Born: June 18, 1951
Date of Birth: June 18, 1951
Born in Westport, Connecticut, Miner's interest in film started with the films his mother, a film librarian, brought home for the family to watch. He began his career as a production assistant on an industrial film.
The experience gave him an understanding over all aspects of post-production and production, which in turn, led him to make films on his own.
Following the three horrors, Miner turned to a new genre, taking on the comedy Soul Man. The work inspired him to try out the small screen, and the series The Wonder Years was created.
Directing every episode of the first season, the work garnered him three Emmy nominations and a DGA Award for Best Comedy Direction.
For the next few years Miner would jump back and forth between television and film, with hit-and-miss shows.
His more successful shows include Chicago Hope, The Practice, Dawson's Creek and Felicity.
His feature work was not as successful, with flops like Sherwood's Travels and Big Bully. But his next two films, Halloween H20 and Lake Placid, broke the lousy trend, both excelling at the box office.
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
Big Bully (1996)
My Father the Hero (1994)
Sherwood's Travels (1994)
Forever Young (1992)
Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)
Soul Man (1986)
Friday the 13th Part 3: 3D (1982)
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)