Robert H. Lieberman is an American film director, producer, and writer. He is best known for his work in the science fiction genre, with films such as The Quiet Earth (1985), Fire in the Sky (1993), and Species (1995).
Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1952, Lieberman graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1975 with a degree in English. He began his career in the film industry in 1981, when he produced the documentary The Burning Bed.
Lieberman made his feature film directing debut in 1985 with The Quiet Earth. The sci-fi thriller, starring Bruno Lawrence, was a critical and commercial success, and launched Lieberman's career. His next feature was the sci-fi horror film Fire in the Sky (1993), starring D.B. Sweeney and Robert Patrick.
In 1995, Lieberman directed Species, starring Ben Kingsley and Natasha Henstridge. The film was a box office success, grossing more than $113 million worldwide. Lieberman's other directing credits include the television movies The Secret Life of Zoey (2002) and The Poseidon Adventure (2005), as well as the feature film Alien Hunter (2003).
In recent years, Lieberman has returned to producing. He produced the documentary Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011), the horror film Dark Circles (2013), and the drama film The Phenom (2016).
Throughout his career, Lieberman has been nominated for numerous awards, including a Saturn Award for Best Director for Species and a News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Cultural and Artistic Programming for Being Elmo.
Lieberman is currently based in Los Angeles, California. He continues to work in the film industry, producing and directing feature films and television movies.