Steve Harris (actor)

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Steve Harris
Born (1965-12-03) December 3, 1965 (age 48)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1995–present

Steve Harris (born December 3, 1965) is an American actor most famous for his role as Eugene Young on the legal drama The Practice. He recently starred as Detective Isaiah "Bird" Freeman on the NBC drama, Awake.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Chicago, IL, the son of Mattie, a housewife, and John Harris, a bus driver. He is the older brother of Wood Harris. He attended St. Joseph High School in Westchester, IL, a private school known for developing star athletes. Steve was a running back. He then played linebacker for Northern Illinois University, where he studied drama. His athletic career was cut short due to a torn ligament in his ankle.

Career[edit]

He has done voice work for the animated television show The Batman as Ethan Bennett. He has also appeared on Law & Order and earlier had a role in Homicide: Life on the Street's pilot. In 2006, he appeared in the now-cancelled TV series Heist. He also appeared in an episode of Grey's Anatomy. He appeared in several episodes of New York Undercover. He has appeared in a number of films including; Quarantine, Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Bringing Down The House, The Rock, The Mod Squad, Takers, and Minority Report

Harris will star in actress Regina King's directorial debut Let The Church Say Amen which will be adapted from ReShonda Tate Billingsley's 2005 best selling novel. The film is scheduled to premiere on BET in 2013.

Awards[edit]

He was nominated six times for an NAACP Image Award for his work on The Practice and won in 2004.

  • 1999 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee

Personal life[edit]

He has also played on various teams for the NBAE League.

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