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Steve Dorff

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Steve Dorff is among the most effective songwriters in america. A three-time Grammy along with a five-time Emmy nominee, Dorff provides penned a lot more than 20 TOP nation and/or pop strikes and nine chart-topping film music. The music supervisor for George Strait’s 1992 film, Pure Nation, including two number 1 strikes — “Heartland” and “I Combination My Center,” Dorff is a continuous presence over the music graphs. His songs have got furnished number 1 strikes for Eddie Rabbitt (“Every Which Method But Loose”), Kenny Rogers (“Over time”), Mel Tillis (“Coca Cola Cowboy”), Clay Walker (“Hypnotize the Moon”), Anne Murray (“I SIMPLY Fall in Appreciate Once again”), and Ronnie Milsap (“Cowboys and Clowns”). The extended list of extra artists who’ve covered his music consist of Barbra Steisand, Glen Campbell, Melissa Manchester, Karen Carpenter, Roy Rogers, Whitney Houston, and Vanessa Williams. Dorff provides supplied ratings for such films as Tin Glass, Michael, Blast from days gone by, and Dudley Do-Right and Television shows including Murphy Dark brown, Murder She Wrote, Developing Pains, Alien Country, Major Father, My Sister Sam, and Spencer for Hire. Dorff’s legacy continues to be offered to his sons, Stephen, who functions as an professional, and Andrew, a musician whose debut record, Hint of Clutter, premiered in August 1997.

Quick Facts


Full Name Steve Dorff
Height 1.73 m
Profession Songwriter, Music Producer, Film Score Composer
Nationality American
Spouse Nancy Dorff
Children Stephen Dorff, Andrew Dorff
Parents Steve Dorff, Nancy Dorff
Siblings Andrew Dorff
Awards MTV Movie Award for Best Villain
Music Songs As Long as We Got Each Other, Right a Great Country Wrong, Biker's Theme, Adam & Eve Love Theme, Eastwood's Alley Walk, Annabelle's Wish, Checking His List, Every Which Way But Loose, I Cross My Heart, Spencer: For Hire Theme, Annabelle Gets Her Wish, Flying on My Own, Under the Double Eagle, Through The Years, Runaway Sleigh, In Love's Name, True Love At Last, And Still Run Out of Time, Take Good Care Of My Heart, You Set My Dreams To Music, Swept Away, It Must Be You, A Little Thing Called Life, I Never Stopped Loving You, A Little Love Like Yours, Tear Down All the Walls, I Just Fall In Love Again, Heartland, The Art of Who I Am, I Want A Son, Miracle, Thankful for the Rain
Albums Steve Dorff Original Demos, Pacific Sunrise, It's Personal, You Set My Dreams To Music
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics, Grammy Award for Best Country Song, Academy of Country Music Award for Single Record of the Year, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music, Country Music Association Award for Song of the Year, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Song
Movies Every Which Way but Loose, Pure Country, Blast from the Past, Any Which Way You Can, Honkytonk Man, Bronco Billy, Annabelle's Wish, A Pure Country Gift, Dudley Do-Right, Pink Cadillac, Rustlers' Rhapsody, My Best Friend Is a Vampire, The Quick and the Dead, Dancer, Texas Pop. 81, A Father's Choice, Back to the Beach, Annie's Point, Rose Hill, Jake's Corner, Moonshine Highway, Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy, Alien Nation: The Enemy Within, The Junction Boys, The Facts of Life Reunion, Coyote Summer, Infidelity, A Leap of Faith, Rainbow Valley Fire Department
TV Shows XIII: The Conspiracy, What a Dummy, Covert One: The Hades Factor


