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Howard Deutch Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Howard Deutch was born on the 14th September 1950, in New York City, USA, and is a film and television director. perhaps best known for his collaboration with the late film director John Hughes, having directed two of his best known screenplays: “Pretty in Pink” (1986) and “Some Kind of Wonderful” (1987). His most recent movie release was “My Best Friend’s Girl” (2008). Deutch has been active in the entertainment industry since 1986.
How rich is the film and television director? It has been calculated by authoritative sources that the overall size of Howard Deutch’s net worth is as much as $25 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2017, with films and television directing being the major sources of Deutch’s fortune.
Howard Deutch Net Worth $25 Million
To begin with, the boy was raised in New York City, the son of Pamela and Murray Deutch, a musical executive. He matriculated from George W. Hewlett High School and later graduated from Ohio State University.
He started his career in the advertising department of United Artists Records – at that time his father served as the president of the company. At first, Deutch directed music videos for artists such as Billy Joel – “Keeping the Faith” – and Billy Idol – “Flesh for Fantasy”. His feature film directing debut was “Pretty in Pink” (1986) written by John Hughes and starring the Brat Pack. His following directing works including the romance film “Some Kind of Wonderful” (1987) and the comedy film “The Great Outdoors” (1988) were also written by Hughes. In 1991, he won CableACE Award for his direction of an episode of the HBO series “Tales from the Crypt” called “Dead Right”; it should be said that Deutch has directed three sequels of films of which originals were created by other directors, which are the romantic comedy films “Grumpier Old Men” (1995), “The Odd Couple II” (1998) and the crime comedy film “The Whole Ten Yards” (2004), all adding to his net worth.
During breaks between films Howard has directed television series, including “Tales from the Crypt” (1989 – 1999), “Melrose Place” (1992) and “Caroline in the City” (1995). In 2008, Deutch directed the film “My Best Friend’s Girl” (2008), and since then he has been mainly active in directing various television. From 2012 to 2013, he worked with science fiction series “Warehouse 13” aired on Syfy. Then, he directed episodes of the dark fantasy horror television series “True Blood” (2013 – 2014). Deutch has also created single episodes of the series “Jane the Virgin” (2015) and “The Lizzie Borden Chronicles” (2015), and more recently he has been working with the series “Claws” (2017). Overall, all the above mentioned engagements in films and television have increased the total size of Deutch net worth.
Finally, in the personal life of Howard Deutch, he married Lea Thompson in 1989, having met her during filming “Some Kind of Wonderful” (1987). Howard and Lea are parents of two girls, Zoey Deutch and Madeleine Deutch – both are actresses.