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Steve Antin
Born Steven Howard Antin
April 19, 1958 (1958-04-19) (age 51)
Portland, Oregon, United States

Steven Howard "Steve" Antin (born April 19, 1958) is an American actor, stunt man, screenwriter, producer, and director.

Antin was born in Portland, Oregon. He may be most remembered as Troy, the bad-guy preppie jock in Steven Spielberg's The Goonies and as a co-lead in the film The Last American Virgin. He also had a memorable performance as one of the rapists in the Academy Award-winning film The Accused. He can also be remembered as Jessie in Rick Springfield's "Jessie's Girl" video. His screenplay, Inside Monkey Zetterland, was turned into a film featuring many respected independent performers. In the late 1990s he made several appearances in gay-oriented films including It's My Party, co-starring Eric Roberts and comedian Margaret Cho. Antin himself later came out publicly.[1] Antin also enjoyed a successful career as a stunt performer in dozens of films.

In recent years, Antin has turned to working as a successful screenwriter, writing such films as Gloria (1999) and Chasing Papi. He also created, wrote and produced the television series Young Americans for The WB.

Most recently, Antin has turned to directing. He has directed several music videos (such as Girlicious' "Like Me") and in 2006, the feature film The Good Mother starring Angie Harmon, produced by Billy Pollina. He is one of the executive producers and creators of The CW's 2007 reality series which seeks to find the next member for the hit pop group, the Pussycat Dolls.

He is the brother of fellow actor Neil Antin, Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin, and celebrity hairstylist Jonathan Antin. Antin, who is openly gay, was once the boyfriend of David Geffen, whose mother said of Antin when first introduced, 'He's not Jewish!"[2] They were together for a little more than one year.

Antin, is directing a new film slated for a 2010-2011 release entitled Burlesque (film), starring pop singer Christina Aguilera and Academy Award winner Cher. Diablo Cody wrote part of the script for Burlesque. Production is rumored to begin in late 2009.

References

  1. ^ Steve Antin at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ King, Tom (2001). The Operator: David Geffen Builds, Buys, and Sells the New Hollywood. New York: Broadway Books. pp. 356, 362–3, 369, 380–2,. ISBN 0767907574.  

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