Biography

Thespian Steven J. Kaplan gravitated to the dramatic arts as early as elementary school, when he began enrolling in acting classes at the local Play Group Theatre and promptly discovered his life's calling. During adolescence, he landed a series of commercials on the Nickelodeon children's network, plus a guest spot on Law & Order, meanwhile enrolling in the drama program at NYU's famed Tisch School for the Arts and securing representation. Extracurricular hours found Kaplan honing his craft at two highly esteemed local events, The New York International Fringe Festival and Young Connecticut Playwrights Festival. His big break arrived during the summer of 2008, when his agent phoned (amid Kaplan's birthday celebration with friends) and promptly informed the excited young man that he had landed one of the leads in a mainstream feature, Bart Got a Room (2008), opposite heavyweights William H. Macy (Homicide) and Cheryl Hines (Waitress). In the film, Kaplan played Danny Stein, a socially maladroit teenager struggling to find a date for the upcoming prom. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi