|Date of birth|
15 June 1949
|Place of birth|
New York City, New York
Rosenthal started his career by directing Halloween II (1981), and returned to the genre 20 years later helming Halloween: Resurrection (2002). In between he has directed films such as American Dreamer (1984), Russkies (1987), Distant Thunder (1988), Just A Little Harmless Sex (1999), and Nearing Grace (2005).
Rosenthal also directed several episodes from other television series, including The Practice, Providence, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Tru Calling, Flash Gordon, and Smallville.