John Carpenter

John Carpenter

writer, composer, music department

John Carpenter was born on Jan 16, 1948 in USA. John Carpenter's big-screen debut came with Captain Voyeur directed by John Carpenter in 1969. John Carpenter is known for In the Mouth of Madness directed by John Carpenter, Sam Neill stars as John Trent and Julie Carmen as Linda Styles. John Carpenter has got 25 awards and 26 nominations so far. The most recent award John Carpenter achieved is Fangoria Chainsaw Awards. The upcoming new movie John Carpenter plays is Halloween Ends which will be released on Oct 14, 2022.

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. 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. After directing Dark Star - L'étoile noire (1974), he has helmed both classic horror films like La Nuit des masques (1978), Fog (1980), and The Thing (1982), and noted sci-fi tales like New-York 1997 (1981) and Starman (1984).

  • Birthday

    Jan 16, 1948
  • Place of Birth

    Carthage, New York, USA
  • Also known

    Martin Quatermass, Frank Armitage, John T. Chance, Rip Haight, John Howard Carpenter

Known For


25 wins & 26 nominations

Fangoria Chainsaw Awards
Best Score
Winner - Chainsaw Award
Best Score
Winner - Chainsaw Award
Online Film Critics Society Awards
Winner - Lifetime Achievement Award
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