Steve Carr

Steve Carr

Highest Rated: 67% Freaky Friday (2018)

Lowest Rated: 4% Movie 43 (2013)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Director Steve Carr may be best known for helming madcap comedies like the Kevin James-fronted crime caper "Paul Blart: Mall Cop," but Carr's directing career evolved out of an early ambition to be an artist. After training as a painter and illustrator at Manhattan's prestigious School of Visual Arts, Carr started his own design company, The Drawing Board, and approached Def Jam Records founder Russell Simmons about designing album covers for the label's kinetic stock of hip-hop artists. Before long, hip-hop stars like Jay-Z, Public Enemy and Lauren Hill were calling upon Carr to apply his visionary aesthetic to their music videos as a director. His successes within this medium inspired rapper Ice Cube to hire Carr to direct the sequel to his urban stoner comedy "Friday." Carr made his directorial film debut in 2000 with "Next Friday," which was a hit with audiences. From there, he was hired to helm another sequel, "Dr. Doolittle 2," a talking-animals, family-comedy that starred A-list funnyman Eddie Murphy. He'd go on to reteam with Murphy on the parenthood comedy "Daddy Day Care" and with Ice Cube the suburbs-set sequel to "Are We There Yet?," "Are We Done Yet?." Carr's high-energy approach to comedy has made him a sought-after director in the genre, and so he continues to craft wildly funny features with an ever-expanding cast of willing comedians.

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67% 22% Freaky Friday Director,
Executive Producer
- 2018
63% 58% Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life Director $20M 2016
4% 24% Movie 43 Director $8.8M 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Held Up Director - 2010
34% 43% Paul Blart: Mall Cop Director $146.3M 2009
8% 34% Are We Done Yet? Director,
Executive Producer
$49.6M 2007
No Score Yet 42% Santa Baby Executive Producer - 2006
14% 38% Rebound Director $16.8M 2005
27% 48% Daddy Day Care Director $104.1M 2003
42% 26% Dr. Dolittle 2 Director $113M 2001
21% 76% Next Friday Director $57.2M 2000

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