Stephen Herek

Stephen Herek

Highest Rated: 81% Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

Lowest Rated: 9% Man of the House (2005)

Birthday: Nov 10, 1958

Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, USA

A proficient director of light Hollywood entertainments aimed primarily at young male audiences, Herek began as a production assistant for Roger Corman's New World Pictures soon after graduating college. He worked for a time in the editing department and earned screen credit as assistant editor of "Androids" (1982). Herek made his feature directorial and screenwriting debut with an amusing and smartly crafted, if rather modest, low-budget "Gremlins" knockoff, "Critters" (1986). Herek fared better directing "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" (1989), a riotous sleeper that showcased Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter as two lovably brain-dead teens who travel through time to pass a major history test.

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Movies

Credit
56% 76% Afterlife of the Party Director - 2021
No Score Yet 33% Same Time, Next Christmas Director - 2019
57% 70% Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love Director - 2016
65% 74% The Great Gilly Hopkins Director - 2016
78% 68% Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors Director - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jinxed Director - 2013
29% 43% The Chaperone Director - 2011
No Score Yet 61% The Cutting Edge: Fire & Ice Director - 2010
No Score Yet 38% Dead Like Me: Life After Death Director - 2009
17% 18% Into the Blue 2: The Reef Director - 2009
No Score Yet 68% Picture This Director - 2008
9% 46% Man of the House Director $19.1M 2005
28% 44% Life or Something Like It Director $14.4M 2002
53% 59% Rock Star Director $17.0M 2001
12% 24% Holy Man Director,
Producer
$12.1M 1998
41% 40% 101 Dalmatians Director $136.2M 1996
75% 84% Mr. Holland's Opus Director $82.6M 1995
28% 62% The Three Musketeers Director $53.7M 1993
21% 65% The Mighty Ducks Director $50.7M 1992
36% 57% Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead Director $23.0M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gifted One Director - 1989
81% 75% Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Director $39.1M 1989
50% 45% Critters Director,
Screenwriter
$11.3M 1986

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 74% MacGyver Director 2016-2019
27% 63% Rush Hour Director 2016
No Score Yet 74% Hawaii Five-0 Director 2015-2016
8% 71% Betrayal Director 2014