• Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1973
• Canadian actor and film writer
• Best known for his portrayal of Simon in the critically acclaimed horror thriller series “The Walking Dead”
• Wrote, produced and directed the 1999 short movie “The Romantic Comedy with an Edge”
• Voiced the lead character Trevor Phillips in the 2013 video game “Grand Theft Auto V”
• Has close to $2 million net worth as of August 2022
Who is Steven Ogg?
Steven was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on 4 November 1973 – his zodiac sign is Scorpio, and he holds Canadian nationality. He’s an actor and film writer, with close to 50 acting credits to his name, while he’s perhaps known best for his portrayal of Simon in the critically acclaimed horror thriller series “The Walking Dead”, created by Frank Darabont, and which today stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus and Melisa McBride. It follows Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes who’s woken up from a coma only to learn that the world’s been overrun by zombies; the series has been airing since 2010 (Steven appeared in 21 episodes between 2016 and 2018) and has won 82 awards, including two Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Prosthetic Make-up for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or a Special in 2011 and 2012, while it’s been nominated for 237 other awards.
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Early life and education
Steven was raised in Calgary, Alberta by his parents, about whom not a lot is known because he respects their privacy; it’s believed that his father was the owner of a car wash, and that his mother was a high school teacher. Because Steven hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, it’s widely believed that he’s an only child.
He was mostly into sports while growing up, and played both hockey and soccer while attending a local high school. Steven was 16 when he played an uncredited role in a movie for the National Film Board of Canada, and appeared in various theatre plays in the following 10 years, prior to launching his career on TV.
Even though Steven initially planned to pursue a career in sports, he suffered an injury while attending high school, and had to give up on his dream.
He matriculated in 1992, and because he hasn’t spoken of his further education, it’s believed that he hasn’t attended college.
Roles in movies
Steven made his debut film appearance in the 1999 romantic comedy “Giving It Up”, and a couple of his following roles were in the 1999 short film “The Romantic Comedy with an Edge”, the 2002 short comedy “Thousand Dollar Shoes”, and the 2003 comedy “Mail Order Bride”.
The following 10 years saw him star in numerous short movies, and he only gained recognition in 2015, when cast to play Alex in the fantasy comedy drama “He Never Died”, written and directed by Jason Krawczyk, and which starred Henry Rollins, Booboo Stewart and Kate Greenhouse. It follows social outcast Jack, who’s having a hard time living down his violent past, and the movie was nominated for three awards.
Steven’s most recent film role has been his portrayal of Clint in the 2019 adventure drama “The Short History of the Long Road”, written and directed by Ani Simon-Kennedy, and in which he starred alongside Danny Trejo and Maggie Siff. The movie follows a teenage girl who’s living on the road, and it won three of the six awards for which it was nominated.
He’s recently finished shooting for the upcoming movie “Origami”, while he’s currently shooting for the upcoming films “Now I See”, “Emancipation” and “The Dresden Sun”.
Roles in TV series
Steven made his debut TV series appearance in the 2000 episode “Untitled” of the mystery crime drama “Law & Order”, and the following decade saw him appear in an episode or two of various series, such as the mystery crime drama “Unforgettable”, the action crime drama “Person of Interest”, and the comedy “Broad City”.
He portrayed the lead character James Braddock in all 10 episodes of the 2016 war action drama “Rush: Inspired by Battlefield”, which also starred Lou Ferrigno Jr. and Stephen A. Chang. Based on the popular video game “Battlefield”, the series follows several soldiers who have to locate and either defend or destroy two objectives – it was nominated for a 2017 Streamy Award for Best Action or Sci-Fi Series.
Steven played Sobchak in the 2015 episode “Pimento” and the 2020 episode “Dedicado a Max” of the critically acclaimed crime drama “Better Call Saul”, created by Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan, and which stars Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn and Jonathan Banks. It follows the life of criminal lawyer Jimmy McGill before the events in what’s believed to be one of the best series of all time – “Breaking Bad”; “Better Call Saul” has been airing since 2015, and has won 40 of the 321 awards for which it’s been nominated, including 46 Primetime Emmy nominations.
Three of Steven’s most recent roles in TV series have been in 18 episodes of the action science fiction drama “Snowpiercer” since 2020, seven episodes of the mystery science fiction drama “Westworld” since 2016, and the 2022 episode “Chapter Eight” of the comedy “Sprung”.
Steven wrote, produced and directed the 1999 short movie “The Romantic Comedy with an Edge”.
He worked as a motion capture talent on the 1999 video game “Cursed Mountain”, and the 2013 video game “Grand Theft Auto V”, while he also voiced the lead character Trevor Phillips in the latter.
Steven’s made a guest appearance in a couple of talk-shows, such as “Noches con Platanito”, “Talking Dead” and “West: Word”.
Awards and nominations
Steven and his colleagues won a 2020 CinEuphoria Merit – Honorary Award for their performance in “The Walking Dead”.
He was also nominated for two Behind the Voice Actors Awards in 2014, for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Video Game (shared with colleagues) and Best Male Lead Vocal Performance in a Video Game, as well as for a 2014 BAFTA Games Award for Best Performer, all three for “Grand Theft Auto V”.
Love life and wife
Steven prefers to keep the details of his love life away from the media’s attention, but it’s still widely known that he was a married man – he exchanged vows with Canadian backup singer and casting director Doriane Elliott in either 2006 or 2007, in a private ceremony attended by only the closest of their friends and family members; they have a son Bodhi Ogg together, who’s currently attending Archbishop Stepinac High School.
Steven began dating non-celebrity American fashion designer Katie Eary in 2017, and although most of his fans believe that he was cheating on his wife, Doriane’s revealed that they had already separated by that time; the two divorced in October 2020, while Steven and Katie have also broken up.
He hasn’t mentioned any other women whom he’s perhaps been with, and as of August 2022, Steven seems to be single, and has a son with his former wife Doriane Elliott.
Hobbies and other interests
Steven seems to be enjoying the attention which he’s receiving from his close to a million Instagram followers, and is thus quite active on the network; he’s uploaded over 2,000 pictures and videos, the majority of which have been taken during his everyday life.
He loves to drink beer, and has his own brand – OGG IPA.
Steven’s a lover of animals, and his pet dog can be seen featured in some of his Instagram pictures.
His favorite season’s summer, as he enjoys swimming in the ocean, sun tanning at the beach and yachting.
Steven has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Al Pacino, Vin Diesel and Meryl Streep, while a couple of his favorite movies include the trilogy “The Godfather”, “Scent of a Woman” and the franchise “Fast and Furious”.
He’s physically highly active, and has five to six training sessions at the gym every week, thus his muscular body.
Age, height and net worth
Steven’s age is 48. He has long brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 6ft 3ins (1.9m) and he weighs around 175lbs (80kgs).
As of August 2022, Steven’s net worth’s been estimated at over $2 million.