Steven Van Zandt

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Steven Lento
  • Birth Place: Boston, MA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/22/1950, Scorpio
  • Profession: Musician; actor; music producer; radio host
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Steven Van Zandt 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.
  • Steven Van Zandt Relationships:
  • Kathi Van Zandt - Sister
  • Maureen Van Zandt - Wife
  • William Van Zandt - Nephew
  • Mary Van Zandt - Mother
  • Walker Van Zandt - Nephew
  • William Van Zandt - Stepfather
  • Billy Van Zandt - Brother
  • Steven Van Zandt 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
  • 2000 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
  • 2001 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

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