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JON TURTELTAUB (Director) has been a leading producer and director of hit movies for more than 25 years.

He directed and produced the action adventure hits "National Treasure" and "National Treasure: Book of Secrets." In addition, he has directed such diverse films as "3 Ninjas," "Cool Runnings," "While You Were Sleeping," "Phenomenon" and "Last Vegas," to name only a portion. Turteltaub has also produced and/or directed several television projects, including the hit series "Jericho" and a segment of the award-winning HBO miniseries "From the Earth to the Moon," for which he received a Directors Guild of America Award nomination.

Born in New York, Turteltaub is the son of legendary television writer/producer Saul Turteltaub. He was raised in Beverly Hills before attending Wesleyan University and USC film school.

Turteltaub has been married to Amy Eldon since 2006 and together they work extensively with The Creative Visions Foundation, supporting artists and activists. He has also served on the DGA Western Directors Council, with the Jewish Federation of Charities, Represent.Us, and on the board of the Inner-City Filmmakers program. Turteltaub and his wife have spent considerable time in Africa where they have funded an orphanage in Kenya for the past 12 years while also working to protect and rehabilitate child soldiers in Uganda.


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