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Garth Stein

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6, 1964
Los Angeles, CA
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6, 1964 (age 57)
Los Angeles, CA


A filmmaker and New York Times bestselling author, he is best known for The Art of Racing in the Rain, a novel about a dog that dreams of being reincarnated as a human. His other works include Raven Stole The Moon (2010) and a 2005 play entitled Brother Jones.

Before Fame

He studied at Columbia University, graduating with an M.F.A. in Film in 1990. The following year, he co-produced The Lunch Date, a short film that won an Academy Award.


He produced a 1993 documentary film (Your Head's Not A Head, It's A Nut) that focused on his sister's treatment for epilepsy.

Family Life

He was born in Los Angeles and raised primarily in Seattle. He came from a family of Alaskan and Austrian-Jewish descent.

Associated With

His documentary feature, The Last Party, about the 1992 presidential campaign, was co-written by Robert Downey, Jr.