The American actor and former professional baseball player, Stephen Bishop, has appeared in over 50 TV shows and films, and is perhaps best known for his performance in the biographical sports movie “Moneyball.”

Age, Early life, and Education Background

Stephen C. Bishop hails from Chicago, Illinois USA, and was born under the Virgo zodiac sign on 14 September 1971, which makes him 51 years old as of 2022. He has remained tight-lipped about his parents’ names – however, it’s widely known that his mother was a model, and his father was an American Football star. He developed an interest in baseball and football after his family relocated to Northern California.

Bishop attended Campolindo High, and was highly active in sports. He won a scholarship to the Riverside-based University of California, where he joined their Highlanders baseball team – he participated in the College World Series competitions. Bishop graduated with a bachelor’s in 1993.

Hobbies and Facts

Bishop is a philanthropist who has donated to many charities, mostly those that help underprivileged children. He’s also an avid animal lover, and has also donated to several animal shelters.

He is very passionate about exercising, and hits the gym at least five times per week – he’s also keen on his diet, and avoids consuming fast foods and sweets.

The former baseballer is a big fan of traveling, and his multi-faceted career has seen him touring many exotic destinations around the world.

Stephen’s favorite entertainers are Vin Diesel, Natalie Portman and Russell Crowe, while his best-loved projects are the film series “Fast and Furious,” “Gladiator,” and “V for Vendetta.”

Career

Baseball Career

After he graduated, Bishop signed a contract with the Atlanta Braves baseball team, which saw him playing in Pioneer Baseball League for year. He later joined Sioux Falls Canaries, and competed in Northern League before he transferred to the Minor League team, St. Paul Saints. 1996 saw Stephen joining High Desert Mavericks and finally the Baltimore Orioles before he retired to focus on his acting career.

Film Appearances

Bishop landed his first film role as Tyrell in the 2003 family drama “Pitcher and Pin-Up”, and his praised performance saw him next cast as Knappmiller in the well-received Peter Berg-directed action-comedy “The Rundown” in the same year, sharing the screen with Dwayne Johnson, Christopher Walken and Seann William Scott. He appeared in three more films between 2004 – 2006, before he landed the role of ER Doctor in the acclaimed film “Hancock,” which starred Will Smith, Jason Bateman and Charlize Theron in 2008.

Bishop appeared in several hit films in the 2010s; he played Derrick in the Ben Affleck-directed Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award-winning crime thriller “The Town” in 2010. He later shared the screen with Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds and Brendan Gleeson in the 2012 thriller “Safe House” before he appeared in the sci-fi film “Battleship.” Recently, Bishop appeared in the Peter Sullivan-directed 2020 psychological thriller “Fatal Affair.”

TV Appearances

Bishop made his TV debut as Alex Mendoza in the 2004 comedy “Girlfriends”, and before the decade ended, he appeared in an episode or two of six shows, which included “The Game,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “CSI: Miami.” Bishop then played the starring role of David Paulk in Mara Brock Akil’s NAACP Image Award-winning romantic drama, “Being Mary Jane” (2013-2015), and shared the screen with Raven Goodwin, Lisa Vidal and Gabrielle Union. He was later cast as Patrick Campbell – and other characters – in the crime drama “Imposters,” which aired on Bravo between February 2017 and June 2018. From 2018 to 2020, he played Andrew Mendoza in the acclaimed CBS and AXN mystery “Criminal Minds.”

Bishop’s recent roles are in the sci-fi “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” in which he played Major Brandon Gamble in 2020. He next portrayed Powell in three episodes of Leigh Davenport’s comedy “Run the World” in 2021, and also played Richard Fontana in the Amazon Prime Video action-thriller “The Terminal List,” starring Chriss Pratt, Constance Wu and Taylor Kitsch.

Other Works

Stephen’s works in the 2012 short documentary film, “Billy Beane: Re-Inventing the Game” saw him receiving special thanks.

He’s been featured in many documentaries, including 2011’s “London Garcia Entertainment Show,” 2012’s “Moneyball: Drafting the Team,” and “Teens Wanna Know” in the year that followed. Moreover, he has guest appeared in several talk shows such as “Home & Family,” “Celebrity Page,” and “The Real.”

Personal Life

Stephen is dating his long-term girlfriend, the “Solver” starlet Jesiree Dizon, who is also famously known for appearing in the Fox sitcoms, “Grandfathered,” “True Blood” and “Doll Face.” Jesiree doubles up as a fashion model who has posed for several companies, including Sears, Target and Fabletics.

The couple likes sharing their photos, mostly captioned with heart-warming messages – they are also fond of attending celebrity events side by side, and were spotted at Pasadena Convention Center’s NAACP Image Awards Arrivals in 2015.

The duo are parents of two children; their elder child, Kaiden is from Jesiree’s previous relationship, born on 4 September 2006 and he recently completed middle school in mid-2021. Jesiree is thankful to her husband for being a role model to their son and in 2016, she posted on Instagram, ‘A father isn’t always defined by blood relation, but by selfless acts and endless love, a MAN devotes to a child. You may not be blood, but we are so grateful for you every day.’ Charli Keku’ulani Bishop was born on 27 November 2017 – her parents planned a Minnie Mouse-themed birthday party for her in Maui, Hawaii when she turned one. They love featuring her on their respective social media platforms.

Physical Appearance

Bishop is bald and has a set of dark brown eyes. He stands at an impressive height of 6ft 2ins (1.88m), and weighs around 190lbs (86kgs).

Net Worth

The retired baseball player earned a hefty amount from his multi-professions. He’s appeared in several high-grossing films such as “Hancock,” which had a box office collection of around $625 million against a budget of $150 million, and “Battleship,” which collected $303 million against a budget of $220 million. His net worth is approximately $3 million, as of 2022.

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