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John Carpenter Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

John Carpenter Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 74 kg
Date of Birth January 16, 1948
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Spouse Sandy King

John Carpenter is an American director, producer, screenwriter, actor, musician, and composer who is renowned for revitalizing the horror genre with films like The Thing (1982), They Live (1988), Halloween (1978), Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), Escape from New York (1981), Starman (1984), etc.

Born Name

John Howard Carpenter

Nick Name

John T. Chance, Martin Quatermass, JC

John Carpenter as seen in 2010
John Carpenter as seen in 2010 (Nathan Hartley Maas / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Carthage, New York, United States





Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Musician, Composer


  • Father – Howard Ralph Carpenter (Music Professor) (1919-2016)
  • Mother – Milton Jean (née Carter) (1918-2004)
  • Others – Clinton Carpenter (1889-1954) (Paternal Grandfather), Sophie (1889-1972) (Paternal Grandmother)

Net Worth

John’s net worth was $40 million according to


Electric, Rock, Film Score, Ambient


Guitar, Keyboards, Synthesizer


Sacred Bones Records




5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

His peak height was 5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm.


74 kg or 163 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

John has dated –

  1. Debra Hill (1976-1979)
  2. Adrienne Barbeau (1978-1984) – John married actress Adrienne Barbeau on January 1, 1979. They welcomed a son named John Cody Carpenter (b. May 7, 1984). The couple got divorced shortly afterward in the same year.
  3. Sandy King (1990-Present) – Since 1990, John has been married to film producer Sandy King. The couple do not have any children together.
John with Bruce Robb (right) and son Cody in 2005
John with Bruce Robb (right) and son Cody in 2005 (Doreimi1120 / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity


He has English, Scottish, and Dutch ancestry.

Hair Color


However, his hair has turned ‘Gray’ with his advancing age.

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

He sports a mustache.

John Carpenter’s Favorite Things

  • Video GameDoom 3
  • MoviesGodzilla (1954), Citizen Kane (1941), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), Vertigo (1958), Rio Bravo (1959), Blow-Up (1966), Black Christmas (1974)
  • Movie Genre – Western

Source –, IMDb

John Carpenter as seen in September 2001
John Carpenter as seen in September 2001 (Thomas Peter Schulz / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

John Carpenter Facts

  1. He has inspired the next generation of filmmakers like James Cameron, Jeff Nichols, Quentin Tarantino, James Gunn, Danny Boyle, Guillermo del Toro, etc.
  2. John wanted to be a director after watching the film, Forbidden Planet in 1956.
  3. His film Halloween (1978) was included in the National Film Registry as it was deemed culturally significant by the United States Library of Congress.
  4. Amazingly, John refused the opportunity to direct blockbusters like Top Gun (1986) and Fatal Attraction (1987).
  5. His dad started working at Western Kentucky University in 1953.

Featured Image by Nathan Hartley Maas / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

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