Steven Boyer

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Steven Boyer
Boyer in 2015
Other namesSteve Boyer
EducationJuilliard School (BFA)
Occupation(s)Actor, comedian, musician
Years active2002–present
Notable workHand to God

Steven Boyer (also known as Steve Boyer, born February 15, 1979) is an American stage and television actor, comedian, and musician, from Westerville, Ohio.[1][2] He is best known for originating the role of Jason/Tyrone in Hand to God Off-Broadway and in the Broadway production. This role earned him a Tony nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Play.[3] He played the role of Dwayne Reed in the NBC sitcom Trial & Error, with John Lithgow, as well as ADC Jerry Gorsch on Chicago Fire. He played a minor role in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. He has also played several small parts in television, including The Good Wife, Law & Order, and Orange Is the New Black.

Life and career[edit]

Boyer went to Westerville North High School.[4] He also spent time at Columbus Junior Theatre,[5] in his youth. He graduated from The Juilliard School, Drama Division in 2001 where he received the Michel Saint‐Denis Award for outstanding graduate.

In 2014, the Actors’ Equity Association awarded him the Clarence Derwent Award.[6]

In 2005, when acting roles dried up,[7] Boyer toured colleges, universities, and venues as a stand-up comic.[8]

Boyer also plays lead guitar in a rock band, The U.S. Open, with fellow NBC actor William Jackson Harper on drums.



Title Year Role Notes
Dead Sexy 2003 Whitey Short film
Here's What I Like: Fruit. And Now I'll Tell You Why 2009 Coconut Hipster Short film
Did You Hear About the Morgans? U.S. Marshal Ferber
Night Home 2010 Australian #1 Short film
We Both Smoke David Short film
Inconvenient Interviews with Risa 2011 Interviewee Short film
The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best Fibber
The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 Investor's Center Broker #1
Listen Up Philip 2014 Parker
Mary and Louise Roguish Gentleman #3 Short film
Bridge of Spies 2015 Marty
Christmas Crime 2017 Hank Short film
Hustlers 2019 Doug
Borderlands 2024 Scooter Post-production


Title Year Role Notes
Law & Order 2002 Scott Purdy Episode: "Missing"
Ed 2004 Mugger Episode: "Pressure Points"
Law & Order 2008 Sonny Episode: "Tango"
2009 Sal Jerome Episode: "Human Flesh Search Engine"
Person of Interest 2011 Lead Dealer Episode: "Witness"
The Share 2012 Nathan Television film
Also producer
Louie Young Pharmacy Employee Episode: "Ikea/Piano Lesson"
Annie Sunbeam and Friends 2013 Fred Episode: "Introduction"
The Crazy Ones 2014 Squirrel Episode: "The Face of a Winner"
Orange Is the New Black Shady Jay the Super 2 episodes
Happyish 2015 30 year old Julius Unaired Pilot
High Maintenance Corey Episode: "Sabrina"
The Adventures of Jamel: The Time Traveling B-Boy John Wilkes Booth Episode: "Sockdolager"
The Good Wife Tim Brewster Episode: "Driven"
Deadbeat 2016 Hawk Smith Episode: "Hawk Smith"
Mom Dave Episode: "A Catheter and a Dipsy-Doodle"
Who Is? 2017 (voice)
Trial & Error 2017–2018 Dwayne Reed Main role
The Blacklist 2018 Stephen Altman Episode: "The Invisible Hand (No. 63)"
Chicago Fire 2018–2020 Jerry Gorsch Recurring role
FBI: Most Wanted 2020 Tyler Kane Episode: "Reveille"
FBI Episode: "American Dreams"
Prodigal Son 2021 Ashton Colter Episode: "The Killabustas"
Love Life Josh 5 episodes
WeCrashed 2022 Matthew 4 episodes


Title Year Role Notes
I'm Not Rappaport 2002 Gilley Booth Theatre
Richard III 2007 Marquis of Dorset / Murderer / Bishop of Ely Classic Stage Company
Misalliance 2009 Bentley Summerhays New York City Center
The Coward 2010 Robert Blithe The Duke on 42nd Street
The School for Lies 2011 Dubois and Basque Classic Stage Company
Modern Terrorism, or They Who Want to Kill Us and How We Learn to Love Them 2012 Jerome Second Stage Theatre
The Explorers Club 2013 Professor Walling New York City Center
Hand to God 2014 Jason / Tyrone Lucille Lortel Theatre
King Lear 2014 Fool Delacorte Theater
Hand to God 2015–16 Jason / Tyrone[7] Booth Theatre
Time and the Conways 2017 Ernest Beevers American Airlines Theater
Kimberly Akimbo 2021–22 Buddy Linda Gross Theater
2022 Booth Theatre


  1. ^ Dispatch, Michael Grossberg, For The Columbus. "Dual role carries Columbus native to brink of Broadway stardom". Retrieved July 19, 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "Flaky characters abound in off-beat comedy 'Trial & Error'". Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  3. ^ "STEVEN BOYER". The Tony Awards. Retrieved June 9, 2015.
  4. ^ "News - Westerville City Schools". Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  5. ^ "Columbus Children'sTheatre". Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  6. ^ "The Clarence Derwent Award - Actors' Equity Awards". April 10, 2016. Archived from the original on April 10, 2016. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Rampell, Catherine (December 2011). "Steven Boyer Unleashes His Inner Demon in 'Hand to God'". The New York Times. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  8. ^ "The Comedy Soap Box - The Largest Online Standup Comedy Community". Retrieved July 19, 2018.

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