Steve talked about the CAFM Holiday Hurrah with Grace McPhillips on WGN Radio's Nick Digilio Show. Their interview starts about halfway through this link.
Steve wrote comedy for THE MOVIE GUYS SHOWCAST, which featured an appearance by Joel Murray reading The Hunger Games characters over NFL Films music.
Steve served on the Planning Committee and worked the VIP Reception for the first-ever Chicago Film + Media Summit.
Steve was a panelist at
SAG-AFTRA Answers One Group Mind's Questions, along with Kathy Byrne,
Sean Hennessy, Kathy Nelsen, and his agent from Grossman & Jack Talent,
Steve released the original song "So Much" on SoundCloud as an anniversary present for two friends.
Steve got elected to the new SAG-AFTRA Chicago Board for a two-year term.
Steve auditioned in the Film Actors Generals run by CAFM.
Steve helped run CAFM's Fillmmakers Speed Networking Night for actors and filmmakers.
Steve volunteered with The Chicago Acting in Film Meetup NFP as their Giving Back Committee helped with Food For Friends at Church of Our Saviour.
Steve's acting in the comedy short Foreclosure Soldier was selected for the CAFM Actors Showcase happening May 20, 2013 in Chicago.
Steve's original monologue Super Power was released as a video short.
Steve wrote for The Movie Guys, contributing a segment called "All The Tyler Perrys," and appearing as the voice of a panicked caller stuck at a movie theater.
Steve also had a callback
for a national commercial for a matress company.
Steve was elected to The Chicago Acting in Film Meetup NFP's Executive Committee.
Steve played Interior Department Spokesperson John Tuttle in The Onion story Department Of Interior Bilked Out Of $18 Million In Funding By Con Gopher.
Steve did publicity for CAFM's 4th Annual Networking Night and Holiday Fundraiser, appearing with CAFM Founder and Co-Director Grace McPhillips on WGN Radio with Nick Digilio and an interview with Pat McDonald for HollywoodChicago.com.
Steve's latest Commercial Voice Over Demo was released. Donovan Weyland of CRC did the sound design and engineering.
Steve was quoted in SCREEN Magazine's article about The Chicago Acting in Film NFP receiving its nonprofit status.
Steve moderated the 4-week workshop Piece of the Pie For Chicago Improv: Weve Got Your Back! sponsored by SAG-AFTRA Chicago.
Steve voiced an industrial narration for a national corporate client.
Steve was quoted in the SCREEN article SAG-AFTRA Chicago Launches Piece of the Pie For Chicago Improv: Weve Got Your Back!"
Steve played Netflix executive Jay Hoag in The Onion's Week in Review.
Steve attended the Michael Kostroff AuditionPsych101 workshop in Chicago, hosted by The Chicago Acting in Film Meetup.
FITTING won the award for Best Comedy Short (over 10 min), Best Director - Comedy Short (Larry Ziegelman) and Best Comedy Actress (Grace McPhillips) at the 2012 St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase.
Steve celebrated one year with Grossman & Jack Talent.
Steve also co-hosted The Chicago Acting in Film Meetup July Event "Bullshit: How To Spot It And What You Can Do About It."
Steve played the lead role of John J. Peterson III in a staged reading of the play CATCHPENNY by Gerry Ringwald as part of AstonRep Theatre Companys 2012 Writer's Series.
Steve had a TV audition for a supermarket chain and a regional superstore, plus many voice over auditions, including a guy who flexes at the office, a German performance art character, and a cow who sounds like a U.S. President.
Steve co-hosted the April event "The Changing Landscape: I feel like I'm growing; how can I get people to notice?" for The Chicago Acting in Film Meetup, and was named Co-Director of the CAFM by founder and Co-Director Grace McPhillips.
Steve became a member of the new union SAG-AFTRA.
Steve also participated in a SAG Foundation series event and a special CAFM event with LA Casting Director and instructor Bonnie Gillespie.
Steve hosted the March event "March MATTNess" for The Chicago Acting in Film Meetup, featuring guests Matthew Miller and Matt Amador.
Sterling Rock Productions' short Fitting screened at the inaugural Women In Film/Chicago Females In Focus event, playing to a very receptive audience just weeks after the film's international debut at the Vancouver Women In Film Festival.
Steve's writing is featured in the February 2012 Movie Recap from THE MOVIE GUYS.
