Esteban Ernesto Echevarria Samson was born on December 2, 1956 in Havana, Cuba. Along with his parents they fled Cuba on July 4, 1960 after Fidel Castro’s Revolution. Settling in Miami, Florida he graduated high school and then studied Theater Arts at the University of Miami, where he became friends with actor Ray Liotta. His first acting job as Rocky Echevarria was on the PBS TV series ¿Qué Pasa, U.S.A.?, (1977-1979) and then the TV mini-series “From Here to Eternity” (1980) and “She’s in the Army Now” (1981) where he met his first wife Melanie Griffith (1981-1987). Changing his name to Steven Bauer he found stardom in the role of Manny Ribera in 1983’s “Scarface” with Al Pacino where he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award as Best Supporting Actor. In 1990 he took over the lead in the TV series “Wiseguy” from Ken Wahl. Steven has continued his career playing in mainly action films such as “Primal Fear” (1996), “Traffic” (2000) and “Burn Notice” (2007). In 2000 he made his only Euro-western to date as Jack in “Hooded Angels”.
BAUER, Steven (aka Rocky Bauer, Rocky Echevaria, Rocky Echevarria, (Esteban Ernesto Echevarria Samson) [12/2/1956, Havana, Cuba - ] - producer, TV actor, married to actresses Melanie Griffith [1957- ] (1981-1987), Ingrid Anderson (1989-1991).
Hooded Angels - 2000 (Jack)