Dorff at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival
July 29, 1973 |
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
|Other names||Brad Matlock|
Stephen Dorff, Jr. (born July 29, 1973) is an American actor, known for portraying PK in The Power of One, Stuart Sutcliffe in Backbeat, Johnny Marco in Sofia Coppola's Somewhere, and for his roles in Blade (as self-styled vampire-overlord Deacon Frost), Cecil B. DeMented, The Motel Life, S.F.W. and Space Truckers.
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 his mother was Catholic, and Dorff has stated that he was "kinda brought up half-Jewish". Dorff's brother is the late Andrew Dorff who was a country music songwriter. 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, Morgan Freeman, and Daniel Craig. In 1993, director Marty Callner hired him to star alongside teen idol Alicia Silverstone in the music video Cryin' by American rock band Aerosmith. He had a leading role as the love interest of Reese Witherspoon's character in S.F.W. (1994).
In 1996, he starred in the movie Space Truckers and as Candy Darling in I Shot Andy Warhol, a film about Valerie Solanas, the woman infamous for shooting pop-art icon Andy Warhol. 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 is known for his part as the evil vampire Deacon Frost in the Marvel Comics superhero horror film, Blade (1998).
He played Dale Massie in the 2003 thriller Cold Creek Manor, alongside Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone. In 2010, he starred in the drama Somewhere opposite Elle Fanning, 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." In 2004, Dorff starred in the music video for "Everytime" by Britney Spears, playing Spears' boyfriend. He appeared in the 2009 films Public Enemies and Black Water Transit. 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 eCigs, an electronic cigarette company. However, despite being diagnosed with emphysema he admitted in November 2013 that he still smokes regular cigarettes.
In 2013, he was a guest of honor on 6th Off Plus Camera Dorff also starred in The Motel Life opposite Emile Hirsch, Dakota Fanning and Kris Kristofferson and in the crime drama films Officer Downe. In March 2015, he earned the role as Texas Ranger Hal Hartman in the Texas Chain Saw Massacre prequel Leatherface.
|1987||Gate, TheThe Gate||Glen|
|1992||Power of One, TheThe Power of One||Peter Phillip "P.K." Kenneth-Keith (age 18)|
|1992||Rescue Me||Fraser Sweeney|
|1993||Ambush of Ghosts, AnAn Ambush of Ghosts||George Betts|
|1993||Judgment Night||John Wyatt|
|1995||Hundred and One Nights, AA 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 film|
|2000||Cecil B. Demented||Sinclair/Cecil B. Demented|
|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|
|2007||Passage, TheThe Passage||Luke|
|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||Rites of Passage||Professor Nash|
|2012||The Motel Life||Jerry Lee Flannigan|
|2012||Tomorrow You're Gone||Charlie Rankin|
|2013||Officer Down||Det. David 'Cal' Callahan|
|2013||The Iceman||Joseph Kuklinski|
|2017||Leatherface||Texas Ranger Hal Hartman|
|1985||New Leave It to Beaver, TheThe New Leave It to Beaver||Tony||1 episode|
|1985||Diff'rent Strokes||Scott||1 episode|
|1987||In Love and War||Stan Stockdale (age 9)||Television film|
|1988||Mutts||Eric Gillman||Television film|
|1988||Hiroshima Maiden||Johnny Bennett||Television film|
|1988||Absent-Minded Professor, TheThe Absent-Minded Professor||Curtis||Television film|
|1988||Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story||Television 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||Television film|
|1989||Do You Know the Muffin Man?||Sandy Dollison||Television film|
|1989||Roseanne||Jimmy Meltrigger||3 episodes|
|1990||Father Dowling Mysteries||Mark Oskowski||1 episode|
|1990||Son's Promise, AA Son's Promise||Charles O'Kelley||Television film|
|1990||Outsiders, TheThe Outsiders||Bobby Dean||1 episode|
|1990||Always Remember I Love You||Robert Mendham||Television film|
|1990||What a Dummy||Tucker Brannigan||24 episodes|
|1999||Earthly Possessions||Jake Simms, Jr.||Television film|
|2006||Covert One: The Hades Factor||Jonathan Smith||Miniseries|
|2008||Skip Tracer||Skip King||Television film|
|2008||XIII: The Conspiracy||Ross Tanner/Steve Rowland||Miniseries|
|2000||"Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)"||Himself||Limp Bizkit|
|2005||Far Cry Instincts||Jack Carver|
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