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Dorff at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival
July 29, 1973 |
Atlanta, Georgia, US
|Other names||Brad Matlock|
Stephen Dorff (born July 29, 1973) is an American actor, known for portraying Stuart Sutcliffe in Backbeat, Johnny Marco in Sofia Coppola's Somewhere, and for his roles in Blade, Cecil B. DeMented, and Space Truckers.
Early life 
Dorff was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Nancy and Steve Dorff, who is a composer and music producer. His father is Jewish, and Dorff has stated that he was "kinda brought up half-Jewish". He was raised in Los Angeles, where his father worked, and began acting as a child, appearing in commercials for Kraft and Mattel. Dorff attended several private schools, and was expelled from five of them.
Dorff started acting in the late 1980s, landing only minor roles at first. He made guest appearances in television programs such as Diff'rent Strokes, Blossom, Roseanne, Married With Children. He appeared in the television movies In Love and War, I Know My First Name is Steven and What a Dummy. Dorff's first major film role was in The Gate (1987), a horror film about a boy who, along with a friend, discovers a hole in his back yard that is a gateway to Hell. In 1992 he starred in The Power of One opposite Sir John Gielgud and Daniel Craig.
He is known for his part as the evil vampire Deacon Frost in the superhero horror film, Blade (1998). Dorff played Candy Darling in I Shot Andy Warhol (1996), a film about Valerie Solanas, the woman infamous for shooting pop-art icon Andy Warhol. In 1996, he starred in the movie Space Truckers. He was one of the first actors to act in the first digitally downloadable movie, SightSound.com's Quantum Project, also starring John Cleese. He played the protagonist, XIII, of a live action TV series of the comic/video game of XIII.
He appeared in the 2009 films Public Enemies and Black Water Transit. He played Dale Massey in the 2003 thriller Cold Creek Manor, alongside Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone. Dorff recently starred in the drama Somewhere, directed by Sofia Coppola. In an interview with The Chic Spy, he described what landing the role meant to him after the loss of his mother, "It almost felt like a savior, this movie, because I felt like it helped me … I was real empty inside so this was an incredible thing that made me smile.” Dorff appeared as porn star Dick Shadow in the sex industry comedy Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, a film produced by Adam Sandler, who also co-wrote the screenplay.
Recently, Dorff has appeared in television and print advertisements for Blu-Cigs, an electronic cigarette company.
In 2013, he was a guest of honor on 6th Off Plus Camera
|1992||The Power of One||P.K. Age 18|
|1992||Rescue Me||Fraser Sweeney|
|1993||An Ambush of Ghosts||George Betts|
|1993||Judgment Night||John Wyatt|
|1995||A Hundred and One Nights||Un acteur muet à Hollywood||a.k.a. Les cent et une nuits de Simon Cinéma|
|1995||Innocent Lies||Jeremy Graves|
|1996||I Shot Andy Warhol||Candy Darling|
|1996||Space Truckers||Mike Pucci|
|1996||Blood and Wine||Jason|
|1997||City of Industry||Skip Kovich|
|2000||Quantum Project||Paul Pentcho||Short|
|2000||Cecil B. Demented||Cecil|
|2002||FeardotCom||Det. Mike Reilly|
|2003||Den of Lions||Mike Varga|
|2003||Cold Creek Manor||Dale Massie|
|2005||Alone in the Dark||Cmdr. Richard Burke|
|2005||Tennis, Anyone...?||T.C. Jackson|
|2006||World Trade Center||Scott Strauss|
|2009||Black Water Transit||Nicky|
|2009||Public Enemies||Homer Van Meter|
|2011||Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star||Dick Shadow||a.k.a. Born to Be a Star|
|2012||The Motel Life||Jerry Lee Flannigan|
|2013||Officer Down||Det. David 'Cal' Callahan|
|2013||The Iceman||Joseph Kuklinski|
|1985||The New Leave It to Beaver||Tony||1 episode|
|1985||Diff'rent Strokes||Scott||1 episode|
|1987||In Love and War||Stan age 9||TV film|
|1988||Mutts||Eric Gillman||TV film|
|1988||Hiroshima Maiden||Johnny Bennett||TV film|
|1988||The Absent-Minded Professor||Curtis||TV film|
|1988||Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story||TV film|
|1989||Empty Nest||Billy at 14||1 episode|
|1989||Married... with Children||Boz||1 episode|
|1989||I Know My First Name Is Steven||Pete||TV film|
|1989||Do You Know the Muffin Man?||Sandy Dollison||TV film|
|1989||Roseanne||Jimmy Meltrigger||3 episodes|
|1990||Father Dowling Mysteries||Mark Oskowski||1 episode|
|1990||A Son's Promise||Charles O'Kelley||TV film|
|1990||The Outsiders||Bobby Dean||1 episode|
|1990||Always Remember I Love You||Robert Mendham||TV film|
|1990||What a Dummy||Tucker Brannigan||24 episodes|
|1999||Earthly Possessions||Jake Simms, Jr.||TV film|
|2006||Covert One: The Hades Factor||Jonathan Smith||Miniseries|
|2008||Skip Tracer||Skip King||TV film|
|2008||XIII: The Conspiracy||Ross Tanner/Steve Rowland||Miniseries|
- "Stephen Dorff Biography (1973-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2012-06-13.
- Stated on Politically Incorrect in August, 2000; can be viewed online at this link
- "Stephen Dorff Learns Hebrew For New Film". Starpulse.com. 2012-02-18. Retrieved 2012-06-13.
- Green, Tom (1992-02-19). "Stephen Dorff, a star in the making". USA Today. Retrieved 2010-12-14.
- "Retrieved on 2009-03-31". Google.com. Retrieved 2012-06-13.
- "Interview: Sofia Coppola and Stephen Dorff For ‘Somewhere’".
- "Steven Dorff, Blu-Cigs Spokesman". Blu-Cigs. Retrieved 25 December 2012.
- "Roland Joffe and Volker Schlondorff Lead Panels at Off Plus Camera 2013".
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