Ian Ziering

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Ian Ziering
Ian Ziering July 14, 2014 (cropped).jpg
Ziering at NBCUniversal's 2014 Summer TCA Tour in July 2014
BornIan Andrew Ziering
(1964-03-30) March 30, 1964 (age 50)
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1981–present
Spouse(s)Nikki Schieler Ziering (m. 1997–2002)
Erin Kristine Ludwig (m. 2010)
Children2
 
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Ian Ziering
Ian Ziering July 14, 2014 (cropped).jpg
Ziering at NBCUniversal's 2014 Summer TCA Tour in July 2014
BornIan Andrew Ziering
(1964-03-30) March 30, 1964 (age 50)
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1981–present
Spouse(s)Nikki Schieler Ziering (m. 1997–2002)
Erin Kristine Ludwig (m. 2010)
Children2

Ian Andrew Ziering (/ˈən ˈzɪərɪŋ/; born March 30, 1964) is an American actor best known for his role as Steve Sanders on the television series Beverly Hills, 90210, which he played from 1990 to 2000. He is also the voice of Vinnie on Biker Mice from Mars. More recently, he was "Fin" in the 2013 movie Sharknado. He fronts a cover band, playing a mix of dance and rock music, called Golden Ziering.

Early life[edit]

Ian Ziering was born on March 30, 1964 in Newark, New Jersey, the son of Muriel "Mickie" and Paul M. Ziering, an educator and saxophonist.[1][2] He grew up in West Orange, New Jersey and has two older brothers, Jeff and Barry. Ziering was raised Jewish.[3] He graduated from West Orange High School in 1982, and from William Paterson University in 1988.[4]

Career[edit]

In 1990, Ziering was chosen as Steve Sanders on the hit series Beverly Hills, 90210. Sanders was a college student and friend of Brandon Walsh - one of the series' central characters.

He was a celebrity dancer on Season 4 of Dancing with the Stars.[5] His professional dance partner was Cheryl Burke, who won the competition in Season 2 with partner Drew Lachey and also Season 3 with partner Emmitt Smith. He made it to the semi-final round of Season 4, and received a perfect score (three 10s) from the judges for one of his two dances in the semi-finals, but it was not enough to reach the finals; he and Cheryl were eliminated during the results show the next day, May 15, 2007.

Ziering in September 2008

In 2006, Ziering produced, directed and starred in the short film Man vs. Monday, which won the Audience Choice Award at the 2006 Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival.[citation needed] Also in 2006, Ian won the Best Actor Award at the 2006 Monaco Film Festival for his portrayal of Francis in the independent film Stripped Down.[citation needed]

Ian has also appeared in the television series JAG, What I Like About You, The Doctors as Erich Aldrich and Guiding Light as Cameron Stewart. He also had a role in the videogame Freelancer as the protagonist, Edison Trent.

On June 18, 2007, Variety reported that Ziering had auditioned the previous week for the opportunity to succeed Bob Barker as host of The Price Is Right.[6] The job ultimately went to Drew Carey.[7] Ziering's ex-wife, Nikki, was a model on the show from 1999 to 2002.

In May, 2013, it was announced that Ziering would be performing with Chippendales as a celebrity guest star for four weeks at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Ziering is divorced from Nikki Schieler Ziering. The two had wed in July 1997, and Ian filed for divorce in February 2002, citing irreconcilable differences.[9]

On February 3, 2010, Ziering announced his engagement to Erin Kristine Ludwig.[10] The couple married at a ceremony in Newport Beach, California on May 28, 2010. They have two children.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1981Endless LoveSammy Butterfield
1995The Women of Spring BreakGeorge PeckTV Movie
1995SavateCain Parker
1995No Way BackVictor Serlano
1996Subliminal SeductionDarrin DanverTV Movie
1997Mighty Ducks the Movie: The First Face-OffWildwing FlashbladeVoice
2005DominoHimself
2005Six Months LaterMichaelShort film
2006Man vs. MondayDan SmithShort film
2006Stripped DownFrancis
2007Tyrannosaurus AztecaHernan Cortes
2008Lava StormJohn WilsonTV Movie
2009Step SevenRichard Miller / Brother AbrahamShort film
2009The Christmas HopeNathan AndrewsTV Movie
2010ElopementDavid
2011The Legend of Awesomest MaximusTesticlees
2012McKenna Shoots for the StarsMr. Brooks
2012That's My BoyTV Donny Berger
2013SharknadoFinley "Fin" Shepherd
2013Snake and MongooseKeith BlackPost-production
2014Sharknado 2: The Second OneFinley "Fin" Shepherd
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1981–1982The DoctorsErich Aldrich
1986–1988Guiding LightCameron Stewart
1988ABC Afterschool SpecialsRandy ForresterEpisode: "Terrible Things My Mother Told Me"
1990CBS Schoolbreak SpecialDonnieEpisode: "Flour Babies"
1990Married... with ChildrenThe KidEpisode: "The Unnatural"
1990–2000Beverly Hills, 90210Steve Sanders
1991The Legend of Prince ValiantVoiceEpisode: "The Beggar"
Episode: "The Black Rose"
1992Melrose PlaceSteve SandersEpisode: "Pilot"
Episode: "Friends & Lovers"
Episode: "Lost & Found"
1993–1996Biker Mice from MarsVinnieVoice
1994Aaahh!!! Real MonstersGludgeEpisode: "Smile and Say Oblina/The Great Wave" (Voice)
1996–1997Mighty DucksWildwing FlashbladeVoice
1998V.I.P.PeterEpisode: "Bloody Val-entine"
1998–2000Godzilla: The SeriesNick TatopoulosVoice
1999The Love Boat: The Next WaveJoshua KrumbEpisode: "Don't Judge a Book by It's Lover"
1999Batman BeyondMason ForrestEpisode: "The Winning Edge" (Voice)
2000Twice in a LifetimeDr. Steven Weaver / Lance KensingtonEpisode: "Even Steven"
2001Inside SchwartzParkerEpisode: "Event Night"
2001JAGCapt. William ShepardEpisode: "Ambush"
2002Son of the BeachHarry JohnsonEpisode: "Taco Lips Now: Part 1"
Episode: "Jailhouse Notch: Part 2"
Episode: "Bad News, Mr. Johnson"
2002What I Like About YouPaul CodyEpisode: "Copy That"
2003Spider-ManHarry OsbornVoice
2006–2007Biker Mice from MarsVinnie / Announcer / Brie Fish / Harry / TaongaVoice
2007Side Order of LifeBrian FowlerEpisode: "Awakenings"
Episode: "Aliens"
Episode: "Nothing Left to Lose"
2007Drawn TogetherChase HuffingtonEpisode: "Drawn Together Babies" (Voice)
2010CSI: NYThom WeirEpisode: "Pot of Gold"
2011Happily DivorcedSupport Group LeaderEpisode: "Spousal Support"
2014The Apprentice (U.S. season 14)
Video Games
YearTitleRoleNotes
2003FreelancerEdison TrentVoice
2007Biker Mice from MarsVinnieVoice

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Monique Coleman & Louis Van Amstel
Dancing with the Stars (US) semi-finalist
Season 4 (Spring 2007 with Cheryl Burke)
Succeeded by
Jennie Garth & Derek Hough