Steve likes to keep things simple, doesn't have a philosophy about acting, except, "aim high and tell the truth," keeps a handful of tight friends and, finally, at long last has found a place at 29th Street Rep, where he feels accepted, warts and all.

It's a group of hugely talented people where I first had a chance to air out my stuff in the truly unique, free flowing, self-defining SOUTH OF NO NORTH by Charles Bukowski. It was a big hit; some nights the audience almost got out of control. The cast (just about the whole company) welcomed me and supported me throughout the run (almost 100 performances). Leo Farley and John Powers directed and brought me snacks and cigs almost everyday (gained 20 pounds) and for the first time in my life I felt like I belonged to something special. I was later cast in Tim Corcoran's production of FOOL FOR LOVE as that garrulous run amok old man (stock in trade for the past four years: Ibsen's Engstund in GHOST; Clive Barker's drunken fisherman in SUBTLE BODIES; Reynold Price's besotted father in AUGUST SNOW at the Mint Theater; Kevin Cunningham's Houston junkie in AUTOMATIC EARTH at the Signature; etc.) Anyway, what a cast in FOOL FOR LOVE! The maniacal David Mogentale, the sublime Liz Elkins, the supreme Heidi James and the ever lovin' Tony Devito. I truly loved every moment spent on that stage. It's been a great blessing and I want to thank everyone in the company for allowing me to share in it.

Off the 29th Street stage, I have TV and film credits.... The Sopranos, Third Watch, Law & Order, daytime serials, etc. I have also performed 80 odd times at the Lee Strasberg Theater in The Actors' Studio under the direction of Frank Corsaro and the watchful eye of Arthur Penn.

Went to Seattle in Jan 2003 for three months to perform at Seattle Rep in Rebecca Gilman's BOY GETS GIRL then was off to San Diego for the Old Globe's production of BUS STOP. You may have seen me last year in SAILOR'S SONG at the Public Theater as part of LAByrinth Theater Company's 2004-2005 season.

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