**The life and adventures of a small town Brit who finds himself deep inside Big town Hollywood!**
‘EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON…’
That’s the phrase that keeps Steve Valentine going, as he plows
through his wide, varied and ultimately strangely connected
Born in Scotland and raised near London, England, Steve has
had a fascination with performing from the age of 5. That was
the year he started THEATRE and DANCE training and took a
passionate, lifelong interest in MAGIC. His first job was playing
a child Prince in ‘THE KING AND I’ in London theatre at the
age of 7,
From those humble beginnings to appearing in almost two
hundred hours of television, a dozen movies and countless
commercials, to starring in the Hit TV series CROSSING
JORDAN, Steve Valentine has done it all.
Always the performer, Steve DJ’d in Europe, ran a nightclub at
18 years old in the former Yugoslavia only just escaping the war,
entertained troops in the Belize jungle, Northern Ireland and Falkland Islands during that war. He
has traveled the world on a cruise ship performing stand-up comedy, headlined in Las Vegas and
become known as one of the top close-up magicians in the world.
“ I had a chance to stay in Vegas with my own illusion show” Steve admits “ But I’m an actor at
heart and needed to stay in LA to follow that dream.”
Once in LA Steve still dabbled in magic, winning the coveted CLOSE UP MAGICIAN OF THE
YEAR award, two years in a row, from Hollywood’s World Famous MAGIC CASTLE.
Steve had to retire from the magic scene when, auditioning for a movie role the producer turned
out to be a past magic client who had hired Steve for his kids bar mitzvah, he didn’t take Steve
seriously as an actor. The next day the magic was dropped and the rest is history.
One year later Steve got the sitcom ‘Nikki’ for the WB, followed by six years on NBC’s ‘Crossing
“While he is unorthodox in his approach to his work and the people he works with, there is
something amusing and charming about him,” says Steve Valentine of ‘Dr. Nigel Townsend’ his
“Crossing Jordan” character, a quirky criminalist/forensics expert -- and ex-British soldier.
“Out of the myriad of characters I have played, ‘Nigel’ is definitely one of my favorites -- arguably
the most multi-faceted and easily the most FUN!”
Steve’s guest star appearances run the gamut, his guest starring role on NBC’s “Just Shoot Me,” in
which his character, ‘Zigmund’, has an affair with Nina (Wendie Malick), was a showstopper that
produced a flood of letters and industry talk and gained him rave reviews. His additional series
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credits include such shows as “House”, “Monk”, “Chuck” “Middleman” “Will & Grace,” “The
Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman”, “Dharma and Greg”, “The Hughleys,” “Boston
Legal,” “Providence,” “JAG,” “Charmed,” “Martial Law,” “VIP,” “Promised Land” and
Steve’s feature-film credits include Co-starring roles in “Spiderman III,” Albert Brooks’ “The
Muse,” with Jeff Bridges and Sharon Stone; Tim Burton’s “Mars Attacks,” “Return to the Secret
Garden” and George Huang’s “Trojan War.” He also starred as the ‘Boogeyman’ in Disney’s
“Don’t Look Under the Bed.” As well as such independent films as “Remembering Phil” with
Nick Turturo, “Fatman and Mr. Taco”, “Gabriella,” and “Foreign Correspondents,”
Continuing in his desire to stretch and perform in as many arena’s as possible, Steve just shot ‘I’m
with the band’ for Disney, starring as the lead singer of the dumbest Rock band in the world, can
be seen Hosting “Estate of Panic” for Sci-Fi Channel ( just nominated for a Rose D’or) and starring
in “Stone of Dreams” (the ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ movie) again for Disney.
Steve Valentine first set foot in America, performing magic on a cruise ship based out of Puerto
Rico, in March of 1989. It was there he met his now ex-wife, and moved with her to Los Angeles.
Now, 20 years later, in March of 2009, the again single Mr. Valentine has just completed Disney’s
‘Stone of Dreams’. In which he plays the villain ‘Archie’, a wizard turned street magician, shot
entirely on location in…. Puerto Rico.
EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON.
THE STRETCH CONTINUES:
Recently Steve has written and produced a number of TV and Film
projects including CRIMEWORLD- a new take on Sherlock
Holmes, THE GOURMET DETECTIVE - based on the series of
hit mystery novels, BLOOD MAGIC a horror screenplay based on
real events and AMONG SPIRITS, a period X-Files.
He also just optioned his reality magic competition show MYSTERY
TOUR to Fox 21.
Steve Valentine lives in Los Angeles with his newly rescued doggie
Ziggy and two ghosts.
In his spare time, he enjoys horseback riding, dancing and riding
roller coasters, sometimes all at the same time, and yes if you ask
nicely, he will still blow you away with an incredible magic trick!
Valentine’s birthday is October 26, every inch a Scorpio..…