Steve Miner

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Steve Miner
Born (1951-06-18) June 18, 1951 (age 65)
Westport, Connecticut
Occupation Film director
Television director

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 perhaps best known for his work in the horror genre, including the second and third installments in the long-running Friday the 13th series, 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[edit]

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 The Wonder Years, Smallville, Psych, Felicity, Dawson's Creek (including the pilot and four of the other episodes of the first season), and Diagnosis: Murder.







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