• Brian Stepanek is an American television and film actor
• He began his acting career while in University
• He has various roles in television, films and is a voice actor
• His spouse is Parisa Stepanek and they have three children
• His net worth is estimated to be over $2 million

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Short Info

Date Of BirthFebruary 6, 1971
SpouseParisa Stepanek
FactHas a brother.

Brian Stepanek is an American television and film actor, perhaps best known for his role in Disney Channel’s Original series “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” as Arwin Hochauser, and Tom Harper on Nickelodeon’s “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn”. He is also a voice actor known for his role in “The Loud House” as Lynn Loud Sr.

Early Life and Educational Background

Brian Patrick Stepanek was born on the 6th of February 1971, in Cleveland, Ohio, USA to William Joseph Stepanek and Constance Stepanek. Not much information is available on his early years and any siblings, however, it is known that Brian attended Gilmour Academy from 1985-1989, and later on Syracuse University.


Acting Career

Brian Stepanek began his acting career while he was still in University, by appearing in various theatre productions and stage plays. He made his television debut in 2002 as Senator’s Aide in “The West Wing”. Before his break out role, he appeared in other television shows such as “What I Like About You”, “The Drew Carey Show” and “Six Feet Under”, and the film “The Island”.

Brian Stepanek

His most popular role came in 2005 in the hit sitcom, “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” as Arwin Hochauser followed by the lead role in “Brian O’ Brian” in 2008. He reprised his role in the spin-off “The Suite Life on Deck” as Arwin Hawkhauser, and starred in the Disney Channel Original “Hatching Pete” as Coach Mackay. More roles followed with guest appearances in “Mr Young”, “The Haunted Hathaways”, “Jessie” and “Two and-a-Half Men, and he also starred in the films “Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2”, “Jingle All The Way 2”, “Home” and “LBJ”, to name a few.

In 2014, he took on one of the main roles as Tom Harper in Nickelodeon’s “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn”, which became one of his most popular roles. He then appeared in a recurring roles in “Young Sheldon”, “Longmire” and “The Thundermans”, while his most recent television role was as Mr. Castellotti in “I’m Sorry” in 2019, and appearances in the films “Daphne and Velma” and “Green Book” in 2018.

 Career as a Voice Actor

He made his debut as a voice actor in 2004 with the role of Roger in “Father of the Pride”.

In 2006, he took on two roles in the films “Charlotte’s Web” and “Over the Hedge”, followed by roles in the shows “The Secret Saturdays”, “Phineas and Ferb” and “Mixels”, as well as the film “Bolt”. His most notable roles as a voice actor include Harold Buttowski in “Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil”, Lynn Loud Sr in “The Loud House”, and  the 2015 film “Home” as Gorg Commander /Boovs.


Spouse – Parisa Stepanek

Brian and Parisa dated for a few years from 1998, and on the 14th of July 2002, the couple tied the knot. Now, almost 18 years later, they are the proud parents of three children; the family of five live in Los Angeles, California, managing to keep their family life private and out of the spotlight.

Who is Parisa Stepanek?

There is very little information available on the life of Brian’s spouse except that her maiden name is Parisa Yazdanfar, and she had a small role in “Pretty Dead Girl”.

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Hobbies, Favorite Things and Interesting Facts

  • Brian has appeared in radio commercials for Microsoft and on television commercials for Advil, Toyota, Dairy Queen and Ace Hardware.
  • His Zodiac Sign is Aquarius.
  • The actor has Czech and German ancestry.
  • Dancing is his hobby.
  • He is active on social media, and has a huge following on his Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Appearance and Clothing Style

Brian is a male of Caucasian ethnicity and American nationality. He stands at a height of 6ft 1in (1.85m), weighs 172 lbs. (78 kg) and has the body measurements of 32-26-11. The actor has brown hair and hazel eyes, with no tattoos. As of 2020, Brian is 49 years old.

Net Worth and Salary

Brian has earned a decent amount of money through his long acting career. According to NetWorthPost, he has a net worth of over $2 million, with an estimated annual income of $300,000.

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General Info

Full NameBrian Stepanek
Date Of BirthFebruary 6, 1971
Height1.85 m
ProfessionVoice Actor
EducationGilmour Academy


SpouseParisa Stepanek


MoviesTransformers, Home, The Island, Jingle All the Way 2, Arwin!, Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out?, Hatching Pete, Bolt, Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2, Monster Mutt, Kissing Jessica Stein, The Little Rascals Save the Day, Batman OnStar commercials, LBJ, The Sub, Simon Says
TV ShowsKick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil, Brian O'Brian, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Disney Channel Games, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn

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1Pronounced as "SH-tyeh-pah-nek".
2Has a brother.
3He was awarded the 1998 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Musical for "Me and My Girl", at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook, Illinois.




