Steve Barron (born May 4, 1956) is a director and producer, best known for directing the films Coneheads (1993), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) and the innovative music video for a-ha's "Take on Me".
He was born in Dublin, Ireland, the son of filmmaker Zelda Barron. He attended St Marylebone Grammar School, was in forms 1S (they were in room 7, he sat next to Jim McClenning in the front of the class, their form master was Mr U.G.Liebrecht), 2S and 3S, he supported Manchester United, he appeared in the film "if" very briefly. He made his directorial debut in 1979 and directed almost all of his music videos in the 1980's, including Secret Affair's "Time For Action", The Human League's "Don't You Want Me" (1981), "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson (1983), "Burning Up" by Madonna, "Take on Me" by a-ha, and videos for Bryan Adams. Barron made only 8 music videos in early 90's and made his last music video in 1993 for David Bowie's "As the World Falls Down". In 1984, he directed the sci-fi comedy Electric Dreams, and then went on to direct several episodes of the television series The Storyteller before returning to the big screen, directing films such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 1990, The Adventures of Pinocchio in 1996, Rat in 2000 and Mike Bassett: England Manager in 2001. He told Cinefantastique that The Adventures of Pinocchio is his favorite book and that the film version, which he both wrote (with assistance) and directed, was his dream project.