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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Hot Men Wednesday: Steven Bauer

Steven Bauer
Name: Esteban Ernesto Echevarria Samson
DOB: Dec. 2, 1956
Where: Havana, Cuba
Occupation: Actor
Years Active: 1977-present
Spouse: Melanie Griffith(1981-1987), Ingrid Anderson(1989-1991), Christina Boney(1992-present)

-Cuban-American actor
-Best known for his role as Manny Ribera in the 1983 movie Scarface.

Early Life
-Born Esteban Ernesto Echevarria Samson in Havana, Cuba

-Son of Lillian Samson Agostini, a schoolteacher and Esteban Echevarria, a pilot who worked for Cuban Airlines.

-Bauer's maternal grandfather was a Jewish refugee from Germany and Bauer's maternal grandmother was a Cuban of partial Italian ancestry. Bauer's parents fled from Cuba to Miami, Florida on July 4, 1960, following Fidel Castro's Revolution.

-Graduated from Miami Coral Park High School in 1974. Originally intended to be a musician, but turned to acting while attending Miami-Dade Community College, but transferred to University of Miami, where he studied in the Department of Theatre Arts, performing in the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, where he met Ray Liotta.

-First major role: PBS bilingual sitcom Que Pasa, USA? where he played the teen son of a Cuban exile family in Miami, from 1977-1979. Also appeared in the 1980 TV show From Here to Eternity, where he was credited as Rocky Echevarria. Also appeared in plays, before eventually settling on the name Steven Bauer

-He was given the major role of Manny Ribera, the sidekick-like role in the 1983 movie Scarface. The producers of the movie were convinced Bauer was the perfect one for the role based on his strong audition, as well as his authentic Cuban accent and background.

-He also made an appearance in the video game Scarface: The World is Yours, playing the voice of The Sandman. In 2007, made an appearance on Burn Notice, playing Reyes, who was the bad guy on the episode. And in 2011, also made an appearance on the show Breaking Bad, playing Mexican drug lord Don Eladio.
Burn Notice

Breaking Bad

Personal Life
-Married Melanie Griffith in September 1981. They had a son, Alexander Bauer, in 1985, before divorcing in 1987.
-Remarried in 1989, this time to Ingrid Anderson, with whom he has a son, Dylan, born in 1990.


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