Ian Ziering, September 2008
|Born||Ian Andrew Ziering
March 30, 1964
Newark, New Jersey,
|Spouse(s)||Nikki Schieler Ziering (1997-2002; divorced)
Erin Kristine Ludwig (2010-present; 2 children)
|Children||Mia and Penna|
Ian Andrew Ziering (/ /; born March 30, 1964) is an American actor best known for his role as Steve Sanders on the television series Beverly Hills, 90210, which he played from 1990 to 2000. He is also the voice of Vinnie on Biker Mice from Mars. More recently, he is gaining notoriety for his portrayal of "Fin" in the 2013 movie "Sharknado". Most recently he fronts a cover band, playing a mix of dance and rock music, called Golden Ziering.
Ziering was born in Newark, New Jersey, the son of Muriel "Mickie" and Paul M. Ziering, an educator and saxophonist. He grew up in West Orange, New Jersey and has two older brothers, Jeff and Barry. Ziering was raised Jewish. He graduated from West Orange High School in 1982, and from William Paterson University in 1988.
In 1990, Ziering was chosen as Steve Sanders on the hit series Beverly Hills, 90210. He was a celebrity dancer on Season 4 of ABC's American version of Dancing with the Stars. His professional dance partner was Cheryl Burke, who won the competition in Season 2 with partner Drew Lachey and also Season 3 with partner Emmitt Smith. Ian made it to the semi-final round of Season 4, and received a perfect score (three 10s) from the judges for one of his two dances in the semi-finals, but it was not enough to reach the finals; he and Cheryl were eliminated during the results show the next day, May 15, 2007.
In 2006, Ian produced, directed and starred in the short film, Man vs. Monday, which won the Audience Choice Award at the 2006 Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival. Also in 2006, Ian won the Best Actor Award at the 2006 Monaco Film Festival for his portrayal of "Francis" in the independent film, Stripped Down.
Ian has also appeared in the television series JAG, What I Like About You, The Doctors as Erich Aldrich and Guiding Light as Cameron Stewart. He also had a role in the videogame Freelancer as the protagonist, Edison Trent.
On June 18, 2007, Variety reported that Ziering had auditioned the previous week for the opportunity to succeed Bob Barker as host of The Price Is Right. The job ultimately went to Drew Carey. Ziering's ex-wife, Nikki, was a Model on the show from 1999 to 2002.
On February 3, 2010, Ziering announced his engagement to nurse Erin Kristine Ludwig of East Liverpool, Ohio. The couple married at a ceremony in Newport Beach, California on May 28, 2010. On October 31, 2010, it was announced that he and his wife Erin were expecting a baby girl in April 2011. On April 25, 2011, Erin gave birth to a baby girl named Mia Loren Ziering weighing 7 lbs, 6 oz. She was named after Ian's late mother, Mickie. On April 25, 2013, Ziering announced the birth of his second daughter, Penna Mae Ziering weighing 6 lbs, 9 oz. Penna shares the same birthday as her older sister, Mia.
