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Timothy Kevin "Tim" Story (born March 13, 1970) is an American director, producer, and writer.[2][3] He is the founder of The Story Company, an entertainment production company that he started with his wife in 1996.

Tim Story
Born Timothy Kevin Story
(1970-03-13) March 13, 1970 (age 47)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma mater USC School of Cinematic Arts (1991)[1]
Occupation Director, producer
Years active 1997–present
Organization The Story Company


Early lifeEdit

Born in Los Angeles on March 13, 1970, Story attended LA's Westchester High School, with jazz pianist Eric Reed and actresses Regina King and Nia Long. He was senior class president at Westchester High. He graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts in 1991.[1]

While in high school, Story briefly attempted a career in music. He was part of Ice-T's Rhyme Syndicate and even appeared as a member of the group T.D.F. on the song "T.D.F. Connection" from the 1988 compilation album Rhyme Syndicate Comin' Through.[4] A group member was shot and killed prior to them being signed to Warner Bros. Records.[5] Story later turned his attention to directing feature films.[6]


Year Title Director Producer Writer Editor
1997 One of Us Tripped Yes No No Yes
1999 The Firing Squad Yes No Yes Yes
2002 Barbershop Yes No No No
2004 Taxi Yes No No No
2005 Fantastic Four Yes No No No
2007 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Yes No No No
2008 First Sunday No Yes No No
2010 Hurricane Season Yes No No No
2012 Think Like a Man Yes No No No
2014 Ride Along Yes No No No
Think Like a Man Too Yes No No No
2016 Ride Along 2 Yes No No No
2017 White Famous Yes No No No
2018 Ride Along 3 Yes No No No
TBA Corduroy[7] Yes No No No

Music videosEdit


  1. ^ a b "Notable Alumni". USC School of Cinematic Arts. Archived from the original on August 26, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Tim Story". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ "The New York Times". 
  4. ^ Various Artists - Rhyme Syndicate Comin' Through (LP liner notes). Warner Bros. Records. 25774-1
  5. ^ Story, Tim. "Biography". Filmbug. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  6. ^ Shaw, Lucas. "Hollywood, Tim Story Will See You Now: Why the 'Think Like a Man' Director Is More Powerful Than Ever". The Wrap. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Tim Story to Direct Corduroy Movie". CraveOnline. November 14, 2016. Retrieved November 14, 2016. 
  8. ^ ""He Can't Love U" by Jagged Edge | Music Video |". VH1. Viacom International. April 29, 2008. Retrieved January 9, 2016. 

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