Blond, compact and perennially youthful Steve Van Wormer made his feature starring debut in 1998's "Meet the Deedles", a silly slapstick comedy chronicling the adventures of surfer twins hailing from...
Grand Blanc, Michigan, USA
|Meet the Deedles||1998||Actor||Stew Deedle||19987|
|Extreme Adventures of Super Dave||1999||Actor||n/a||19997|
|The Anarchist Cookbook||2003||Actor||Double D||20037|
|Johnny Tsunami||Actor||Mr Edison||7|
|Timecop 2||2003 2002 - 2003||Actor||Anderson||20037|
|The Bubble Boy||2001||Actor||Mark's Friend||20017|
|Jingle All the Way||1996||Actor||Turbo Man Float Parade Worker||19967|
|Turks||1998 1997 - 1998||Actor||Chris||19987|
|Was narrator of the Fox Family Channel animated series "The 3 Friends & Jerry Show"|
|Acted in the teen horror-comedy "Idle Hands"|
|Was a member of the Los Angeles-based sketch comedy troupe The Groundlings|
|Was a pop culture commentator for Fox, with appearances on the network's "The Billboard Music Awards", "SPIN on Fox" and "Fox's Movie Premiere Parties"|
|Appeared in the direct-to-video comedy "The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave", playing the stuntman's young protege turned nemesis|
|Raised in Michigan|
|Made feature debut with an appearance in the family-aimed holiday release "Jingle All the Way" starring Arnold Schwarzenegger|
|Featured in the Disney Channel surfing-themed TV-movie "Johnny Tsunami"|
|Moved to Los Angeles|
|With other Groundlings members, formed the comedy group Caustic Casserole|
|Starred as the organized, quick-thinking promoter of an all-night underground rave in the charming independent feature "Groove"|
|Co-founded, co-wrote and acted in Michigan State University's award-winning sitcom "The Show"|
|Starred with Paul Walker as twins from Hawaii who end up mistaken for rangers in Yellowstone National Park in "Meet the Deedles"|
|Guest starred on an episode of the short-lived family police drama "Turks" (CBS)|
Having previously appeared in the 1996 holiday feature "Jingle All the Way" Van Wormer kept busy with work as narrator of the animated series "The 3 Friends & Jerry Show" (Fox Family Channel, 1998-99), and a guest role on the CBS law enforcement family drama series "Turks" (1999). He reteamed with director Boyum on the surfing-themed Disney Channel TV-movie "Johnny Tsunami" (also 1999) and next played the young protege-turned-evil nemesis of fictional stuntman Super Dave Osbourne in the 2000 direct-to-video comedy "The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave".
The 2000 Sundance Film Festival featured "Groove", which starred Van Wormer and was warmly received by attendees and subsequently purchased by Sony Pictures. Following the progress of an underground rave in the San Francisco Bay Area, "Groove" was an accurate and affectionate fictionalized portrayal of the scene, and won credibility points from ravers and raves from audiences. Van Wormer portrayed rave organizer Ernie, a committed and quick-thinking young man whose skills, proven through his setup of the party and handling of unforeseen problems, would rival those of million dollar concert promoters.
Van Wormer himself proved comparably enterprising, co-founding, co-writing and co-starring in the Michigan State University sitcom "The Show", entirely produced by MSU media students. He worked on the series from its 1988 debut to his graduation in 1991, but the Student Emmy-winning "The Show" continued on through the 1990s. Upon graduation, Van Wormer relocated to Los Angeles, where he joined The Groundlings' improvisational school and formed the sketch comedy group Caustic Casserole. In the mid-1990s, he got his professional start, with work on Fox. Segments of his pop culture commentary served as interstitials for televised events like "The Billboard Music Awards" and "Fox's Movie Premiere Parties". Additionally, he hosted the short-lived music-themed "SPIN on Fox".
|Emily Wormer||Sister||younger; attended Michigan State University|
|Grand Blanc High School|
|Michigan State University|
|Voted "Funniest Man on Campus" in the 1990 U.S. College Comedy Competition.|
|"My long term goal is to be a working actor. I want to get to the point where I'm not sitting around for six months between jobs." --Van Wormer quoted in The State News, a Michigan State University newspaper, March 27, 1998.|
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