Steven Bauer made his debut in 1987. More than forty years later, nearly 100 acting credits across films, TV drama, music videos, and video games later, laden with awards and nominations, here are all you need to know about the star presented to you in nine quick facts.
Steven Bauer was born in Havana
Steven Bauer was born Esteban Ernesto Echevarría Samson. He was born in December 1956 to a middle-class family. His father worked with Cuban Airway.
His parents fled Cuba after Fidel Castro came into power
After the Cuban revolution in 1960, thousands of Cubans fled to the United States of America. One of such people was the family of Esteban Echevarría who settled in Miami, Florida. This was how Bauer came to live in America.
Steven Bauer is a serial divorcee
Bauer has married and divorced more than once. He first got married in 1981 aged 25. He got married to the actress Melanie Griffith. The marriage lasted for eight years and produced one son. The couple file for, separated and divorced in 1989.
In the same 1989, Steven got married to his second wife. Her name, Ingrid Anderson. While his first marriage seemed short at eight years, this second one was four times shorter as the duo divorced in 1991. Like earlier, they have a child together.
The star is a serial divorcee
We have said this before. Yes but we only mentioned two of his ex-wives and stopped in 1991 nearly 30 years ago. In 1992, he got married to Christiana Boney which turned out to be his longest marriage to date. It lasted for ten years. The couple went their different ways in 2002.
Less than one year later, in 2003, Steven was on his favorite horse, marriage. He got married to Paulette Miltimore. It was a long marriage but it went the Steven Bauer way as the couple divorced in 2012. By this time, Steven was fifty-six and probably considering living the rest of his span as a bachelor.
Steven Bauer has Italian heritage
He came from Cuba which points his ancestry to Spain. But besides, Spain, Bauer has Iberian blood in him as his mother’s mother is part Italian. He also has Jewish blood in him as his paternal grandfather was a German Jewish refugee from Germany.
Steven was in Breaking Bad
Bauer featuring in “Breaking Bad” in 2011. “Breaking Bad” is the western crime drama which aired on AMC. In this, Steven played the role of a Mexican drug lord Don Eladio Vuente who appeared for just two episodes in which he oversaw one of the fiercest killing sprees and counter killing sprees.
For his performance here, Bauer was nominated in 2012 in the Saturn Award for Best Guest Starring Role on Television.
He made an appeared in the prequel “Better Call Saul”.
Bauer’s debut drama “¿Qué Pasa, USA?” remains his most prominent
Steven Bauer featured in “¿Qué Pasa, USA?” (translated from Spanish to What’s Happening, USA?). It is the first bilingual comedy film in America which aired on PBS. It follows the story of a Cuban-American family living in Little Havana, Miami, highlighting their troubles to cope with America.
Bauer played the role of Joe Peña, the son of the patriarch and matriarch of the Cuban-American family. This series was made up of 39 episodes and Bauer appeared in 28 of them. After this series, it took him more than thirty-five years, a generation actually, to break his appearance record of “¿Qué Pasa, USA?”
Steven Bauer was in “Ray Donovan”
Steven Bauer was part of the main cast of “Ray Donovan” on Showtime, appearing in all but one of its six seasons, clocking a total of 44 episodes as the character Avi, the ex-Mossad and trusted right-hand man of the title character.
Bauer was also in “Wiseguy” (1990, nine episodes), Hacienda Heights (2010, eleven episodes), among scores of others.
Steven Bauer is worth five million dollars
Steven Bauer has been in the industry for decades. He is a veteran. He has won nominations, he has won awards, and he has won thousands if not millions of fans. But these do not pay the bills and Bauer knows as much. Sources online put his net worth at five million dollars.
We usually take issues with five million rated stars as we feel the figure is a convenient guestimation by lazy bloggers. Not in this case.
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