Who is Steve Bauer?
American actor Steven Bauer was born Esteban Ernesto Echevarria Samson in Havana, Cuba, on December 2, 1956, making Sagittarius his zodiac sign. He’s had roles in nearly 200 TV series and movies, but he is perhaps best known for playing one of the main characters Manny Ribera in the 1983 evergreen crime film “Scarface” which also starred Michelle Pfeiffer and Al Pacino and was directed by Brian De Palma. It follows a Cuban immigrant as he steadily takes over a drug cartel; the film was nominated for eight awards.
Education and early life
Steven was raised in Havana by his father Esteban Echevarria who worked for Cubana Airlines as a commercial pilot, and mother Lillian Samson Agostini who taught at an elementary school; Steven’s maternal grandfather was Jewish and fled from Germany to Cuba during World War II.
Steven and his family moved to the US when he was three, settling in Miami, Florida; it was then that he started using ‘Steven’ as his name, to finally change it legally. He attended Miami Coral Park High School and began to show an interest in acting during his time there; Steven enrolled in 1975 and then enrolled at Miami Dade Community College, from where he eventually transferred to the University of Miami, graduating in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree.
Roles in TV series
Steven’s debut in the TV series was playing Joe Pena in 28 episodes (1977-1979) of the comedy “¿Qué Pasa, USA?”, and some of his next roles were in an episode of the crime mystery “Hill Street Blues “, the comedy “One Day at a Time” and the crime mystery “Alfred Hitchcock Presents”.
In 1990, he played Michael Santana in nine episodes of the popular crime mystery “Wiseguy”, created by Frank Lupo and Stephen J. Cannell, and starring Ken Wahl, Jim Byrnes and Jonathan Banks. It follows the life of secret agent Vincent Terranova whose job is to infiltrate dangerous criminal organizations and get close to their leaders. The series aired from 1987 to 1990 and won four of its 23 award nominations.
Steven appeared in one episode of only three TV series in the ’90s: the romantic drama “Red Shoe Diaries”, the fantasy horror “The Outer Limits” and the action fantasy “Welcome to Paradox”.
Perhaps what marked the 2000s for him was playing Lt. Rivera in three episodes of the 2006 drama “South Beach,” created by Matthew Cirulnick, and starring Meghan Ory, Marcus Coloma, and Odette Annable. It follows the lives of two best friends from Brooklyn, New York City as they move to South Beach, Miami as they try to escape their troubled homes.
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From 2013 through 2017, Steven Avi starred in 60 episodes of the hit crime drama “Ray Donovan”, starring Dash Mihok, Eddie Marsan and Live Schreiber, created by Ann Biderman. It follows the life of “professional fixer” Ray Donovan, and the series won four of its 46 award nominations.
Some of Steven’s most recent roles in TV series were in the 2019 episode “Confidence Women” of the action adventure “Supergirl”, the 2021 episode “Sangre” of the crime mystery “NCIS” and three episodes of the crime drama “Better Call Saul” from 2017 through 2022.
Roles in movies
Steven’s debut film role was playing Nick Donato in the 1981 comedy “She’s in the Army Now”, while some of his subsequent roles in the 1981 action “Nichols & Dymes”, the 1982 romantic drama “An Innocent Love” and the critically acclaimed crime mystery “Body Double” from 1984.
Perhaps what marked the 80s for him was playing one of the main characters Khan Taj in the 1988 adventure drama ‘The Beast of War’ directed by Kevin Reynolds and also starring Jason Patric and George Dzundza. It follows the crew of a Soviet tank lost and separated from their group in Afghanistan, and the film won a 1989 Cleveland International Film Festival Award for Best Picture.
Perhaps Steven’s most notable performances in the 1990s were in the 1992 crime horror “Raising Cain”, the 1996 Oscar-nominated crime mystery “Primal Fear” for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Edward Norton), and the 1999 movie crime thriller “The Learning Curve”.
In 2005, he played Captain Castel in the romantic drama “The Lost City”, which Andy Garcia directed, and co-starred with Bill Murray and Ines Sastre. It follows the life of a Havana club owner and his family during Fidel Castro’s Marxist revolution in the 1950s, and the film won two out of five award nominations. Some of Steven’s roles in the rest of the decade were in the 2006 crime drama “Thieves and Liars”, the 2007 action-adventure comedy “Planet Raptor”, and the 2008 thriller “Toxic”.
In 2017, he played Father Gregory in the romantic comedy “Andover” written and directed by Scott Perlman, starring Jonathan Silverman, Jennifer Finnigan and Richard Kind. It follows a genetics professor as he tries to clone his late wife, and the film won four out of 10 award nominations.
Some of Steven’s most recent film roles were in the 2021 action-crime comedy “A Song to Kill For”, the 2021 crime thriller “Mister Mayfair”, and the 2022 romantic sports drama “Nothing is Impossible”; he is currently shooting for five films, including ‘On Painted Wings’, ‘In the Night’ and ‘The Circle of Addiction: A Different Kind of Tears’.
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Steven received special thanks for the short documentary film “’Masked & Anonymous’ Exposed” from 2003.
He has four production credits, including the 2001 drama film ‘Love’, the 2012 musical short film ‘Paloma’ and the 2017 romantic comedy film ‘Andover’.
Some of his most recent talk show appearances have been on “Home & Family,” “Celebrity Page,” and “The Greg Gutfeld Show.”
Awards and nominations
Steven’s won nine of his 14 award nominations, including a 2001 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture, for his and his peers’ performance in “Traffic”, a 2011 Hoboken International Film Festival Award for Best Actor, for “The Last Gamble” and a 2012 Action on Film International Film Festival Award for Best in Show, for “Paloma”.
Love life and marriages
Steven has been married four times and has two children. His first wife was American actress Melanie Griffith; she appeared in nearly 90 TV series and movies, and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in the 1988 romantic comedy “Working Girl”. Steven and Melanie exchanged vows in 1981, she gave birth to their son Alexander on August 22, 1985, but their divorce was finalized in 1989.
From 1989 to 1991, Steven was married to non-celebrity American Ingrid Anderson; she gave birth to their son Dylan Dean Steven Bauer on May 14, 1990.
He was married to Christina Boney from 1992 to 2002, the following year Steven exchanged vows with his fourth wife Paulette Miltimore, but their divorce was finalized in 2012.
He appears to be detached as of April 2023, has been married four times and has a son with his first wife Melanie Griffith, and another son with his second wife Ingrid Anderson.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Steven was a fairly unknown actor when he was cast to appear in the hit movie “Scarface” but was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance.
He was Annie Lennox’s biker boyfriend in her 1985 music video “Would I Lie to You”.
He was interested in music before starting a career in the film industry.
More than 50,000 people follow Steven on Instagram today, and he’s posted nearly 200 photos and videos, most of which show him spending time with his friends.
He is an animal lover and has featured his dog Jen in some of his Instagram photos.
Steven is a philanthropist and has donated money to several animal shelters and organizations that work with underprivileged children.
His favorite actor is Al Pacino, and some of his favorite movies are “Donnie Brasco”, “Any Given Sunday” and “Jack and Jill”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Steven’s age is 66. His eyes are brown and his hair is black, he is 1.85 m tall and weighs about 87 kg.
Steven’s ability Estimated at over $5 million as of April 2023.