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"Steve has always had the ability to put himself in the shoes of the character so that he portrays an individual, not stereotype." – Sarah Gabel – Excerpted from A "Smoothe" Ride on a Bumpy Road, Northern Now Online 1998

Full name: Steve J. Harris

College Nicknames: Busta and Smooth

Marital Status: Steve is single. 

Born: Chicago, IL

Parents: John and Mattie Harris

"My mother is wonderful. My mother and father helped raise me. I give them credit for whatever the best part of me and then the rest, I did on my own." Steve Harris on The View 3/15/00

Education: Attended St. Joseph High School a private Catholic school located in Westchester, IL; received a B.A. in Theatre Arts in 1989 from Northern Illinois University; and a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Theatre from the  University of Delaware in 1992. 

Family Ties: Little brother Wood Harris aka Sherwin David Harris is the star of the Showtime Original Movie:  Hendrix  as well as Disney's Remember the Titans

Issues Close to Steve's Heart:  Fight against diabetes and issues dealing with youth.

Awards & Nominations: Won the 1998 and 1999 Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series;  received  two ( 1999 and 2000) NAACP Image Award nominations for Outstanding Actor in a Drama; received two ( 2000 and 1999) Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series


You asked for it and I aim to please. While surfing the net for Steve Harris related materials, I managed to stumble upon the following information  which was originally published in the Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine on July 19, 1998.

The type of car Steve drives: A black 1993 Toyota

Steve stays home to watch: Football, basketball, Homicide: Life on the Streets, NYPD Blue, Fraiser, Spin City and Ally McBeal of which he stated “I’m starting to figure out what Ally McBeal is all about.”

 Magazines Steve reads: Entertainment Weekly and Sports Illustrated

 Favorite pigout food: Meat. Some steak and potatoes and biscuits and gravy and his mom’s caramel cake.

 Prized possession: Steve was given a black leather bag as a gift in which he carries all his stuff.

Steve’s Personal heroes: His father. And his first basketball coach, who’s motto was “PHD: pride, hustle, discipline.” And Sister Thomas, a black nun who taught him in grammer school.

Apparently in Japan people always think that he’s: Mike Tyson If there was one thing that Steve would do over: “I would have spent more time with my mom and dad and listened to them better.”

 He would give anything to meet: General Colin Powell

 In high school: People who knew Steve thought that he was a jock.

 His most irrational act: “I tried to stop a robbery”

 If he weren’t an actor, Steve would be: A professional football player 

Steve’s most humbling experience: Dealing with a relationship that ended.

Three words that Steve feels that best describe him: Competitive, honorable and aggressive.


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