Steve Miner

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Steve Miner
Born (1951-06-18) June 18, 1951 (age 66)
Chicago, Illinois
Occupation Film director
Television director
Producer

Stephen C. "Steve" Miner (born June 18, 1951) is an American director of film and television, film producer,[1] and a member of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is known for his work in the horror genre, including the Friday the 13th Part 2 and Friday the 13th Part III, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, Warlock, and Lake Placid. He has also directed numerous comedy and drama films, as well as episodes of notable television series including The Wonder Years, Dawson's Creek, and Smallville.

Life and career

Miner was born in Chicago, Illinois.[2]

He began work in the film industry as a recurring collaborator of producer-director Sean S. Cunningham, filling in for various behind the scenes roles on films such as The Last House on the Left and Friday the 13th. His directorial debut was the latter film's first sequel, and he directed the third entry less than a year later.[1] To this day, Miner is the only director to have helmed more than one entry in the long-running series. Miner went on to direct other horror films such as Warlock, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, and Lake Placid. Miner first crossed over into the comedy genre with his 1986 cult horror-comedy House, and has since gone on to direct other films in the genre including Soul Man and Big Bully.

Miner has since become a notable television director on shows like Smallville, Psych, Felicity, Dawson's Creek (including the pilot and four of the other episodes of the first season), and Diagnosis: Murder. His work on The Wonder Years earned him a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series and a DGA Award for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series.

Filmography

Films

Director

Other

Television

References

  1. ^ a b "Steve Miner". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ Steve Miner Biography (1951-)

External links

  • Steve Miner on IMDb
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