Steven R. McQueen

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Steven R. McQueen
Steven R. McQueen by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Born (1988-07-13) July 13, 1988 (age 32)
  • Actor
  • model
Years active2005–present
Notable work

Steven Chadwick McQueen (born July 13, 1988),[1] known professionally as Steven R. McQueen, is an American actor and model known for his role as Jeremy Gilbert in The CW fantasy drama The Vampire Diaries from 2009 to 2015 and in 2017. He also starred as Jimmy Borelli in the NBC drama Chicago Fire from 2015 to 2016.

Early life[edit]

McQueen was born in Los Angeles, California to Stacey Toten[1] (now Stacia Robitaille) and actor and producer Chad McQueen.[2] His paternal grandparents are the late actor Steve McQueen and Filipino actress Neile Adams.[3] Neile Adams' niece is Filipino-Spanish socialite Isabel Preysler, mother of Enrique Iglesias, Julio Iglesias Jr. and Chabeli Iglesias, making McQueen and Enrique second cousins.[4] His stepfather, Luc Robitaille, is a former professional ice hockey player who spent the majority of his career with the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League.[2] McQueen is the oldest of four children with a half-brother, Chase (b. 1995) and a half-sister, Madison (b. 1997) from his father's remarriage, and a half-brother, Jesse Robitaille, from his mother's remarriage. McQueen's stage name is "Steven R. McQueen", the "R" referring to his stepfather's surname Robitaille.[5]


In 2005, McQueen made his television debut appearing in an episode of the short-lived CBS science fiction drama Threshold. He guest-starred on a number of television series including Without a Trace, CSI: Miami and Numb3rs. One of his most notable roles to date was a recurring role as Kyle Hunter for seven episodes of the fourth and final season of The WB drama Everwood from 2005 to 2006. In January 2008, he made his film debut in the Disney Channel Original Movie Minutemen where he played the villainous role of Derek Beaugard.

In 2009, McQueen was cast as Jeremy Gilbert in the CW's television adaptation of L. J. Smith's The Vampire Diaries novels and starred for the first six seasons until 2015. Gilbert was written to have left Mystic Falls for art school when it was announced that the sixth season would be McQueen's last.[6] In 2015, McQueen joined the cast of the NBC drama Chicago Fire in the fourth season as Jimmy Borelli, a new candidate assigned to Firehouse 51.[7] He was credited in the recurring cast in the first six episodes and was added to the main cast in the seventh episode.[8] In October 2016, McQueen's character was written out of the show during the fifth season.[9]


McQueen in July 2010
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Club Soda The Kid Short film
2008 Minutemen Derek Beaugard Disney Channel Original Movie
2008 American Breakdown The Kid Short film
2010 Piranha 3D Jake Forester
2018 The Take Off J.J. Cullings Short film
2018 Home By Spring Wayne Tv Movie
2020 The Warrant Cal Breaker Post-production
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Threshold Jordan Peters Episode: "Blood of the Children"
2005–2006 Everwood Kyle Hunter Recurring role, 7 episodes
2008 Numb3rs Craig Ezra Episode: "Atomic No. 33"
2008 Without a Trace Will Duncan Episode: "True/False"
2008 CSI: Miami Keith Walsh Episode: "Gone Baby Gone"
2009–2015, 2017 The Vampire Diaries Jeremy Gilbert Series regular, 100 episodes
Main cast (season 1-6)
Special guest cast (season 8)
2015–2016 Chicago Fire Jimmy Borrelli Series regular, 25 episodes
2016 Chicago P.D. Jimmy Borrelli Recurring role, 3 episodes
2018 Home by Spring Wayne Hendricks Hallmark Original Movie
2018 Legacies Jeremy Gilbert Special Guest
2018 Medal of Honor Joseph Vittori Episode: "Joseph Vittori"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2006 Beverly Hills Film Festival Best Male Performance Club Soda Won
2011 Youth Rock Awards Rockin TV Actor The Vampire Diaries Nominated
2013 Teen Choice Awards Scene Stealer Male The Vampire Diaries Nominated


  1. ^ a b "Steven Chadwick McQueen was born on July 13, 1988 in Los Angeles, California". Retrieved 2015-02-15.
  2. ^ a b "Steven R. McQueen: Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved 2010-08-20.
  3. ^ Bentley, Jean (January 28, 2010). "'Vampire Diaries' Star Steven R. McQueen Dishes On Dude-Bonding Roadtrips And Filming In Atlanta". MTV Networks. Archived from the original on 6 March 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Enrique Iglesias and Steven R. McQueen are second cousins". Retrieved September 8, 2013.
  5. ^ Schneider, Michael (February 27, 2009). "CW casts 'Melrose Place,' 'Vampire'". Variety. Retrieved May 18, 2010.
  6. ^ "Why Steven R. McQueen's The Vampire Diaries Goodbye "Feels Like a Victory"". E!. February 12, 2015.
  7. ^ "'The Vampire Diaries' Alum Steven R. McQueen Joins Cast of 'Chicago Fire'". Variety. July 21, 2015.
  8. ^ "'Chicago Fire' season 4: Steven R. McQueen now a series regular". cartermatt. January 7, 2016.
  9. ^ "Chicago Fire Boss Talks [Spoiler]'s Exit Following Jimmy vs. Boden Battle". TVLine. October 18, 2016.

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