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Frequently Asked Questions and Facts about Steven Culp




"But it takes more than the right cinematic look and facial characteristics to hold
your own with the best and the brightest in the industry as Culp does.
The actor has the intellectual depth to grasp the complexities of portraying
difficult characters placed in extraordinary circumstances."
~ Keith Jeffreys, Venice Magazine

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Personal FAQ
Who is Mr. Steven Culp?

Mr. Steven Culp is an American television, film, and stage actor.

Is Mr. Culp's name Steven or Stephen?

His name is STEVEN Culp.

However, sometimes his name is spelled "Stephen," e.g. in credits of movies ("Spartan").

What is Steven Culp's birth name?

His birth name is Steven Bradford Culp.

Where was Steven Culp born?

Steven was born in La Jolla, California.

When is Steven Culp's birthday?

Steven's birthday is on December 3.

What is the color of Steven Culp's eyes?

Steven's eyes are hazel, even though they sometimes appear blue, green or brown.

How tall is Steven Culp?

Steven is 5' 11" (1.80 m) tall.

Is Steven Culp married?

Steven Culp has been married to costume designer Barbara Ayers since September 29, 1990.

"While filming "Gore Vidal's Lincoln" in Richmond, he met Barbara, a television costume designer, whom he later married."

Does Steven Culp have children?

Together with Barbara he has two children, fraternal twins, Katherine Bradford Culp, called Katie, and Joseph Raymond Culp, called Joe. They were born on Oct 6, 2001.

What hobbies does Steven Culp have?

In his spare time Steven enjoys speding time with his family, bicycling, playing guitar, and writing fiction.

What kind of music does Steven Culp like?

Steven enjoys listening to the Beatles, Tom Waits, and Elvis Costello. He also enjoys playing guitar to their music.

Did Steven Culp really get his nose broken in the JAG episode "Gypsy Eyes" at the beginning of the 4th season?

In the ending scene of the JAG episode "Gypsy Eyes" the script called for Admiral Chegwidden to lay a punch to Webb that knocks him to the ground. However, the scene became a little too "real" as John M. Jackson accidentally connected with Steven Culp (Webb) for real - with the result that Culp's nose was broken.

During the filming of "The Sisters" some years later, Steven's nose was broken again. The production needed to be stopped for a while and Steven needed cosmetic surgery to fix his nose.

Back in 1991, Steven and his wife were mugged on the street in the Los Angeles area. During that incident the mugger hit Steven so hard that he broke Steven's nose. Then he took off with Steven's wallet.

Was Steven Culp related to actor Robert Culp?

Steven was not related to Robert Culp in spite of their close resemblance to each other.

Steven Culp with his dad at the premiere of "Thirteen Days."

What unions is Steven Culp a member of?

* Screen Actors Guild (SAG) - American labor union representing film and television principal and background performers

* Actors' Equity Association (AEA) - American labor union representing American actors and stage managers in the theatre

What charities does Steven Culp support?

Steven supports the following charities:

* Bryan and Kathryn Harvey Family Memorial Endowment
* weSPARK Cancer Support Center

Does Steven ever do official signings in public?

Steven usually will sign autographs for fans after film promotions, theater performances or at conventions. He's done this after theater performances in San Francisco, Washington D.C. and Costa Mesa, CA, and at the Star Trek conventions in Las Vegas, NV, in 2010, 2012 and 2014. Film promotions are rarely announced far in advance, but, if he makes a public appearance to promote a film, you can sometimes get lucky and say hello.

Does Steven Culp know this website?

Steven knows this website and visits it from time to time.

If he reads the guest book entries is not known. If you want to make sure Steven reads what you want him to know, please use Steven's management address (that is mentioned below) to write him. Keep in mind that not everything can receive a response, and long time lapses due to Steven's busy schedule can occur.

Where and how can fan mail be sent to Steven Culp?

You can write to Steven through his management:

Steven Culp
c/o Miriam Milgrom Management
3614 Lankershim Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90068

What's the name of Steven Culp's agency?
(Please don't send fan mail to the agency address. Please use the management address that is mentioned above.)