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#Fact
1 Has appeared in commercials for Blu E-cigs.
2 Has claustrophobia.
3 Somewhere (2010) preview and reception in Tokyo, Japan. [January 2011]
4 Vacationed in St. Tropez, France. [July 2004]
5 In Hamburg, Germany, filming Backbeat (1994) alongside Sheryl Lee. [April 1993]
6 Vacationed in St-Tropez, France, also attending a Kanye West party. [July 2006]
7 Attended the 67th Venice International Film Festival in Italy. [September 2010]
8 Attended the 2002 Cannes Film Festival in France. [May 2002]
9 Attended the The 32nd Annual Toronto International Film Festival in Canada. [September 2007]
10 Vacationed and attended a variety of small celebrity events in St-Tropez, France. [August 2007]
11 West Hollywood, California [April 2004]
12 Attended the 2000 Cannes Film Festival in France. [May 2000]
13 When not working, he often vacations in St-Tropez, France, over his birthday.
14 Mother Nancy died of brain cancer in February 2008.
15 According to director Iain Softley, as soon as he met Stephen Dorff, he knew that he would be perfect to portray Stuart Sutcliffe in Backbeat (1994).
16 Was listed as a potential nominee on both the 2004 and 2006 Razzie Award nominating ballots. He was suggested in the Worst Supporting Actor category on the 2004 ballot for his role in the film Cold Creek Manor (2003). And he was suggested again two years later in the Worst Supporting Actor category of the 2006 Razzie nominating ballot for his performance in the film Alone in the Dark (2005). He failed to receive either nomination.
17 Is credited with providing the "ugh" on Lenny Kravitz' recording of "American Woman" (1999).
18 Was considered for the part of Jack in Titanic (1997). Stephen was glad that he didn't play the part because he would have been always remembered for being that guy on the boat.
19 Brother of musician Andrew Dorff.
20 Son of composer Steve Dorff.
21 Collects vintage cameras.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Leatherface 2017 completed Texas Ranger Hal Hartman
Jackals 2016 completed Jimmy Levine
Albion: The Enchanted Stallion 2016 post-production Connor
Music, War and Love 2016 post-production General Huber
Sex Guaranteed post-production Hank
The Family Remains announced Finn (rumored)
American Hero 2015 Melvin Hesper
Oliver's Deal 2015 Oliver Campbell
Heatstroke 2013 Paul
Officer Down 2013/II Detective David 'Cal' Callahan
The Motel Life 2012 Jerry Lee
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III 2012 Stephen
Tomorrow You're Gone 2012 Charlie Rankin
Zaytoun 2012 Yoni
The Iceman 2012 Joey Kuklinski
Brake 2012/I Jeremy Reins
Rites of Passage 2012/I Professor Nash
Carjacked 2011 Roy
Immortals 2011 Stavros
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star 2011 Dick Shadow
Somewhere 2010 Johnny Marco
Black Water Transit 2009 Nicky
Public Enemies 2009 Homer Van Meter
XIII: The Conspiracy 2008 TV Mini-Series XIII Ross Tanner Steve Rowland
Felon 2008 Wade Porter
Skip Tracer 2008 TV Movie Skip King
The Passage 2007 Luke
Botched 2007/I Ritchie
Nanking 2007 Lewis Smythe
.45 2006 Reilly
World Trade Center 2006 Scott Strauss
Covert One: The Hades Factor 2006 TV Mini-Series Jon Smith
Far Cry Instincts 2005 Video Game Jack Carver (voice)
Shadowboxer 2005 Clayton Mayfield
Tennis, Anyone...? 2005 T.C. Jackson
Alone in the Dark 2005 Cmdr. Richard Burke
Britney Spears: Greatest Hits - My Prerogative 2004 Video Boyfriend (segment "Everytime")
Cold Creek Manor 2003 Dale Massie
Den of Lions 2003 Mike Varga
Feardotcom 2002 Mike
Riders 2002 Slim
Deuces Wild 2002 Leon
Zoolander 2001 Stephen Dorff (uncredited)
Cecil B. DeMented 2000 Cecil
Quantum Project 2000 Short Paul Pentcho
Entropy 1999/I Jake Walsh
Earthly Possessions 1999 TV Movie Jake Simms, Jr.
Blade 1998 Deacon Frost
City of Industry 1997 Skip Kovich
Space Truckers 1996 Mike Pucci
Blood and Wine 1996 Jason
I Shot Andy Warhol 1996 Candy Darling
Reckless 1995 Tom Jr.
Innocent Lies 1995 Jeremy Graves
One Hundred and One Nights 1995 Un acteur muet
Aerosmith: Big Ones You Can Look at 1994 Video Boyfriend in 'Cryin'
S.F.W. 1994 Cliff Spab
Backbeat 1994 Stuart Sutcliffe
Judgment Night 1993 John Wyatt
Aerosmith: Cryin' 1993 Video short Boyfriend
An Ambush of Ghosts 1993 George Betts
Rescue Me 1992 Fraser Sweeney
The Power of One 1992 P.K. Age 18
What a Dummy 1990-1991 TV Series Tucker Brannigan
Blossom 1991 TV Series Bobby
Always Remember I Love You 1990 TV Movie Robert Mendham
The Outsiders 1990 TV Series Bobby Dean
A Son's Promise 1990 TV Movie Charles O'Kelley
Father Dowling Mysteries 1990 TV Series Mark Oskowski
Roseanne 1989 TV Series Jimmy Meltrigger
Do You Know the Muffin Man? 1989 TV Movie Sandy Dollison
Married with Children 1989 TV Series Boz
Empty Nest 1989 TV Series Billy at 14
I Know My First Name Is Steven 1989 TV Mini-Series Pete
Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story 1988 TV Movie
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1988 TV Series Curtis
Hiroshima Maiden 1988 TV Movie Johnny Bennett
Mutts 1988 TV Movie Eric Gillman
The Gate 1987 Glen
In Love and War 1987 TV Movie Stan age 9
Diff'rent Strokes 1985 TV Series Scott
The New Leave It to Beaver 1985 TV Series Tony

