Fast Facts

  • Earned the nickname "Miami Steve" because of the tropical brightly colored clothes he favored as a young man.
  • Played guitar and sang backup vocals for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band from 1975 to 1984; rejoined the band after a world tour in 1999.
  • Has twice been honored by the United Nations for his human-rights activism. Formed the all-star musical group Artists United Against Apartheid to record the single "Sun City" in 1985.
  • Brother Billy married actress Adrienne Barbeau in 1992.
  • Was cast in The Sopranos after series creator David Chase saw Van Zandt induct '60s hitmakers the Rascals into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.
  • Backup band for the 1999 album Born Again Savage included U2's Adam Clayton on bass and Jason Bonham on drums.
  • Created the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to history of rock and roll, in 2007.

Awards

  • 2006, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Kathi Van Zandt — Sister
  • William Van Zandt — Stepfather
  • Maureen Van Zandt — Wife
  • William Van Zandt — Nephew
  • Billy Van Zandt — Brother
  • Mary Van Zandt — Mother
  • Walker Van Zandt — Nephew

Details

  • Birth Name: Steven Lento
  • Birth Place: Boston, MA
  • Birthday: November 22, 1950, Scorpio
  • Profession: Musician, Actor, Music producer, Radio host
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