|John Carpenter Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||January 16, 1948|
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.
John Howard Carpenter
John T. Chance, Martin Quatermass, JC
Carthage, New York, United States
Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Musician, Composer
John’s net worth was $40 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
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 –
- Debra Hill (1976-1979)
- 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 afterwards in the same year.
- Sandy King (1990-Present) – Since 1990, John has been married to film producer Sandy King. The couple do not have any children together.
Race / Ethnicity
He has English, Scottish, and Dutch ancestry.
However, his hair has turned ‘Gray’ with his advancing age.
- He sports a mustache.
John Carpenter Favorite Things
- Video Game – Doom 3
- Movies – Godzilla (1954), Citizen Kane (1941), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), Vertigo (1958), Rio Bravo (1959), Blow-Up (1966), Black Christmas (1974)
- Movie Genre – Western
Source – GameSpot.com, IMDb
John Carpenter Facts
- He has inspired the next generation of filmmakers like James Cameron, Jeff Nichols, Quentin Tarantino, James Gunn, Danny Boyle, Guillermo del Toro, etc.
- John wanted to be a director after watching the film, Forbidden Planet in 1956.
- His film Halloween (1978) was included in the National Film Registry as it was deemed culturally significant by the United States Library of Congress.
- Amazingly, John refused the opportunity to direct blockbusters like Top Gun (1986) and Fatal Attraction (1987).
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