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Zaytoun 2012 executive producer
Brake 2012/I executive producer
Felon 2008 executive producer
Skip Tracer 2008 TV Movie executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
S.F.W. 1994 performer: "As Long As We Got Each Other", "Spabs Theme" / writer: "As Long As We Got Each Other" - as Steve Dorff / writer: "Spabs Theme"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Bling Ring 2013 thanks
FeardotCom: Visions of Fear 2003 Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Biography 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Dinner for Five 2004 TV Series Himself
Cooper's Documentary 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Rules of the Genre 2004 Video documentary short Himself
V Graham Norton 2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Sharon Osbourne Show 2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
Punk'd 2003 TV Series Himself
FeardotCom: Visions of Fear 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
Breaking the Silence: The Making of 'Hannibal' 2001 Video documentary Himself - N.Y. Premiere
The Last Minute 2001 Himself (as Brad Matlock)
Politically Incorrect 2000 TV Series Himself - panelist
1999 MTV Movie Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1999 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 1998 TV Series Himself
The Making of 'Space Truckers' 1998 Video documentary short Himself / Mike Pucci
Take a Number 1997 Himself (uncredited)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Martin Scorsese 1997 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
MTV Video Music Awards 1994 1994 TV Special Himself
This Morning 1994 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Word 1993-1994 TV Series Himself
Adam 1993 TV Series Guest
The 9th Annual American Cinema Awards 1992 TV Special Himself
John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs 2017 Documentary filming Himself
Vif 2016 Documentary post-production Himself
Dennis Hopper: Uneasy Rider 2016 Documentary
The Fashion Fund 2016 TV Series Himself
Big Morning Buzz Live 2011-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Meir's Festival 2013 Documentary short Himself
Sunset Strip 2012 Documentary Himself
Janela Indiscreta 2011 TV Series Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2008-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Made in Hollywood 2010-2011 TV Series Himself
Today 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Chelsea Lately 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Cinema 3 2011 TV Series Himself
The Daily Habit 2011 TV Series Himself
Rencontres de cinéma 2011 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Lopez Tonight 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber 2010 TV Series
Sidewalks Entertainment 2010 TV Series Himself
At the Movies 2010 TV Series Himself
Criminal Technology 2009 Video documentary short Himself
The Last of the Legendary Outlaws 2009 Video documentary short Himself
HBO First Look 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Alex Zane's GuestList 2008 TV Series Himself
The Making of 'World Trade Center' 2006 Video documentary Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
1 Leicester Square 2006 TV Series Himself
The Making of 'Blood and Wine' 2006 Video documentary Himself
Fashion in Focus 2005 TV Series documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2013 TV Series Himself - Blu E-Cig Commercial
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness 2012 TV Series documentary Glen
Premio Donostia a Matt Dillon 2006 TV Special Leon (uncredited)
Ultimate Fights from the Movies 2002 Video documentary Deacon Frost (Blade)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 Best Actor New York City Horror Film Festival Botched (2007)
1999 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Villain Blade (1998)
1999 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Villain Blade (1998)
1992 ShoWest Award ShoWest Convention, USA Male Star of Tomorrow
1991 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Young Actor Starring in a TV Movie, Pilot or Special Always Remember I Love You (1990)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1993 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Young Actor Starring in a Motion Picture The Power of One (1992)
1991 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Young Actor Starring in a New Television Series What a Dummy (1990)
1990 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Young Actor Starring in a TV Movie, Pilot or Special Do You Know the Muffin Man? (1989)
1989 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Young Actor in a Special, Pilot, Movie of the Week or Mini-Series Mutts (1988)
1988 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Performance by a Younger Actor The Gate (1987)
1988 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Young Actor in a Horror Motion Picture The Gate (1987)


