Nick Castle

Director, Screenwriter, Camera operator
Son of Hollywood choreographer Nick Castle Sr. , this writer-director has crafted a variety of mainstream entertainments for film and TV. Castle's most memorable works include his sly screenplay for John Carpenter's ... Read more »
Born: 09/20/1947 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Director (12)

Eyes 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

The Seat Filler 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Twas the Night 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Director

Delivering Milo 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Mr. Wrong 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Major Payne 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Dennis the Menace 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Shangri-La Plaza 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Director

Tap 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

The Boy Who Could Fly 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

The Last Starfighter 1984 (Movie)

(Director)

Tag 1981 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (11)

August Rush 2007 (Movie)

(Story By)

August Rush 2007 (Movie)

(rewrite) (Screenplay)

John Carpenter's Escape From L.A. 1996 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Hook 1991 (Movie)

(From Story)

Tap 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Boy Who Could Fly 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Escape From New York 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Skatetown, USA 1979 (Movie)

(From Story)

Skatetown, USA 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Perry Como's Christmas in Mexico 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Writer

Perry Como's Hawaiian Holiday 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Writer
Actor (3)

The Boy Who Could Fly 1986 (Movie)

Coupe de Villes Member (Actor)

Halloween 1978 (Movie)

The Shape (Actor)

Artists and Models 1955 (Movie)

Specialty Dancer (Actor)
Music (1)

The Boy Who Could Fly 1986 (Movie)

(Song)

Biography

Son of Hollywood choreographer Nick Castle Sr. , this writer-director has crafted a variety of mainstream entertainments for film and TV. Castle's most memorable works include his sly screenplay for John Carpenter's "Escape from New York" (1983), his own "The Boy Who Could Fly" (1986), a slightly flawed, but well-intentioned "small movie", and his old-fashioned homage to black dancers, "Tap" (1989). He has also earned a small footnote to the history of the horror film for playing "The Shape," writer-director John Carpenter's nickname for the masked silent stalker of his "Halloween" (1978).

Relationships

Millie Castle

Mother

Nick Castle

Father
Born on March 21, 1910 choreographer for motion pictures, television, and the stage died in 1968

EDUCATION

Santa Monica City College

Santa Monica , California

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

2007

Wrote the screenplay for "August Rush," a musical-drama starring Freddie Highmore, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers and Keri Russell

2001

Helmed "Delivering Milo," starring Anton Yelchin and Albert Finney

1995

Directed Damon Wayans in the comedy, "Major Payne"

1993

Directed the live-action film, "Dennis the Menace," based on the comic strip

1989

Directed "Tap," co-starring Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr. in his final film appearance

1987

Helmed an episode of Steven Spielberg's anthology series "Amazing Stories" (NBC)

1986

Helmed the family film, "The Boy Who Could Fly"

1984

Helmed "The Last Starfighter" an adventure film, using computer graphics for its special effects

1982

Feature film directing debut, "Tag: The Assassination Game"

1979

Feature film screenwriting debut, "Skatetown, U.S.A"

1978

Appeared as 'The Shape' in John Carpenter's "Halloween"

1969

With USC classmates (including John Carpenter), worked on the Oscar-winning short, "The Resurrection of Bronco Billy"

As a child appeared as a dancer in a few films that his father choreographed, such as "Artists and Models" (1955)

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