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Steger at the 90210 premiere party on August 23, 2008
|Born||Michael Mateus Steger
May 27, 1980
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Brandee Tucker (m. 2008)|
Steger was born on May 27, 1980, the third out of four sons. He is the son of an accountant mother and an operations manager family. He is of Ecuadorian, Austrian, and Norwegian descent, and grew up in a middle-class family. In an interview, Steger revealed he was bullied during his childhood in the fourth grade until the sixth grade. He was later transferred to another school when the bullying got too serious. He graduated with honors from Cal Poly Pomona, achieving a BA degree in Theater and a minor in Spanish. Throughout his childhood, Steger trained in martial arts and at age 18, received his first Dan black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Steger married Brandee Tucker on November 15, 2008.
Steger started his career appearing in several commercials and guest starred in VR Troopers in 1994. In 2005, he acted in the Bollywood independent film 3 Girls and the Golden Cocoon, and after appearing as Mohamed Esfiri on NCIS in 2005, he had a recurring role on The Winner in 2007. He was also cast as the lead role by Tim Burton in The Killers' music video "Bones" in 2006.
As of 2007, Steger has appeared in several Disney Channel productions. He has guest starred on the Hannah Montana episode titled "Everybody Was Best-Friend Fighting", the Cory in the House episode titled "Macho Libre", and had a co-starring role in the Disney Channel Original Movie The Cheetah Girls: One World, which was released on August 22, 2008. He also guest starred on Criminal Minds in 2008.
Steger directed Ted Danson, his daughter Kate Danson and several other actors in the upcoming short film The Wrights.
|2005||3 Girls and the Golden Cocoon||Travis|
|2007||Man Under the Tree, TheThe Man Under the Tree||Guido||Short film|
|2008||Cheetah Girls: One World, TheThe Cheetah Girls: One World||Vikram||Television film|
|2013||Farah Goes Bang||Waseem|
|2013||Blast Vegas||Oren||Television film|
|1994||VR Troopers||Josh||Episode: "Oh Brother!"|
|2005||NCIS||Mohamed Esfiri (uncredited)||Episode: "Kill Ari (Part I)"|
|2007||Winner, TheThe Winner||Miguel||4 episodes|
|2007||Hannah Montana||Guillermo Montoya||Episode: "Everybody Was Best-Friend Fighting"|
|2008||Cory in the House||Juan Carlos||Episode: "Macho Libre"|
|2008–2013||90210||Navid Shirazi||Main cast|
|2008||Criminal Minds||Sam||Episode: "Mayhem"|
|2010||Covert Affairs||Diego Suarez||Episode: "South Bound Suarez"|
|2010||True Blood||Tony||Episode: "I Smell a Rat"|
Music Videos: Bones - The Killers Just Another Girl - The Killers
- Barker, Lynn (August 22, 2008). "Michael Steger: "Bollywood" Meets "90210"". TeenHollywood. Retrieved June 30, 2013.
- Hernandez, Lee (May 15, 2012). "'90210' Star Michael Steger Opens Up About Childhood Bullying: 'You Feel Like You're Going To Die' (EXCLUSIVE)". Huffington Post. Retrieved May 26, 2012.
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