Stephen ‘Steve’ Dorff was born on April 21, 1949 in New York City, New York. A songwriter and composer his work is mainly in the field of country music.
Dorff has written several songs for other artists, including "Hypnotize the Moon" and "My Heart Will Never Know" for Clay Walker, "The Man in Love with You" and "I Cross My Heart" by George Strait, "Don't Underestimate My Love for You" by Lee Greenwood, "Every Which Way But Loose" by Eddie Rabbitt and "Through the Years" by Kenny Rogers. He also composed the themes for Spenser: For Hire, Murphy Brown, The Singing Bee, Just the 10 of Us and others.
He was also the music supervisor for “Pure Country” (1992) and “Pure Country 2: The Gift” (2010). Since 2009, he has been the bandleader on the CMT revival of ‘The Singing Bee’, for which he also composed the theme music.
Steve was the composer for the Euro-western soundtrack “Rustlers’s Rahpsody (1984) starring Tom Berenger, Fernando Rey and Andy Griffith.
Dorff has been nominated for three Grammy Awards and five Emmy Awards.
Dorff is the father of actor Stephen Dorff [1973- ] and songwriter Andrew Dorff [1977- ].
Today we celebrate Steve Dorff’s 65th birthday.