Steven Bauer is a Cuban-American performer with a net worth of $2.5 million. Steven Bauer earned his net worth through a well-established acting career which has spanned over 30 years. Bauer is probably most celebrated for his role in Scarface (1983). Initially intending to be a musician, Bauer took a sudden U turn and picked acting instead. He attended The University of Miami where he met performer and longtime friend Ray Liotta. Bauer landed his first huge role PBS’ comedy “Que Pasa, USA?” in the late seventies. From there, he appeared in the 1980s miniseries “From Here to Eternity”.
Steven Bauer Net Worth $2.5 Million Dollars
Bauer met his first wife Melanie Griffith while filming “she is in the Army Now”. The veteran actor was additionally was cast in several off-Broadway productions beneath the name Rocky Echevarria, before acquiring his biggest role to date in Scarface. Ever since then, Bauer has chiefly in action films and TV crime series, including Primal Fear (1994), Traffic (2000), Wise Guy (where he took on the lead role from Ken Wahl for the final season) and more recently, Breaking Bad, portraying a drug dealer.
Made his stage debut at Miami Dade Junior College in a revival of "Summer and Snoke" and studied with Actors Studio alumnus, Robert Lowery.
He travels back and forth between homes in Los Angeles and Miami when he is not working. [August 2009]
Appears in the music video "Would I Lie to You" (1985) as Annie Lennox's motorcyclist boyfriend who drops the singer off at a Eurythmics gig. Bauer had just made an auspicious acting debut in Scarface (1983) as Al Pacino's buddy Manny.
Born Esteban Ernesto Echevarria in Havana, Cuba, the son of Lillian, a schoolteacher, and Esteban Echevarria, a pilot who worked for Cubana Airlines until the Cuban Revolution. Steven's maternal grandfather was a Jewish refugee from Germany and his stage surname comes from that side of his family.
Originally intended to become a musician but turned to acting while attending Miami-Dade Community College. He then transferred to Theater Arts Department of the University of Miami.
In the early 1980s he moved to New York City and studied under famed acting guru Stella Adler, appearing on stage in occasional productions.
His big film break came with the substantial role of Manolo Ribera in Scarface (1983) even though he was a relatively unknown actor at the time. The producers were convinced that he was right for the role based on his strong audition, as well as his authentic Cuban background. His performance drew a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
"Bauer" is his mother's maiden name.
Was the original choice for the lead role of Kingpin (2003). He was replaced by Bobby Cannavale at the last minute.
He is a graduate of Coral Park High School in Miami, Florida.
His parents immigrated to southern Florida, in 1960, when Steven was three years old.
Has two sons. Alexander Griffith Bauer (b. August 22, 1985) with first wife Melanie Griffith and Dylan Dean Steven Bauer (b. May 14, 1990) by his second marriage to Ingrid Anderson.
Attended the University of Miami, where he was something of a heartthrob on campus. In the School of Drama's Ring Theater, he played such roles as Lennie in "Of Mice and Men."
People recite lines to me all the time, anywhere I get recognized.
I think the whole DVD craze has provided opportunities for material that, for those interested in it, explains the whole history and background in getting a film made, which is great.
I think there is sort of a general universal perception of me, or someone who looks like me, as someone who is kind of menacing, dark or mysterious.
I'd like to make movies as a producer and a director.
'Scarface' was a tremendous undertaking, and I'm one of those who really feel that no one could have done it like Brian De Palma.
'Ray Donovan' is such a revelation to everybody who's working on it, and it's only getting better.
I really do like the independent way of working. You don't get much studio intrusion compared to when you're working on a big Hollywood film where there tends to always be loads of people interfering. The only problem, though, with independent features is that they are hard to sell.
Fortunately, I'm very healthy, and my body is still intact. It hasn't aged very much, I feel like a very young 56. I exercise regularly, and when I do, I always learn new things about my body.
I have turned down playing the most despicable people on Earth. I turn it down all the time.
People got very wimpy about 'Scarface' very quickly.
I'm actually Cuban-born, born in 1956, the year Fidel Castro came into power, and my father moved my family to Miami a few years later when things were starting to look bad.
Next? Growing up to be Clint Eastwood, I hope.
I'll be playing a priest in 'Chavez Cage Of Glory,' which is a fight movie.
I've learned not to attach personal feelings to critics who review your work. It's their opinions, their perceptions - it's a very subjective thing, and you can be hurt.
I'm very fond of the British cinema. I'm a big fan of Martin Campbell and Daniel Craig. I actually find Daniel very inspirational, especially on the physical side of things. He really inspired me to get back into shape when I started to add on a few pounds. I think he's a great role model.
If you look at 1983, the film of the year was 'Terms of Endearment.' 'Scarface' was lumped in under the gratuitously violent banner. I mean, we knew it was violent, that it depicted a violent time and place. But it wasn't the end-all of the thing.