|Born||Stephen Geoffrey Miller
November 22, 1964
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
|Other names||Sam Ritter, Stephen Bordeaux|
Life and career
Born Stephen Geoffrey Miller in Cincinnati, Ohio, Geoffreys first began acting on the stage. In 1984, he was nominated for Broadway's Tony Award for "Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical" for his performance in a play based on the The Human Comedy. For this role, he won the Theatre World Award in 1984.
Geoffreys appeared in several horror and teen films in the 1980s, most notably Heaven Help Us (1985) as well as Fraternity Vacation and 976-EVIL with the director/actor Robert Englund from (A Nightmare On Elm Street) in 1989. He also played a supporting part in the critically acclaimed drama At Close Range in 1986. He is best known for playing the creepy "Evil Ed" in the 1985 vampire horror classic Fright Night starring Roddy McDowall, William Ragsdale, and Chris Sarandon. Two of Geoffreys' lines from that film became catch phrases in the mid-1980s: "To what do I owe this dubious pleasure?" and "You're so cool, Brewster!" Some critics[who?] have suggested that Geoffreys' refusal to appear in the Fright Night sequel was a major career misstep.
Geoffreys returned to horror in a supporting role as "Mr. Putski" in the independent film Sick Girl, released in October 2007, after an almost 17-year absence from mainstream film. He went on to play a lead role in the horror film New Terminal Hotel. He later filmed the horror movie Emerging Past, which also featured actor Brooke McCarter of The Lost Boys fame. As part of the Mob Monster Party on 28 March 2015, Geoffreys wore his Evil Ed Costume.
- 2014 - LAZARUS
- 2011 - Bite Marks
- 2010 - Mr. Hush
- 2010 - Emerging Past
- 2009 - The Diary of Randy Rose
- 2009 - New Terminal Hotel
- 2007 - Sick Girl
- 1998 - Famous Again
- 1991 - Wild Blade
- 1990 - Moon 44
- 1989 - 976-EVIL
- 1986 - At Close Range
- 1985 - The Elevator (The Twilight Zone)
- 1985 - Fright Night
- 1985 - Fraternity Vacation
- 1985 - Heaven Help Us
Prizes and nominations
- 1984 The Human Comedy - nominated
Theatre World Award
- 1984 The Human Comedy - winner
- "Stephen Geoffreys". The New York Times.
- The New York Times
- BD Horror News - Stephen Geoffreys Talks Return to Horror in 'Sick Girl'
- "I was just collecting myself. I did gay adult movies and TV and a lot of plays"; Interview granted to Scarlet Street Magazine, issue #26, January 1998
- Reel frights, The Advocate, N° 950, 8 November 1995
- Stephen Geoffreys interview at Horrorhound.com
- BD Horror News - Stephen Geoffreys Returns to Horror! First Pics!!!
- hepis et al. in exclusive NEW TERMINAL HOTEL pics, Fangoria, 1 December 2008
- Official Emerging Past website
- Emerging Past on Facebook
- Also appearing in full character makeup and costume is SID HAIG (as “Captain Spaulding” from The Devil’s Rejects) on Friday, March 27th, and STEPHEN GEOFFREYS (as “Evil Ed” from Fright Night with makeup by original artist and FX legend STEVE JOHNSON)