Jon Turteltaub

Director, Screenwriter
After completing studies at Wesleyan University and a master's degree from the USC film school, Turteltaub, son of veteran TV writer-producer Saul Turteltaub, gained some experience on the small screen. He worked on ... Read more »
Born: 08/07/1963 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Director (16)

Rush Hour 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Director

Last Vegas 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Common Law 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

The Sorcerer's Apprentice 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Harper's Island 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

National Treasure: Book of Secrets 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Jericho 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

National Treasure 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Disney's The Kid 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Instinct 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Phenomenon 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

While You Were Sleeping 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Cool Runnings 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

3 Ninjas 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Driving Me Crazy 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Think Big 1990 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (6)

National Treasure: Book of Secrets 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

National Treasure 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Disney's The Kid 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Rocketman 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Twenty Five to Life 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Role of a Lifetime (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Writer (2)

Driving Me Crazy 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Think Big 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

After completing studies at Wesleyan University and a master's degree from the USC film school, Turteltaub, son of veteran TV writer-producer Saul Turteltaub, gained some experience on the small screen. He worked on several ABC specials and pilots and was involved briefly with the Nickelodeon sitcom, "Salute Your Shorts". In 1990 Turteltaub made his feature writing and directorial debut, "Think Big", and followed up with another minor action comedy, "Driving Me Crazy" (1991), which he also co-wrote.

Relationships

Amy Eldon Co-Producer

Wife
Married July 6, 2006 sister of photojournalist Dan Eldon

Saul Turteltaub

Father
Began writing for TV in the early 1960s and later produced TV series' including "Sanford and Son," "What's Happening!" and "Kate and Allie"

EDUCATION

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California
Attended USC's School of Cinematic Arts for Film and Television

Beverly Hills High School

Beverly Hills , California 1981

Wesleyan University

Middletown , Connecticut 1985

Wesleyan University

Middletown , Connecticut 1985

Milestones

2010

Directed the action adventure film "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," starring Nicolas Cage as a master magician who recruits a seemingly everyday guy (played by Jay Baruchel) in his mission to save New York City from his arch-nemesis (Alfred Molina)

2007

Returned to helm "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" the sequel to the 2004 hit

2006

Directed the first two episodes of the CBS series, "Jericho"

2004

Directed Nicolas Cage and Harvey Keitel in "National Treasure"

2000

Helmed Bruce Willis in the comedy "Disney's The Kid"

1999

Directed Anthony Hopkins in "Instinct"

1998

TV directorial debut, episode seven of the HBO miniseries "From the Earth to the Moon"

1997

Served as executive producer of "RocketMan"

1996

Helmed the John Travolta vehicle "Phenomenon"

1995

Directed hit romantic comedy, "While You Were Sleeping"

1993

Helmed breakthrough film, "Cool Runnings"

1992

Directed financially-successful, "3 Ninjas"

1990

Feature directorial and screenwriting debut, "Think Big"

Working on various TV specials and the Nickelodeon comedy series, "Salute Your Shorts"

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