Steve Byrne is known in the USA as a stand-up comedian and actor. He has appeared in many comedy shows and television series, and as a result, has gained enormous recognition in the comedy industry as one of its most innovative and sought-after performers.
He is also popular as the creator and lead actor of Steve Sullivan in the TV comedy series Sullivan & Son, which was broadcast from 2012 to 2014. Steve appeared as Alex the dancer in the 2008 comedy Don’t shoot the pharmacist and also played the role of the dancer in Four Christmases. The following year he played the drunk in Couples Retreat. Here you can find out everything about him.
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Who Is Steve Byrne? – Brief Bio
Steve was born on July 21, 1974, in Freehold, New Jersey, but grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is of Irish and Korean descent. His father, Steven Byrne, is Irish and his mother, Ok Cha Byrne, is Korean.
Byrne has a younger brother, William Byrne, who he mentioned in his comedies. William served in the U.S. Army, as did their father. Steve attended Hampton High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is also a graduate of Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.
He loves hockey and has played the game since he was six years old. He is a big fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins, and his favorite players are Dave Bolland, Mario Lemieux, Ron Francis, and Sidney Crosby.
His favorite movies of all time include MacGruber, A Christmas Story, Swingers, Superman, Couples Retreat, and Made. His favorite television shows are Saturday Night Live, Lost, and The Twilight Zone.
After studying theatre at Kent State University, he moved to New York City in search of a job. In NYC he became a member of the Carolines Comedy Club, his love for stand-up comedy was rekindled from there, and from then on he became addicted to it and began to pursue a career as a stand-up comedian.
He made his first stage debut as a stand-up comedian at Stand Up New York on September 30, 1997, after gaining experience and recognition through his work at the comedy club. He had to spend the first seven years of his stand-up career learning in his profession and becoming known for being on stage with passion as much as possible.
In 2003, Steve Byrne set out to make a documentary and developed 13 or Bust shows, performing 13 shows in one night at every comedy club in Manhattan, breaking the record for the most sets ever performed by a comedian in one night.
In 2006, U.S. cable and satellite television station Comedy Central aired Steve’s first half-hour special show, Comedy Central Presents Steve Byrne. This was followed in 2008 by a one-hour special on Comedy Central called Steve Byrne’s Happy Hour, and on Sunday, July 25, 2010, there was another one-hour special on Comedy Central called The Byrne Identity.
In 2012 he created the TV comedy series Sullivan & Son, in which he appeared as Steve Sullivan. The series was aired for 3 seasons on TBS. As a truly international comedian, Steve Byrne has performed at events to sold-out houses around the world. He has taken part in many national comedy tours and is considered a safe bet when a comedy show is being staged.
Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Tour, The Kims of Comedy, the Jameson Comedy Tour, the Camel Cigarettes Sin City Tour, the Myspace Comedy Tour are all examples of comedy shows he has staged.
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He has also performed at the Just for Laughs festivals in Toronto, Montreal, and Chicago, which were part of HBO’s US Comedy Arts Festival in Las Vegas and the CanWest Comedy Fest in Vancouver. Because of his love for the U.S. troops, he has also been a key player on several USO tours in Japan, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Guam.
Steve has opened tours for various musical acts such as Mariah Carey, Kanye West, Puddle of Mudd, Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse, Horton Heat, Spoon, and many others.
His wife (Jessica), Family
In June 2011 Steve Byrne walked down the aisle with his daughter-in-law Jessica Corde in Chicago. Since then they have stayed together without rumors and scandals. The couple is both parents of a beautiful daughter, Olivia Byrne.
Steve Byrne – Body Measurements
Steve Byrne stands tall on 6″0 (1.83 m) and weighs 75 kg. He has brown/black colored hair and dark/brown eyes. Steve has no tattoos.