Steve Harris

Steve Harris

American actor
Date of Birth: 03.12.1965
Country: USA

  1. Biography of Steve Harris
  2. Football Career and Transition to Acting
  3. Acting Career

Biography of Steve Harris

Steve Harris was born on December 3, 1965, in Chicago, Illinois, to John and Mattie Harris. His father worked as a bus driver, while his mother was a homemaker. From a young age, Steve and his younger brother Wood were introduced to a love for American football by their parents. Steve attended St. Joseph High School in Westchester, known for producing many professional basketball stars. The school was even the subject of a documentary film called "Hoop Dreams" in 1994.

Steve Harris

Football Career and Transition to Acting

Steve Harris played as a linebacker in American football for Northern Illinois University, but his sports career came to an end due to an ankle ligament injury. During his education, Harris developed a passion for theatre and studied dramatic arts at the university, eventually graduating with a bachelor's degree in performing arts. His enthusiasm for theatre led him to continue his education at the University of Delaware, where he obtained a master's degree in fine arts with a specialization in theatre.

Acting Career

Steve's younger brother, Wood Harris (real name Sherwin David Harris), also became an actor. One of Steve Harris's most notable roles was Eugene Young, a Boston lawyer, in the crime drama series "The Practice." Harris appeared in all 167 episodes of the series, which aired from March 1997 to May 2004 and remained beloved by viewers throughout its eight seasons. Interestingly, his character in the series was also passionate about American football.

Steve Harris lent his voice to the animated series "The Batman," voicing the detective Ethan Bennett and the villain Clayface. He also made guest appearances in shows such as "Grey's Anatomy," "Higglytown Heroes," and "Law & Order." Harris had recurring roles in "Eli Stone," where he appeared in three episodes, and in the sports drama "Friday Night Lights," once again encountering the theme of American football.

In 2010, Steve Harris starred in the crime thriller "Takers." His other film credits include the action film "12 Rounds" (2009), the comedy "Good Behavior" (2008), the thriller "Quarantine" (2008), the comedy "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" (2005), and "Sculls" (2000).