Stephen Dorff biography
Date of Birth: July 29, 1973
This handsome, brown-eyed actor cut his teeth on sitcoms like Roseanne, Family Ties and Blossom before he rose to prominence with his award-winning portrayal of a boxing English schoolboy in his feature-film debut, The Power Of One (1992). Stephen Dorff, born in Atlanta Georgia, has been acting since age 12, and has been featured in several TV movies beginning with In Love And War (1987, NBC). That same year, Dorff starred in the teen horror flick, The Gate.
Dorff has also played the love stricken Fraser Sweeney in Rescue Me (1993); and the courageous John Wyatt in Judgment Night (1993). As doomed Beatle Stu Sutcliffe in Backbeat (1994), Dorff garnered excellent press.
Since then, he has been showcased in many challenging roles, including a terrific turn as the cross-dressing Candy Darling in I Shot Andy Warhol (1996).
After that, Dorff was teamed up with a series of older-generation heavyweights: Harvey Keitel in City of Industry (1997); Jack Nicholson in Blood and Wine and Dennis Hopper in Space Truckers.
Dorff signed for a reported seven-figure sum to make Blade (1998) and won both an MTV Movie Award and a Blockbuster Entertainment AWard for Best/Favorite Villain. He then appeared in Entropy (1999) as a documentarian focusing on the career of U2 but returned to villain status in Cold Creek Manor (2003) opposite Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone. He again played a criminal in Public Enemies (2009), alongside Christian Bale and Johnny Depp.
A resident of Los Angeles, Dorff also plays piano and collects vintage guitars.