Leonard Maltin

Historian, Critic, Author
Leonard Maltin is one of the very few film historians to attain visibility as well as readability to a wide public. He began his career at the age of 15 as founder, publisher and editor of FILM FAN MONTHLY, which he ... Read more »
Born: 12/18/1950 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (51)

That Guy Dick Miller 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

Entertainment Tonight 1981 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Lateline 1999 - 2000, 2005 - 2006, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Moguls and Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood 2005 - 2006, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

AFI's 100 Years...AFI's 10 Top 10 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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Generation Boom 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story 2007 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Bullets Over Hollywood 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Oscar Countdown 2006 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Searchers 2.0 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Black in the '80s 2005 (Tv Show)

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Retrosexual: The '80s 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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The 100 Scariest Movie Moments 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Hot Ticket 2001 - 2004 (TV Show)

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AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Hopalong Cassidy: Public Hero #1 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Jimmy Durante: The Great Schnozzola 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Don Ameche: Hollywood's Class Act 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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UPA: Mavericks, Mutiny and Magoo 2000 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Cinerama Adventure 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Keepers of the Frame 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

The American Presidency: Real to Reel 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Fatty Arbuckle: Betrayed By Hollywood 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Mary Pickford: A Life on Film 1998 (Movie)

Interviewee (Actor)

The Secrets of 007: The James Bond Files 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Forgotten Silver 1997 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Disney's Most Unlikely Heroes 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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A Night of Movie Magic 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Great Moments of Discovery 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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The Defense Rests: A Tribute to Raymond Burr 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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The Magical World of Chuck Jones 1992 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Frank Sinatra: The Voice of Our Time 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Gremlins 2: The New Batch 1990 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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W.C. Fields Straight Up 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Stooge Snapshots (TV Show)

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The Omen Legacy (TV Show)

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The Pixar Story (TV Show)

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Other (2)

John Ritter Remembered 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Other

AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Consultant

Biography

Leonard Maltin is one of the very few film historians to attain visibility as well as readability to a wide public. He began his career at the age of 15 as founder, publisher and editor of FILM FAN MONTHLY, which he would eventually oversee for nine years. His bearded, bespectacled mien, boyishly cracking voice and high-octane enthusiasm for the cinema won the gratitude of a wide public via a daily syndicated radio program, "Leonard Maltin on Video", and especially his roles as resident historian and later critic on the long-running syndicated TV ode to showbiz facts, fads and trivia, "Entertainment Tonight" (1982- ).

Relationships

Jessica Bennett Maltin

Daughter

Alice Maltin

Wife
married in March 1975

EDUCATION

New York University

New York , New York 1972

Milestones

1998

Appointed as film critic for PLAYBOY, replacing Bruce Williamson

1998

Ordered to apologize to actor Billy Gray for refering to him as a drug addict in a review of the 1971 documentary "Dusty and Sweets McGee"

1985

Organized Museum of Modern Art tribute to Warner Bros Cartoons

1982

Joined TV show, "Entertainment Tonight" in its first season as a film critic; later began producing (as well as writing and editing) features and interviews

1976

Served as guest director of the Museum of Modern Art's Bicentennial Salute to American Film Comedy

1973

Held a faculty position at the New School for Social Research

1966

Began film magazine FILM FAN MONTHLY at age 15; remained editor and publisher for nine years

Host of radio program, "Leonard Maltin on Video"

Raised in Teaneck, New Jersey

Served as contributing editor, VIDEO REVIEW magazine

Returned to film reviewing on "Entertainment Tonight" in the early 1990s

Bonus Trivia

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Maltin has also hosted several home video programs including "Cartoons for Big Kids", "The Lost Stooges" and the "Leonard Maltin Movie Memories" series.

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Curator of the American Academy of Humor (1975 and 1976)

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Served as president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Circle in 1995

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