Born into the same Hollywood tough guy line as the renowned King of Cool, Steve McQueen, 34-year-old Steven R. McQueen is an incredible actor, possessing the talent and good looks of his grandfather, whom he never met.
The famous Steve McQueen’s son is the race car driver and former actor Chad McQueen. One of his descendants is Steven R. McQueen.
The little Steven was born in 1988, eight years after the famed granddad died of a heart attack during surgery to treat multiple cancers.
In addition to being named one of the 50 Most Stylish Men in 2017 and one of the highest-paid deceased celebrities by Forbes, McQueen is known as the “low key tough guy.”
One of his favorite things, a 1963 Ferrari Berlinetta Lusso, was for $2.3 million at auction in 2008 to an anonymous fan, while a pair of McQueen’s Persol sunglasses from The Thomas Crown Affair in 2006 cost $70,200 to a different admirer.
The Hollywood bad boy McQueen, who was a gorgeous senior, captivated moviegoers with his steely blue eyes. His roles in films such as Bullitt, Sand Pebbles, The Magnificent Seven, and The Great Escape solidified his legacy.
“His career is amazing. Steven stated to the New York Post of his grandfather, “I’d like to—not mimic—but kind of use him as an example. He chooses really cool, awkward films and he’s always very interesting to watch.” “I adore everything I’ve seen him in…The Thomas Crown Affair and Papillon are definitely my favorites.
With his dark hair and brown eyes, the actor Steven looks just like his deceased grandfather.
Being the grandson of the legendary Steve McQueen, Steven explained the “bane and boon” of the role: “Being aware that my dad was a well-known actor didn’t make me feel scared, but it did mean there was always pressure to live up to his reputation. I believe that’s why I never even considered acting as a career when I was younger,” he remarked, noting that he traveled frequently with his mother and stepfather, a former professional hockey player.
After divorcing her father Chad in 1990, Steven’s mother Stacia Toten is now married to hockey great and Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille. Steven views Luc Robitaille as his paternal figure.
In my life, my stepfather has acted more like a biological father. Although we are rather close, I consider my biological father to be more of an uncle. “It’s a good relationship,” Steven stated, referring to Robitaille with the letter R in his name.
His father’s passion for motorcycles and cars was passed down to his son Chad, a successful race car driver who starred in a number of movies, including Firepower (1993) and The Karate Kid I and II (1984, 1986).
2010 saw the founding of McQueen Racing, LLC, a business that offers custom and limited-edition luxury automobiles for sale. Producing and making an appearance in the documentary Filming at Speed: The Making of the Motion Picture Le Mans was the late actor Steve McQueen’s son.
Steven began watching his grandfather’s films while he was in his mid-teens. “Watching him in those movies was inspirational, but so was seeing other actors in a ton of other movies, like James Dean and Marlon Brando.” That’s what inspired me to give acting a shot,” Steven said. From then on, my enthusiasm for it gradually surfaced. I took a few classes and eventually came to love it.
After his granddad, Steven began his acting career at the age of 17. On the other hand, Steven’s cousins Julio Iglesias Jr. and Enrique’s great aunt Neile Adams demonstrates how strongly Steven’s family values the arts.
As a guest star, Steven debuted on television in the science fiction series Threshold. Then, Steven appeared on WB’s Everwood on a regular basis as a young piano prodigy and bad boy.
His breakthrough role came in 2009 when he was cast in the hugely popular supernatural TV series The Vampire Diaries. He portrayed Jeremy Gilbert, a man who fights vampires and ghosts to preserve his haunting village of Mystic Falls, for six years.
“It’s the supernatural aspect, I believe, that makes it enjoyable to watch and film because you aren’t constrained by the standard guidelines for filmmaking, like life and death.” Regarding the 2015 finale of the show, he went on, “It seems like anyone can pass away and then return back to life, including me. I believe I have passed away three times already, but despite playing a human, I am still here. Thus, it’s that escape—the capacity to imagine oneself in an entirely other world—combined with perpetual youth and limitless opportunities for me.
In addition, he provided his fashionable look as a model for Abercrombie & Fitch and acted in the iconic horror film Piranha. In addition to his notable roles in Chicago Fire and Chicago PD from 2015 to 2016, Steven made a one-time return to the character of Jeremy in Legacies, The Vampire Diaries’ spinoff, in 2018.
He also features in the Medal of Honor anthology series of true battle stories.
“There’s definitely a level of pressure because of it, but it’s the name I was born with so I figured I may as well stick with it,” Steven remarked, returning the favor to his namesake.Nevertheless, because I’m a rather competitive person, it challenges me to not just meet all standards but also to emerge from the shadows and forge my own path.
If you haven’t already, you really should watch one of Steven R. McQueen’s shows. There is no doubt that his grandfather would be extremely proud of the remarkable young talent he is.