Michael Steger

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Michael Steger
Michael Steger.jpg
Steger at the 90210 premiere party on August 23, 2008
Born Michael Mateus Steger[1]
(1980-05-27) May 27, 1980 (age 38)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1994-present
Spouse(s) Brandee Tucker (m. 2008)

Michael Mateus Steger (born May 27, 1980) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Navid Shirazi on The CW's teen drama series 90210.

Early life[edit]

Steger was born on May 27, 1980, the third out of four sons, he is the son of an accountant mother and an operations manager father. He is of Ecuadorian, Austrian, and Norwegian descent, and grew up in a middle-class family.[2] In an interview, Steger revealed he was bullied during his childhood in the fourth grade until the sixth grade,[3] he was later transferred to another school when the bullying got too serious.[3] He graduated with honors from Cal Poly Pomona, achieving a BA degree in Theater and a minor in Spanish.[2] Throughout his childhood, Steger trained in martial arts and at age 18, received his first Dan black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Steger married Brandee Tucker on November 15, 2008.


Steger started his career appearing in several commercials and guest starred in VR Troopers in 1994; in 2005, he acted in the Bollywood independent film 3 Girls and the Golden Cocoon,[2] and after appearing as Mohamed Esfiri on NCIS in 2005, he had a recurring role on The Winner in 2007. He was also cast as the lead role by Tim Burton in The Killers' music video "Bones" in 2006.[2][4]

As of 2007, Steger has appeared in several Disney Channel productions, he has guest starred on the Hannah Montana episode titled "Everybody Was Best-Friend Fighting", the Cory in the House episode titled "Macho Libre", and had a co-starring role in the Disney Channel Original Movie The Cheetah Girls: One World, which was released on August 22, 2008. He also guest starred on Criminal Minds in 2008.

He and wife Brandee Tucker were once contestants on the GSN game show Lingo.

Steger directed Ted Danson, his daughter Kate Danson and several other actors in the upcoming short film The Wrights.

From 2008 to 2013, Steger played the role of Navid Shirazi on The CW's 90210,[5] he directed and produced a one-woman show called Brandee Built on Crazee starring his wife Brandee Tucker.[3] On 21 April 2016, Steger announced at Twitter that he and Brandee welcomed a baby girl named Poet Louise Steger.[6]


Year Title Role Notes
2005 3 Girls and the Golden Cocoon Travis
2007 The Man Under the Tree Guido Short film
2007 Meg Bob Short film
2008 The Cheetah Girls: One World Vikram Television film
2013 Farah Goes Bang Waseem
2013 Blast Vegas Oren Television film
2015 Fatal Flip Jeff Television film
2015 Ana Maria in Novela Land Tony/Armando
Year Title Role Notes
1994 VR Troopers Josh Episode: "Oh Brother!"
2005 NCIS Mohamed Esfiri (uncredited) Episode: "Kill Ari (Part I)"
2007 The Winner Miguel 4 episodes
2007 Hannah Montana Guillermo Montoya Episode: "Everybody Was Best-Friend Fighting"
2008 Cory in the House Juan Carlos Episode: "Macho Libre"
2008–2013 90210 Navid Shirazi Main cast
2008 Criminal Minds Sam Episode: "Mayhem"
2010 Covert Affairs Diego Suarez Episode: "South Bound Suarez"
2010 True Blood Tony Episode: "I Smell a Rat"

Music videos[edit]

Bones - The Killers

Just Another Girl - The Killers (cameo)


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