• 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
|Mark||Fender Precision Bass|
|Fact||Father of singer Lauren Harris|
- 1 Who is actor Steve Harris, Wood Harris’ brother?
- 2 Early life and education
- 3 Roles in movies
- 4 Roles in TV series
- 5 Love life and relationships
- 6 Hobbies and other interests
- 7 Age and height
- 8 Who is Wood Harris?
- 9 General Info
- 10 Family
- 11 Accomplishments
- 12 Social profile links
- 13 Marks
- 14 Quotes
- 15 Facts
- 16 Pictures
- 17 Movies
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.
Happy 49th birthday actor Steve Harris (The Practice).
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.
A nigga like me man, I love the game, I love the hustle man.. I be feeling like one of them ball player niggas you know ..like Bird, Magic or something …yea.. you know a nigga got dough..a nigga can leave the league…but if I leave… the fans still gone love me man? https://t.co/PD1LpE6cE4
— Mahogany Bleu-Rose (@MsRed_LIPS) January 7, 2018
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.
|Full Name||Steve Harris|
|Profession||Bassist, Songwriter, Keyboard Player, The Trooper, Run to the Hills, Hallowed Be Thy Name|
|Children||Lauren Harris, Maisie Harris, Faye Harris, Kerry Harris, George Harris, Stanley Harris, The Trooper, Run to the Hills, Hallowed Be Thy Name|
|Music Groups||Iron Maiden|
|Movies||Iron Maiden: The Legacy of the Beast, Iron Maiden: 12 Wasted Years|
|#||Marks / Signs|
|1||Fender Precision Bass|
|1||We 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.|
|2||Everyone 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.|
|1||Iron Maiden will release their next studio album "A Matter of Life and Death" in September 2006 [August 2006]|
|2||Iron Maiden will release their next studio album Dance of Death in Fall 2003|
|3||Is currently planning and scheduling tour dates for Iron Maiden's "Early Years" tour for 2005. [October 2004]|
|4||Finishing up Early Days tour with Iron Maiden [September 2005]|
|5||He 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.|
|6||Primary songwriter for Iron Maiden.|
|7||When he founded the band that would later become called Iron Maiden, the band was known as Gypsy's Kiss.|
|8||Founder of Iron Maiden.|
|9||Given 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.|
|10||He designed Iron Maiden's first logo which used the current Maiden Font, seen in all of their album-releases.|
|11||The 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.|
|12||In 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.|
|13||Father of singer Lauren Harris|
|14||Is often refered to as a "control freak" by former and sometimes even current members.|
|15||Wrote the song "Blood Brothers" in honor of his father, who died while Steve was on tour.|
|16||Taught himself to play bass guitar|
|17||Is a major fan of British soccer team West Ham United. Even has a tattoo of the clubs logo on his arm.|
|Drugaí Marú II||Short writer: "The Evil That Men Do", "Lord of the Flies", "Don't Look to the Eyes of a Stranger" filming|
|Sherlock||2017||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon||2015||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|14.000.000.000$!!!||2013||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Funny Show Part Two: The Video - Movie||2012||Video writer: "Trooper"|
|No me la puc treure del cap||2012||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Metal Evolution||2011-2012||TV Series documentary writer - 5 episodes|
|Ruisrock - 40 vuotta rockia ja rakkautta||2011||TV Movie documentary writer: "Run to the Hills"|
|Todd's Pop Song Reviews||2010||TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode|
|The Legend of Dick and Dom||2010||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony||2009||Video Game writer: "Run to the Hills"|
|Madden NFL 2010||2009||Video Game writer: "Aces High"|
|Torchwood Declassified||2009||TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode|
|Iron Maiden: Flight 666||2009||Documentary 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 Damned||2009||Video Game writer: "Run to the Hills"|
