Son of Saul Turteltaub
Graduated from USC School of Cinema-Television (1988)
Graduated from Wesleyan University in 1985. Is one of at least six recent graduates of this Connecticut college to rise to success as a film director, along with fellow alumni such as Miguel Arteta, Michael Bay, Ruben Fleischer, Joss Whedon, and Benh Zeitlin.
Nephew of Fritzi Burr and Aaron Heyman.
Went to Beverly Hills High School, the same high school as Angelina Jolie, Michael Klesic, Nicolas Cage, Corbin Bernsen, Lenny Kravitz, David Schwimmer, Breckin Meyer, Jonathan Silverman, and Richard Dreyfuss.
Once beat out fellow Beverly Hills High School classmate Nicolas Cage for a role in Thornton Wilder's play Our Town.