film director. He has directed the films Teen Wolf, Home Alone 4: Taking Back The House, Like Father Like Son, K-9, The Super, and Beethoven's 2nd.

Early life and education[edit]

Daniel graduated from Vanderbilt University. He served in the Vietnam War as a lieutenant of the United States Army.[2][3]


Early work[edit]

Daniel began as a television advertising producer and commercial director in Nashville, then Atlanta, and then Chicago.[2]


Daniel's career in Hollywood began in 1978 when he joined WKRP in Cincinnati as a director. Daniel's television credits have ranged from Newhart to Magnum, P.I. to Everybody Loves Raymond to The Mary Tyler Moore Show.[2] Daniel also directed episodes of the shows, Filthy Rich and Caroline in the City.[1][4]

Although he directed Teen Wolf (1985), Daniel has nothing to do with the television series of the same name.[1]


Daniel has directed such films as Teen Wolf (1985), K-9 (1989), and Beethoven's 2nd (1993).[2][5] He also directed Joe Pesci in The Super (1991) and Dudley Moore and Kirk Cameron in Like Father Like Son (1987).[1]

Personal life[edit]

Daniel returned to his native Nashville in 2009.[1][2] In 2011, Daniel moved to Chicago.[1]

Daniel is a member of the Directors Guild of America and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[2] He retired from filmmaking in 2003.[1]

Daniel has been married to his wife, Marti, since 1968 and is the father of two sons, one of whom is named Lucas.[1][6]

According to the Chicago Tribune, Daniel is a photographer by hobby.[3]

Films Directed[edit]

Year(s) Title Role(s) Description
1985 Teen Wolf Director
1987 Like Father Like Son Director
1989 K-9 Director
1991 The Super Director
1993 Beethoven's 2nd Director
1999 Genius Director TV film
2000 Alley Cats Strike Director TV film
2002 Home Alone 4: Taking Back The House Director TV film


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Borrelli, Christopher (27 September 2011). "'Teen Wolf' director's brutally honest commentary". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Artist of the Week: Rod Daniel". 14 August 2009. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Borrelli, Christopher (27 September 2011). "'Teen Wolf' director's brutally honest commentary (part 3 of 3)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Ridley, Jim (16 July 2009). "Teen Wolf w/Rod Daniel at The Belcourt". Nashville Scene. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  5. ^ Kempley, Rita (17 December 1993). "'Beethoven's 2nd'". The Washington Post. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  6. ^ Borrelli, Christopher (27 September 2011). "'Teen Wolf' director's brutally honest commentary (part 2 of 3)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 

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