Jon Turteltaub

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Jon Turteltaub
Turteltaub in 2013
Born Jonathan Charles Turteltaub
(1963-08-08) August 8, 1963 (age 54)
New York City, New York, United States
Occupation Film director, film producer
Years active 1989–present
Spouse(s) Amy Eldon (2006–present)

Jonathan Charles Turteltaub (born August 8, 1963) is an American film director and producer.


Born to a Jewish family in New York City,[1] Turtletaub is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the USC School of Cinematic Arts.[2] 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).[3][4][5] Turteltaub produced the CBS television series Jericho, and also directed the show's first three episodes.

Personal life[edit]

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

Turteltaub serves on the Creative Council of Represent.Us, a nonpartisan anti-corruption organization.[6]



  1. ^ DVDizzy: "Jon Turteltaub Interview - The Director of the National Treasure Movies Discusses His 16 Years of "Surprise Hits" at Disney" retrieved August 25, 2015 |"You need to stop reading the internet. Tennessee? I'm a Jew from New York"
  2. ^ "Jon Turteltaub biography and filmography". August 8, 1963. Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Jon Turteltaub profile". Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Jon Turteltaub filmography". Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "About | Represent.Us". End corruption. Defend the Republic. Retrieved 2016-11-01. 

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