Gemini Jun 18, 1951 Westport Director and Producer
Stephen C. "Steve" Miner is an American film and television director who is also a film producer and a member of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Miner was born in either Chicago, Illinois or Westport, Connecticut. Television programs Miner has directed include The Wonder Years, Jake 2.0, Felicity, Dawson's Creek, and Diagnosis: Murder. However, Miner first made his big splash as an associate-producer on the 1980 hit, Friday the 13th. He would go on to successfully direct the following sequels, Friday the 13th Part 2 and its 3D sequel Friday the 13th Part III. To this day, Steve Miner is the only director to direct more than one film in the Friday the 13th series. In 1986, he directed the horror comedy House which featured his real life son playing a kid who the main character must protect from monsters. In later years, Miner would direct Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, and Lake Placid.
Miner directed the 2008 film Day of the Dead, a remake of the George A. Romero film of the same name. The remake stars Ving Rhames, Mena Suvari, Nick Cannon and 2001 Maniacs' Christa Campbell, and was penned by Jeffrey Reddick. In 1983, he also tried to make an American 3D Godzilla remake, but it did not work out and the project was scrapped.