Okay, so! I guess you came here for a blow by blow account of how Steve went from rather inauspicious beginnings as a tiny tot locking his mother out of their family home in London
(true story, she had to have a local policeman help coax the barely walking and talking little West into grabbing the house keys and popping them through the letterbox. "I knew then you were quite intelligent" were her words on retelling the story years later) to living – if not The Dream
then A Dream – in The City Of Angels aka Los Angeles?
Well in brief – and let's be brief because honestly no one REALLY wants a 'blow by blow' do they? – he finished high school; won a scholarship to a small London drama school; worked a year and a half at an advertising firm to get the money to pay for the BIG drama school; managed to win a scholarship at said BIG drama school for two of the three years tuition, and, finally – wait for it – graduated with the most amount of agent offers the school had ever seen!
(Ooo-errr to that you might say! If you watched old British sit coms that is).
This then led onto appearing in London's West End in shows such as Mamma Mia! Performing for her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (and a worldwide television audience) at Buckingham Palace. Shooting commercials all over Europe and such far flung places as Africa, the Ukraine and the Middle East. Dancing in several Bollywood movies, yes Bollywood, India. Getting murdered by one of the silver screen's most iconic cult serial killers: Chucky The Killer Doll in Seed Of Chucky. AND sharing the small screen with the ever dapper Don Draper as a guest on AMC's hit show Mad Men.
On top of which, somewhere in there he moved from London to Los Angeles and embarked (sort of accidentally) on a voice over career that took off so well he now works solely as a voice actor.
So there you have it! From tiny terror of locking-own-mother-out-of-house fame to voicing everything from books to films to video games to animation to commericials. Actually pretty much anything you need a voice for he's done it at this stage and often from his home studio.
Now if after reading this you feel so inclined to look around, roll your cursor up to the headers at the top of the page and please feel free to get as curious as you like.
There's current samples of all types of voice work in 'Voice'.
If you love an audiobook or three check out that link (he's recorded nearly 300 of them at this point).
If you're an author wanting an 'Audiobook Producer' - he runs a slick operation.
Plus there's even a tab for some one on one 'Coaching', should you need it.
And if you fancy a little peak at Steve's former life in front of the camera
(as opposed to his now behind the mic one), click on 'Life On Camera' and have a gander at his show reels. Hint: you may see Don Draper there as well as Chucky doing what Chucky does best: murder.
AND if you read ALL this, thank you so much for swinging by, what a lovely guest you are.