Steve also wrote for THE MOVIE GUYS - LIVE March show at The Second City in Los Angeles, helping draft a Seuss-ian preview for THE LORAX.
Steve wrote a piece in support of the SAG and AFTRA merger. You can read it here.
Steve played a lead role in Bette's Pie, a short set in a 1930's bar and filmed at Tribeca Flashpoint Academy.
Steve wrote for THE MOVIE GUYS 2ND ANNUAL HOLIDAY SPECIAL helping with the Carnage recipe segment and the video for We Bought A Zoo!
Steve did public relations work for The Chicago Acting In Film Meetup's 3rd Annual Networking Night and Holiday Fundraiser, and appeared with group organizer Grace McPhillips on WGN Radio 720 to discuss the event live on The Nick Digilio Show.
Steve also became a board member with The Chicago Acting In Film Meetup NFP as the group applied for its 501(c)(3) status.
The comedy shorts Fitting and "Lisa's Training Purse," for which Steve did creative consulting on the scripts, are now reaching the film festivals.
Steve had a flurry of
voiceover auditions, including one for a pinball game.
Steve participated in the annual Meals For Monologues event at Simon Casting, which helps bring non-perishible food and other items to needy families in Chicago.
Steve also helped organize the "Comedy On-Camera" event for The Chicago Acting in Film Meetup Group, featuring local filmmakers Larry Ziegelman and Michael Starcevich who did a panel and mock auditions for ads and a short film.
Steve had more radio and TV auditions, including four for a national department store chain.
The Illinois Lottery commercial Parade began running on network and cable TV after Labor Day. The ad can be seen on YouTube at this link.
Steve booked an Illinois Lottery commercial called Parade. Filming took place in the Hegewisch neighborhood of Chicago.
Steve was the guest speaker for "Mythbusting" at the AFTRA/SAG Chicago Piece Of The Pie series covering benefits for new union and pre-union actors. Many attendees rated it the best night in the eight-week series.
Steve performed a staged reading of the rare original of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK screenplay by writer Leigh Brackett for AstonRep Theatre Companys 2011 Fundraiser Steve played five roles, including Commander Willard and an early version of Jedi Master Yoda. He also got to meet a real-life Stormtrooper.
Steve moderated the Film Schools Panel for The Chicago Acting in Film Meetup Group. He ran the discussion with representatives from the film programs at Columbia College, Art Institute of Illinois, DePaul University and Northwestern University.
Steve signed with Grossman & Jack Talent for exclusive representation covering on-camera, voiceover, theater and print work.
Steve had more TV commercial auditions, including a callback for a national soft drink company.
Steve hosted the June event for The Chicago Acting In Film Meetup Group, "Your Type, Your Talents, Your Timeline: How To Know & Market Yourself Better."
Steve performed at the AstonRep Theater Company's Third Annual Writer's Series Festival reading a new play from award-winning author Robert Tobin. This is Steve's third year as an actor in the festival.
Steve helped organize the May event for The Chicago Acting In Film Meetup Group, recruiting panelists for the topic "LA & Chicago: Can You Do Both?"
Steve's April Fools' Day piece for THE MOVIE GUYS, "Nicolas Cage: WTF?" debuted online at The Movie Guys YouTube Channel.
Steve continued writing for THE MOVIE GUYS, whose weekly webisodes are regularly rated "100% Funny" on Funny or Die.
Steve worked with a dozen actors who read witness testimony at the trial of a man convicted in 1953 who was allegedly mistreated by Chicago police officers during his arrest. Since none of the witnesses from the original trial were still alive, their transcripts were read by actors before a judge and jury in Chicago courtroom.
Steve worked on three SAG video industrials to help train salespeople at a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company.
Fall - Winter 2010
Steve worked as a Leadership Team Member with The Chicago Acting In Film Meetup Group doing public relations and other volunteer work for their Annual December Networking Event and Holiday Fundraiser in Chicago. More than 200 people attended, and the group raised thousands of dollars for a possible showcase in 2011.
Steve also played a business man in the one-act "LOW," adapted by Robert Tobin from the Anton Chekov story "Misery." It ran at City Lit Theater's Art Of Adaptation Festival and won the top prize as Best Of The Fest.
Steve played Pastor Meyer, a Gestapo Officer and another German Oficer in the world premiere of The Hiding Place with Provision Theater. The play was Jeff Recommended and earned three nominations for Best Actress, Set Design and Music. It played to sold out crowds throughout its seven week run.