Who is actor Steve Harris, Wood Harris’ brother?
Steve Harris was born in Chicago, Illinois USA, on 3 December 1965 – his zodiac sign is Sagittarius and he holds American nationality. He is an actor who is perhaps best known for having portrayed Eugene Young in the legal drama series “The Practice”, which aired from 4 March 1997 to 16 May 2004 and starred Dylan McDermott, Kelli Williams and Lara Flynn Boyle. The story follows the lives of several defense attorneys working in Boston, Massachusetts, and the series was a huge success as it won 58 awards including three Golden Globes, while it was nominated for 120 others.
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For his performance, Steve was nominated for six National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Image Awards and won one in 2004, while in 1999 and 2000 he was also nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
Steve is also known for being the older brother of the famous actor Wood Harris.
Early life and education
Steve was raised alongside Wood in Chicago by their mother Mattie Harris who was a housewife, and their father John Harris who was a bus driver.
Steve became interested in sports at a very early age, which is why his parents enrolled him at St. Joseph High School, which was attended by many people who are popular athletes today. including Isiah Thomas, a famous basketball player.
While there, Steve played a running back for his school’s American Football team. Upon matriculation in 1983, he enrolled at Northern Illinois University from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in drama in 1989 – while at university, Steve suffered a torn ligament and stopped playing sports. He continued his education at the University of Delaware from which he graduated with a Master’s degree in acting in 1991.
Roles in movies
Steve has been credited with over 60 appearances in movies and TV series, and we are about to mention some of his most notable performances in this article.
In 1985, he made his debut film appearance when he portrayed The Radio Announcer in the comedy “Don’t Mess With My Sister”, but he only gained recognition eight years later after playing Ricky Goggles in the crime movie “Sugar Hill”, which starred Wesley Snipes and Michael Wright, and is about two brothers who are dealing drugs. A few of his following performance were in the action historical drama “Against the Wall” in 1994, the 1996 evergreen action thriller “The Rock” which starred Sean Connery and Nicholas Cage, and the biographical two-part film “George Wallace” in 1997. In 2000, he played one of the lead characters, Sonny Liston in the biographical film “King of the World”, about the very beginning of Muhammad Ali’s boxing career.
In 2005, Steven played Charles McCarter in the romantic comedy “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” which starred Tyler Perry, and for his performance Steve was nominated for a Black Movie Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role.
The year 2008 saw him appear in both the sports movie “Ball Don’t Lie” and the found footage horror “Quarantine”, before in 2009 appearing in the action film “12 Rounds” which starred John Cena, but failed to attract much attention. In 2010, he portrayed the supporting character Lieutenant Carver in the action thriller “Takers” which starred the late actor Paul Walker, Jay Hernandez and Idris Elba, and in 2014 starred alongside Zoe Kazan and Michael Stahl-David in the paranormal romantic movie “In Your Eyes”.
Three of his most recent roles in movies have been in the 2015 musical crime comedy “Chi-Raq” in which he played Ole Duke, the drama “Burning Sands” in which he portrayed Dean Richardson in 2017, and in 2018 the dystopian action horror “The First Purge” in which he starred as Freddy.
Roles in TV series
Steve made his debut TV series appearance in 1993 when he guest starred as Bernard in the episode “Gone for Goode” of the police procedural series “Homicide: Life on the Street”. H subsequently appeared in single episodes of several series, such as the police drama “New York Undercover” in 1994, the police procedural drama “Law & Order” in 1995, and the medical drama “Chicago Hope” in 1997.
Steve gained recognition in 2004 after being cast to voice Detective Ethan Bennett in the animated superhero series “The Batman”, and could’ve been heard in 11 episodes through 2006. During that time, Steve also voiced Sports Coach Hero in the episode “Havin’ a Ball” of the animated children’s series “Higglytown Heroes”, and portrayed James Johnson in six episodes of the crime drama “Heist”. In 2009, he played Virgil Merriweather in the sports drama “Friday Night Lights”, and his next notable performance was in 2012, when he starred as Detective Isaiah Freeman in 13 episodes of the police procedural fantasy drama “Awake”.
