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Michael Steger is an American actor who played Navid Shirazi on 90210.

Biography

Steger born May 27th 1980 is the third out of four sons. Michael is the son of an accountant mother and an operations manager family. He is of Ecuadorian, Austrian and Norwegian descent. He grew up in a middle-class family. In an interview, Steger revealed he was bullied during his childhood in the fourth grade until the sixth grade. He was later transferred to another school when the bullying got too serious. He graduated with honors from Pomona Cal Poly Pomona, achieving a BA degree in Theater and a minor in Spanish. Throughout his childhood, Steger trained in martial arts and at age 18, received his first Dan black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Michael married Brandee Tucker on November 15, 2008.

Career

Steger started his career appearing in several commercials and guest starred in VR Troopers in 1994. In 2005, he acted in the Bollywood independent film 3 Girls and the Golden Cocoon and after appearing as Sniper in NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service in 2005, he had a recurring role in The Winner in 2007. He was also cast as the lead role by Tim Burton in The Killers' music video "Bones" in 2006.

As of 2007, Steger has appeared in several Disney Channel productions. He has guest starred in the Hannah Montana episode entitled "Everybody Was Best Friend-Fighting", the Cory in the House episode entitled "Macho Libre", and has had a co-starring role in the Disney Channel Original Movie The Cheetah Girls: One World, which was released on August 22, 2008. He has also guest starred on Criminal Minds. He and Brandee were once contestants on the game show "Lingo" that currently airs on GSN. Michael recently directed Ted Danson, his daughter Kate Danson and many other talented actors in the soon to be released short film, "The Wrights." He is currently playing the role of Navid Shirazi on The CW's 90210. He directed and produced a one-woman show called Brandee Built on Crazee starring his wife Brandee Tucker.

Trivia

  • Graduated with honors achieving a BA degree in Theatre and a minor in Spanish.
  • He is the 3rd son out of 4 brothers.
  • He is of Ecuadorian, Austrian and Norwegian descent.
  • Has known his wife, actress Brandee Tucker, since he was 12. The two attended Jr. High, High School and College together.
  • Married actress Brandee Tucker in November 2008 at a private ceremony of 200 guests.

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