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Also Known As: Ian Andrew Ziering Died:
Born: March 30, 1964 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: West Orange, New Jersey, USA Profession: actor, voice actor, model, writer, photography

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A buff, blonde actor best known for his role of spoiled playboy Steve Sanders on Aaron Spelling's teen drama "Beverly Hills 90210" (Fox, 1990-2000), Ian Ziering rose to fame as part of the iconic West Beverly bunch that included then stars-in-the-making, Luke Perry, Jason Priestley and Shannon Doherty. Prior to his decade-long run in that glamorous zip code, Ziering enjoyed a three-year run on "Guiding Light" (CBS, 1952-2009) and a moderate career in musical theater and television commercials. After the iconic Spelling production wrapped, Ziering never quite found his way back to his "90210" career heights, though a featured role in Ridley Scott's action film "Domino" (2005) gave his long dormant profile a boost. His tempestuous marriage to Playboy Playmate-turned-reality-TV-star Nikki Ziering also kept him in the tabloid news, but his "Domino" role, where he portrayed a caricature of himself, put viewers on notice that he was able to handle a higher form of ironic comedy, as well as hold his own in a fight sequence.

A buff, blonde actor best known for his role of spoiled playboy Steve Sanders on Aaron Spelling's teen drama "Beverly Hills 90210" (Fox, 1990-2000), Ian Ziering rose to fame as part of the iconic West Beverly bunch that included then stars-in-the-making, Luke Perry, Jason Priestley and Shannon Doherty. Prior to his decade-long run in that glamorous zip code, Ziering enjoyed a three-year run on "Guiding Light" (CBS, 1952-2009) and a moderate career in musical theater and television commercials. After the iconic Spelling production wrapped, Ziering never quite found his way back to his "90210" career heights, though a featured role in Ridley Scott's action film "Domino" (2005) gave his long dormant profile a boost. His tempestuous marriage to Playboy Playmate-turned-reality-TV-star Nikki Ziering also kept him in the tabloid news, but his "Domino" role, where he portrayed a caricature of himself, put viewers on notice that he was able to handle a higher form of ironic comedy, as well as hold his own in a fight sequence.

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CAST: (feature film)

4.
 Lavalantula (2015)
7.
 Sharknado (2013)
8.
 That's My Boy (2012)
10.
 Elopement (2010)
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Grew up in West Orange, NJ
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Did modeling work in "Fruit of the Loom" underwear ads
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As a pre-teenager, appeared on the daytime dramas "Love of Life" and "The Doctors"
1979:
Had featured role in the short-lived stage musical "I Remember Mama"
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Appeared in the nation tour of "Peter Pan"
1981:
First major feature film role, as Sammy Butterfield, in Franco Zeffirelli's "Endless Love"
1986:
Appeared as Cameron Stewart for 2 1/2 years on the CBS daytime drama, "Guiding Light"
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Acted in several daytime "afterschool" and "schoolbreak" specials on CBS and ABC: "Terrible Things My Mother Told Me" (1988), "Flour Babies" (1990)
1990:
Played Steve Sanders on Fox TV's "Beverly Hills 90210"
1993:
Provided a character voice for the syndicated animated series "Biker Mice From Mars"
1996:
Voiced the character of Wildwing in Disney's animated "Mighty Ducks"
1996:
Produced and hosted the syndicated "Beach Patrol"
1997:
Appeared in the L.A. stage production of "What Is Art?"
2002:
Voiced the character Harry Osborn in the MTV "Spiderman" series
2005:
Played himself in the Tony Scott directed "Domino" starring Keira Knightley as Domino Harvey
2006:
Wrote, produced, directed and starred in the short film "Man vs. Monday"
2007:
Joined the fourth season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars"
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Education

William Patterson College: Wayne , New Jersey -

Notes

"The reality on the show pretty much mirrors the way life is all over, in terms of teenagers....There's a mystique about Beverly Hills. But that's not what keeps people tuning in. The show could have been 'Montana E-I-E-I-O'."--Ziering, speaking about "Beverly Hills 90210" (quoted in PEOPLE, September 9, 1991)

Ziering is also happy about his role on the show: "I feel the writers are SO capable--and I'm not just blowing sunshine up anybody's tush!" (quoted in ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, September 6, 1991)

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companion:
Nancy Poznak. Artist. No longer together.
wife:
Nikki Schieler. Model, former dental assistant. Born c. 1972; married on July 4, 1997; posed for <i>Playboy</i>; met when she was an extra on "Beverly Hills, 90210" c. 1994; Ziering filed for divorce in March 2002.

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