Stephen Kay

Stephen Kay

Highest Rated: 40% Lizzie Borden Took an Ax (2014)

Lowest Rated: 3% The Mod Squad (1999)

Birthday: Jul 2, 1963

Birthplace: New Zealand

While he started out as an actor and continues to make the occasional big-screen cameo or small-screen appearance, Stephen T. Kay has also established himself as a credible director of films and television series. His first full-length feature, the 1997 Neal Cassady biopic "The Last Time I Committed Suicide" (which he also wrote), was a stylish drama that garnered him critical attention, but his next two theatrical efforts were in entirely different genres. They also received mixed receptions: 2000's "Get Carter," a remake of a cult British crime movie starring Sylvester Stallone, underperformed at the box office, while the '05 horror film "Boogeyman," about a young man who returns home to battle his childhood monster, was a moderate success. In between and around these projects, Kay helmed a number of television features, and during the mid-to-late 2000s he directed episodes of critically acclaimed series, some of them gritty (the crime shows "The Shield" and "Sons of Anarchy"), others warm and inspirational (the drama "Friday Night Lights"). As an actor, he played bit roles and guest-starred in series from the mid-'80s to the mid-'90s. In '95, he landed the role of Peter Rucker, an ordinary guy who has to stop video game villains who have escaped into the human world, in the sci-fi show "Deadly Games." Toward the end of the decade, he appeared on the soap "General Hospital" as the villainous Reginald Jennings.

Highest rated movies

The Mod Squad




No Score Yet No Score Yet Faith Under Fire: The Antoinette Tuff Story Screenwriter - 2018
40% 35% Lizzie Borden Took an Ax Screenwriter - 2014
No Score Yet 53% Blue-Eyed Butcher Director - 2012
No Score Yet 23% Justice for Natalee Holloway Director - 2011
No Score Yet 35% The Craigslist Killer Director - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Isolation Director - 2011
17% 19% Cell 213 Director - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Six Bullets from Now Director - 2008
No Score Yet 23% The Hunt for the BTK Killer Director - 2005
14% 21% Boogeyman Director $46.4M 2005
No Score Yet 25% The Dead Will Tell Director - 2004
No Score Yet 42% Wasted Director - 2002
11% 28% Get Carter Director $15.0M 2000
3% 17% The Mod Squad Bald Dude (Gilbert's Pal) (Character),
$13.3M 1999
No Score Yet 43% The Last Time I Committed Suicide Director,
$12.8K 1997


No Score Yet 55% New Amsterdam Director 2019 2022
61% 36% Big Sky Director 2021
58% 82% Coyote Director 2021
24% 82% Wisdom of the Crowd Director 2017
70% 46% Quantico Director 2015
50% 66% The Lizzie Borden Chronicles Director 2015
87% 91% Sons of Anarchy Director 2008-2009
No Score Yet 50% Life on Mars Director 2009
90% 95% The Shield Director 2008
37% 66% Dirt Director 2008
47% No Score Yet Saved Director 2006
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1993 1996
50% No Score Yet Deadly Games Unknown (Character) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unhappily Ever After Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 84% Quantum Leap Ralph (Guest Star) 1991