|1981||Endless Love||Sammy Butterfield|
|1995||The Women of Spring Break||George Peck||TV Movie|
|1995||No Way Back||Victor Serlano|
|1996||Subliminal Seduction||Darrin Danver||TV Movie|
|1997||Mighty Ducks the Movie: The First Face-Off||Wildwing||Voice|
|1999||Batman Beyond: The Movie||Mason Forrest||Voice|
|2005||Six Months Later||Michael||Short film|
|2006||Man vs. Monday||Dan Smith||Short film|
|2007||Tyrannosaurus Azteca||Hernan Cortes|
|2008||Lava Storm||John Wilson||TV Movie|
|2009||Step Seven||Richard Miller / Brother Abraham||Short film|
|2009||The Christmas Hope||Nathan Andrews||TV Movie|
|2011||The Legend of Awesomest Maximus||Testiclees|
|2012||McKenna Shoots for the Stars||Mr. Brooks|
|2012||That's My Boy||TV Donny Berger|
|2013||Snake and Mongoose||Keith Black||Post-production|
|1981-1982||The Doctors||Erich Aldrich|
|1986-1988||Guiding Light||Cameron Stewart|
|1988||ABC Afterschool Specials||Randy Forrester||Episode: "Terrible Things My Mother Told Me"|
|1990||CBS Schoolbreak Special||Donnie||Episode: "Flour Babies"|
|1990||Married... with Children||The Kid||Episode: "The Unnatural"|
|1990-2000||Beverly Hills, 90210||Steve Sanders|
|1991||The Legend of Prince Valiant||Voice||Episode: "The Beggar"
Episode: "The Black Rose"
|1992||Melrose Place||Steve Sanders||Episode: "Pilot"
Episode: "Friends & Lovers"
Episode: "Lost & Found"
|1993-1996||Biker Mice from Mars||Vinnie||Voice|
|1994||Aaahh!!! Real Monsters||Gludge||Episode: "Smile and Say Oblina/The Great Wave" (Voice)|
|1998||V.I.P.||Peter||Episode: "Bloody Val-entine"|
|1998-2000||Godzilla: The Series||Nick Tatopoulos||Voice|
|1999||The Love Boat: The Next Wave||Joshua Krumb||Episode: "Don't Judge a Book by It's Lover"|
|1999||Batman Beyond||Mason Forrest||Episode: "The Winning Edge" (Voice)|
|2000||Twice in a Lifetime||Dr. Steven Weaver / Lance Kensington||Episode: "Even Steven"|
|2001||Inside Schwartz||Parker||Episode: "Event Night"|
|2001||JAG||Capt. William Shepard||Episode: "Ambush"|
|2002||Son of the Beach||Harry Johnson||Episode: "Taco Lips Now: Part 1"
Episode: "Jailhouse Notch: Part 2"
Episode: "Bad News, Mr. Johnson"
|2002||What I Like About You||Paul Cody||Episode: "Copy That"|
|2006-2007||Biker Mice from Mars||Vinnie / Announcer / Brie Fish / Harry / Taonga||Voice|
|2007||Side Order of Life||Brian Fowler||Episode: "Awakenings"
Episode: "Nothing Left to Lose"
|2007||Drawn Together||Chase Huffington||Episode: "Drawn Together Babies" (Voice)|
|2010||CSI: NY||Thom Weir||Episode: "Pot of Gold"|
|2011||Happily Divorced||Support Group Leader||Episode: "Spousal Support"|
|2007||Biker Mice from Mars||Vinnie||Voice|
- Pfefferman, Naomi (July 31, 2003). "Ziering Dominates With Blonde Ambition". Jewish Journal.
- "THE ULTIMATE NEW JERSEY HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK: T-Z AND ALSO...", The Star-Ledger, June 27, 1999. Accessed August 4, 2007.
- "Meet the New Cast of 'Dancing With the Stars". Good Morning America. February 21, 2007.
- "Is Rosie right for 'Price'?". Variety. June 18, 2007
- Strauss, Gary; Levin, Gary (July 24, 2007). "Game show 'Price' is right for Carey". USA Today.
- Moraski, Lauren (May 17, 2013). "'Beverly Hills 90210' star Ian Ziering: Why I'm taking my shirt off for Chippendales". CBS News.
- E! News - Divorce Mania in TV Land
- Salem News: "Erin Kristine Ludwig to wed Ian Ziering" February 14, 2010
- Herbst, Diane (October 31, 2010). "Ian Ziering Is Going to Be a Dad". People
- Herbst, Diane (April 26, 2013). "Ian Ziering Welcomes Daughter Penna Mae". People.
- Official website
- Ian Ziering at the Internet Movie Database
- Ian Ziering in dancing with the stars
|Awards and achievements|
Monique Coleman & Louis Van Amstel
|Dancing with the Stars (US) semi-finalist
Season 4 (Spring 2007 with Cheryl Burke)
Jennie Garth & Derek Hough