• Steve Harris is an American actor born in 1965, brother of Wood Harris.
• He is best known for his performance in the legal drama series “The Practice”, winning 58 awards and nominated for 120 others.
• Steve is a family man and a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys, he likes to travel and his favorite actors and movies are Chadwick Boseman, Robert De Niro and The Godfather trilogy.
• Wood Harris is an American actor born in 1969, best known for his portrayal of Avon Barksdale in the crime drama series “The Wire”.
• He has been married since 2001 and has two children.

Known for movies

Short Info

SpouseLorraine Harris
MarkFender Precision Bass
FactFather of singer Lauren Harris

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.

Steve Harris

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.

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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.

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.

General Info

Full NameSteve Harris
Height1.74 m
ProfessionBassist, Songwriter, Keyboard Player, The Trooper, Run to the Hills, Hallowed Be Thy Name


SpouseLorraine Harris
ChildrenLauren Harris, Maisie Harris, Faye Harris, Kerry Harris, George Harris, Stanley Harris, The Trooper, Run to the Hills, Hallowed Be Thy Name


Music GroupsIron Maiden
MoviesIron Maiden: The Legacy of the Beast, Iron Maiden: 12 Wasted Years

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#Marks / Signs
1Fender Precision Bass


1We believed in what we were doing, long before we were called new wave of metal, or whatever. It was a shame for the other bands, though. I was quite surprised at how many didn't make it, actually, looking back. There were certain bands that we actually thought should have done more, but didn't. Like Angel Witch, for one. They did and album later on which I thought was really good, you know, but they disappeared after that. Or Wytchfynder, who I thought were really good, too. And Diamond Head, who at one stage looked like they were going to be the next Led Zeppelin. - Commenting on other metal bands earlier on their career.
2Everyone said afterwards that it was a European-sounding album. I'm not so sure about that? What's a European-sounding album? To me, it's just a Maiden-sounding album. It is whatever it is. And I thought, 'Well, if you don't like it, bollocks, I don't care! There's no other way of looking at it, really. - Commenting on the reception of the release of their 1988 release Seventh Son of a Seventh Son.


1Iron Maiden will release their next studio album "A Matter of Life and Death" in September 2006 [August 2006]
2Iron Maiden will release their next studio album Dance of Death in Fall 2003
3Is currently planning and scheduling tour dates for Iron Maiden's "Early Years" tour for 2005. [October 2004]
4Finishing up Early Days tour with Iron Maiden [September 2005]
5He is a father of six: son George and daughters Lauren, Kerry and Faye with ex-wife Lorraine, and son Stanley and daughter Maisie with his current partner, Emma.
6Primary songwriter for Iron Maiden.
7When he founded the band that would later become called Iron Maiden, the band was known as Gypsy's Kiss.
8Founder of Iron Maiden.
9Given that he had been the centre of attention in Maiden's early gigs the addition of Bruce Dickinson to the bands line-up originally caused small scuffles between the two as they wanted to both be at the centre of the stage. Bruce mentioned in The Early Days documentary that Harris occasionally elbowed him away, he returned the favour by causing Harris to trip on his extra-long microphone stand.
10He designed Iron Maiden's first logo which used the current Maiden Font, seen in all of their album-releases.
11The darker tone of the album The X Factor has often been attributed due to problems in Harris' personal life while making the album. He had recently divorced and his father had also died recently.
12In The Early Days documentary he revealed that he originally wanted to be a drummer, but as he lived with his grandmother he didn't have enough room for a drum-set.
13Father of singer Lauren Harris
14Is often refered to as a "control freak" by former and sometimes even current members.
15Wrote the song "Blood Brothers" in honor of his father, who died while Steve was on tour.
16Taught himself to play bass guitar
17Is a major fan of British soccer team West Ham United. Even has a tattoo of the clubs logo on his arm.




