Tribute to Actor and Casting Director Steve Nave
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The Steve Nave we know and love:
Some friends popped by Pepper Jay Productions studio to give a shout out to Steve Nave. Photos by Jeff Knight / Jeff Knight Photography:
Some more friends popped by Pepper Jay Productions studio to give a shout out to Steve Nave. Photos by John Michael Ferrari / Images By Ferrari:
Steve Nave’s Bio on IMDb:
Steve was born and raised in Southern California. His family moved to Granada Hills, California when he was 4 years old. He and his sister were raised by two very loving parents that encouraged them to follow their dreams, which included a love of sports, motion pictures, and animals.
After Graduating from Granada Hills High School and playing on the baseball, basketball, and track teams. At school he was known for his sense of humor, and ability to make friends. The next step was L.A. Valley College, where he played on the baseball team, (his first two games in college were in a pair of spring training games with the U.S.C Trojans., the previous years 4 year national champions). His team beat the Trojans in a double header where he had a very good day at the plate. Besides baseball, he continued to play basketball and he also won a punt, pass and kick contest as a teen for the whole San Fernando Valley. Besides playing sports at Valley J.C. he got involved with the Theater Dept. doing plays and participating in stunt work and also had a full time job. After graduating from L.A. Valley, he continued his education at Calif. State University Northridge and U.C.L.A., where he continued to study Theater, Business, and Physical Education. After college Steve played baseball with the San Francisco Giants and Philadelphia Phillies rookie teams.
Steve started his professional acting career at the age of 17. He started doing films, tv and commercials and many high end modeling jobs. In his early 20’s Steve started hosting events for charity, film openings and beauty pageants. When he was 24 he produced the Miss California World Beauty Pageant for KTLA channel 5 in Los Angeles. The show was seen statewide and received a very large audience share. Still in his 20’s he continued his busy acting career and started casting film, tv, radio, commercials and print jobs. One of his early shows was a national radio show called “Satellite Live” where he cast celebrity guests. The stars were interviewed on the show that competed against Larry King for a national radio audience. Steve did a stint as a professional gambler and a disc jockey in Beverly Hills as well as for some of the biggest cruise lines throughout the Caribbean and South America. He also coached and produced a celebrity softball team, the “Hollywood Cover Girls” that traveled around the world raising money for all kinds of charities.
Another one of his early assignments included booking the Christmas spokesman for the International Salvation Army Christmas Show. Some of the stars he booked included Charlton Heston, Jimmy Stewart and Gregory Peck. Throughout his career he has enjoyed working with many talented people in the film industry, including Academy and Emmy award winning actors both in front of and behind the cameras. He has acted, cast, produced and hosted well over 300 shows for television, film, and live events. One of his biggest enjoyments is helping to get performers started in the entertainment industry. To date, he has cast 48 films, 60 plus television shows, 70 plus commercials, and print jobs all over the world. Steve also runs an Actors Showcase for the past 21 years which has started or reestablished many actors careers. He hosts a talk show on the internet that can be seen around the planet on the Actors Entertainment or Actors E channel.
Thank you for participating in this Steve Nave Tribute: Christy Oldham, Clinton H. Wallace, Daina House, Delpaneaux Wills, Dion DeRizzo, Dwan Smith, Edward Lozzi, Francine York, Gloria Hendry, Heidi Alexander, Jazz, Jeff Knight, Jimmy Dale, Joe Sabatino, John McCool Bowers, John Michael Ferrari, Kamilla, Kim Delgado, Klare Davalle, LynneMoody, Maray Ayres, Margie Rey, Marjean Holden, Melvina Lay, Michelle Ramos, Paul Leclair, Pepper Jay, Peter Lookey, Richardz, Rosemarie Belden, Rquel Ames, Rusty Joiner, Sam Scarber, Samira Saha, Serge Koriakine, Sharon Nixon Kelly, Shawn, Sondra Currie, Sorita, Steven Bennett, Susan Touchbouorne, Tereza Ricardi, Teri Copley, Valerie McCaffrey, Virtic Brown, Yi Tian, Yves Bright, Zara Yasseri, Gary Bozick, Mary Jo Gruber, Aavigalle, Barbara Luna, Elan Carter, Daina House, Joecelyne Lew, Larry Ziff, Lorraine Ziff, Cody Griffis, and many others in no particular order.
And, special thank you to John Michael Ferrari for having the idea of a Living Memorial for Steve Nave and to Joe Sabatino for all of your hard work helping to put the Memorial together.
REST IN PEACE STEVE NAVE!!
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