|Full Name Alan F. Horn|
Name Alan Horn
Awards PGA Milestone Award
|Years active 1977–present|
Children Cody Horn
Spouse Cindy Horn
|Born February 28, 1943 (age 80) (1943-02-28) New York City, New York|
Residence Los Angeles, California
Alma mater Union College Harvard Business School
Employer The Walt Disney Studios
Education Union College, Harvard Business School
Similar People Cody Horn, Bob Iger, Cindy Horn, Rob Reiner, Joe Roth
Organizations founded Castle Rock Entertainment
Alan Frederick Horn (born on February 28, 1943) is an American entertainment industry executive. Horn has served as the chairman of the Walt Disney Studios since 2012.
Horn was raised in a Jewish family on Long Island, New York in Riverhead. He graduated from Union College in Schenectady, New York in 1964. In 1971 he received a MBA from Harvard Business School.
Horn served in various positions at 20th Century Fox and at Norman Lear's television production company, Tandem Productions. He was also one of the founders of Castle Rock Entertainment, a company he oversaw at Warner.
Horn became President and COO of Warner Bros. in 1999, where he ran the studio in partnership with Chairman and CEO Barry Meyer for 12 years. Under Horn's leadership, Warner Bros. had many hits, including the Harry Potter series and Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy.
At age 68, Horn was forced to retire as President and COO of Warner Bros., at the behest of Time Warner Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Bewkes who wanted to groom younger talent to take over at the studio, with Meyer relinquishing his role as studio CEO in March 2013 to be succeeded by Kevin Tsujihara.
In 2012, at the urging of The Walt Disney Company chairman and CEO Bob Iger, Horn was lured out of retirement to become Chairman of Walt Disney Studios, replacing Rich Ross who was dismissed after conflicts with Pixar executives. Horn's contract will run until he is 75 years old. Horn established a successful working relationship with Pixar, Lucasfilm, and Marvel Studios, studios which operated with great autonomy under Disney's overall ownership, while also overseeing strong box office releases from Walt Disney Pictures and Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Horn also sits on the board of directors of Univision.
Horn currently lives in the East Gate Bel Air section of Los Angeles, California with his wife, Cindy Horn (née Harrell), a former model. They have two daughters, actress Cody Horn (Magic Mike) and Cassidy Horn.