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#Quote
1 My dad is Jewish so I was kinda brought up half-Jewish.
2 (2011) When I lost my mom, my whole life changed. It changed the way I thought about everything, about how I woke up every morning.
3 (2010) I do credit my mom and my dad that even in my more rebellious years, I didn't cross the line. There was never an E! True Hollywood Story about me, I never got arrested. Yeah, I partied, and went a little crazy with the girls and had my drinking days, but I never got addicted to hard-core drugs, and I really do believe it's because I was lucky enough to have a family that really guarded me in a city like this.
4 (2010) I pretty much lived movie to movie in my younger years because I loved spending money and I didn't really have a concept of "assets," but as I got a little older, I bought art. I got all these cool pictures - a Warhol painting, a Basquiat drawing, a little Keith Haring - every time I had a little extra money. But for a while there, I was just living movie to movie. "Oh, I need a job? All right, what's out there? Okay, I'll take that one."
5 (On Public Enemies (2009)) Public Enemies was a six-month shoot. I love Michael (Mann), but I don't know. We shot that movie for a long time, and when you see the movie, there's a lot of parts I like in it, but there are so many characters. I was like, "Where did it all go?" I didn't even know where Johnny's character was, and he was Dillinger. I loved the gun-battle scenes, I loved the look of the film, but I kind of lost my character in there, and I was, "Oh-kay, that was half a year" ... But I love Michael Mann. I was going through a tough time when he offered me that movie. I didn't think I could do the movie because I was losing my mom - she hadn't left me yet, but it was headed that way...
6 (2008, on Hollywood) I don't know how it works. There's been times when I've wondered, 'Why the fuck am I not getting that movie?' There's so much to this game like who's hot and all that. If you stay true and work with great directors, that's all I can hope for. Right now, I feel the most solid and my work is the best it's ever been. I feel fortunate.
7 I like to make movies about characters. I like smaller films, that's what I love to do.
8 I enjoy my lifestyle, living by the beach in Venice. I'm not afraid to admit I enjoy the money.


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