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Encyclopedia > Steve Oedekerk
Steve Oedekerk
Born Steve Oedekerk
November 27, 1961 (1961-11-27) (age 46)
Flag of the United States Los Angeles, CA, U.S.
Years active 1984 - present
Official website

Steve Oedekerk (born November 27, 1961) is an American TV and film director, editor, producer, screen writer, actor, and stand-up comedian. Oedekerk is best known for his collaborations with actor Jim Carrey (particularly the Ace Ventura franchise), his series of "Thumbmation" shorts and his film Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002). Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... If you hold the copyright to an image (e. ... is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... This article is about the year. ... is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Director Herbert Brenon with actress Alla Nazimova on the set of War Brides, 1916 A director is a person who directs the making of a film. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Film editing. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... Screenwriters, or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies are made. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... B. J. Novak in a stand-up comedy routine at Olde English sketch comedy in June 2007. ... James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a two-time Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian-American A-list film actor and comedian. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Thumbs! is a collective term for the O Entertainment short films created with Thumbation technology, a process which combines live-action thumbs and CGI faces. ... Kung Pow: Enter the Fist is a 2002 comedy film. ...

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Biography

Oedekerk was born in Los Angeles, California, and currently lives there with his wife and two children. Throughout his career, Oedekerk has appeared in and created several television specials for NBC, ABC, and UPN. He also contributed his writing talents to FOX during the late 1980s and through the early 1990s. It was during this time that Oedekerk befriended fellow comic/actor Jim Carrey while working on the television series In Living Color during its 1990-1994 run; this was the first of numerous collaborations between the two. Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... This article is about the television network. ... This article is about the American broadcast network. ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) was a television network in over 200 markets in the United States. ... FOX redirects here. ... For the documentary about Jerry Seinfeld, see Comedian (film). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a two-time Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian-American A-list film actor and comedian. ... In Living Color is a sketch comedy television series which ran on the FOX Network from April 15, 1990 to May 19, 1994. ...


Prior to his successful contributions to several unknown episodes in the Color TV series, he wrote and starred in his first independent/directorial film, Smart Alex (1987). It wasn't until 1991 that Oedekerk was attached not only as a writer, but also as the main protagonist, as Thane Furrows in the film High Strung. Jim Carrey also starred opposite him in the role of Death, although he went uncredited. Shortly afterward, Oedekerk again worked alongside Carrey as the project consultant for Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994). The film began a break-out success and he was given the opporunity to both direct and write its sequel, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995). The sequel proved to be more successful, surpassing the box office gross of the original. High Strung is a comedy film first released in 1991 in the USA, starring Steve Oedekerk as the protagonist Thane Furrows. ... Grim Reaper redirects here. ... Ace Ventura, Pet Detective is a 1994 wacky comedy movie, directed by Tom Shadyac. ... Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) is a movie made as a sequel to Ace Ventura, Pet Detective (1994). ...


Following the Ace Ventura franchise, Oedekerk wrote The Nutty Professor (1996) for Universal Pictures and it became one of the highest-grossing films of that year. He soon wrote, directed and also had a cameo appearance in Nothing to Lose (1997), starring Tim Robbins and Martin Lawrence. Unfortunately, Oedekerk would take a hiatus from directing major films productions for the rest of the 1990s, but this had no effect on his screenplay talents. He continued with Patch Adams (1998), Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000), Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001), Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002), which he directed, wrote and starred as the title role, Bruce Almighty (2003) and Barnyard (2006). The Nutty Professor is a 1996 film starring Eddie Murphy. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... Nothing to Lose was a higly-acclaimed film starring Martin Lawrence, Tim Robbins, John C. McGinley, Giancarlo Esposito, Kelley Preston, Michael McKean, Rebecca Gayheart, Susan Barnes, Irma P. Hall, Samaria Graham, Marcus T. Paulk, Penny Bae Bridges, and other actors and actresses. ... Tim Robbins at Cannes, 2001 Height: 6 ft 4 in / 1. ... Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence (born April 16, 1965, in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany) is an American actor, comedian, director and producer. ... Patch Adams is a 1998 film directed by Tom Shadyac and based on the life of Hunter Patch Adams and the book Gesundheit: Good Health is a Laughing Matter by Adams and Maureen Mylander. ... Categories: Stub | 2001 films | Computer-animated films ... Kung Pow: Enter the Fist is a 2002 comedy film. ... Bruce Almighty is a 2003 comedy movie directed by Tom Shadyac and written by Steve Koren, Mark OKeefe, and Steve Oedekerk. ... For the 1923 film, see The Barnyard (1923 film). ...