Bolt2008Martin (voice)
Mostly Ghostly2008VideoPhears
Brian O'Brian2008TV Series
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody2005-2008TV SeriesArwin / Arwinstein
Transformers: Beginnings2007Video shortBlackout Agent Simmons (voice)
Kim Possible2007TV SeriesMathter
Transformers2007Sector Seven Agent
Shorty McShorts' Shorts2007TV SeriesRoboat
Arwin!2007TV MovieArwin Hochauser
Charlotte's Web2006Sheep Group (voice)
Over the Hedge2006Nugent the Dog (voice)
House Broken2006TV MovieArwin
Cuts2005TV SeriesMeter Maid
The Island2005Gandu Three Echo
Jade Empire2005Video GameZin Bu / Scholar Songtao / Lishun / ... (voice)
CSI: Miami2005TV SeriesAndrew Stamler
A Series of Unfortunate Events2004Video GameAdditional Voiceovers (voice)
Father of the Pride2004TV SeriesRoger Roger the Orangutan
NYPD Blue2003TV SeriesFreddie Langford
Lionheart: Legacy of the Crusader2003Video Game voice
Lionheart2003Video Game voice
Malcolm in the Middle2003TV SeriesStan
Six Feet Under2003TV SeriesAlex Graham
What I Like About You2003TV SeriesLowell
Friday After Next2002Officer #3
The Drew Carey Show2002TV SeriesBob
JAG2002TV SeriesLt. Murtaugh
Murder by Numbers2002Parole Board Marshall
Kissing Jessica Stein2001Peter
The Seventh Sense2001ShortFrankie
The West Wing2000TV SeriesSenator's Aide
Arli$$2000TV Series
Shasta McNasty2000TV SeriesVic Drake Vic
Children of the Struggle1999Deputy Assailant
Turks1999TV SeriesGavin Reed
Rayman: The Animated Series1999TV SeriesAdditional Voices (2000) (English version, voice)
Cupid1998TV SeriesKevin
Early Edition1998TV SeriesRichie Sagansky
The Sub2016Short completedCoach Forte
The Loud House2016-2017TV SeriesDad / Hunter Spector / Game Voice / ...
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn2014-2017TV SeriesTom Harper / Tom Harper
Pure Genius2016TV SeriesLenny Kramer
LBJ2016Rufus Youngblood
The Loud House: Slice of Life2016ShortDad (voice)
The Middle2016TV SeriesMerv
Home2015/IIGorg Commander / Father / Boov (voice)
The Haunted Hathaways2014-2015TV SeriesOfficer Goosebumps
Jingle All the Way 22014VideoVictor
Simon Says2014/IShortSimon and The Boss
Mixels2014TV SeriesMagnifo
Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark2014Video GameHolographic Recordings / Lockdown Flyer (voice)
The Little Rascals Save the Day2014VideoSergio
Mom2014TV SeriesFred
Jessie2014TV SeriesMr. Collinsworth
The Crazy Ones2013TV SeriesPhil
Two and a Half Men2012-2013TV SeriesArthur
We Are Men2013TV SeriesBathroom Attendant
Major Crimes2013TV SeriesMark Vogel
See Dad Run2013TV SeriesPhil
Pain & Gain2013Brad MacCalister
Mr. Young2013TV SeriesProfessor Fenway
Dark Skies2013Security System Technician
The Penguins of Madagascar2012TV SeriesDode
Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil2010-2011TV SeriesHarold Buttowski
Debt Limit2011ShortJoe America
Mike & Molly2011TV SeriesVoltaire
Jon Benjamin Has a Van2011TV SeriesLou Barlow
The Suite Life on Deck2008-2011TV SeriesArwin / Milos
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 22011VideoMr. Kroop
Monster Mutt2011Dr. Victor Lloyd
The Secret Saturdays2009TV SeriesAgent Epsilon
Hatching Pete2009TV MovieCoach Mackey
Phineas and Ferb2009TV SeriesMr. Slushy Burger Manager / Mr. McGillicuddy


Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn2016-2017TV Series 2 episodes
Debt Limit2011Short


This Day Today2012Video short
Brian O'Brian2008TV Series writer


Brian O'Brian2008TV Series producer


The Hollywood Shorties2016DocumentaryNarrator
Stossel2013TV SeriesHimself
This Day Today2012Video shortHimself
Make 'Em Forget2009Video documentaryHimself
The Disney Channel Games2008TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Disney Channel Games2007TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Commentator
New Year Sing-A-Long Bowl-A-Thon!2006TV MovieHimself - Host
The Disney Channel Games2006TV Mini-SeriesHimself, commentator

Archive Footage

Wish Gone Amiss2007VideoArwin
That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana2007VideoArwin
Disney Channel Holiday2005VideoArwin

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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