Steve Sapienza, often known as Steve Spaz, is a stunt performer, actor, model and martial artist based in New York City. He was born on July 14, 1987 in Long Branch, New Jersey and raised in Hazlet. He attended Berkeley College in New York City where he studied marketing and advertising.
Steve Sapienza made his first stage appearance in the comedy hit Get Smart, and feel in love with acting. A year later, his role as a versatile Protean in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (2002) earned him recognition as a physical and multi-talented comedic actor. His other stage credits include period pieces such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2005), and Othello (2006); other notable appearances include the hit musicals Gypsy (2005), and Pirates of Penzance (2004).
Aside from the stage, Steve has also made notable appearances in the short films, Losing Reality (2003), Walls (2003), and Something to Fight For (2003), which garnered much acclaim at the Red Bank Film Festival. As a member of SAG-AFTRA and Wilhelmina Pennsylvania, Steve has been featured in such Hollywood movies as Step Up 3D (2010), in commercials such as EchoRed (ft. Vanessa Hudgens), and in Television shows such as Gossip Girl (2007-2009), White Collar, and Blue Bloods (2012-2017).
Steve studied acting with Ms. Melanie Taylor (Scene Study, Musical Theatre), Jeff Rega (Theatre), and Julie Kenyon (Scene Study, Musical Theatre).
Steve Sapienza contributes both locally and internationally to all areas of art, entertainment, and life; commercial advertising campaigns, television, stage, film, radio, catalogs and editorial spreads.
Steve has studied dance styles including ballet, jazz, hip hop, acrobatics, tap, and musical theatre with NYOD (Not Your Ordinary Dancers) and has studied at the Perna Dance Center and NYC Broadway Dance Center.
He is a model with Wilhelmina of PA (Will Ball) and Barbizon School of Modeling (Mary Demont).
With well grounded technical skills and emotional sense, Steve is known to deliver quality work with outstanding results.
Steve Sapienza is also a martial artist. He studied martial arts at Amato’s Karate and Weapons Academy for over 14 years. Amato’s Karate and Weapons Academy teaches the Okinawan style of karate known as Goju Ryu, as well as Aikido, kung fu and Japanese and Okinawan weapons.