Ian Ziering

Ian Ziering

Highest Rated: 80% Snake and Mongoose (2013)

Lowest Rated: 14% Sharknado: The 4th Awakens (2016)

Birthday: Mar 30, 1964

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA

Ian Ziering was an American TV actor who was best known for playing the wealthy high schooler Steve Sanders on all 10 seasons of the teen drama "Beverly Hill, 90210" (Fox, 1990-2000). Born in Newark and raised in West Orange, New Jersey, Ziering began acting professionally at a very young age. By the age of 12 he was making a living by appearing in national TV commercials, and soon after was nabbing spots in stage plays. He made his feature film debut in 1981 at the age of 16 with a small role in the Brooke Shields drama "Endless Love" (1981). That film was also notable for being the first time future stars James Spader and Tom Cruise appeared in a movie. By his early 20s, Ziering had nabbed a recurring role on the soap opera "Guiding Light" (CBS, 1952-2009), and also nabbed a guest spot on the popular network sitcom "Married with Children" (Fox, 1987-1997). Then in 1990, Ziering landed the break of his career when he joined the cast of the high school drama "Beverly Hills, 90210." Despite being 26 when the series premiered in 1990, Ziering was playing the 16-year-old Steve Sanders on the series. Audiences, however, didn't seem to care about the age gap, and over the next several years "Beverly Hills, 90210" became one of the most talked about shows on television. Throughout the decade-long run of "Beverly Hills, 90210," Ziering did make appearances in films like "No Way Back" (1995) and the Roger Corman-produced TV movie "Subliminal Seduction" (Showtime, 1996). It was his role as the affable rich kid with the mop of curly golden hair on "Beverly Hills, 90210," however, that truly made Ian Ziering a household name during the 90s. When "Beverly Hills, 90210" ended in 2000, Ziering continued acting in films and TV shows. Some of his more notable roles of the 2000s included "Domino" (2005), "Stripped Down" (2006), and the animated TV series "Biker Mice from Mars" (Fox, 2006-07), in which he voiced the role of Vinnie. Ziering also appeared on the fourth season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2005- ) in 2007, but was unable to make it to the finals. In 2013, Ziering had been acting professionally in films and on TV for over 30 years, but his career was about to get an unlikely second act. It was that year that Ziering starred in the campy cable TV monster movie "Sharknado" (Syfy, 2013). The film, which was about a runaway tornado that's entirely made up of vicious, man-eating sharks, became a surprise cult hit over the summer of 2013, and was even given a theatrical release due to worldwide audience demand. Ziering was 49-years-old and over a decade removed from his most prominent TV role. But with his starring turn in "Sharknado," he was once again being recognized all over the place for his acting. Five more "Sharknado" sequels followed, with Ziering starring in all of them. The final "Sharknado" sequel, "The Last Sharknado: It's About Time" (2018), was released in 2018. In 2019, nearly 20 years after "Beverly Hills, 90210" went off the air, Ziering returned to television in the comedy-drama series "BH90210" (Fox, 2019). The premise of the series was that all the original stars of "Beverly Hills, 90210" were coming together to reboot the show that made them all famous. All of the original castmembers from the show, including Shannen Doherty, Tori Spelling and Ziering played heightened versions of themselves. Despite having high hopes for the series, however, Fox cancelled "BH90210" after one season. 2019 was also the year that Ziering starred in the action-comedy "Zombie Tidal Wave." That film came out in August of 2019.

Highest rated movies

Snake and Mongoose
Sharknado Sharknado 2: The Second One Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! Sharknado 5: Global Swarming
The Last Sharknado: It's About Time
Endless Love
Baby on Board




No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunters Unknown (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2021
No Score Yet 28% Zombie Tidal Wave Hunter Shaw (Character),
- 2019
27% 38% The Last Sharknado: It's About Time Fin Shepard (Character) - 2018
30% 38% Sharknado 5: Global Swarming Fin Shepard (Character) - 2017
14% 25% Sharknado: The 4th Awakens Fin Shepard (Character) - 2016
36% 29% Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! Fin Shepard (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 67% Christmas in Palm Springs Teddy (Character) - 2014
61% 31% Sharknado 2: The Second One Fin Shepard (Character) - 2014
80% 71% Snake and Mongoose Keith Black (Character) $129.3K 2013
74% 33% Sharknado Fin (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 76% An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars Mr. Brooks (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 19% National Lampoon's The Legend of Awesomest Maximus Testiclees (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elopement David (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 72% The Christmas Hope Nathan Andrews (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 31% Lava Storm John Wilson (Character) - 2008
20% 19% Baby on Board Unknown (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aztec Rex Cortes (Character) - 2007
18% 56% Domino Self $10.1M 2005
No Score Yet 73% Mighty Ducks the Movie: The First Face-Off Wildwing (Voice) - 1997
No Score Yet 29% No Way Back Victor Serlano (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Corporation Unknown (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flash Frame Darrin Danver (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Welcome to Paradise George Peck (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 38% Savate Cain Parker (Character) - 1994
26% 52% Endless Love Sammy Butterfield (Character) - 1981


No Score Yet 38% Name That Tune Guest 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Challenge Host 2019
68% 81% BH90210 Ian Ziering/Steve Sanders (Character),
Executive Producer
92% 73% Swamp Thing Daniel Cassidy (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Family Feud Guest 2018
No Score Yet 58% Worst Cooks in America Unknown (Character),
No Score Yet No Score Yet Battle of the Network Stars Guest 2017
No Score Yet 71% The Apprentice Contestant 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Divorced Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 75% CSI: New York Thom Weir (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Biker Mice From Mars Vinnie (Voice) 1994-1995 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Your Mama Don't Dance Host 2008
No Score Yet 42% Dancing With the Stars Contestant 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spider-Man Unknown (Voice) 2003
No Score Yet 100% What I Like About You Paul Cody (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 35% JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twice in a Lifetime Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 94% Beverly Hills, 90210 Steve Sanders (Character) 1990-2000
14% No Score Yet Love Boat: The Next Wave Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Godzilla: The Series Unknown (Voice) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mighty Ducks Unknown (Voice) 1996-1997
No Score Yet 99% Married ... With Children The Kid (Guest Star) 1990