Drugaí Marú IIShort writer: "The Evil That Men Do", "Lord of the Flies", "Don't Look to the Eyes of a Stranger" filming
Sherlock2017TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV Series writer - 1 episode$!!!2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Funny Show Part Two: The Video - Movie2012Video writer: "Trooper"
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Metal Evolution2011-2012TV Series documentary writer - 5 episodes
Ruisrock - 40 vuotta rockia ja rakkautta2011TV Movie documentary writer: "Run to the Hills"
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2010TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Legend of Dick and Dom2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony2009Video Game writer: "Run to the Hills"
Madden NFL 20102009Video Game writer: "Aces High"
Torchwood Declassified2009TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Iron Maiden: Flight 6662009Documentary writer: "Aces High", "Transylvania", "Wrathchild", "The Trooper", "For the Greater Good of God", "Number of the Beast", "Can I Play with Madness", "Children of the Damned", "Run to the Hills", "Heaven Can Wait", "Fear of the Dark", "Iron Maiden", "Rime of the Ancient Mariener", "Hallowed Be Thy Name"
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned2009Video Game writer: "Run to the Hills"
Chemical Wedding2008writer: "Can I Play With Madness", "Still Life" - as Harris
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock2007Video Game writer: "Number Of The Beast"
Rock Band2007Video Game writer: "Run to the Hills"
I Love the 80's 3-D2005TV Series documentary writer: "Run to the Hills"
SSX on Tour2005Video Game writer: "Run To The Hills"
Metal: A Headbanger's Journey2005Documentary writer: "The Number of the Beast", "Run to the Hills" - as Stephen Harris
Super Secret Movie Rules2004TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Rage2002-2003TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 42002Video Game writer: "Number of the Beast" - as Stephen Harris
Mr. Deeds2002producer: "Where Are You Going"
Spun2002writer: "Number of the Beast"
Murder by Numbers2002writer: "The Number of the Beast" - as Stephen Percy Harris
Fubar2002writer: "Run To The Hills" - as Stephen Percy Harris
Classic Albums: Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast2001Video documentary writer: "The Number of the Beast", "Phantom of the Opera", "Phantom of the Opera Live", "The Ides of March Live", "22 Acacia Avenue Live", "22 Acacia Avenue", "The Prisoner", "The Prisoner Live", "Children of the Damned", "Run to the Hills", "Run to the Hills Live", "Children of the Damned Live", "Invaders", "Iron Maiden Live", "Iron Maiden", "Hallowed Be Thy Name", "Hallowed Be Thy Name Live", "Total Eclipse"
Top of the Pops1980-2000TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Beavis and Butt-Head1994TV Series writer - 1 episode
First and Last1989TV Movie writer: "Number of the Beast" - uncredited
Miami Vice1988TV Series writer - 1 episode
Iron Maiden: Behind the Iron Curtain1985Video documentary performer: "Smoke On The Water Live" / writer: "Intro: Churchill's Speech / Aces High Live", "The Trooper Live", "22 Acacia Avenue Live", "The Number Of The Beast Live", "Run To The Hills Live", "Hallowed Be Thy Name Live", "Rime of the Ancient Mariner Live" - as Iron Maiden
Bad Boys1983writer: "Prodigal Son", "Purgatory"
Open All Hours1982TV Series writer - 1 episode

Music Department

Iron Maiden: En Vivo!2012Video musician: Bass Guitar
An Ambush of Ghosts1993music mixer / music producer / music recording engineer


Iron Maiden: Rock in Rio2002Video documentary
Iron Maiden: Maiden England1989Video documentary


Iron Maiden: Maiden England1989Video documentary


The History of Iron Maiden: Part 1, The Early Days2004


Iron Maiden: En Vivo!2012Video executive producer


Iron Maiden: En Vivo!2012Video soundtrack co-produced by:


That Metal Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Iron Maiden: En Vivo!2012VideoHimself
Metal Evolution2011-2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Iron Maiden: Behind the Beast2012DocumentaryHimself (Bass)
Maiden Heaven2010DocumentaryHimself
The Bridge House Film2009Himself
Iron Maiden: Flight 6662009DocumentaryHimself
History of Iron Maiden: Part 22008DocumentaryHimself
Seven Ages of Rock2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Iron Maiden: Death on the Road2006Video documentaryHimself / Bass
The History of Iron Maiden: Part 1, The Early Days2004Himself
Headbangers Ball2003-2004TV SeriesHimself
Sendung ohne Namen2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Iron Maiden: Visions of the Beast2003Video documentaryHimself - Bassist
Iron Maiden: Rock in Rio2002Video documentaryHimself - Bass
Classic Albums: Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast2001Video documentaryHimself - Bass and Vocals
XLTV1998TV SeriesHimself
Guitars for Goalposts1997Video documentaryHimself
Iron Maiden: Raising Hell1993Video documentaryHimself / Bass
Iron Maiden: Donington Live 19921993Video documentaryHimself - Bass
Headbangers Ball1992TV SeriesHimself - Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden: Maiden England1989Video documentaryHimself - Bass
Arena1989TV Series documentaryHimself
Iron Maiden: 12 Wasted Years1987Video documentaryHimself / Bass
Iron Maiden: Live After Death1985Video documentaryHimself - Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals
Iron Maiden: Behind the Iron Curtain1985Video documentaryHimself
Iron Maiden: Ello Texas1983ShortHimself

Archive Footage

Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik2006TV Series documentaryHimself - Iron Maiden

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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