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Joe Dante

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Joseph "Joe" Dante, Jr. (born November 28, 1946) is an American film director and producer of films generally with humorous and science fiction content. His films include Piranha (1978) and The Howling (1981), both from scripts by John Sayles; Segment 3 of Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983); Gremlins (1984), his first major hit, and its sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990); Explorers (1985), Innerspace (1987), Amazon Women on the Moon (1987); The 'Burbs (1989), Matinee (1993), Runaway Daughters (1994), The Second Civil War (1997), The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy (1998), Small Soldiers (1998), Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003), and Homecoming (2005). In 1995-1996, Dante worked on The Phantom, and when he was removed from the film, he chose screen credit (as executive producer) rather than pay. He was creative consultant on Eerie, Indiana (1991–1992) and directed five episodes. He played himself in the series finale. Description above from the Wikipedia article Joe Dante, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Nov 28, 1946 In Morristown, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Hollywood Boulevard 1976-04-25
Latest Project:
Movie Making Apes: The Artists Who Changed Film 2019-01-30
Known For
Poster of The Hatching of Spider Baby
Poster of Edgar G. Ulmer: The Man Off-screen
Poster of Hollywood Rated 'R'
Movie Making Apes: The Artists Who Changed Film Himself 2019-01-30
Movie King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen Himself 2018-07-07
Movie Unspeakable Horrors: The Plan 9 Conspiracy Himself 2016-01-01
Movie Long Live The King himself 2016-10-01
Movie Tales of Halloween Prof. Milo Gottlieb 2015-10-16
Movie Creature Designers: The Frankenstein Complex Himself 2015-11-18
Movie 42nd Street Memories: The Rise and Fall of America's Most Notorious Street Himself 2014-01-01
Movie That Guy Dick Miller Himself 2014-03-07
Movie Clawing! A Journey Through Spanish Horror Himself - Director 2014-06-20
Movie Out of Print Himself 2014-08-23
Movie A Fuller Life Self - Reader (segment "Sicily Black and Blue") 2013-08-28
Movie Trailer War Himself 2012-12-18
Movie The Butterfly Room Cab Driver 2012-08-04
Movie Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan Himself 2011-11-27
Movie American Grindhouse Himself 2011-02-04
Movie Corman's World Himself - Filmmaker 2011-12-16
Movie A Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas! 2011-12-06
Movie Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney, Jr. Himself 2010-02-02
Movie The Man Who Saw Frankenstein Cry Himself 2010-10-07
Movie Monsterland Himself 2009-03-29
Movie Fantastic Flesh: The Art of Make-Up EFX Himself 2008-10-07
Movie Famous Monster: Forrest J Ackerman Himself 2007-05-16
Movie The Hatching of Spider Baby Himself 2007-01-01
Movie Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story Himself 2007-11-08
Movie Spider Stravinsky: The Cinema Sounds of Ronald Stein Himself 2007-10-17
Movie Hitchcocked! Himself 2006-08-11
Movie Robby the Robot: Engineering a Sci-Fi Icon Himself 2006-11-14
Movie Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy 2005-10-04
Movie RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World' Himself 2005-10-22
Movie Welcome to Werewolfland 2004-03-23
Movie Edgar G. Ulmer: The Man Off-screen Self 2004-09-04
Movie Mario Bava: Operazione paura Himself 2004-04-30
Movie It Conquered Hollywood! The Story of American International Pictures Himself 2001-05-01
Movie Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens – A Life in Animation 2000-11-08
Movie She's Alive! Creating the Bride of Frankenstein Himself 1999-01-01
Movie Hollywood Rated 'R' himself 1997-06-19
Movie The Silence of the Hams Dying Man 1994-03-11
Movie Beverly Hills Cop III Jailer 1994-05-24
Movie Sleepwalkers Lab Assistant 1992-04-10
Movie Oscar Face on the Cutting Room Floor 1991-04-26
Series Eerie, Indiana Director / Himself 1991-09-15
Movie The Horror Hall of Fame Himself 1990-09-30
Movie The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal Himself 1985-01-01
Movie Eating Raoul Busboy (uncredited) 1982-03-24
Movie Rock 'n' Roll High School Riot Cop with sunglasses (uncredited) 1979-08-24
Movie The Orson Welles Show Himself - Audience member 1979-01-01
Movie Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel Himself 1978-04-06
Movie Piranha Scuba Diver #2 (uncredited) 1978-08-03
Movie Hollywood Boulevard Party Waiter 1976-04-25
Movie Cannonball Kid 1976-07-06
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