John Carpenter
John Carpenter
Real Name/Full Name John Howard Carpenter
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: John Carpenter
Birth Place: Carthage, New York, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 16 January 1948
Age/How Old: 76 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 183 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
Weight: In Kilograms – 80 Kg
In Pounds – 176.3 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father –Howard Ralph
Mother –Milton Jean
Siblings: N/A
School: Western Kentucky
College: University of Southern California’s school of Cin
Religion: N/A
Nationality: N/A
Zodiac Sign: N/A
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Sandy King [m. 1990], Adrienne Barbeau
Kids/Children Name: Yes [Cody Carpenter]
Profession: American filmmaker, screenwriter and
Net Worth: $45 million
Last Updated: July 2024

John Carpenter is a filmmaker/director from America who in his career he has made many films. Some of his popular films include, ‘The Fog,’ ‘Big Trouble in Little China,’ ‘They Live,’ Escape from New York,’ ‘Star Man,’ among many others. John has also worked as a producer, composer, editor, musician, and screenwriter. He has also released several albums. John is one of the most influential movie-makers, mostly specialized in the horror genre, action, and science fiction films.

Well, how well do you know about John Carpenter? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about John Carpenter’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about John Carpenter to date.

Biography and Early Life

John Howard was born on 16th January 1948 in New York. He is a son to Howard Ralph his father who was a music professor and Milton Jean her mother. His father made him interested in movies. He grew up in Bowling Green, Kentucky. From his early age, was interested in movies. John is 73 years old.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is John Carpenter in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, John Carpenter’s age is 76 years old as of today’s date 16th July 2024 having been born on 16 January 1948. Though, he is 6′ 00″ in feet and inches and 183 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 176.3 lbs in Pound and 80 kg in Kilograms.


After John graduated from High School, he enrolled at Western Kentucky University though no information on what he studied in that university. He later transferred to the University of Southern California and studied Cinematic Arts. It is in that school while in his second year where he co-wrote, composed, and edited the score for the short film school “The Resurrection of Broncho Billy”.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

John began a relationship with his long-time girlfriend Adrienne Barbeau who is an actress. The two met on the set of, “Someone’s Watching Me!”. They wedded on 1st January 1979. During that period of marriage, the couple was blessed with a son John [known as Cody] born on 1984, May 7th. Even before the boy was of tender age, the couple divorced.

Later in 1990, John got married to Sandy King, who worked on his films as a supervisor first, then as a producer. The two didn’t get a child for John is said to have only one son, Cody.

Is John Carpenter Gay?

Being a married man, John can’t be described as gay. He has a straight sexual orientation and though he divorced his first wife, he married a second wife and they have a very happy life together.

Professional Career

John Carpenter discovered his interest in movies while at the school of Cinematic Arts. It’s when he composed his first short film “The Resurrection of Broncho Billy.” At that same moment, he did a movie as a director “Dark star”. John later served as a writer and director of the television movie “Someone’s Watching Me!” and made a successful film “Halloween’”

In 1980, he came up with the thriller ‘The Fog’ where later he released ‘Escape from New York’. Also made a horror film ‘The Thing’ then followed by the films ‘Christine,’ ‘Starman’ and ‘Bid Trouble in Little China.’ In 1987, he released another film ‘Prince of Darkness’ followed by ‘They Live.’ In the 90’s, John made films like; ‘Memoirs of an Invisible Man’, ‘Body Bags,’ In the Mouth of Madness,’ Village of the Damned,’ Vampires’ and ‘Escape from L.A.’

Carpenter also released another film ‘The Ward’ in 2010. He later did studio albums, ‘Lost Themes I and II’ and ‘Anthology.’ Throughout his life his mostly did films which were his main career.


John’s career has won him many awards. He has won the cableACE Award in 1991, Fantasporto Award for “In the Mouth of Madness,” Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bam Stroker Awards, honorary Awards at the CinEuphoria Award, the Saturn Award, George Pal Memorial Award, and Golden Scroll  Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror films.  John also won the Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festivals Critics Awards for “Halloween, “The Fog” and “Prince of Darkness. He has won awards from the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival among others.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of John Carpenter in 2024

John Carpenter Net Worth
John Carpenter Net Worth

As of 2024, The estimated net worth of John Howard is more than $45 million. He has earned a lot from different talents. Nevertheless, the major and primary source of his income is through filmmaking.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Carpenter has ventured into music and has released three albums.
  • John is the most successful movie director in the whole world and has written and produced movies as well.
  • He quitted his studies to enhance his career in filmmaking

John Carpenter is a successful man. His success is a result of his loving career “Film making.” Apart from filmmaking, he has been into other different industries which has also enhanced his success. John can be described as one who loves his career with passion and has given himself fully to it.


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