MEET THE DEEDLES
STEVE VAN WORMER (Stew Deedle) recently appeared with Arnold
Schwarzenegger in "Jingle All the Way" as the Turbo-Man
Float Supervisor, and in forthcoming independent film "Hijacking
Hollywood" opposite Henry Thomas.
With a background in sketch comedy performance and writing, Van
Wormer came to Hollywood through the sponsorship of a Warner Bros.
writing program, he soon moved into acting.
He was on the cutting edge of the Fox Network's interstitial programming
segments, doing music and pop culture commentary as original material
that runs concurrently with end credits of primetime series.
Such segments included "SPIN on Fox," "Movie Premiere
Parties" and "The Simpson's Homerpalooza Campaign."
He has also worked as the West Coast correspondent for Lifetime
Network's television magazine series "The Dish."
His other film credits include the forthcoming independent project
"Desperate But Not Serious: The Mailroom Movie," and
the short film "The Audition," which Van Wormer also
wrote and produced.
Born in Grand Blanc, Michigan, Van Wormer knew at a very young
age that he wanted to be an actor and is a self-professed fan
of television and feature films. He studied at Michigan State
University, majoring in telecommunications. Voted Funniest Man
on Campus in a U.S. College Comedy competition, Van Wormer spent
most of his off hours working as a co-writer and actor in "The
Show," MSU's award-winning and student-produced sitcom.
His work caught the attention of executives at Warner Bros. (and
the former Lorimar) Television groups, and Van Wormer and his
co-writer were selected and enrolled in the Studios' sitcom-writers'
After graduation, Van Wormer moved to Los Angeles and enrolled
with The Groundlings' improvisational comedy acting school. With
enthusiasm and a hunger for more performance time, he and other
Groundlings school members began their own sketch comedy group,
Caustic Casserole, performing at various clubs and venues including
The Comedy Store and the Upfront Comedy Theater.
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