AFTERBUZZ TV – AfterBuzz TV’s Spotlight On edition, is a long form interview series featuring actors, actresses, and TV personalities discussing their upcoming projects as well as their thoughts, passions and journeys. In this episode host James Lott Jr. interviews Steve Rizzo.
Steve has been an athletic guy since growing up in Baltimore, Maryland. He played football for years and ran track, which is something he still does today. He took his love for athletics and his love for the entertainment business and moved West to ultimately become a successful Hollywood stuntman. For 20 years, he’s doubled some of the industries hottest actors, including Seth Rogen and Jason O’Mara. He now turns his full attention to his love of acting. He has already had some memorial parts, which include, The Giant Calculator guy on How I met Your Mother, Carl Stanton on Grimm and most recently, Frank on Body of Proof, Mike Mallen on the short lived TV show Ironside and currently has a recurring role on General Hospital. He is also big in the musical theatre scene, recently being cast as Lancelot in and LA production of Spamalot, as well as doing productions of Les Miserable’ and Damn Yankees. Steve has many interests, which include playing guitar (he owns 4, one of which he personally built to replicate the famous Eddie Van Halen red and white Frankenstrat), running track, (he’s currently a nationally and world ranked 400m hurdler in the Masters Division of the USA Track and Field Association and is currently chasing the world title in the 400 meter hurdles in his age division). Baking is especially big during the holidays. Steve is a big kid when it comes to the holidays. He loves Christmas and everything that goes with it.
Most mornings, you can find Steve covered in sweat, doing the intense workout, P90X. He’s just about to take on the latest challenge, Insanity Asylum.
Steve’s been happily married for almost 20 years and has a teenage daughter. It’s a female dominate house, even his Havanese dog is female.