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About Me

Currently residing in Rochester, NY. , Steve is a voice over artist and community theater actor. Even from an early age, it was obvious that performing was in Steve's blood. Always goofing off for family and friends. Constantly copying/mimicking television & movies. Acting seemed to be a natural calling for Steve.


During his years at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Steve got involved with the R.I.T. Players (a newly formed drama club). It was then that the acting bug really took. After leaving R.I.T. in 2001, performing took a backseat (outside of the daily antics in the office).


One day in 2005, a friend had suggested to Steve that he should try out for "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum" at R.I.T. . So he did so, and was cast as Senex. Feeling the theater rush come back, Steve wanted more. He was referred to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf's theater department. Voice over talent was needed so that hearing people could understand the signed theater. Intrigued by this concept, Steve gave it a shot. His first production ("Rumpelstiltskin", a student production) was very well received. Closing night, one of the N.T.I.D. professors asked Steve if he would be willing to come back for "A Midsummer Night's Dream". So began Steve's journey into the performing arts.

Having had good luck with acting, Steve began to wonder about doing theater/vocal work professionally. At the suggestion of a friend, Steve enrolled in a class on doing professional voice over work. Steve completed the course from the American Broadcast Institute and recorded his first demo CD in June, 2009. Since then, Steve has continued to grow his voice over resume & now works as a free lance artist doing primarily commercial/training work.

For a more in-depth look into Steve's life, check out the interview done on the "I Played, Too" podcast (Spotify) (10/1/2023).

Height: 6'0"

Eye Color: Blue

Hair Color: Black

Song Range: Baritone/Bass

Location: Rochester,NY

Film Work

2010 - present

Television Work

2010 - present

Voice Over Work

  • March 20, 2015 - Quality Vision International  - Presentation-Simultaneous Requirements - Male voice

  • November 4, 2014 - Crystal Pix - Fairport,NY Persuasive Communications - Television/Radio Voice Over - Male Voice

  • July 13,2014 - Pomona Productions, Rochester,NY - Cisco Instructional Class - Male Voice

  • June 31, 2014 - Pomona Productions, Rochester,NY - Cisco Instructional Class - Male Voice

  • June 9, 2014 - Self-Production - Quality Vision International SmartProfile 3 - Sales Video - Male Voice

  • July 25, 2013 - Self-Production - Keystone Security Systems - Phone System Menus - Male Voice

Awards & Achievements

  • April 13, 2017 - Stephen Cena; A Gifted Actor Living in his Own Light. - Interview for Talker Of The Town, written by Che Holloway.

  • November 2016 - TANYS Award - "Excellent In Ensemble Acting" for "The Last Nickel"

  • City News Paper "Best Of The Fest (so far) 2014" - "Best Actor" for "Coffee With God" by Kal Wagenheim

  • October 28, 2013 - TANYS - Received the TANYS Excellence in Ensemble Acting for my work in "The Zoo Story" (Peter) with E.T.C.

Theater Work

  • April 1-9, 2017 - TYKE's Theater - "Goodnight Moon" by - Margret Wise Brown - Ensemble, Papa Bear, Dog, Tooth Fairy

  • October 9, 2016 - MuCCC/AspieWorks - "Kind Souls Chasing" by Justin Rielly - Staged Reading - Narrator/Stage directions

  • September 2-24, 2016 - Blackfriars Theatre - "Assassins" by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman - Sam Byck

  • April 8-16, 2016 - Black Sheep Theatre - "The Last Nickel" by Jane Shepard, part of "More Than A Rib" - Tim the Pig, Dave the Bird, and Nurse #2

  • March 3-6, 2016 - AspieWorks - "Ghost Light" by Justin Rielly - Max Campbell - @ MuCCC

Theater Work - National Technical Institute for the Deaf

  • May 4-8, 2011 -  "Guys & Dolls" by Joe Swerling and Abe Burrows NTID - Panara Theater, Rochester,NY -  Benny Southstreet & understudy for Nathan Detroit

  • May 6-9, 2010 - "The Bungler" by Moliere NTID - Panara Theater, Rochester,NY - Voice: Trufaldin and Pandolfe

  • April 2010 - "Sympathy The Learned" NTID - LBJ Student Lab Theater, Rochester,NY - Voice: Harun, 2nd Sage

  • October 2008 - "Noises Off" by Michael Frayn NTID - Panara Theater, Rochester,NY - Voice: Gary/Tramplemain

  • November 2007 - "Macbeth" by William Shakespeare NTID - Panara Theater, Rochester,NY - Voice: Macbeth

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