Stephen Dorff

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Stephen Dorff
Born(1973-07-29) July 29, 1973 (age 41)
Atlanta, Georgia, US
Other namesBrad Matlock
Years active1985–present
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Stephen Dorff
Born(1973-07-29) July 29, 1973 (age 41)
Atlanta, Georgia, US
Other namesBrad Matlock
Years active1985–present

Stephen Dorff (born July 29, 1973) is an American actor, known for portraying Stuart Sutcliffe in Backbeat, Johnny Marco in Sofia Coppola's Somewhere, and for his roles in Blade, Cecil B. DeMented, The Motel Life, and Space Truckers.

Early life[edit]

Dorff was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Nancy and Steve Dorff, who is a composer and music producer.[1][2] His father is Jewish and his mother was Catholic,[3] and Dorff has stated that he was "kinda brought up half-Jewish".[4][5][6] He was raised in Los Angeles, where his father worked, and began acting as a child, appearing in commercials for Kraft and Mattel. Dorff attended several private schools, and was expelled from five of them.[7]


Dorff started acting in the late 1980s, landing only minor roles at first. He made guest appearances in television programs such as Diff'rent Strokes, Blossom, Roseanne, Married... with Children. He appeared in the television movies In Love and War, I Know My First Name is Steven and What a Dummy. Dorff's first major film role was in The Gate (1987), a horror film about a boy who, along with a friend, discovers a hole in his back yard that is a gateway to Hell. In 1992, he starred in The Power of One opposite Sir John Gielgud and Daniel Craig.

In 1996, he starred in the movie Space Truckers and as Candy Darling in I Shot Andy Warhol, a film about Valerie Solanas, the woman infamous for shooting pop-art icon Andy Warhol. He was one of the first actors to act in the first digitally downloadable movie,'s Quantum Project, also starring John Cleese. He played the protagonist, XIII, of a live action TV series of the comic/video game of XIII. He is known for his part as the evil vampire Deacon Frost in the superhero horror film, Blade (1998).

He played Dale Massey in the 2003 thriller Cold Creek Manor, alongside Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone. Dorff recently starred in the drama Somewhere, directed by Sofia Coppola. In an interview with The Chic Spy, he described what landing the role meant to him after the loss of his mother, "It almost felt like a savior, this movie, because I felt like it helped me … I was real empty inside so this was an incredible thing that made me smile."[8] In 2004, Dorff starred in the music video for "Everytime" by Britney Spears, playing Spears' boyfriend. He appeared in the 2009 films Public Enemies and Black Water Transit.[9] Dorff appeared as porn star Dick Shadow in the sex industry comedy Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, a film produced by Adam Sandler, who also co-wrote the screenplay.[10]

Recently, Dorff has appeared in television and print advertisements for Blu-Cigs, an electronic cigarette company.[11] However, despite being diagnosed with emphysema he admitted in November 2013 that he still smokes regular cigarettes.[12]

In 2013, he was a guest of honor on 6th Off Plus Camera[13] Dorff also starred in The Motel Life opposite Emile Hirsch, Dakota Fanning and Kris Kristofferson.



1987Gate, TheThe GateGlen
1992Power of One, TheThe Power of OneP.K. Age 18
1992Rescue MeFraser Sweeney
1993Ambush of Ghosts, AnAn Ambush of GhostsGeorge Betts
1993Judgment NightJohn Wyatt
1994BackbeatStuart Sutcliffe
1994S.F.W.Cliff Spab
1995Hundred and One Nights, AA Hundred and One NightsUn acteur muet à Hollywooda.k.a. Les cent et une nuits de Simon Cinéma
1995Innocent LiesJeremy Graves
1995RecklessTom Jr.
1996I Shot Andy WarholCandy Darling
1996Space TruckersMike Pucci
1996Blood and WineJason
1997City of IndustrySkip Kovich
1998BladeDeacon Frost
1999EntropyJake Walsh
2000Quantum ProjectPaul PentchoShort
2000Cecil B. DementedCecil
2002Deuces WildLeon
2002FeardotComDet. Mike Reilly
2003Den of LionsMike Varga
2003Cold Creek ManorDale Massie
2005Alone in the DarkCmdr. Richard Burke
2005Tennis, Anyone...?T.C. Jackson
2005ShadowboxerClayton Mayfield
2006World Trade CenterScott Strauss
2007Passage, TheThe PassageLuke
2008FelonWade Porter
2009Black Water TransitNicky
2009Public EnemiesHomer Van Meter
2010SomewhereJohnny Marco
2011Bucky Larson: Born to Be a StarDick Shadowa.k.a. Born to Be a Star
2012Rites of PassageProfessor Nash
2012The Motel LifeJerry Lee Flannigan
2012BrakeJeremy Reins
2012Tomorrow You're GoneCharlie Rankin
2013Officer DownDet. David 'Cal' Callahan
2013The IcemanJoseph Kuklinski


1985New Leave It to Beaver, TheThe New Leave It to BeaverTony1 episode
1985Diff'rent StrokesScott1 episode
1987In Love and WarStan age 9TV film
1988MuttsEric GillmanTV film
1988Hiroshima MaidenJohnny BennettTV film
1988Absent-Minded Professor, TheThe Absent-Minded ProfessorCurtisTV film
1988Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer StoryTV film
1989Empty NestBilly at 141 episode
1989Married... with ChildrenBoz1 episode
1989I Know My First Name Is StevenPeteTV film
1989Do You Know the Muffin Man?Sandy DollisonTV film
1989RoseanneJimmy Meltrigger3 episodes
1990Father Dowling MysteriesMark Oskowski1 episode
1990Son's Promise, AA Son's PromiseCharles O'KelleyTV film
1990Outsiders, TheThe OutsidersBobby Dean1 episode
1990Always Remember I Love YouRobert MendhamTV film
1990What a DummyTucker Brannigan24 episodes
1991BlossomBobby1 episode
1999Earthly PossessionsJake Simms, Jr.TV film
2006Covert One: The Hades FactorJonathan SmithMiniseries
2008Skip TracerSkip KingTV film
2008XIII: The ConspiracyRoss Tanner/Steve RowlandMiniseries

Music videos[edit]

Music videos
2000Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)HimselfLimp Bizkit
2004EverytimeBoyfriendBritney Spears


  1. ^ "Stephen Dorff Biography (1973-)". Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  2. ^ "Successful Steve Dorff Also Has a Son With Many Talents". Los Angeles Times. August 5, 1987. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
  3. ^ Sert, Aysegul (September 13, 2013). "Stephen Dorff: "I never went away"". Salon. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
  4. ^ Rothe, E. Nina (November 14, 2012). "Stephen Dorff: 'Today Is a Gift'". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
  5. ^ "Unk.". Politically Incorrect. August 2000.
  6. ^ "Stephen Dorff Learns Hebrew For New Film". February 18, 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  7. ^ Green, Tom (February 19, 1992). "Stephen Dorff, a star in the making". USA Today. p. 1D. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
  8. ^ "Interview: Sofia Coppola and Stephen Dorff For 'Somewhere'". The Chic Spy. December 2010. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
  9. ^ "Stephen Dorff". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  10. ^ Shine, Matt (April 26, 2009). "Dorff Goes for Laughs As Porn Star for Next Film". Female First. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
  11. ^ "Stephen Dorff Behind the Scenes with blu eCigs". Blu-Cigs. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
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  13. ^ Łukaszewicz, Barbara (April 10, 2013). "Roland Joffe and Volker Schlondorff Lead Panels at Off Plus Camera 2013". Film New Europe. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 

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