Steve is best known in the industry for the “Shannaz” read – a, natural, casual delivery which has given credibility and conviction to a huge range of products, from cars to telcos and banks to station promos … just to name a few. And if you’re looking for a touch of realism or you want to harness his natural comic touch, his acclaimed acting skills also make him a natural choice for bringing voice-acting scripts to life.
Steve is now one of the country’s most sought after animation voices, with credits including the Logie-Award winning “Tracey McBean”, the AFI-Award winning “Bottletop Bill”, the new ABC hit “CJ The DJ”, and now the plum role of B1 in the new animated series of “Bananas In Pyjamas”, currently recording its 3rd season.
Since graduating from WAAPA in 1992, Steve has worked extensively in theatre, film & television, taking out the award for Best Actor at the 2003 Festival of Perth for his touring production of David Mamet’s “The Duck Variations”.
He has also written, directed and appeared in his own short films, two of which were shortlisted for Tropfest in their respective years. Steve also has a long history of writing and presenting in radio, namely comedy spots for ABC National, and spent 2005 as chief writer and presenter on the Breakfast Show at Perth’s 96FM. He is currently in the pre-production stages of a TV series he has created which is based on that Breakfast Radio experience, so “don’t touch that dial”.
Steve also writes, plays and records music, and has been a member of several bands in both Perth and Sydney. His latest incarnation is kids’ band ELECTRIC LUNCHBOX, which he started with his wife in 2010, and have just toured the Adelaide Fringe Festival as a 5-piece band with 4 dancers. It’s exactly the kind of thing he thought he’d never do, which is exactly the reason he is.
So next time you’re looking for a “Shannaz” read, you know where to go.