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John Carpenter (John Howard Carpenter) was born on 16 January, 1948 in Carthage, NY, is an American film director. Discover John Carpenter's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 73 years old?

Popular As John Howard Carpenter
Occupation soundtrack,writer,music_department
Age 74 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born 16 January 1948
Birthday 16 January
Birthplace Carthage, NY
Nationality NY

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John Carpenter Height, Weight & Measurements

At 74 years old, John Carpenter height is 6′ 0″ .

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Height 6′ 0″
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Who Is John Carpenter's Wife?

His wife is Sandy King (m. 1990), Adrienne Barbeau (m. 1979–1984)

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Wife Sandy King (m. 1990), Adrienne Barbeau (m. 1979–1984)
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Children Cody Carpenter

John Carpenter Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2021-2022. So, how much is John Carpenter worth at the age of 74 years old? John Carpenter’s income source is mostly from being a successful Soundtrack. He is from NY. We have estimated John Carpenter's net worth , money, salary, income, and assets.

Halloween (1978)$10,000
Halloween (1978)$10,000

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Turned down the chance to direct Zombieland (2009).


Was given the chance to direct Mutant Chronicles (2008).


Was approached to score Planet Terror (2007) for Robert Rodriguez, but was busy finishing up post-production on Masters of Horror (2005).


With the exception of John Carpenter's Escape From L.A. (1996), he has rarely made a sequel to any of his films. Has said that he got forced into writing Halloween II (1981), but refused to direct it because he "didn't want to direct the same movie again".


He said in an interview that he almost directed Tombstone (1993).


Claims that his son, Cody Carpenter got him hooked on playing video games. When Cody was growing up, the two spent time playing together, with early games such as Sonic the Hedgehog (1991). As an avid gamer, he continues playing video games both with his son and independently. As of 2013, his recent favorites included: Dishonored (2012), Assassin's Creed III (2012), and the God of War (2005) Collection. He can frequently be seen at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) with his son. (Source: Magazine: gameinformer (Volume XXIII, Number 6, Issue 242)).


He was offered the chance to direct The Exorcist III (1990).


Turned down the chance to direct Fatal Attraction (1987).


Was offered a chance to direct the Eddie Murphy film The Golden Child (1986), but turned it down.


Was originally supposed to direct Firestarter (1984), and even had a screenplay written by Bill Lancaster. Both were replaced when The Thing (1982), a film on which they both collaborated, did poorly at the box office.


Likes to begin shots on the back of a character as they walk away from the camera, thus revealing the setting. There are examples included in Christine (1983), Prince of Darkness (1987), and They Live (1988), among others.


Said in a 1982 interview that he thought the R rating for Halloween (1978) was justifiable, but The Fog (1980) should've been rated PG.


Is a great fan of Sergio Leone and cast Lee Van Cleef in Escape from New York (1981) because of his work with Leone.


Appears in his own films under the name Rip Haight, appearing in in The Fog (1980), Starman (1984), Body Bags (1993), and Village of the Damned (1995).


Based his most famous character, the iconic Michael Myers from Halloween (1978), on a thirteen year old boy he saw at a mental institution on a school trip.


He directed child actress Kim Richards in his second feature film, Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), and directed Kim's sister Kyle Richards in his next film, Halloween (1978).


Carpenter formed a band in the mid-1970s called The Coupe de Villes, which included future directors Tommy Lee Wallace and Nick Castle.

Since the 1970s, he has had numerous roles in the film industry including writer, actor, composer, producer, and director.


In the movie Change of Habit (1969) Elvis Presley plays a character named John Carpenter. In 1979 Carpenter directed the TV movie Elvis (1979) starring his good friend Kurt Russell.


John Howard Carpenter was born in Carthage, New York, to mother Milton Jean (Carter) and father Howard Ralph Carpenter. His family moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where his father, a professor, was head of the music department at Western Kentucky University. He attended Western Kentucky University and then USC film school in Los Angeles. He began making short films in 1962, and won an Academy Award for Best Live-Action Short Subject in 1970, for The Resurrection of Broncho Billy (1970), which he made while at USC.


Is a fan of the Quartermass movies (The Quatermass Xperiment (1955), Quatermass and the Pit (1967)), wrote Prince of Darkness (1987) under the pseudonym of Martin Quatermass, and the village in In the Mouth of Madness (1994) is named after a rail station in "Quatermass and the Pit".


Is an avid fan of the Godzilla films. He considers the first Godzilla movie (Gojira (1954)) to be an inspiration for him.


Biography in the following: John Wakeman, editor. World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945- 1985. pp. 184-189. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.


Named his six favorite films as Only Angels Have Wings (1939), Rio Bravo (1959), Citizen Kane (1941), Vertigo (1958), Black Christmas (1974) and Blow Up (1966).