Steve Antin is a multi-talented star. He is an American actor, screenwriter, director, producer, and also a stuntman. His actual full name is Steven Howard ‘Steve’ Antin.
Steve Antin and his birth and childhood days
Steve Antin was born on 19 April 1958 and is now 60 years old. He was born in Queens, New York, the USA. His parents were British Jewish immigrants. His brother is Neil Antin who is an actor. His other brothers; Robin Antin and Jonathan Antin are also in the same entertainment industry. Robin Antin is Pussycat Dolls founder whereas Jonathan Antin is a celebrity hairstylist.
Steve Antin and his career
Steve Antin was one of the leads in the 1982 film called The Last American Virgin. He also starred as the bad guy Troy in Richard Donner’s film named The Goonies. He also had a role in the award-winning movie called The Accused in 1988 in which he played one of the rapists. His other films as an actor include Survival Quest in 1989, Drive in 1991, and Inside Monkey Zetterland in 1992. In the movie Drive, he was cast alongside David Warner.
He was also featured in the video Jessie’s Girl. He wrote the screenplay of Inside Monkey Zetterland. He did a number of gay-oriented films and also performed as a stuntman in more than a dozen movies.
Steve Antin as a successful screenwriter
Besides Inside Monkey Zetterland, Steve Antin wrote films such as 1999’s Gloria and Chasing Papi. He also was the writer, creator, and producer of the TV series called Young Americans which aired on WB.
Steve Antin as a director
In the late 2000s, Steve also ventured into direction. He first directed several music videos such as Girlicious and Like Me and in 2006, he directed the feature film Glass House: The Good Mother. He also created a reality TV show in which they try to find the next member of the famous pop group called Pussycat Dolls.
He has also directed the film Burlesque in 2010 which had famous cast members such as Cher, Christina Aguilera, Stanley Tucci, and Cam Gigandet. Talking about how he managed to get Christina Aguilera and Cher on board for the film, Steve said:
“It wasn’t that they were the only two people I thought could do this. They were the only two people I really wanted in the movie and I knew they could do it. I really wanted them. Christina came on board first. It was a long process, getting Christina to say yes. It was many dog-and-pony shows, on my end, and auditions for me. There were discussions of story, and walking her through the entire world of what the movie was going to look like. I had endless amounts of references, all over my office walls, and I had storyboards, books and images of what the photography and lighting would look like because that was so important to me. It was a long process, and I had to do the same thing with share. Christina loved the idea, she loved the world and she was really interested, but she wasn’t 100% sure. She had said no, many times, to movies. Through great perseverance, she finally said yes. And then, I did the same thing with Cher. It was not without a lot of just refusing to take no for an answer and persevering.”
His estimated net worth is $ 4 million.
Steve Antin and his sexuality and relationship
Steve Antin is openly gay. His boyfriend was David Geffen with whom he was for more than a year (1989-1990). There is no more information about any of his other partners.