In 2007, Oedekerk produced the screenplay and story for the Bruce Almighty sequel, Evan Almighty. He has also been commissioned to write the screenplay for the Ripley's Believe It or Not! film adaptation due for release in 2009; Jim Carrey is in negotiations to be cast in the title role.[citation needed] Oedekerk's biggest focus is finishing production for his sequel Kung Pow 2: Tongue of Fury (2008).[citation needed] Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Evan Almighty is a 2007 comedy film, and sequel to the 2003 film Bruce Almighty. ... Believe It or Not redirects here. ...


Animation

In 1990, he founded the entertainment company O Entertainment. He is also executive producer of the computer animated cartoon series The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron on Nickelodeon. He wrote, produced, and directed the animated feature film Barnyard. Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... O Entertainment is an American animated cartoon studio, founded in 1996 by Steve Oedekerk, and was best-known for creating Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and other films and television series, using computer-animated techniques. ... Computer animation is the art of creating moving images via the use of computers. ... For other uses, see Cartoon (disambiguation). ... The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius is a spin-off of the Oscar-nominated computer-animated movie; Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, first officially aired in September 2002. ... This article is about the TV channel. ...


Oedekerk also gained popularity with his series of "Thumbmation" shorts: Thumb Wars, Bat Thumb, The Godthumb, Frankenthumb, The Blair Thumb and Thumbtanic. Oedekerk also beat Joey (Dave Coulier) in the "Star Search" episode of Full House. Thumbs! is a collective term for the O Entertainment short films created with Thumbation technology, a process which combines live-action thumbs and CGI faces. ... Thumb Wars DVD Box Thumb Wars is a short film directed by Steve Oedekerk. ... Bathumb is Steve Oedekirks adaptation of the Batman movie series using Thumbation. ... The Godthumb was a movie produced using thumbmation (a part of the Thumbs! series) and directed by Steve Oedekerk. ... Frankenthumb is a 32 minute animated film written by Steve Oedekerk. ... The Blair Thumb, directed by Steve Oedekerk, is a parody of the movie The Blair Witch Project, with which he used thumbs to act the parts of the characters. ... Thumbtanic is one of six half hour movies created by Steve Oedekerk in the Thumbs! series. ... David The Dave Lee Coulier (born September 21, 1959) is an American comedian, actor, and voice-over artist, best known for his portrayal of Joey Gladstone on Full House. ... Full House was a popular American television family sitcom that originally ran from September 22, 1987 to May 23, 1995 on ABC. // Full House is set in San Francisco, California, where Danny Tanner is left to raise his three young daughters D.J., Stephanie and Michelle following the death of...


Filmography

Believe It or Not redirects here. ... Back at the Barnyard is a new Nickelodeon show that is a spin-off of the 2006 film Barnyard. ... For the 1923 film, see The Barnyard (1923 film). ... Santa vs. ... Thumbtanic is one of six half hour movies created by Steve Oedekerk in the Thumbs! series. ... Kung Pow: Enter the Fist is a 2002 comedy film. ... The Blair Thumb, directed by Steve Oedekerk, is a parody of the movie The Blair Witch Project, with which he used thumbs to act the parts of the characters. ... Frankenthumb is a 32 minute animated film written by Steve Oedekerk. ... Bathumb is Steve Oedekirks adaptation of the Batman movie series using Thumbation. ... The Godthumb was a movie produced using thumbmation (a part of the Thumbs! series) and directed by Steve Oedekerk. ... Thumb Wars DVD Box Thumb Wars is a short film directed by Steve Oedekerk. ... Nothing to Lose was a higly-acclaimed film starring Martin Lawrence, Tim Robbins, John C. McGinley, Giancarlo Esposito, Kelley Preston, Michael McKean, Rebecca Gayheart, Susan Barnes, Irma P. Hall, Samaria Graham, Marcus T. Paulk, Penny Bae Bridges, and other actors and actresses. ... High Strung is a comedy film first released in 1991 in the USA, starring Steve Oedekerk as the protagonist Thane Furrows. ... Full House was a popular American television family sitcom that originally ran from September 22, 1987 to May 23, 1995 on ABC. // Full House is set in San Francisco, California, where Danny Tanner is left to raise his three young daughters D.J., Stephanie and Michelle following the death of... Casual Sex? is a 1988 comedy film about two female friends who go to a holiday resort in search of the perfect man. ... A smart aleck or smart alec is a person regarded as obnoxiously self-assertive and an impudent person. ...

External links

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Steve Oedekerk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (248 words)
Steve Oedekerk in Kung Pow: Enter the Fist.
Oedekerk created the thumbmation technology of animation where thumbs are used to make the heads of the characters.
Oedekerk films that use this technique include Thumb Wars, Bat Thumb, The GodThumb, Frankenthumb, The Blair Thumb and Thumbtanic.
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