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D.J. Caruso


Born in Norwalk, Connecticut, Caruso came west to play tennis and study Television Production at Pepperdine University. Interned at Disney Studios in the Product Placement department and later hooked up with Director John Badham, who mentored him into a second-unit director, after Badham lost his 2nd-unit director Rob Cohen to a first-unit ... See full bio »

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Known For

I Am Number Four Director
(2011)
Eagle Eye Director
(2008)
Nick of Time Producer
(1995)

Filmography

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 2022/I Shut In
 2017 xXx: Return of Xander Cage (directed by)
 2014 Tin Man (TV Movie)
 2013/II Standing Up
 2011 Inside (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Inside (2011) ... (directed by)
 2008 Eagle Eye (directed by)
 2007 Disturbia
 2002-2006 The Shield (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Kavanaugh (2006)
- Extraction (2006)
- Pay in Pain (2002)
- Cherrypoppers (2002)
 2005 Over There (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2004 Taking Lives
 2002 Robbery Homicide Division (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Free and Clear (2002)
- 2028 (2002)
 2002 Smallville (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Shimmer (2002) ... (directed by)
 2001 Going to California (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Fodder Figures (2001)
- Rules of the Rod (2001)
 2001 Dark Angel (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Meow (2001)
 1999 The Strip (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Games Without Frontiers (1999) ... (directed by)
 1999 Mind Prey (TV Movie)
 1999 Martial Law (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Substitutes (1999)
 1998 Buddy Faro (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1998 Mercy Point (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Opposing Views (1998)
 1998 Black Cat Run (TV Movie)
 1997 Cyclops, Baby
 1997 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- The Diner (1997) ... (as Daniel J. Caruso)
- Candlestick/The Diner/From the Agency/The Magic Rose Garden/The Jeep (1997) ... (segment "The Diner", as Daniel J. Caruso)
- Needle Point (1997) ... (as Daniel J. Caruso)
- Needle Point/Toy to the Rescue/Mystery Lock/The House on Baker Street/The Train (1997) ... (segment "Needle Point", as Daniel J. Caruso)
- The Prophecy (1997) ... (as Daniel J. Caruso)
 1996-1997 High Incident (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Remote Control (1997)
- Black & Blue (1997)
- No Money Down (1997)
 1995 VR.5 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- 5D (1995)
 1988 It's Cool to Care (Short)
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Other Works:

: Directed music video "Sometime Around Midnight" (Version 2) for The Airborne Toxic Event.

Alternate Names:

D. J. Caruso | Daniel J. Caruso

Spouse:

Holly Kuespert  (4 children)
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Father of Brandon Caruso and Daniel Caruso. See more »

Trademark:

His films often have intense car crashes (Taking Lives (2004), Disturbia (2007), and Eagle Eye (2008))

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