|Chemical Wedding||2008||writer: "Can I Play With Madness", "Still Life" - as Harris|
|Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock||2007||Video Game writer: "Number Of The Beast"|
|Rock Band||2007||Video Game writer: "Run to the Hills"|
|I Love the 80's 3-D||2005||TV Series documentary writer: "Run to the Hills"|
|SSX on Tour||2005||Video Game writer: "Run To The Hills"|
|Metal: A Headbanger's Journey||2005||Documentary writer: "The Number of the Beast", "Run to the Hills" - as Stephen Harris|
|Super Secret Movie Rules||2004||TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode|
|Rage||2002-2003||TV Series writer - 2 episodes|
|Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4||2002||Video Game writer: "Number of the Beast" - as Stephen Harris|
|Mr. Deeds||2002||producer: "Where Are You Going"|
|Spun||2002||writer: "Number of the Beast"|
|Murder by Numbers||2002||writer: "The Number of the Beast" - as Stephen Percy Harris|
|Fubar||2002||writer: "Run To The Hills" - as Stephen Percy Harris|
|Classic Albums: Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast||2001||Video 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 Pops||1980-2000||TV Series writer - 3 episodes|
|Beavis and Butt-Head||1994||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|First and Last||1989||TV Movie writer: "Number of the Beast" - uncredited|
|Miami Vice||1988||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Iron Maiden: Behind the Iron Curtain||1985||Video 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 Boys||1983||writer: "Prodigal Son", "Purgatory"|
|Open All Hours||1982||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Iron Maiden: En Vivo!||2012||Video musician: Bass Guitar|
|An Ambush of Ghosts||1993||music mixer / music producer / music recording engineer|
|Iron Maiden: Rock in Rio||2002||Video documentary|
|Iron Maiden: Maiden England||1989||Video documentary|
|Iron Maiden: Maiden England||1989||Video documentary|
|The History of Iron Maiden: Part 1, The Early Days||2004|
|Iron Maiden: En Vivo!||2012||Video executive producer|
|Iron Maiden: En Vivo!||2012||Video soundtrack co-produced by:|
|That Metal Show||2012||TV Series||Himself - Guest|
|Iron Maiden: En Vivo!||2012||Video||Himself|
|Metal Evolution||2011-2012||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Iron Maiden: Behind the Beast||2012||Documentary||Himself (Bass)|
|The Bridge House Film||2009||Himself|
|Iron Maiden: Flight 666||2009||Documentary||Himself|
|History of Iron Maiden: Part 2||2008||Documentary||Himself|
|Seven Ages of Rock||2007||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Iron Maiden: Death on the Road||2006||Video documentary||Himself / Bass|
|The History of Iron Maiden: Part 1, The Early Days||2004||Himself|
|Headbangers Ball||2003-2004||TV Series||Himself|
|Sendung ohne Namen||2003||TV Series documentary||Himself - Interviewee|
|Iron Maiden: Visions of the Beast||2003||Video documentary||Himself - Bassist|
|Iron Maiden: Rock in Rio||2002||Video documentary||Himself - Bass|
|Classic Albums: Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast||2001||Video documentary||Himself - Bass and Vocals|
|Guitars for Goalposts||1997||Video documentary||Himself|
|Iron Maiden: Raising Hell||1993||Video documentary||Himself / Bass|
|Iron Maiden: Donington Live 1992||1993||Video documentary||Himself - Bass|
|Headbangers Ball||1992||TV Series||Himself - Iron Maiden|
|Iron Maiden: Maiden England||1989||Video documentary||Himself - Bass|
|Arena||1989||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Iron Maiden: 12 Wasted Years||1987||Video documentary||Himself / Bass|
|Iron Maiden: Live After Death||1985||Video documentary||Himself - Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals|
|Iron Maiden: Behind the Iron Curtain||1985||Video documentary||Himself|
|Iron Maiden: Ello Texas||1983||Short||Himself|
|Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik||2006||TV Series documentary||Himself - Iron Maiden|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia