Danny Leiner, The Two Stoner Classic in "Dude, Where's My Car?" And staged "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle", died at 57 years after "long illness". Ross Putnam, who produced several films with Leiner, announced the news on Facebook. "If there's one thing I can say about Danny, the pro, is that he did not want to settle for less," Putman wrote in his post.
"He has urged us to do what he knew we are capable of. Danny the person was sardonic, shrewd and clever, with a love for culture and comedy of all kinds not really dropped yet, but the world has lost a good one. "
Born on May 13, 1961, Leiner graduated from SUNY Purchase and made his feature film debut in 1996 with "Layin & # 39; Low".
Kal Penn and John Cho, who starred in "Harold and Kumar" and his two episodes, responded to Leiner's pass on Twitter: "Very sad to learn that our friend Danny Leiner died" Penn . "We first met when he staged Harold & Kumar's Go To White Castle Send my love to his family and friends He was such a funny, thoughtful, encouraging person."
Added Cho " I'm so sad about the passing away of Danny Leiner, who became my friend when he sent Harold and Kumar to Whitecastle, Danny was so sharp, so funny, and a great dinner companion to his friends and family, my deepest condolences. "
Leiner has also been on television throughout his career, directing episodes from Arrested Development and The Office to Gilmore Girls and The Sopranos. His last credit is an episode of "Selfie" uniting him with Cho
Very sad to learn that our friend Danny Leiner died. We first met when he directed Harold & Kumar's Go To White Castle. Send my love to his family and friends. He was such a funny, thoughtful, encouraging person.
– Kal Penn (@kalpenn) October 20, 2018
I'm so sad about the demise of Danny Leiner, who became my friend when he died Director Harold and Kumar go to Whitecastle. Danny was so sharp, so funny, and a great dinner companion. To his friends and family, my deepest condolences.
– John Cho (@JohnTheCho) October 20, 2018