Domain Talent Agency
9229 Sunset Blvd. Suite 710
Los Angeles, CA 90069

How does Steven Culp's agency picture look like?

You can find Steven's earlier and current agency photos here.





Professional Milestones:

* During season 2003-2004, Steven Culp had recurring roles on four series: CIA agent Clayton Webb on "JAG," House Speaker Jeff Haffley on "The West Wing," Major Hayes, commander of the MACOs on "Star Trek: Enterprise" and Dave Spencer, one of Dr. Corday's love interests on "ER." He also managed to squeeze in guest appearances on "The Lyon's Den" and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" during the season.


* At the end of season 2004, Steven Culp had the unusual misfortune to have both of his characters on "JAG" and "Star Trek: Enterprise" killed off in the same week, in the shows' season finales (though Webb turned up very much alive in the subsequent season premiere of JAG).


* During the season 2004-2005, Steven Culp played Rex Van De Kamp, husband of perfectionist Bree Van De Kamp, played by Marcia Cross, on the TV show "Desperate Housewives" in the first season. Once again, his character was killed off at the end of the season.


* In 2008 Steven Culp guest stared in the pilot episode "The Mentalist" and, once again, was killed off within the first 5 minutes of the show.


* Steven Culp is in the group of people who have appeared in both of Donald P. Bellisario's creations: "JAG" and "NCIS." He appeared as CIA agent Clayton Webb in 41 episodes of "JAG" and in the "NCIS" episode "Chimera" (5.06).


* Steven Culp had a scene as the new first officer on the Enterprise-E on "Star Trek - Nemesis" (2002). He played Commander Martin Madden, a character written to replace William Riker as Enterprise first officer. However due to the film running too long, Steven's scenes (along with other scenes) were cut from the final film, so Madden can now only be seen in the Nemesis DVD deleted scenes.


* Steven Culp played the late President John F. Kennedy in "Perception - Shadow" (2012) and the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy twice: once in "Thirteen Days" (2000) and the other in "Norma Jean & Marilyn" (1996) (TV).


* Steven Culp filmed a series of TV commercials for "AT&T" in 2011. Many years before that, he played a grape on a "Fruit of the Loom" commercial. Some years ago, Steven recorded audio commercials for "Budweiser," "Ford 'Drive One," "Morgan Stanley," flu shots, and "Wallgreens."


* In 2005 Steven Culp won the Celebrity Poker Showdown 7th Season Championship game. The seventh tournament premiered October 13, 2005, with a themed show featuring male stars from "Desperate Housewives," and a $1 million (US) prize pool, with $500,000 going to Steven's charity: We Spark Cancer Support Center.


Fun Facts:

* Steven Culp does own a copy of the Marvel comic Daredevil #1 (Cover Date: April 1, 1964).


Awards:

* 2006 - Screen Actors Guild Award: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series ("Desperate Housewives")

* 2005 - Screen Actors Guild Award: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series ("Desperate Housewives")

* 1995 - Drama-Logue Award for Outstanding Ensemble in "Raised in Captivity" playing the role of Kip Dixon at the South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, CA

* 1994 - Drama-Logue Award for Outstanding Performance in "Angels in America" playing the role of Joseph Porter Pitt at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, CA


Education:

* Graduated from First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia, in 1974.

* Graduated with B.F.A in English Literature from The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1978.

* As a part of an exchange program Steven spent his junior year abroad and studied English Literature at the University of Exeter, Exeter, England.

* Received an M.F.A. Degree in Theater Arts & Acting from Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1981.


On the advice of his professor he participated in his junior year in a student exchange program that took him to the University of Exeter in Exeter, England. While being in London, Steven became acquainted with a group of student actors. Soon he developed an interest in theater, and after his return to the United States, Steven graduated from The College of William and Mary and entered Brandeis University.


- At First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia, he was voted "Most Talented".


Younger Steven Culp

freshmen sophomore senior
Photos added May 17, 2011, (c) The College of William and Mary online yearbooks



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