Son of Hollywood choreographer Nick Castle Sr., this writer-director has crafted a variety of mainstream entertainments for film and TV. Castle's most memorable works include his sly screenplay for John Carpenter's "Escape from New York" (1983), his own "The Boy Who Could Fly" (1986), a slightly flawed, but well-intentioned "small movie," and his old-fashioned homage to black dancers, "Tap" (1989). He has also earned a small footnote to the history of the horror film for playing "The Shape," writer-director John Carpenter's nickname for the masked silent stalker of his "Halloween" (1978).
Credited for providing the original story for Steven Spielberg's "Hook" (1991), Castle was also slated to helm that quirky Peter Pan update until Spielberg came aboard. He did return to the director's chair for John Hughes' production of "Dennis the Menace" (1993), the film version of the venerable children's comic strip.
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With USC classmates (including John Carpenter), worked on the Oscar-winning short, "The Resurrection of Bronco Billy"
Appeared as 'The Shape' in John Carpenter's "Halloween"
Feature film screenwriting debut, "Skatetown, U.S.A"
Feature film directing debut, "Tag: The Assassination Game"
Helmed "The Last Starfighter" an adventure film, using computer graphics for its special effects
Helmed the family film, "The Boy Who Could Fly"
Helmed an episode of Steven Spielberg's anthology series "Amazing Stories" (NBC)
Directed "Tap," co-starring Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr. in his final film appearance
Directed the live-action film, "Dennis the Menace," based on the comic strip
Directed Damon Wayans in the comedy, "Major Payne"
Helmed "Delivering Milo," starring Anton Yelchin and Albert Finney
Wrote the screenplay for "August Rush," a musical-drama starring Freddie Highmore, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers and Keri Russell