He played the lead character Nelson Gates in the crime drama “Legends” in 2014 which was closely based on the novel “Legends: A Novel of Dissimulation” by Robert Littell, and in the following years Steve appeared in single episodes of several series, such as the action police procedural drama “NCIS” in 2015, the action comedy “Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television” in 2017, and in 2018 the horror comedy web series “Santa Clarita Diet”.
Three of Steve’s most recent roles in TV series have been in the episode “Slippery” of the anthology series “Tales” in 2019, the serialized satirical drama “Filthy Rich” in which he portrayed the lead character Franklin Lee in 2020, and the episode “Before The Fall” of the police procedural drama “Chicago P. D.” also in 2020.
Love life and relationships
Steve is very secretive when it comes to his love life, and hasn’t talked about any women he might have dated since the launch of his acting career, which is one of the reasons why there are rumors circulating the internet claiming how the popular actor might be gay. Some of his fans have even claimed to have seen Steve being rather too close to a male friend at a club in Los Angeles.
Steve hasn’t commented on his sexuality, and while many people believe that he is straight and has been with many women thanks to his fame, some also believe that the actor is married, and that he exchanged vows with his other half sometime in the early 2000s.
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As Steve hasn’t commented on any of the rumors, as of October 2020 he is single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
He is a family man who is very close to his mother, and has uploaded a picture featuring his mom onto his Instagram account to mark Mother’s Day.
Although Steve no longer plays football, he is still a huge fan of the sport, and is cheering for the Dallas Cowboys – he watches every match they play on TV, and sometimes goes to see live matches.
He likes to travel and has been to many US states to shoot for his movies and TV series, while he has also been to several European countries such as England and France.
Steve has his own favorite actors and actresses – he was a big fan of the late actor Chadwick Boseman, who played The Black Panther in the eponymous movie. A few of the other actors and actresses he admires are Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Natalie Portman, while a few of his favorite movies are the trilogy “The Godfather”, “Scarface” and “Leon: The Professional”.
Age and height
Steve is 54 years old. He is bold and has brown eyes, his height is 6ft (1.83m) and he weighs around 175lbs (79kgs). As of October 2020, his net worth has been estimated at over $500,000.
Who is Wood Harris?
Sherwin David ‘Wood’ Harris was born in Chicago, Illinois USA on 17 October 1969 – his zodiac sign is Libra and he holds American nationality.
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He is a famous actor, who is perhaps still best known for his portrayal of Avon Barksdale in the crime drama series “The Wire” which starred Dominic West, Lance Reddick and Sonja Sohn, and follows the lives of drug dealers and police officers living in Baltimore – the series aired from 2002 to 2008, and won 16 awards while it was nominated for 54 others including two Primetime Emmys.
Wood attended Northern Illinois University just as his brother, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1991. He went on to study at New York University, from which he graduated with a Master of Arts degree in 1993.
Wood gained recognition in 1994 when he starred as Motaw in the sports movie “Above the Rim”, which also starred Tupac Shakur, and a few of his following roles in movies were in the 1998 comedy drama “Celebrity”, the thriller “Train Ride” in 2000, and the crime drama “Paid in Full” in 2002.
In 2006, he appeared in the science fiction comedy thriller movie “Southland Tales”, which starred Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Mandy Moore and Justin Timberlake, and in the same year, Wood played the lead character Dr. Sidney Zachary in the romantic comedy “The Heart Specialist”.
Some of his following notable performances were in the drama “Dough Boys” in 2009, the comedy “The Babymakers” in 2012 and the critically acclaimed superhero movie “Ant-Man” in 2015. Three of his most recent roles in movies have been in the 2017 action drama “9/11”, the science fiction movie “Blade Runner 2049” which starred Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford also in 2017, and the sports drama “Creed II” in 2018.
Wood made his debut TV series appearance in 1996, when cast to guest star as Hector in the same-titled episode of the police procedural drama “NYPD Blue”, and from there he went on to guest star in single episodes of many series such as the drama “Oz” in 1997, the police drama “New York Undercover” in 1998, and the crime drama “Numb3rs” in 2007. Three of his most recent roles in TV series have been in eight episodes of the drama “The Breaks” and three episodes of the biographical three-part series “The New Edition Story” both in 2017, and as the supporting character Damon Cross in the fifth and sixth seasons of the musical drama “Empire” from 2018 to 2020.
Wood has been married to Rebekah Harris since 2001 and they have two children together.