Stephen Herek

Director, Screenwriter, Assistant editor
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 ... Read more »
Born: 11/09/1958 in San Antonio, Texas, USA

Filmography

Director (21)

Betrayal 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Into the Blue 2: The Reef 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

The Great Gilly Hopkins 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Dallas 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

The Chaperone 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Dead Like Me: Life After Death 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Man of the House 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

The Mind of the Married Man 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

Life or Something Like It 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Rock Star 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Holy Man 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

101 Dalmatians 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Mr. Holland's Opus 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

The Three Musketeers 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

The Mighty Ducks 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Critters 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

Picture This (TV Show)

Director

The Cutting Edge: Fire and Ice (TV Show)

Director

The Gifted One (TV Show)

Director
Editor (1)

Android 1982 (Movie)

(Assistant Editor)
Producer (1)

Holy Man 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (1)

Critters 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

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.

Relationships

Carrie Stevens

Companion
appeared in Playboy had supporting role in "Rock Star" Herek reportedly distanced himself from her after learning she had become pregnant

EDUCATION

University of Texas at Austin

Austin , Texas

Milestones

2005

Directed Tommy Lee Jones in "Man of the House"

2002

Directed Angelina Jolie and Edward Burns in the romantic comedy "Life or Something Like It"

2001

Directed the film "Rock Star" starring Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Aniston

1992

First film for Walt Disney Productions, "The Mighty Ducks"

1989

TV-movie directorial debut, "The Gifted One"

1986

Feature screenwriting and directing debut, "Critters"

1982

Film credit as an assistant editor, "Android"

1981

First film as a production assistant, "Saturday the 14th"

Worked in the editing department of Roger Corman's New World Pictures

Moved to Los Angeles upon graduation in the early 1980s

Bonus Trivia

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Page Six is saying that Herek knocked up (an appropriate term, in this case) Carrie Stevens while filming "Rock Star" and will now have nothing to do with her. (8/20/01)

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