Person Details

Birthday: 1946-11-28 23:37:37

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Morristown, New Jersey, USA

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Movie Involvements: 57

TV Involvements: 13


Most Famous Work

Biography

Joseph "Joe" Dante, Jr. 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.

Most Famous Work

DC's Legends of Tomorrow
Average
7

DC's Legends of Tomorrow

(2016) Director
Hawaii Five-0
Average
7

Hawaii Five-0

(2010) Director
CSI: NY
Average
7

CSI: NY

(2004) Director
MacGyver
Average
6

MacGyver

(2016) Director
The Twilight Zone
Average
8

The Twilight Zone

(1985) Director
Gremlins 2: The New Batch
Average
6

Gremlins 2: The New Batch

(1990) Director
Gremlins
Average
7

Gremlins

(1984) Director
The Twilight Zone
Average
8

The Twilight Zone

(1959) Director

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2021 Self - Interviewee
2020 Host
Host
2019 N/A
N/A
N/A
Himself
Himself
Himself
2018 Himself
Himself
2017 Himself
2016 himself
Himself
2015 Himself
Prof. Milo Gottlieb
2014 Himself
Himself
Himself - Director
Himself
Himself
Himself
2013 Himself
Self - Reader (segment "Sicily Black and Blue")
2012 Himself
Cab Driver
Himself
N/A
2011 Himself - Filmmaker
N/A
Himself
Himself
2010 Himself
Himself
Himself
2009 Himself
Himself
Himself
2008 Himself
2007 Himself
Himself
Himself
Himself
Himself
2006 Himself
Himself
2005 Himself
N/A
2004 Himself
Self
Himself
N/A
2001 Himself
2000 N/A
Himself
1999 Himself
1997 himself
1994 Himself
Jailer
Dying Man
N/A
1992 Lab Assistant
1991 Director / Himself
Face on the Cutting Room Floor
1990 Himself
1985 Himself
1982 Busboy (uncredited)
1979 Riot Cop with sunglasses (uncredited)
1978 Scuba Diver #2 (uncredited)
Himself
1976 Kid
Party Waiter
N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
2018 Director
2016 Director
Director
2014 Director
2010 Director
2009 Director
Director
Director
2006 Director
Director
2005 Director
Director
2004 Director
2003 Director
Director
2001 Director
1998 Director
Director
1997 Director
1994 Director
Director
1993 Director
1991 Director
1990 Director
1989 Director
1987 Director
Director
1985 Director
Director
Director
1984 Director
1983 Director
1982 Director
Director
1981 Director
1978 Director
1976 Director
1968 Director
1959 Director
Director
Director
Director
Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

Production

Crew

Year Role Movie/Tv
2011 Thanks
Year Role Movie/Tv

Editing

Writing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1979 Story
Year Role Movie/Tv

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