Rod Daniel, director of Teen Wolf and TV comedies, dies aged 73


Movie director Rod Daniel, best known as the man who helmed Michael J. Fox's Teen Wolf, has died at his home in Chicago aged 73.

The Hollywood film-maker's family announced that he died on Saturday, but a cause of death was not given.

Rod began his Hollywood career in television, where he produced and directed several episodes of US sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati. He went on to direct episodes of several television series, including Newhart, Caroline In The City, Everybody Loves Raymond and Magnum, P.I.

In addition to Teen Wolf, Rod directed The Super starring Joe Pesci, the Kirk Cameron-Dudley Moore body-swap comedy Like Father Like Son, Beethoven's 2nd and the made-for-TV Home Alone 4.

The director, who retired from film-making in 2003, leaves a wife and two sons.