Born of M├ętis ancestry in southern British Columbia, Steven was adopted at the age of 6 months and raised in northern Canada’s Yukon and Northwest Territories. Adventurous and rebellious, Steven left his northern home at 16. He has met with many varied and diverse life experiences, some more difficult than others, but his resilience has always remained and enhanced the authenticity of the characters he portrays.

Always passionate about art and creating music, Steven had an early interest in acting and soon arrived in Vancouver at the age of 20 to try his hand on the stage and screen. However, the twists in life and his young family responsibilities ultimately shelved the dream. He worked as a carpenter and homebuilder for over 20 years, often teaching his trade in small northern communities in BC. As fate would have it, a severe motorcycle accident and brain injury presented Steven the opportunity to choose a career in the film industry once again, some twenty years later. He began working as a stunt performer and then went on to study for two years graduating from the full- time program at Vancouver’s William Davis Centre for Acting in 2001.

Steven has been pursuing the dream ever since. For his recurring role as Daryl Fraser on Blackstone, Steven has been nominated three times, 2012, 2014 and 2015 for the Leo Award’s Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series, winning it in 2012. And was nominated for a 2013 Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role.

He has appeared in numerous TV series and films, including Trust and My Name is Sarah, Don’t Call Me Tonto (alongside Michelle Thrush and the late Gordon Tootoosis), Afghan Nights with Michael Madsen, and the Oscar award- winning Brokeback Mountain (opposite the late Heath Ledger). More recently the seasoned actor appeared in 50 Shades of Grey and the new Anthony Hopkins film, Go With Me. Steven brings an eclectic energy and passion to his roles and is known for his intensity and commitment to his profession within the industry.

Steven lives in Vancouver and finds inspiration in his love for his five grandchildren, Jozef, Autumn, Myja and Haven & Hunter.