Steve Oedekerk

Steve Oedekerk

Highest Rated: 81% Santa vs. the Snowman (2002)

Lowest Rated: 10% Juwanna Mann (2002)

Birthday: Nov 27, 1961

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Funnyman Steve Oedekerk never quite broke through as a standup comic, but his years on the standup circuit did lead to a thriving career as a writer and director for some of Hollywood's biggest comedy stars, as well as periodic acting jobs. Steve Oedekerk was born in Los Angeles, CA, in 1961; while still a teenager, he began producing humorous radio commercials, and began making the rounds of California's comedy clubs. Despite occasional headlining gigs and a handful of television appearances, Oedekerk's career as a standup brought him only limited success, but his frequent appearances at L.A.'s Comedy Store did lead to a friendship with another struggling comic, Jim Carrey. Oedekerk also made enough of a name for himself to land occasional acting jobs, playing a supporting role in Casual Sex? and a handful of guest shots on episodic television. Eventually, Oedekerk branched out into writing, and after a spell with the influential Second City troupe, he began writing for the television sketch comedy series In Living Color in 1990, which included his old friend, Carey, in the cast. In 1991, Oedekerk also wrote a script for a motion picture, High Strung, in which he played the lead; the film didn't do well at the box office, but it later gained a cult following, and was reissued after bit player Jim Carey rose to fame. While working on In Living Color, Carey and Oedekerk began knocking together ideas for a character named Ace Ventura, and Oedekerk was credited as a "project consultant" on Ace Ventura, Pet Detective, a low-budget comedy that became a surprise hit and Carey's ticket to the big leagues. Oedekerk was tapped to write and direct the film's sequel, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, and another writing and directing assignment followed in 1997, Nothing to Lose. Oedekerk began working steadily as a screenwriter, contributing to such box-office hits as Patch Adams, The Nutty Professor, and The Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps. In addition, Oedekerk developed an interest in computer animation, producing the short subject Santa vs. the Snowman and writing the Oscar-nominated feature Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius. As a sideline, Oedekerk also began creating a series of comic short subjects in which he parodied popular movies using dressed-up thumbs as his actors, including Thumb Wars: The Phantom Cuticle and Thumbtanic. In 2002, Oedekerk found himself in the leading role of a feature film again when he cast himself in a pet project, a parody of low-budget martial arts films entitled Kung Pow!: Enter the Fist.Though he would step back behind the scenes in the following few years to focus on producing and directing rather than cracking audiences up on camera, Oedekerk still managed to keep audiences both young and old in stitches by creating the hit Nickelodeon series Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, the animated 3D IMAX short Santa Vs. the Snowman, and serving as both screenwriter and executive producer for the 2003 Carrey comedy Bruce Almighty. By the time Bruce Almighty hit screens, audiences could tell that Oedekerk's manic sense of silly was still as strong as ever, and just three short years later that point was driven home when the increasingly prolific writer/director returned to the screens with the kid-friendly, computer animated comedy Barnyard. The tale of a laid-back heifer who finds himself placed in charge of the animals while the famer is away, Barnyard would hit theaters just about the time Oedekerk assumed the role of executive producer for the Steve Carell sequel Evan Almighty.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Ricky Stanicky Screenwriter Director 2015
No Score Yet Back at the Barnyard When No One's Looking Actor 2008
No Score Yet Kung Pow 2: Tongue of Fury Actor Director 2008
23% Evan Almighty Screenwriter Actor $100.3M 2007
22% Barnyard Snotty Boy/Mr. Beady/Snotty Boy's Father Screenwriter Producer Director $72.7M 2006
48% Bruce Almighty Screenwriter Executive Producer $242.6M 2003
81% Santa vs. the Snowman Executive Producer $10.2M 2002
10% Juwanna Mann Producer $13.5M 2002
No Score Yet Stevio Oedekerk's The Godthumb Director 2002
13% Kung Pow! Enter the Fist Chosen One Producer Director Screenwriter $16M 2002
No Score Yet Frankenthumb Screenwriter Director 2002
No Score Yet All Thumbs Actor 2002
74% Jimmy Neutron - Boy Genius Screenwriter Producer $80.9M 2001
No Score Yet Bat Thumb Producer Director 2001
No Score Yet Blair Thumb Director Screenwriter 2001
No Score Yet Thumb Wars: The Phantom Cuticle Screenwriter Producer 1999
No Score Yet Thumbtanic Director Producer Actor Screenwriter 1999
22% Patch Adams Screenwriter Producer 1998
28% Nothing to Lose Director Screenwriter Baxter (security guard) 1997
64% The Nutty Professor Screenwriter 1996
31% Ace Ventura - When Nature Calls Screenwriter Director 1995
No Score Yet High Strung Screenwriter Thane Furrows 1991
33% Casual Sex? Joey 1988


No Score Yet The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Executive Producer 2020
No Score Yet Back at the Barnyard
Creator Voice Executive Producer 2011
No Score Yet Full House
Steve Butler 1989


Mr. Beady says: Cows don't like houses much.

Snotty Boy says: [Upon seeing the cows on two legs and talking to him] AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!

Snotty Boy says: You've come to the wrong place.

Snotty Boy says: I do what I want when I want 'cause I wanna do it!

Snotty Boy's Father says: Okay, no more Red Bull.

Snotty Boy says: That's called cow tipping. [Showing the cow his buttcrack] Ha ha ha!

Mrs. Beady says: Randall! There is a cow outside!

Mr. Beady says: This is a cow farm. You're gonna find cows outside!

The Chosen One says: Isn't Betty a woman's name?

The Chosen One says: But, isn't Betty a woman's name?

The Chosen One says: You killed my family and I don't like that kind of thing.

The Chosen One says: You killed my family, and I don't like that kind of thing.

The Chosen One says: I employ you to reconsider.

The Chosen One says: Betty has gone too far. Killing is wrong, and bad. There should be a new, stronger word for killing like badwrong or badong. Yes, killing is badong. From this moment, I will stand for the opposite of killing, gnodab.