Steve Sandalis

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Steve Sandalis
Born (1970-07-24) July 24, 1970 (age 47)
United States United States
Height 5 ft 11 in(1.80 m)
Spouse(s) Katy Wallin

Steve Sandalis (born July 24, 1970) is an American model, bodybuilder and actor. He is best known for being "The Topaz Man" and appearing on over 700 Romance novel covers.[1] Steve's image is on over 50 million books.[2] Steve is a household name to the over 70 million[3] fans of the romance genre worldwide. Considered very handsome and classically well built, Steve has become one of the most prolific male romance cover models of all time. Before retiring in 1996 he was a fan favorite attending many publishing industry conventions and events.

Steve was attending the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida where he started modeling. He was discovered by Mary Anne Palumbo, publicity director of Penguin Books, who chose him to be "The Topaz Man" on a series of romance novels. In 1995 he won the Mr. Hercules Body Building Competition. Steve claims he was named after Steve Reeves, who played the lead role in the movie Hercules (1958 film).[4] In 2002 he was rank one of the sexist men alive by Playgirl Magazine,[2] he was Playgirl's cover man Feb. 1994.[citation needed]

TV and film career[edit]

Steve was a contestant and winner on "Star Search" in the male model competition.[4]

Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, Geraldo, Extra, E! Entertainment, Leeza, Maury Povich, Joan Rivers, Hard Copy and Donahue have all done stories on Steve Sandalis.

Partial list of TV and Movie Roles:

Himself on the Discovery Channel TV Show "The Undetectables" (2005) [5][6]
Steve Johnson in Where the Red Fern Grows (2003) [7]
Sergeant in "Outta Time" (2002)[8]
Hawke in "Santira" (2002) [9]
Buffalo Thunder in "Christmas in the Clouds" (2001) [10]
Roman Soldier in "The Emissary: A Biblical Epic" (1997)[11]
John in "Erotic Confessions" (1994) [12] Episode: "Off the Menu"(1996)[13]

Personal life[edit]

Steve grew up on Long Island, New York and is a graduate of Commack High School South in 1986. He has also lived in Florida before moving to California where he lives in Encino. Steve met his future wife Katy Wallin in 1996 while doing promotional work. Katy is a casting agent.[14] Steve and Katy were married in 1998.[15] They have a son named Stefan in born 2001.[16]


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