Steve is an actor,
voice over artist, writer
and director. His film, stage, radio, TV and
video performances range from comedies, dramas and musicals to industrials,
commercials, improv and, his first love, sketch comedy.
His film work includes the critically acclaimed drama Manipulating Life (deadCENTER Film Festival) and the title role in Mr. Gloom (Naperville Film Festival). He plays a studio technician in the mockumentary Flüffenhaus: The Comeback of a Pop Culture Icon, and stars in the home-buying parody Foreclosure Soldier. He also appears in the post-apocalyptic short 16th Street (Studio 22 Productions).
Steve also supports the Chicago production community by working as 1st Vice President of the Board with The Chicago Acting In Film Meetup, NFP, and as Board Member of the Chicago SAG-AFTRA local.
Among his theater credits: three roles in the Jeff Recommended world premiere of The Hiding Place (Provision Theater); the Jeff Recommended Angel Street (First Folio Theater); Much Ado About Nothing (Oak Park Festival Theater); the late-night musical BEDLAM (The Playground Theater); a live version of The Tree Is My Hat with Neil Gaiman (World Horror Convention); The Actor in the two-person thriller The Woman In Black (JPAC Theater); and a Businessman in LOW (AstonRep Theatre) which won the "Best of the Fest" award at City Lit's Art of Adaptation Festival. He's also participated in AstonRep's Writers Series for five years, and did a stage reading of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK screenplay first draft as part of their 2011 season fundraiser.
Steve has appeared in TV commercials for the Illinois Lottery, Winn Dixie, Security Health Plan, Candinas Chocolates, the Iowa Lottery and Ford Fusion, plus voice overs for Quotesmith.com, Sparks Systems, Earthlink and Sears, and print ads for the New York Catholic Heath Care Group and the Illinois Lottery.
A University of Iowa graduate, Steve has trained at the Acting Studio Chicago (formerly The Audition Studio). He also studied and performed improv comedy at The Second City Conservatory, Annoyance Theater and iO Chicago (formerly ImprovOlympic), training with Del Close, Charna Halpern, Martin DeMaat, Mick Napier, Susan Messing, Joe Bill and Kevin Dorff among others. While at iO, Del Close directed Steve in seven different long-form improv shows, including Underlying Passages with Spoo (featured at the Big Stinkin' Improv Festival) and The Carousel Players (featured at the Chicago Improv Festival). He performed iO's signature long form The Harold with eight different teams. He later joined the solo improv series Sybilization directed by Andy Eninger. Steve's solo and group improv shows total more than 300 perfomances. He is also thanked in The Art of Chicago Improv by Rob Kozlowski, and Guru: My Days With Del Close by Jeff Griggs