Born in Philadelphia PA, now lives in southern New Jersey with wife, Debi. Has two grown children - Christian and Shanna.
Attended Camden Catholic High School in Cherry Hill, NJ; earned a BA in Sociology in 1972 from St. Francis University, Loretto, PA; is a retired New Jersey State Police Trooper; has been a licensed Private Investigator since 1999; is a certified computer systems expert and repair technician; briefly sold Amway products and was a substitute teacher during the mid-1980's; and is an on-again, off-again professional photographer. Began his acting career in 2004 at age 54.
Steve spent the first 14 years of his 25 year police career working undercover. In 1985 he was involved in a major barroom brawl in Wildwood NJ during which his partner was seriously injured when he was hit on the head with a whiskey bottle. "Real bottles don't shatter like Hollywood prop bottles, and it opened a huge gash on Kurt's head and knocked him out cold. Can you believe it? The person who hit him was a 64 year old woman," he says. "She was very lucky that I didn't shoot her. She nearly crapped her pants when we locked her up."
Late in his police career, Steve worked in the computer crimes unit investigating crimes like child pornography and identity theft. Working for a supervisor who Steve calls "the computer Nazi" made the decision to retire easy. Steve ended his 25 year police career in 1999 and immediately opened a small consulting firm named 'Computer Paramedic', providing tech support to residential and small business clients. Computer Paramedic ended its run in 2005.
Steve started playing the accordion at age 9, but by high school was playing rhythm guitar in The Pawns, a rock band which by his own admission was pretty awful. "The Pawns played lots of wedding receptions and our oldest band member would be completely drunk before our sound check was even done. By the end of our first set this guy would usually insult the bride and by the second or third set he would almost always get his ass kicked by the bridal party. In retrospect," he recalls, "It was pretty funny. At the age of 16, I actually had to fire someone."
In college Steve co-founded another rock band named "Quiet Country" which was "neither quiet nor country", but was inspired by the harmonies of the Beatles, CSNY, Three Dog Night, Guess Who and other great vocal bands of the era. In 2004, after a lengthy hiatus from music performance, Steve returned to the stage as lead singer and rhythm guitarist in a classic rock cover band called Anthem, which was "just too cantankerous for its own good." Anthem had a complete meltdown in 2005.
Steve began his acting career in 2004 at the age of 54. He says, "I saw a film where an actor playing a cop sits in a diner slugging down donuts and coffee and I thought, 'Damn, that's not all that different from what I did as a real cop. But this actor is never going to get sued or shot. How do I get that job?'" After taking an acting class in Atlantic City, then landing a principal speaking role in his very first film audition, Steve was completely bitten by the acting bug.
In September 2006 Steve was hired to represent the Dell computer company on QVC-TV as an on-air computer expert, a job which he says is a collision of his two major interests - acting and technology, and is a perfect fit for his acting training and computer expertise.
In 2008 Steve played one of seven train conductors in "The Happening", directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring Mark Wahlberg.
In 2010 Steve reconnected with the members of his college band, Quiet Country, and is now writing, playing and recording music with them again while juggling acting gigs and QVC appearances.
Name: Steven J. Klaszky
Known for: La méduse rouge
BirthDay: 13, Jul ,1950