James Glickenhaus

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24 July 1950 New York City, New York, USA
Writer/director/producer James Glickenhaus was born on July 24, 1950 in New York City. He grew up in affluent New Rochelle. James first fell in love with movies at age eight. Glickenhaus attended Fieldston School in Riverdale, New York, the University of California, Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and Sarah Lawrence College in New York. James began his film career making educational and industrial pictures. He made his theatrical feature debut in the mid 70's with the obscure horror entry "Suicide Cult." Glickenhaus achieved his biggest commercial success with the brutal and controversial urban vigilante opus "The Exterminator." James subsequently directed the violent action item "The Soldier," the fun Jackie Chan vehicle "The Protector," the exciting "Shakedown," the so-so "McBain," the creepy thriller "Slaughter of the Innocents," and the enjoyable sci-fi romp "Timemaster." Glickenhaus served as the chairman for the film company SGE Entertainment from 1987 to 1995; this company specialized in both making and distributing low-budget independent straight-to-video fare. James was the executive producer for the movies "Maniac Cop," "Frankenhooker," both "Basket Case" sequels, "Ring of Steel," and "Tough and Deadly." He quit the film business in the mid 90's and went on to become a Wall Street fund manager as well as a limited partner in the Wall Street firm Glickenhaus and Company. Moreover, James is an avid collector of rare expensive former racing cars. His son Jesse Cameron-Glickenhaus appears in three of his movies: "The Protector," "Slaughter of the Innocents," and "Timemaster." More recently James Glickenhaus popped up in a small role in Frank Henenlotter's typically outrageous "Bad Biology."
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