Money Talk

Episode 88

Steve Vinovich

Host Ed Sutkowski talks with Steve Vinovich, an actor who has appeared on Broadway, in the movies, and on television.

Steve Vinovich, a professional actor, has appeared on Broadway in ‘Loose Ends’, ‘Lost in Yonkers’, ‘The Magic Show’, ‘The Robber Bridegroom’, Jerry Herman’s ‘The Grant Tour’ and David Hare’s ‘The Secret Rapture’. In the LA area, Steve has played the leads in ‘The Foreigner’ and ‘Special Occasions’ at the Pasadena Playhouse, ‘The Price and Art’ at the Laguna Playhouse, ‘On Golden Pond’ with Charles Durning, ‘The Robber Bridegroom’ at the Mark Taper, as well as ‘Bells Are Ringing’, ‘Strike up the Band’ and ‘Babes in Arms for Reprise’, and at Pacific Resident Theater – ‘The 60’s, Awake and Sing, Golden Boy, Divorcons’ and ‘All My Sons’. He did Broadway Tour of Neil Simon’s ‘The Dinner Party’. At the Nevada Conservatory Theater, George in ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’, Uncle Peck in ‘How I Learned to Drive’ and Mathew H. Brady in ‘Inherit the Wind’. Steve’s films include ‘The Santa Clause’, ‘Awakenings’, ‘Mannequin’ and he was the voice of Puffin in the animated feature ‘The Swan Princess’. He has done hundreds of commercials and TV shows, including ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’, ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’, ‘Cold Case’ and ‘Malcolm in the Middle’ and many many more.

He grew up on the South side of Peoria, graduated from St. John’s Grade School, Spaulding Institute and graduated from and majored in Broadcast journalism at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and received a Master’s at the University of California in Los Angeles. Steve received a full scholarship at Juilliard Acting School under John Houseman of the ‘Paper Chase’ movie. He is a three-time winner of the LA Drama Logue Awards. Steve’s greatest “near miss” by one person the role of Cosmo Kramer in ‘Seinfeld’ now occupied by Michael Richards. Steve is married to coach/teacher Carolyn Mignini and they have two sons.

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