Steve Miner - Producer/Director
(June 18, 1951 -      )

Contact Information:
Steve Miner
c/o The Gersh Agency
P.O. Box 5617
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Biography: A production assistant in the early '70s, Miner ran an editing service which led to his directing, producing, and editing numerous educational, industrial, and sports films. He began helming theatrical features in the early '80s with the slasher sequels Friday the 13th Part 2 and Friday the 13th Part 3. His other films include the scare fare House and Warlock (which he also produced) and the comedy Soul Man.

"Returning to comedy with Rick Moranis and Tom Arnold, he made Big Bully and returned back to horror with the very successful Halloween H20: 20 Years Later and the under water/comedy thriller Lake Placid. Recently he has focused on directing television series, such as Dawson's Creek and Felicity. His recent film Texas Rangers with young upcoming Hollywood stars wasn't bad either. Nearly all films have been successful and/or a box office hit." -

Quote: "I thought it made sense that a Part 2 would be about Jason. His mother was dead, and the ending of the first film just left itself open to it. I thought people were anxious to find out what happened. Who was that kid that came out of the lake? Was he a dream? Was he real? The ending of the first one didn't mean that Alice saw the real Jason. I approached it that Jason survived his drowning - we just had to give him a chance to grow a little so he could be meancing. I also thought a Part 2 should follow the same structure of Friday the 13th, namely a bunch of teens in a camp situation who are being killed off, one by one. I really thought the first film was very good, and we should move ahead in the same way." - pg. 50, Crystal Lake Memories

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Producer Filmography
Dawson's Creek (1998) TV Series
Warlock (1989)
The Wonder Years (1988) TV Series
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
Friday the 13th (1980)
Here Come the Tigers (1978)
The Last House on the Left (1972)

Director Filmography
Day of the Dead (2007)
Texas Rangers (2001)
Lake Placid (1999)
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
Big Bully (1996)
Sherwood's Travels (1994)
My Father the Hero (1994)
Forever Young (1992)
Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)
Warlock (1989)
Soul Man (1986)
House (1986)
Friday the 13th Part 3: 3D (1982)
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

Director - Television
Scarlett (2006)
Wildfire (2005)
Summerland (2004)
North Shore (2004)
Karen Sisco (2003)
Miss Match (2003)
Home of the Brave (2002)
The Third Degree (2001)
Smallville (2001)
Kate Brasher (2001)
Wasteland (1999)
Felicity (1998)
Dawson's Creek (1998)
The Practice (1997)
Relativity (1996)
Raising Caines (1995)
Chicago Hope (1994)
Diagnosis Murder (1993)
The Wonder Years (1988)

Where Is He Now?: Steve Miner continues to be active in TV and film directing, most recently directing the movie, Day of the Dead, set for a 2024 release.

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