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Michael Steger
Michael Steger

Born:

Michael Mateus Steger
(May 27, 1980
Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Occupation:

Actor

Spouse(s):

Brandee Tucker

Michael Mateus Steger (born May 27, 1980) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Navid Shirazi on The CW's teen drama series 90210.

Early Life

Steger was born on May 27, 1980, the third out of four sons. He is the son of an accountant mother and an operations manager family. He is of Ecuadorian, Austrian and Norwegian descent, and 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 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. 

Acting 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 Mohamed Esfiri on NCIS in 2005, he had a recurring role on The Winner in 2007. He was also cast as the lead role by Tim Burton in The Killers' music video "Bones" in 2006.


He and Brandee were once contestants on the GSN game show Lingo.

Steger directed Ted Danson, his daughter Kate Danson and several other actors in the short film The Wrights. 

From 2008 to 2013, Steger played 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.

Personal Life

Steger married Brandee Tucker on November 15, 2008.

Filmography

Film

Year Film Character
2005 3 Girls and the Golden Cocoon Travis
2007 The Man Under the Tree Guido
Meg Bob
2008 The Cheetah Girls: One World Vikram
2013 Farah Goes Bang Waseem
Blast Vegas Oren

Television

Year TV Show Character
1994 VR Troopers Josh
2005 NCIS Mohamed Esfiri
2007 The Winner Miguel
Hannah Montana Guillermo Montoya
2008 Cory in the House Juan Carlos
Criminal Minds Sam
2008-2013 90210 Navid Shirazi
2010 Covert Affairs Diego Suarez
True Blood Tony

Music Videos

Year Title Artist Role
2006 Bones The Killers