John Howard Carpenter (born January 16, 1948) is an American film director, producer, actor, screenwriter, and composer. Although Carpenter has worked with various film genres, he is associated most commonly with horror, action, and science fiction films of the 1970s and 1980s.
John Carpenter, Writer: The Fog. 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.
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John Carpenter (born December 24, 1967) is an American game show contestant and Internal Revenue Service agent. He is the tenth highest-earning American game show contestant of all time. Carpenter is best known for becoming the first top-prize winner on the United States version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, and the first top-prize winner ...
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.
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- January 16, 1948 in Carthage, New York, USA
John Carpenter thinks there are two more Escape from New York stories to tell with Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken.
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All of John Carpenter's movies, ranked by my personal preference. Haven't seen "Someone Watching Me", "Pro-Life", or his early short films, and I've left out some of his writing-only credits, but otherwise a complete list.
John Carpenter is an American film director, producer, writer and composer. He has contributed to many projects as either the producer, writer, director, actor, composer or a combination of the five.
- Relationship with Bob Crane
- Portrayal in Auto Focus
John Henry Carpenter was an American video equipment salesman, most widely known as the friend and accused murderer of actor Bob Crane in 1978.
Carpenter was of Native American and Spanish heritage. He was born on an Indian reservation where as a teenager he often earned money as a migrant worker harvesting apricots. Carpenter served in the U.S. Army and was married twice. Following his retirement from the Army he took a job marketing video technology, achieving expertise in that field and becoming head of the video wing of a new Japanese electronics company debuting in the United States called Sonycom, later to be known simply as Sony.
During the run of Hogan's Heroes, Richard Dawson introduced Crane to Carpenter, a regional sales manager for Sony Electronics, who often helped famous clients with video and audio equipment. The two men struck up a friendship and began going to bars together. Crane attracted women due to his celebrity status and introduced Carpenter as his manager. Later, they would videotape their sexual encounters. While Crane's son Robert later insisted that all of the women were aware of the videotaping and
In 1994, Crane's murder case was re-opened and Carpenter was tried and eventually acquitted. As a result of the accusation, he was fired from work as National Service Manager at the electronics firm Kenwood USA. He always maintained his innocence, and later said he felt a huge relief after his name had been cleared. One jury member later said in an interview that the jury believed there was insufficient proof to determine Carpenter's guilt and that "you cannot prove someone guilty on speculation
In the 2002 biopic Auto Focus, Carpenter was played by Willem Dafoe. The film strongly suggests that Carpenter was bisexual and was sexually attracted to Crane, which was presented by the prosecution's case as Carpenter's motive for the crime. No witnesses or evidence were presented to support the prosecution's claims. In the special features section of the DVD, a documentary extra has Carpenter's second wife adamantly asserting that Carpenter was completely heterosexual. The film also portrays
Nov 15, 2016 · Fox 10 Phoenix reporter John Hook retested DNA samples found on Carpenter’s car using new technology as part of an investigation into the murder, assisted by local law enforcement.
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