Esteban Ernesto Echevarria Samson was born on the 2nd December 1956 in Havana, Cuba and is a Cuban-American actor perhaps still best known for his role of Manny Ribera in 1983 Brian De Palma’s cult movie “Scarface” as well as for his role of Don Eladio in the worldwide popular TV drama series .
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this actor has accumulated so far? How rich Steven Bauer is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total amount of Steven Bauer’s net worth, as of mid-2016, is $2.5 million, which has been acquired throughout his acting career now spanning over 30 years.
Steven Bauer Net Worth $2.5 Million
Steven Bauer was born to schoolteacher Lillian Samson Agostini and Cubana Airlines pilot Esteban Echevarria. His ancestry is mostly Cuban and Jewish, but he has also some Italian blood. Due to Fidel Castro’s Revolution in the 1960s, Steven, at the age of four, with his parents moved to Miami, Florida, USA where in 1974 he attended Miami Coral Park High School, then continued his education at Miami Dade Community College. Although he was initially interested in music, he transferred to the University of Miami majoring in Theater Arts. Certainly, Steven Bauer’s interest in acting has lasted since his college days, as well as his friendship with (future) actor Ray Liotta.
Some of the Steven’s first roles include performances at the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre. Steven Bauer debuted on television with the role of a Cuban exile family’s teenage son in “¿Qué Pasa, USA?”, a PBS bilingual sitcom which aired between 1977 and 1979. These engagements provided the basis for Steven Bauer’s net worth.
These were followed by minor roles in, among others films, “From Here to Eternity” and “Hill Street Blues” in 1980 and 1981, the 1981 TV movie “She’s in the Army Now” as well as various off-Broadway stage appearances. The real breakthrough in Steven Bauer’s career came in 1983, when he starred alongside Al Pacino in “Scarface”. For his performance of Manny Riberra, Tony Montana’s right hand man, Steven Bauer was nominated for Golden Globe’s Best Supporting Actor Award. All these achievements have helped Steven Bauer to build a successful acting career as well as an enviable sum of money.
During the 1980s, Steven Bauer added to his acting portfolio, appearing in some high-profile movies including another Brian De Palma crime thriller, “Body Double” (1984), “Running Scared” (1986), “Sword of Gideon” (1986) and “The Beast of War” (1988). It is certain that all these involvements have made a positive impact on the overall net worth of Steven Bauer.
In his career so far, Steven Bauer has starred in over 100 movies, of which the most famous are “Raising Cain” (1992), “Primal Fear” (1996), “Traffic” (2000) and “Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia” (2009), “The Last Gamble” (2012), for which he was honored with Feature Film and Festival Awards for the Best Actor. Apart from movies, Steven Bauer has also appeared in numerous TV series such as “Drug Wars: The Camarena Story”, “Wiseguy”, “Breaking Bad” and “Ray Donovan”. He has even “voice-acted” in video games such as “Scarface: The World is Yours” and “Hitman: Absolution”.
When it comes to his personal life, it has been acknowledged that Steven Bauer has been married four times; his first marriage, with Melanie Griffith who he met on the set of “She’s in the Army Now” and with whom he has a son, lasted from 1981 to 1989. Subsequently, he married Ingrid Anderson in 1989 but divorced after just two years; they have a son. Christiana Boney was Steven’s third wife(1992-2002), and in 2003 Steven married Paulette Mitlimore, but they divorced in 2012.
Made his stage debut at Miami Dade Junior College in a revival of "Summer and Snoke" and studied with Actors Studio alumnus, Robert Lowery.
He travels back and forth between homes in Los Angeles and Miami when he is not working. [August 2009]
Appears in the music video "Would I Lie to You" (1985) as Annie Lennox's motorcyclist boyfriend who drops the singer off at a Eurythmics gig. Bauer had just made an auspicious acting debut in Scarface (1983) as Al Pacino's buddy Manny.
Born Esteban Ernesto Echevarria in Havana, Cuba, the son of Lillian, a schoolteacher, and Esteban Echevarria, a pilot who worked for Cubana Airlines until the Cuban Revolution. Steven's maternal grandfather was a Jewish refugee from Germany and his stage surname comes from that side of his family.
Originally intended to become a musician but turned to acting while attending Miami-Dade Community College. He then transferred to Theater Arts Department of the University of Miami.
In the early 1980s he moved to New York City and studied under famed acting guru Stella Adler, appearing on stage in occasional productions.
His big film break came with the substantial role of Manolo Ribera in Scarface (1983) even though he was a relatively unknown actor at the time. The producers were convinced that he was right for the role based on his strong audition, as well as his authentic Cuban background. His performance drew a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
"Bauer" is his mother's maiden name.
Was the original choice for the lead role of Kingpin (2003). He was replaced by Bobby Cannavale at the last minute.
He is a graduate of Coral Park High School in Miami, Florida.
His parents immigrated to southern Florida, in 1960, when Steven was three years old.
Has two sons. Alexander Griffith Bauer (b. August 22, 1985) with first wife Melanie Griffith and Dylan Dean Steven Bauer (b. May 14, 1990) by his second marriage to Ingrid Anderson.
Attended the University of Miami, where he was something of a heartthrob on campus. In the School of Drama's Ring Theater, he played such roles as Lennie in "Of Mice and Men."
People recite lines to me all the time, anywhere I get recognized.
I think the whole DVD craze has provided opportunities for material that, for those interested in it, explains the whole history and background in getting a film made, which is great.
I think there is sort of a general universal perception of me, or someone who looks like me, as someone who is kind of menacing, dark or mysterious.
I'd like to make movies as a producer and a director.
'Scarface' was a tremendous undertaking, and I'm one of those who really feel that no one could have done it like Brian De Palma.
'Ray Donovan' is such a revelation to everybody who's working on it, and it's only getting better.
I really do like the independent way of working. You don't get much studio intrusion compared to when you're working on a big Hollywood film where there tends to always be loads of people interfering. The only problem, though, with independent features is that they are hard to sell.
Fortunately, I'm very healthy, and my body is still intact. It hasn't aged very much, I feel like a very young 56. I exercise regularly, and when I do, I always learn new things about my body.
I have turned down playing the most despicable people on Earth. I turn it down all the time.
People got very wimpy about 'Scarface' very quickly.
I'm actually Cuban-born, born in 1956, the year Fidel Castro came into power, and my father moved my family to Miami a few years later when things were starting to look bad.
Next? Growing up to be Clint Eastwood, I hope.
I'll be playing a priest in 'Chavez Cage Of Glory,' which is a fight movie.
I've learned not to attach personal feelings to critics who review your work. It's their opinions, their perceptions - it's a very subjective thing, and you can be hurt.
I'm very fond of the British cinema. I'm a big fan of Martin Campbell and Daniel Craig. I actually find Daniel very inspirational, especially on the physical side of things. He really inspired me to get back into shape when I started to add on a few pounds. I think he's a great role model.
If you look at 1983, the film of the year was 'Terms of Endearment.' 'Scarface' was lumped in under the gratuitously violent banner. I mean, we knew it was violent, that it depicted a violent time and place. But it wasn't the end-all of the thing.