|Born||August 8, 1963|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Wesleyan University|
USC School of Cinematic Arts
|Occupation||Film director, film producer|
Jonathan Charles Turteltaub (born August 8, 1963) is an American film director and producer.
Life and career
Turteltaub was born on August 8, 1963 in New York City one of two children born to comedy writer Saul Turteltaub, best known for his work on Sanford and Son, and his wife, Shirley Steinberg. His parents are both Jewish. Turteltaub graduated from Wesleyan University and the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
He has directed 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), as well as The Meg (2018) for Warner Brothers. Turteltaub produced the CBS television series Jericho, and also directed the show's first three episodes. In 1996, his production company Junction Entertainment had a film deal with Disney, and in 2006, signed a deal with Paramount Television, which would soon go on to become CBS Paramount Network Television.
In 2020, Turteltaub directed two episodes of NBC's Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, including the episode "Zoey's Extraordinary Glitch," which The Hollywood Reporter listed as one of the 10 best episodes of television that year.
Turteltaub is married to British television writer and producer Amy Eldon. They have three children: sons Jack and Daniel, and daughter Arabella Rose. Eldon is the sister of photojournalist Dan Eldon, who was stoned to death alongside several other journalists in Somalia in 1993. Turteltaub and his family reside in Malibu, California, next door to his in-laws. He serves on the Creative Council of Represent.Us, a nonpartisan anti-corruption organization.
|1991||Driving Me Crazy||Yes||No||Yes|
|1995||While You Were Sleeping||Yes||No||No|
|2000||Disney's The Kid||Yes||Yes||No|
|2007||National Treasure: Book of Secrets||Yes||Yes||No|
|2010||The Sorcerer's Apprentice||Yes||No||No|
|1998||From the Earth to the Moon||Yes||No||Miniseries;|
Episode "That's All There Is"
|2009||Harper's Island||Yes||Yes||Episode "Whap"|
|2012||Common Law||Yes||Yes||Episode "Pilot"|
|2016||Rush Hour||Yes||No||Episode "Pilot"|
|2020||Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist||Yes||No||2 episodes|
- 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"
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- "Hollywood Reporter TV Critics Pick the 10 Best Episodes of 2020 | Hollywood Reporter". www.hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved December 19, 2020.
- "Dan & Amy Eldon". The MY HERO Project. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
- onioneye. "My Daughter – Amy Eldon Turteltaub « Kathy eldON". kathyeldon.com. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
- Turteltaub, Amy Eldon (July 12, 2013). "Remembering My Brother Dan Eldon: A Journalist Who Died To Tell the Story". Huffington Post. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
- "About | Represent.Us". End corruption. Defend the Republic. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
- Mazza, Ed (July 31, 2020). "Biting New Anti-Trump Video Imagines A Republican Waking Up From A Coma". HuffPost. Retrieved July 31, 2020.
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