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Joe Dante is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art. After a stint as a film reviewer, he began his filmmaking apprenticeship in 1974 as trailer editor for Roger Corman's New World Pictures. He made his directorial debut in 1976 with Hollywood Boulevard (co-directed with Allan Arkush), a thinly disguised spoof of New World exploitation ... See full bio »

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12 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Gremlins
Gremlins Director
(1984)
Small Soldiers
Small Soldiers Director
(1998)
The 'Burbs
The 'Burbs Director
(1989)

Filmography

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 2011-2017 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Ka 'Aelike (2017)
- Na Pilikua Nui (2015)
- Nanahu (2015)
- Ho'oma'ike (2014)
 2015-2016 Salem (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 2016 MacGyver (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Wire Cutter (2016)
 2016 Legends of Tomorrow (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2014 Witches of East End (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Poe Way Out (2014)
 2009 The Hole
 2007 The Greatest Show Ever (TV Movie)
 2007 CSI: NY (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Boo (2007)
 2005-2006 Masters of Horror (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Homecoming (2005)
 2006 Trapped Ashes (story segments "Wraparound")
 2003 Haunted Lighthouse (Short)
 2001 Night Visions (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Occupant (2001)
- A View Through the Window/Quiet Please (2001) ... (segment "Quiet Please")
 1997 The Second Civil War (TV Movie)
 1995 Picture Windows (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Lightning (1995)
 1994 Rebel Highway (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1993 Matinee
 1991-1992 Eerie, Indiana (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Heart on a Chain (1991)
- The Losers (1991)
- The Retainer (1991)
- Foreverware (1991)
 1989 The 'Burbs
 1987 Amazon Women on the Moon (segments "The French Ventiloquist's Dummy" [TV cut & DVD only], "Hairlooming", "Bullshit or Not", "Critic's Corner", "Roast Your Loved One", "Reckless Youth")
 1987 Innerspace
 1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Greibble (1986)
- Boo! (1986)
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Shadow Man/The Uncle Devil Show/Opening Day (1985) ... (segment "The Shadow Man")
 1985 Explorers
 1984 Gremlins
 1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie (segment "3")
 1981 The Howling
 1979 Rock 'n' Roll High School (uncredited)
 1978 Piranha
 1968 The Movie Orgy (Documentary)
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Other Works:

Wrote the foreword for "The Video Watchdog Book" by Tim Lucas. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 30 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Dante | Giuseppe Dantini

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Gremlins (1984)] What I like in movies especially are movies that do things that you can't do in real life and show you things that you can't see by walking out in the street. And there have been a lot of great movies that show you real life as it is lived and should be lived. But my favorite kind of movies are the ones that show you things that you can't see anywhere but in the movies. And ... See more »

Trivia:

Is a major fan of 1950s science fiction films, and often contains references to them in his movies. Since he is considered an authority on the subject, he is also frequently interviewed about them for documentaries, television specials, and DVD special features. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently casts Robert Picardo in supporting roles or cameos See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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