Howard Deutch Biography
Birthday: September 14, 1950 (Virgo)
Born In: New York, New York, United States
Howard Deutch is an American television and film director, best known for his collaborative work with filmmaker John Hughes in the films ‘Pretty in Pink’ and ‘Some Kind of Wonderful’. As a young boy, he was influenced by his maternal uncle, who was a renowned actor of the time, for pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. After graduating from The Ohio State University, he started his career in the advertising department of the United Artists Records where his father was working as the company president. There he directed music videos for artists like Billy Joel and Billy Idol. His directorial debut was the John Hughes-penned film ‘Pretty in Pink’ in 1986. In the ensuing years, he was part of a number of other successful films including ‘The Great Outdoor’ and ‘Article 99’. His television credits include the shows ‘Tales from the Crypt’, ‘Melrose Place’, and ‘Gleason’. He met actress Lea Thompson on the set of the movie ‘Some Kind of Wonderful’ in 1987, and after nearly two years of dating, they tied the knot. They reside in Los Angeles with their two daughters.