This article is about the film director. For the social activist, see Steven E. Carr
Steve Carr is an American film director and producer of several movies, mostly of the comedy and family genre.
Carr grew up in Brooklyn and graduated from High School of Art and Design. After high school, Carr attended Manhattan's School of Visual Arts on a full scholarship. Shortly after graduating from SVA, Carr convinced Russell Simmons to let him design all the album covers at Def Jam Records. Carr began making a name for himself in the music industry and it wasn't long before he began directing music videos for artists such as Ice Cube and Jay-Z.
After years of a successful career directing music videos, Ice Cube was looking for a director for the sequel to his hit film Friday. He called Steve and hired him to direct his first film, the R-rated comedy Next Friday. The film was a surprise hit, raking in almost five times its budget. Carr then became a sought-after film director and subsequently directed the films Dr. Dolittle 2, Daddy Day Care, Are We Done Yet?, Rebound, and the highly successful Paul Blart: Mall Cop. He also directed a segment in Movie 43 and executive produced the 2006 TV Movie Santa Baby starring Jenny McCarthy, its sequel Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe, and was at one time attached to direct National Security starring Martin Lawrence and Steve Zahn. He currently resides in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California and is actively developing films to produce and direct including the remake of Jerry Lewis' Cinderfella.