Danny Leiner

Daniel Leiner (May 13, 1961 – October 18, 2018) was an American film and former television director. He was best known for directing the stoner comedy films Dude, Where's My Car? and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle.

Danny Leiner
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Leiner in 2011
Born(1961-05-13)May 13, 1961
DiedOctober 18, 2018(2018-10-18) (aged 57)
OccupationFilm director, producer, screenwriter
Years active1991–2014
Notable work
Dude, Where's My Car?
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

He was born in Manhattan, New York in 1961.[1] Leiner also directed a wide range of television shows including Arrested Development, Everwood, Gilmore Girls, Freaks and Geeks, Sports Night, Felicity, Action, The Tick, Austin Stories, The Mind of the Married Man, The Sopranos, and How to Make It in America. He also directed The Office episode "WUPHF.com".

Leiner died from lung cancer on October 18, 2018, at the age of 57.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Danny Leiner, Director Known for Stoner Films, Is Dead at 57". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Sneider, Jeff (October 19, 2018). "R.I.P. Danny Leiner, Director of 'Harold & Kumar' and 'Dude, Where's My Car?'". Collider. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  3. ^ "Danny Leiner, Director of 'Dude, Where's My Car?' and 'Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle,' Dies at 57". The Hollywood Report.

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