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Joe Dante
Joe Dante
Gender: Male
Medium(s): Film; Television
Roles: Director; Editor; Actor
Date of birth: November 28th, 1946
Place of birth: Morristown, New Jersey
Notable works: The Howling
Masters of Horror
Piranha Gremlins
1st Horror: Piranha (1978)

Joe Dante is a director who specializes in comedic horror. Dante is a former protégé of cult movie director Roger Corman. He even cast Corman in a cameo role in his 1981 werewolf film, The Howling. Dante has made cameo appearances himself in a few of his films and has directed two episodes of the Masters of Horror television series.

Body of work Edit

Film Edit

Film Year Role
Piranha 1978 Director; Actor
The Howling 1981 Director; Editor
Gremlins 1984 Director
Gremlins II: The New Batch 1990Director; Voice actor
Sleepwalkers 1992 Actor

Television Edit

Series Episode Role
Masters of Horror Homecoming Director
Masters of Horror The Screwfly Solution 2006

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Joe Dante was the host of "She's Alive! Creating the Bride of Frankenstin" feature included on disk 2, side B of the Frankenstein Legacy collection DVD.
  • Provided director's commentary on the Gremlins DVD.
  • Joe Dante made a cameo appearance in the 1992 film Sleepwalkers, playing a lab assistant.

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