Howard Deutch, 72, is a director from America who makes movies and TV shows. Deutch worked together with another filmmaker named John Hughes and directed two famous movies that Hughes wrote: Pretty in Pink and Some Kind of Wonderful.
From 2011 until now, Deutch has mostly directed TV shows, including episodes of Getting On and True Blood.
Howard Deutch Early Life
Howard Deutch was born on September 14, 1950, in New York City, U.S.A. His mom is Pamela Deutch, and his dad is Murray Deutch. Murray worked with music and was an important person in the music industry.
Deutch is American and comes from a group of people known as North Americans. He grew up in a family that follows the Jewish religion, and he had a happy and fun childhood.
Howard's uncle, Robert Walden, was a famous actor back then, and he inspired Howard a lot. For school, Deutch went to George W. Hewlett High School and then to The Ohio State University. He learned a lot there and got his education.
How Wealthy is Howard Deutch?
Howard Deutch's net worth is around $25 million. At the beginning of his career, he worked at a place called United Artists Records, helping with ads. Deutch also directed music videos for singers like Billy Idol and Billy Joel.
In the movie world, Deutch directed films like Pretty in Pink, Getting Even with Dad, Grumpier Old Men, The Odd Couple II, Some Kind of Wonderful, The Great Outdoors, Article 99, The Whole Ten Yards, The Replacements, and My Best Friend's Girl.
Howard Deutch Promising Career
Howard Deutch started working in part of a company that makes advertisements at United Artists Records. His dad was the boss there. He made videos for singers like Billy Idol (a song called "Flesh for Fantasy") andBilly Joel (a song called "Keeping the Faith"). The first big movie he directed was Pretty in Pink, which was written by John Hughes and had a group of young actors called the Brat Pack.
Then Deutch directed two more movies also written by John Hughes: Some Kind of Wonderful and The Great Outdoors. He also directed three sequels to movies he didn't make the first time: Grumpier Old Men, The Odd Couple II, and The Whole Ten Yards.
Howard took a break from making big movies and directed episodes of TV shows, like two episodes of Tales from the Crypt and the first episode of Melrose Place. Deutch even directed his wife in four episodes of Caroline in the City, and his daughter Zoey in one episode of Ringer. In 2022, Howard directed a movie for TV called Buried in Barstow that aired on the Lifetime channel.
Howard Deutch's Personal Life
Howard Deutch and Lea Thompson's love story started in 1987 when they were working on a famous movie called Some Kind of Wonderful, directed by Deutch himself. Deutch felt a strong liking for Thompson, who was the main actress, and his friends playfully teased him about it. But during filming, nothing romantic happened, and they didn't begin dating right away.
During that time, Thompson was engaged to another actor named Dennis Quaid. They met while working on Lea's first movie, Jaws 3-D. But when that engagement ended, Thompson began to date Deutch, who was 11 years older than her. She found him to be an interesting and complex person.
By the summer of 1989, Lea and Howard got married. They became parents to a daughter named Madelyn in 1991 and later had another daughter named Zoey in 1994. From 1995 to 1999, Deutch directed Thompson in a TV show called Caroline in the City.
Afterward, Thompson continued her acting career, performing on Broadway and appearing in Hallmark movies and the show Switched at Birth. Deutch also continued his directing work, with projects like Grumpier Old Men and episodes of TV shows like American Horror Story, Jane the Virgin, CSI: Cyber, and Empire.
Both of their daughters, Madelyn and Zoey, are actresses too. In 2017, the family worked together on an independent film called The Year of Spectacular Men. The movie was written and scored by Madelyn, co-produced by Zoey and Howard, and directed by Lea.