Rick Rosenthal

Richard L. Rosenthal, Jr. (born June 15, 1949) is an American film instructor and director, known for directing Halloween II and Halloween: Resurrection.

Rick Rosenthal
Richard L. Rosenthal, Jr.

(1949-06-15) June 15, 1949 (age 72)
New York City, U.S.
EducationAFI Conservatory
OccupationFilm director, film instructor, film historian, television director, producer
Years active1975–present
(m. 1981)

Early life, family and educationEdit

Rosenthal was born in New York City, the son of Hinda (née Gould) and entrepreneur Richard L. Rosenthal, Sr.[1]


Rosenthal started his career by directing Halloween II and returned to the series 21 years later, helming Halloween: Resurrection. In between he has directed films such as American Dreamer (1984), Russkies (1987), Distant Thunder (1988), Just a Little Harmless Sex (1998), and Nearing Grace (2005).

Personal lifeEdit

Rosenthal is married. He met his wife, actress Nancy Stephens, while filming Halloween II.

Select filmography as a directorEdit




  1. ^ "Rick Rosenthal Biography". filmreference.com.
  2. ^ "Devlin (1992)". BFI. British Film Institute. Retrieved July 18, 2021.
  3. ^ "Opens April 02!". Manila Standard. Kamahalan Publishing Corp. March 27, 1994. p. 18. Retrieved July 18, 2021. a SOLAR FILMS release

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