Steve Carr

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This article is about the film director. For the social activist, see Steven E. Carr.
Steve Carr
Born Steve H Carr
Brooklyn, New York
Occupation Film director, producer, music video director

Steve Carr is an American film director and producer of several movies, mostly of the comedy and family genre.

Early career[edit]

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 (SVA) on a full scholarship.[citation needed]


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 having directed a number of music videos, Ice Cube hired Carr to direct the sequel to his hit film Friday. The film, the R-rated comedy Next Friday', was Carr's first feature film. The film made almost five times its budget.[citation needed]

Carr subsequently directed the films Dr. Dolittle 2, Daddy Day Care, Are We Done Yet?, Rebound, and Paul Blart: Mall Cop.[1] 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.



  1. ^ Kit, Borys (28 June 2012). "Mall Cop Director Steve Carr Tackling Wedding Day". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 

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