Steve is an award winning Australian film, television and theatre actor. Known for his performances in Spike Jonze's 'Where The Wild Things Are' and his breakout starring turn as the tormented hitman Steven Ray, in the critically acclaimed Netflix hit 'The Suicide Theory'. He is highly regarded for his versatility and skill in bringing a wide range of vivid characters to life. Steve studied Arts and Engineering at university before being accepted into the prestigious Victorian College Of The Arts to study acting. He graduated winning the Irene Mitchell Award for Outstanding Achievement for his portrayal of Shakespeare's 'Pericles' in a production directed by George Ogilvie. Theatre roles quickly followed. Most notably in Christos Tsiolkas' 'Viewing Blue Poles' , performed at the iconic Belvoir St Theatre in Sydney after a successful Melbourne season. His first television role came as that of 'Paolo' in the 'The Secret Life of Us' which went on to become one of the most watched Australian TV shows of all time. He was next cast by director Jonathan Liebesman in the horror film Darkness Falls which opened at number one at the US box office in January 2003. His interest however in smaller and more personal films led to his award winning performances in the internationally renowned short films 'Mona Lisa' and '296 Smith Street'. This commitment to independent filmaking and unique storytelling next brought him to the attention of director Spike Jonze for his adaptation of the children's classic 'Where The Wild Things Are'. In 2013 Steve won Best Actor at the St Kilda Film Festival for his titular role in the film 'Joey'. Following that up with a Green Room Award the next year for his performance as 'Lophakin' in the Melbourne Theatre Company's production of 'The Cherry Orchard'.
Name: Steve Mouzakis
Known for: Where the Wild Things Are