Actor • writer • producer • advocate
AEA • sag-aftra • atas

About Steven

photo by Gene Reed

     As far back as I can remember I've wanted to and have worked in theater and television. 
I've worked since I was a teen and have always been artistically driven
 - if there is something
to create 
I'm usually into it.

     I grew up with keen interests in Classic Television, Movies and Theatre. my writing frequently includes
themes of self-discovery, life lessons learned and more often than not a hint of nostalgia.

     It was my long-time job doing improv for 5-7 hours nightly in the famed piano bars of NYC where
I performed my twisted creations of "The Abba Power Mix," "The Dead Pet Medley" and collections of TV theme songs that brought me to the attention of the Soloway siblings who cast me in the improv based Real Live Game Show/Real Live Brady Bunch. I voiced The Crimson Chin Shorts (Nickelodeon- Fairly Odd Parents), the daily horoscope reports for AT&T, and several commercials. I appeared in the BBC film Stonewall and my image was used on much of the advertising for the film. I've appeared in venues large and small in NYC, across the U.S in National Tours and Regional theatres. as well as Europe.
     While I began as an actor, both my performance and writing skills were honed in the prestigious SUNY Fredonia BFA program. I began to make a mark behind the scenes in television when I was senior writer/producer (seven+ years) for Viacom networks Nick @ Nite and TVLand. My work there helped earn TVLand its first ever EMMY nominations and I was awarded The Viacom Vision award for outstanding company contributions. 
     While at Viacom, I was cast in a recurring role on HBO’s first original drama, OZ (created by Tom Fontana) where I worked with many of my idols from Broadway. With the support of both employers, I worked as a producer and as an actor simultaneously for five years. Once OZ wrapped, I decided to make the move to Los Angeles.
      Since my arrival on the west coast, I've concentrated on writing. I was the writer of The LA Area Emmys for five consecutive years, spent two years as Director of Development at PBS LA (KLCS), did a pilot presentation of an original sitcom (The Legend & Me) at CBS and created the half hour comedy Life Interrupted. The latter was written for a collection of “TV-famous friends” and went on to win some 17 Awards, across all categories, on the festival circuit.
     Over the last decade. in addition to studying at The Groundlings and appearing in short films, web series and network television, I've been developing both features and pilots (some of which are represented on this site)

     I served proudly as a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Diversity Committee for many years. I'm also a founding member of the Media Access Task Force working for opportunities for and inclusion of people with disabilities in the media. I've produced and conducted interviews for The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation, Diversity Events for the TV Academy and more...
     I was also Director of Development for KLCS: Los Angeles' only remaining PBS Station. In 2015 I became involved with A MINOR CONSIDERATION, the not for profit founded by my dear friend Paul Petersen (The Donna Reed Show).