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Steve Oedekerk

Steve Oedekerk, the Academy Award nominated multi-hyphenate, has built an extraordinary career, experiencing vast success in writing, directing, producing, acting, stand-up comedy and computer generated animation. He has written and directed films that have grossed over $1.9 billion in worldwide box office, including such blockbusters as Bruce ... See full bio »
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  Planet Sheen (TV Series) (4 episodes, 2010) (based on characters created by - 2 episodes, 2011) (created by - 2 episodes, 2011)
- Desperate Houseguests/Nesvidanya (2011) ... (based on characters created by) / (creator)
- To Chill a Mocking Blurg/Now You Sheen It (2011) ... (based on characters created by) / (creator)
 2011 Cowboys & Aliens (screen story)
  Back at the Barnyard (TV Series) (17 episodes, 2007 - 2009) (written by - 1 episode, 2008)
- Little Otis (2009) ... (creator)
- Lord of the Beavers (2009) ... (creator)
- Happy Animal Fun Time (2009) ... (creator)
- Some Like It Snotty (2008) ... (written by)
- Home Sweet Hole/Otis' Mom (2008) ... (creator)
 2007 Evan Almighty (screenplay) / (story)
 2006 Barnyard (written by)
  The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (TV Series) (4 episodes, 2002 - 2005) (written by - 1 episode, 2002)
- Fundemonium (2005) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Jimmy on Ice/Battle of the Band (2002) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Granny Baby/Time Is Money (2002) ... (written by - segment "Time is Money")
- Brobot/The Big Pinch (2002) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Normal Boy/Birth of a Salesman (2002) ... (creator - uncredited)
 2003 Bruce Almighty (screenplay)
 2002 Frankenthumb (Video short)
 2002 The Godthumb (Short)
 2002 Santa vs. the Snowman 3D (Short) (creator)
 2002 Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (written by)
 2002 The Blair Thumb (Video short) (written by)
 2001 Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (screenplay) / (story)
 2001 Bat Thumb (Short) (written by)
 2000 Thumbtanic (Short)
 1999 Thumb Wars: The Phantom Cuticle (TV Short) (written by)
 1998 Patch Adams (screenplay)
 1997 (TV Movie)
 1997 Nothing to Lose (written by)
 1996 The Nutty Professor (screenplay)
 1995 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (written by)
  In Living Color (TV Series) (3 episodes) (writer - 31 episodes, 1992 - 1993)
- Undigable Hosts (1993) ... (writer)
- In Living Color's Feedback Line (1993) ... (writer)
- Stacy Koon's Police Academy (1993) ... (writer)
- Bunny Clive (1993) ... (writer)
- Thelma and Louise Jefferson (1993) ... (writer)
 1991 High Strung
 1987 Smart Alex
 1987 Comedy Club (TV Series) (1987)
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