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Mini Bio (1)

Born in Indiana, Steve spent his early childhood years in a small town on the Ohio River. With his red hair and active imagination, he was sure he was Tom Sawyer, reincarnated. The son of a football coach, he moved around, quite a bit. His family roots are in the Midwest, but his heart is found in South Florida, where he now makes his home. Athletics and high achievement have always been distinguishing marks in Steve's life. He used his talents in the classroom and on the athletic field to attend Rice University, in Houston, Texas. While a sophomore, he spent a semester in New York City as an intern on Late Night With David Letterman. His duties included assisting Paul Shaffer and The World's Most Dangerous Band, and Madeleine Smithberg, who is best known for her later work in creating The Daily Show, for Comedy Central. A seemingly unfortunate series of events brought him reluctantly back home to Miami, where life took on fresh purpose. Steve's lifelong desire to be someone else, in one way or another, makes him a natural actor. His love for humanity makes him a natural motivator. He has taken on the challenge to inspire others to recognize their tremendous inherent value. He is an actor, a once and future boxer, the Executive Director of the non-profit corporation Team Respect, and chaplain for the football team at Florida International University.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Steve Lantz

Trivia (6)

Steve spent a semester as Paul Shaffer's intern at Late Night With David Letterman.
In 1996, he ran as an official escort runner for the Olympic torch, as it made its way through Miami Beach.
Since 2001, has served as the only chaplain in the history of Florida International University football team.
As Executive Director of the South Florida based charity, Team Respect, Steve has worked closely with many high school football programs, including Florida high school state champions Miami Norland and Booker T. Washington. Notable high school players who have moved on to the NFL, after working with Steve, include Antwan Barnes, Andre Johnson, Dwayne Bowe, Ed Reed, Najeh Davenport, Atari Bigby, Roscoe Parrish, Santana Moss, Reggie Wayne, and Kareem Brown, among others.
Steve trained as a pro wrestler at Body Slam University, a gym owned by Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, in preparation for a role in a local student film. During the filming, his ribs were broken, but he continued with the fight scenes, still performing his own stunts.
Fought in the 2002 Golden Gloves in the Super Heavyweight division. Still trains and teaches young boxers in Miami's Overtown community.

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