Who is Steven R. McQueen?

An actor with nearly 20 acting credits to his name, however, Steven R. McQueen is probably still known best for his portrayal of Jeremy Gilbert in the fantasy horror-drama series “The Vampire Diaries”, also starring Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, and Paul Wesley. Steven played this brave and extremely loyal supernatural vampire hunter, who was one of the main protagonists of the show. However, besides this role, Steven gained recognition playing The Kid in the 2006 short movie “Club Soda”, which earned him the Beverly Hills Film Festival Award – Best Male Performance, Best Actor.

More about his life, his career, and his famous family members, you’ll find out by reading this paper. So, keep on scrolling.

Early life, family, and education

Born Steven Chadwick McQueen under the zodiac sign of Cancer on 13 July 1988, he’ll soon celebrate his 35th birthday. A native of Los Angeles, California USA, he holds American nationality and comes from a family of Filipino, Scottish, English, Irish, Spanish and Chinese descent. Steven is the son of the former actor and race car driver, Chad McQueen, and his ex-wife, Stacey (nee Toten), also a former actress, and a humanitarian.

Steven’s paternal grandparents are famed actors, Steve McQueen and Neile Adams – Steve was known as ‘King of Cool’, an Oscar-awarded actor (for his role in “The Sand Pebbles”), who starred in all-star ensemble movies such as “The Magnificent Seven”, “The Great Escape”, and “The Towering Inferno”, among many others. Steven’s grandmother, Neile, was also a singer and dancer, but one of her most notable roles was her portrayal of Teddy Carella in “Fuzz”.

Steven was raised by his mother and his stepfather, Luc Robitaille, a former ice hockey professional player. The letter ‘R’ in Steven’s stage name presents his stepfather’s surname. In one of his interviews, Steven shared that Luc has been more like a biological father to him. Although he has a good relationship with his real father, Chad, Steven’s said that he thinks about him more as an uncle.

Steven has two half-siblings from his father’s side, namely Chase and Madison, while from his mother’s side, he has one half-brother, Jesse.

Living with his mother, stepdad, and half-brother, Steven often moved from city to city, and  was home-schooled until his matriculation. Eventually, Steven started watching his grandfather’s movies all day long, and his passion for acting slowly unfolded; he packed his bags and returned to Los Angeles, where he began taking acting classes.

Roles in series

Steven made his acting debut playing Jordan Peters in an episode of the series “Threshold”, followed by his role as Kyle Hunter in “Everwood”, and an appearance in 10 episodes during 2005 and 2006.

Two years later, he guest starred in “Numb3rs”, “Without a Trace”, and “CSI: Miami” before he landed the role of Jeremy Gilbert in “The Vampire Diaries”. Between 2009 and 2017, Steven was seen in 133 episodes of this popular series (especially amongst teenagers), which followed the lives, dangers, loves, and disasters in Mystic Falls, a small Virginian town. It all started when one teenage girl found herself torn between two vampire brothers. The show had 67 award nominations and 38 wins, while Steven was nominated for the Teen Award – Choice TV: Male Scene Stealer in 2013.

Concurrently, during 2015 and 2016, Steven portrayed Jimmy Borelli in the action drama series “Chicago Fire”, starring Taylor Kinney, Eamonn Walker, and Christian Stolte, which won the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) Film and Television Music Award for Top Television Series, among many others. Steven played the same role in three episodes of the series “Chicago P. D.” in 2016.

After his role in “The Vampire Diaries”, Steven guest starred in “Legacies” and “Medal of Honor” in 2018, which was his most recent TV series appearance.

Roles in movies

Steven made his movie debut as The Kid in “Club Soda”, which brought him the aforementioned award in 2006. He reprised his role in the 2007 comedy-drama “Stories USA”, also starring Joe Mantegna, James Gandolfini, Michael Rispoli and Louis Gossett Junior; the movie followed ten characters as they set out to discover themselves in an alienating world riddled with tragedy, heartache and deception.

In the following year, Steven played Derek Beaugard in the TV movie “Minutemen”. He returned on the big screen as Jake Forester in the 2010 comedy horror “Piranha 3D”, which had 12 award nominations and two wins, including the Scream Award for Most Memorable Mutilation.

Steven’s next movie role came in the 2018 short science-fiction drama “The Take Off”, followed by his role as Wayne in the TV movie “Home by Spring”, in which he starred opposite Poppy Drayton.

Most recently, Steven was seen as Cal Breaker in the 2020 western “The Warrant”, also starring Casper Van Dien and Neal McDonough. The movie followed the story of two Union Army buddies, who after fighting in the Civil War, find themselves on opposite sides of the law. It was nominated for the North Carolina Film Critics Association Tar Heel Award, although poorly rated by the audience (4.7/10).

Love life and wife

Steven, like many of his fellow actors, has been the subject of numerous rumors concerning his romantic life, romantically linked to numerous celebrity women, mostly his co-stars. It’s known that from 2007, he was in a relationship with actress Chelsea Kane, for two years.

During 2009 and 2010, Steven was in a relationship with Trisha Cummings, an actress and social media star. When this love story ended, Steven began dating Candice King, also an actress and his co-star in “The Vampire Diaries”, however, they separated by the end of 2010.

Between 2011 and 2013, Steven was in a relationship with Hillary Harley, an actress, who also had a role in “The Vampire Diaries”.  In the following year, Steven had a romance with Dylan Penn, an actress and model, the daughter of the famed actor, Sean Penn.

From 2014 through 2016, Steven was in a relationship with Olivia Pickren, an actress known for her role as Madeleine in the TV mini-series “#ThisIsCollege”.

On 25 January 2018, Steven announced his engagement to model Alexandra Silva, however, they called off their engagement in May 2018.

As of June 2023, it seems that the young actor is single. He hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

How rich is Steven R. McQueen? Net worth

Besides his acting career, Steven also had a brief, but successful career as a fashion model, and worked for Abercrombie & Fitch, the American lifestyle retailer. He’s known for his philanthropy and currently serves as a volunteer for a non-profit organization called Echoes of Hope, founded by his mother and his stepfather.

If you’ve wondered how rich Steven R. McQueen is, according to sources as of June 2023, his net worth has been estimated at over $3 million.

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