Steve Bastoni

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Steve Bastoni
Bastoni in Sydney, 2012
Born (1966-03-04) March 4, 1966 (age 57)
Rome, Italy
Years active1976–present
Bianca Pirrotta
(m. 2007)

Steve Bastoni (born 4 March 1966) is an Italian-born Australian actor. He became a household name in Australia for his role as Constable Yannis 'Angel' Angelopoulos in Police Rescue and as Steve Parker in Neighbours. His memorable performance in 15 Amore garnered him a nomination for the AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

Over three decades he has amassed an impressive body of work including credits in The Matrix Reloaded, Blue Murder, Wentworth, Broke, Hawaii Five-0, The Water Diviner, PokerFace and many more. His theatre credits include his “tour de force” performance in Arthur Miller's View from the Bridge for Melbourne Theatre Company [1](Green Room Best Actor Nomination), Three Penny Opera for Belvoir St, Oliver for Sir Cameron Mackintosh and Ben Elton's Popcorn (Green Room Best Actor Nomination).



His major roles have been in Police Rescue from 1991 until 1996, and in Neighbours from 2007 until 2009.[1] He has also appeared in many other Australian series such as Wildside (1998), Prisoner (1986), On the Beach (2000) and Stingers (1999–2002). Bastoni hosted Missing Persons Unit (replacing Mike Munro) in 2009 and 2010. He appeared in Underbelly: The Golden Mile in 2010 as Louis Bayeh. Steve appeared once in Sea Patrol (2010); He was temporarily replacing Mike Flynn as the Commanding Officer aboard the fictional RAN vessel HMAS Hammersley. He played Don Kaplan in the Australian prison drama Wentworth. Bastoni also played the Homicide Detective, Charlie Bezzina in the 2014 spin off show Fat Tony & Co. to the well known Underbelly which was based on the Melbourne gangland war (1980–2007).


Theatre work includes the role of 'Rocky' in the 1987 Australian national tour of The Rocky Horror Show starring Daniel Abineri. Abineri also gave him the role of Charlie Fortune in his controversial rock musical Bad Boy Johnny and the Prophets of Doom in 1989. He starred in the high budget stage production Oliver! the musical in Sydney and Melbourne in the role of Bill Sikes alongside John Waters and Tamsin Caroll.

Personal life[edit]

Bastoni was previously involved in a relationship with actress Melissa George.[2] He later was in a long-term relationship with TV Star Nina Zandnia.[3] He is married to Bianca Pirrotta and the couple have three children.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
1984 Melvin, Son of Alvin Bullo
1986 The Still Point David
1987 The Lighthorsemen Turkish Soldier
1989 Closer and Closer Apart Sam Direct-to-video
1993 The Heartbreak Kid Dimitri Yiannos
1996 Natural Justice: Heat Paul Tancred Television film
1997 Wanted Rico
1998 15 Amore Alfredo
The Fury Within Dr. Stephen Johnson Television film
1999 Without Warning Arch Whitelaw Television film
2000 On the Beach First Officer Neil Hirsch Television film
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde McAfee / Newcomen Television film
2001 South Pacific Bus Adams Television film
He Died with a Felafel in His Hand Sydney Police Officer 2
2002 Counterstrike Captain Kram Television film
The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course Deputy Director Reynolds
2003 The Matrix Reloaded Captain Soren
2005 Man-Thing Rene LaRoque
Pros and Ex-Cons Willing
2006 Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America FEMA Director McGarrett Television film
Suburban Mayhem Detective Robert Andretti Television film
Macbeth Banquo
2008 The Plex "Mad" Morgan Edwards
2013 Drift Miller
2014 The Water Diviner Ömer
2016 Broke Sherro
2018 The Widow Antonio Monaco Short
2019 The Whistleblower Harrisons Gunman
2021 Streamline Glenn Goodman
Him Tom Ridgen
2022 262 Our Stories So Far Short
Poker Face (film) Paul Muccino
Fumblelove Mack Short


Year Title Role Notes
1983 A Descant for Gossips Howard
1985 Neighbours Alex Baxter 1 episode
1986 Prisoner Peter McCormack 11 episodes
1989 Il Magistrato Robbie Shaw 6 episodes
1991–96 Police Rescue Yiannis Angelopoulos 59 episodes
1992 Frankie's House G.I. Jarvis
1995 Blue Murder Detective Michael Drury 2 episodes
1998 Wildside Eric Foley 4 episodes
Stingers Billy Robardi, Nigel Finster 2 episodes
2007–09 Neighbours Steve Parker 322 episodes
2010 Underbelly Louis Bayeh 6 episodes
2010 Sea Patrol Steve Coburn Episode: "Crocodile Tears"
2014 Fat Tony & Co. Charlie Bezzina 5 episodes
2014 Upper Middle Bogan Benji Amenta 2 episodes
2015 Hawaii Five-0 Tom Bishop 2 episodes
2016–17 Wentworth Don Kaplan 8 episodes
2016 The Wrong Girl Craig Peterson 3 episodes
2018 How to Stay Married Lenny 1 episode
2019 Bad Mothers Tom 7 episodes
Welfare Jon Karagiannis 6 episodes
2020 Aussiewood Tony Taranto
2021 Australian Gangster[5] Joe Barbaro 2 episodes
Fires[6] Vince Rocca 1 episode
2022 Garrison7
The Younger man podcast series
Talking Prisoner Self Podcast series 1 episode
2023 Utopia Minister Assisting 1 episode


  1. ^ Devlyn, Darren (14 January 2009). "Steve Bastoni credits Neighbours with saving his life". Herald Sun. The Herald and Weekly Times. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  2. ^ "..and it's goodbye Angel; Home And Away (Monday to Friday, ITV, 12.55pm). - Free Online Library".
  3. ^ Reines, Ros (30 November 2003). "Gossip". The Sunday Telegraph. (News Limited). Retrieved 20 February 2012.
  4. ^ "Steve Bastoni and his family written out of Neighbours". The Daily Telegraph. News Limited. 18 February 2009. Retrieved 20 February 2012.
  5. ^ "Australian Television: Australian Gangster".
  6. ^ "Australian Television: Fires: Episode guide: 1.02".

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