John Carpenter
John Carpenter

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Name: John Carpenter
Occupation: Director
Gender: Male
Birth Day: January 16, 1948
Age: 72
Birth Place: Catharge, United States
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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John Carpenter

John Carpenter was born on January 16, 1948 in Catharge, United States (72 years old). John Carpenter is a Director, zodiac sign: Capricorn. Find out John Carpenternet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


His film Halloween was selected for preservation in the National Film Library in 2006 by the United States Library of Congress.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$40 Million

Salary 2020

Not known

Before Fame

He made short horror films on 8mm before high school. He was enrolled at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts, but dropped out.

Biography Timeline


Carpenter was born on January 16, 1948 in Carthage, New York, the son of Milton Jean (née Carter) and Howard Ralph Carpenter, a music professor. He and his family relocated to Bowling Green, Kentucky during 1953. He was interested in films from an early age, particularly the westerns of Howard Hawks and John Ford, as well as 1950s low-budget horror films such as The Thing from Another World and high-budget science fiction like Forbidden Planet, and began filming horror short films with 8 mm film even before starting high school. He attended Western Kentucky University, where his father chaired the music department, then transferred to the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts during 1968, but quit to make his first feature film.


During 1979, Carpenter began what was to be the first of several collaborations with actor Kurt Russell when he directed the television film Elvis.


During 1998, Carpenter composed the soundtrack (titled "Earth/Air") for the video game Sentinel Returns, published for PC and PlayStation.


In 2001, the film Ghosts of Mars was released. During 2005, there were remakes of Assault on Precinct 13 and The Fog, the latter being produced by Carpenter himself, though in an interview he defined his involvement as, "I come in and say hello to everybody. Go home."


Film director Bob Clark suggested in an interview released in 2005 that Carpenter had asked him for his own ideas for a sequel to his 1974 film Black Christmas (written by Roy Moore) that featured an unseen and motiveless killer murdering students in a university sorority house. As also stated in the 2009 documentary Clarkworld (written and directed by Clark's former production designer Deren Abram after Clark's tragic death in 2007), Carpenter directly asked Clark about his thoughts on developing the anonymous slasher in Black Christmas:

In 2005, Titan Productions announced a new title in development for next-generation consoles. Psychopath, a first-person action game, was being made in collaboration with Carpenter. Titan has not yet announced a publisher, platform, or release date for the thriller. The only details that Titan has released about the game's story is that it revolves around a former CIA operative who is forced back into duty to stop a serial killer. Titan's aim in the industry was to push projects through multiple forms of media. In conjunction with the game, a film version of Psychopath was also in the works. Carpenter was to direct the film and the game's cutscenes and character design. Since then, there has not been any further developments on the video game nor the film.


During 2007, Rob Zombie produced and directed Halloween, a re-imagining of Carpenter's 1978 film that resulted in a sequel two years later.


The Ward, Carpenter's first film since 2001's Ghosts of Mars, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 13, 2010. Carpenter narrated the video game F.E.A.R. 3, while also consulting on its storyline. On October 10, 2010, Carpenter received the Lifetime Award from the Freak Show Horror Film Festival. Test footage from the set of Darkchylde emerged in July 2010 and on October 31, 2010, it was announced Carpenter will direct. On February 3, 2015, the indie label Sacred Bones Records released his album Lost Themes. On October 19, 2015, All Tomorrow's Parties announced that Carpenter will be performing old and new compositions in London and Manchester, England.

During 2010, writer and actor Mark Gatiss interviewed Carpenter about his career and films for his BBC documentary series A History of Horror. Carpenter appears in all three episodes of the series. He was also interviewed by Robert Rodriguez for his The Director's Chair series on El Rey Network.


In a beginning film course at USC Cinema during 1969, Carpenter wrote and directed an 8-minute short film, Captain Voyeur. The film was rediscovered in the USC archives in 2011 and proved interesting because it revealed elements that would appear in his later film, Halloween (1978).


In February 2016, Carpenter announced a sequel to Lost Themes titled Lost Themes II, which was released on April 15, 2016. He then released his third studio album, titled Anthology: Movie Themes 1974–1998, on October 20, 2017.


Carpenter acted as executive producer, co-composer, and creative consultant on a new film in the Halloween film series, titled Halloween, and released in October 2018. The film acts as a direct sequel to Carpenter's original film, ignoring the continuity of all other previous films. It was his first direct involvement with the franchise since 1982's Halloween III: Season of the Witch.

Family Life

John met actress Adrienne Barbeau on the set of his television movie Somebody's Watching Me, and the two were married on January 1, 1979. They divorced five years later. In 1990, Carpenter married Sandy King. John has one son. 

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