Biography

A successful low-budget director, James R. Orr first made a splash in 1985 with Breaking All the Rules, a clone of Porky's (oddly enough, an exploitation film also made in Canada) for New Worl Pictures, sparked by a good performance by Carolyn Dunn as part of a group of teenagers romping around an amusement park. Since then, he has moved on to bigger budgets and better casts, and become part of the Disney stable, having made Young Harry Houdini (1987) for the company's television division, starring Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation), and the moderately successful fantasy Mr. Destiny (1990), a theatrical film starring Jim Belushi and Linda Hamilton. ~ Bruce Eder, Rovi