Stephen Dorff

Highest Rated: 96% Nanking (2007)
Birthday: Jul 29, 1973
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Balancing independent film and Hollywood, Stephen Dorff made his name as a versatile actor with a particular talent for playing assorted rebels and villains. The son of composer Steve Dorff, the younger Dorff opted for the acting side of show business instead. Entering the industry as a teenager, Dorff cut his acting teeth on TV in the late '80s with guest spots on several series, including Roseanne and Married With Children, and roles in TV movies, including I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989). Dorff jumped to feature films with the starring role as a socially conscious South African boxer in The Power of One (1992). Voted the National Association of Theater Owners' Male Star of Tomorrow in 1992, Dorff next earned attention with his lead performance as Beatle manqué Stu Sutcliffe in the British biopic Backbeat (1993). He also appeared in the genre thriller Judgment Night that same year, with Emilio Estevez and Cuba Gooding Jr. Despite his Hollywood beginnings, Dorff focused more on independent productions in the mid-'90s, including the media satire S.F.W. (1994). His nuanced performance as Warhol Factory transvestite superstar Candy Darling in Mary Harron's acclaimed I Shot Andy Warhol (1996), though, definitively revealed that Dorff could be more than a pretty, brooding face. Dorff further held his own opposite Jack Nicholson in neo-noir Blood and Wine (1997) and against Harvey Keitel in crime drama City of Industry (1997), but neither film made a box office impression. Dorff scored a summer popcorn hit, however, as Wesley Snipes' flamboyant vampire nemesis in the comic book adaptation Blade (1998). Displaying his range, Dorff starred opposite Susan Sarandon in the romance Earthly Possessions (1999) for HBO, and put two different spins on movie director characters in Phil Joanou's film à clef Entropy (1999) and John Waters' black comedy Cecil B. Demented (2000). Branching out into another medium, Dorff starred in Quantum Project (2000), the first film produced for the Internet. Dorff continued to do work in a series of independent films, but occasionally would appear in more mainstream fare such as fear dot com, Cold Creek Manor, and Alone in the Dark. He had his largest profile film in years in 2006 as part of the cast of Oliver Stone's 9/11 film World Trade Center. He maintained his footing in the independent film world by starring opposite Milla Jovovich and Aisha Taylor on that same year's .45.Over the next several years, Dorff would find an ongoing series of roles in an impressive variety of projects, like Michael Mann's Public Enemies, Sophia Coppola's Somewhere, and Tarsem Singh's Immortals.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
39% Don't Go Ben Slater 2018
No Score Yet Christian Audigier the VIF Actor 2018
30% Leatherface Texas Ranger Hal Hartman 2017
40% Jackals Jimmy Levine 2017
56% Wheeler Wheeler Screenwriter 2017
No Score Yet Sex Guaranteed Hank 2017
No Score Yet John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs Actor 2017
No Score Yet The Enchanted Stallion Connor 2016
30% American Hero Melvin 2015
9% Heatstroke Paul O'Malley 2014
69% The Motel Life Jerry Lee 2013
46% Zaytoun Yoni Executive Producer 2013
67% The Iceman Joey Kuklinski $2M 2013
7% Tomorrow You're Gone Charlie Rankin 2013
No Score Yet Officer Down Detective Callahan 2013
44% Brake Executive Producer Jeremy Reins $4.8K 2012
No Score Yet Sunset Strip Actor 2012
No Score Yet Carjacked Roy 2011
38% Immortals Stavros $83.5M 2011
0% Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star Dick Shadow $2.4M 2011
No Score Yet Rites Of Passage Professor Nash 2011
71% Somewhere Johnny Marco $1.8M 2010
68% Public Enemies Homer Van Meter $97.1M 2009
61% Felon Wade Porter Executive Producer 2008
25% Botched Ritchie 2008
96% Nanking Lewis Smythe $46K 2007
No Score Yet The Passage Luke 2007
No Score Yet .45 Reilly 2006
67% World Trade Center Scott Strauss $70.3M 2006
No Score Yet Robert Ludlum's Covert One: The Hades Factor Col. Jonathan Smith 2006
19% Shadowboxer Clayton $0.4M 2005
43% Tennis, Anyone...? T.C. Jackson 2005
1% Alone in the Dark Commander Richards $5.2M 2005
12% Cold Creek Manor Dale Massie 2003
0% Den of Lions Mike Varga 2003
No Score Yet The Last Minute Brad Matlock 2003
3% Feardotcom Mike Reilly $13.2M 2002
29% Riders (Steal) Slim 2002
No Score Yet Riders Actor 2002
3% Deuces Wild Leon $6.1M 2002
64% Zoolander Himself $44.8M 2001
53% Cecil B. Demented Cecil B. Demented 2000
No Score Yet Quantum Project Paul Pentcho 2000
40% Entropy Jake Walsh 1999
No Score Yet Earthly Possessions Jake Simms Jr. 1999
54% Blade Deacon Frost 1998
43% City of Industry Skip Kovie 1997
61% Blood and Wine Jason 1997
8% Space Truckers Mike Pucci 1997
78% I Shot Andy Warhol Candy Darling 1996
14% Reckless Tom Jr. 1995
No Score Yet Innocent Lies Actor 1995
No Score Yet One Hundred and One Nights Furtive and Friendly Appearance 1995
69% Backbeat Stuart Sutcliffe 1994
12% S.F.W. Cliff Spab 1994
No Score Yet Rescue Me Fraser Sweeney 1993
35% Judgment Night John Wyatt 1993
39% The Power of One PK (age 18) 1992
No Score Yet In Love and War Actor 1991
No Score Yet A Son's Promise Charles O'Kelley 1990
No Score Yet Do You Know the Muffin Man? Sandy Dollison 1989
No Score Yet I Know My First Name Is Steven Pete 1989
No Score Yet Hiroshima Maiden Actor 1988
56% The Gate Glen 1987

TV

CREDIT
78% True Detective
2014
Roland West
  • 2019
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Punk'd
2003-2012
Guest
  • 2003
76% Roseanne
1988-2018
Jimmy
  • 1995
  • 1989
No Score Yet Blossom
1991-1995
Bobby
  • 1991
No Score Yet Empty Nest
1988-1995
  • 1989
No Score Yet Married...With Children
1987-1997
Boz
  • 1989
No Score Yet Deputy
Bill Hollister

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