RIP Steve Nave
Actor Steve Nave passed away from cancer on June 6, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. A Southern California native he and his sister was raised in Granada Hills, by two very loving parents that encouraged them to follow their dreams, which included a love of sports, motion pictures, and animals.
After Graduating from Granada Hills High School and playing on the baseball, basketball, and track teams. At school he was known for his sense of humor, and ability to make friends. The next step was L.A. Valley College, where he played on the baseball team. Besides baseball, he continued to play basketball and he also won a punt, pass and kick contest as a teen for the whole San Fernando Valley. Besides playing sports at Valley J.C. he got involved with the Theater Dept. doing plays and participating in stunt work and also had a full time job. After graduating from L.A. Valley, he continued his education at Calif. State University Northridge and U.C.L.A., where he continued to study Theater, Business, and Physical Education. After college Steve played baseball with the San Francisco Giants and Philadelphia Phillies rookie teams.
Steve started his professional acting career at the age of 17. He started doing films, television and commercials and many high end modeling jobs. In his early 20's Steve started hosting events for charity, film openings and beauty pageants. When he was 24 he produced the Miss California World Beauty Pageant for KTLA channel 5 in Los Angeles. Still in his 20's he continued his busy acting career and started casting for film, TV, radio, commercials and print jobs. One of his early shows was a national radio show called "Satellite Live" where he cast celebrity guests. The stars were interviewed on the show that competed against Larry King for a national radio audience. Steve did a stint as a professional gambler and a disc jockey in Beverly Hills as well as for some of the biggest cruise lines throughout the Caribbean and South America. He also coached and produced a celebrity softball team, the "Hollywood Cover Girls" that traveled around the world raising money for all kinds of charities.
Another one of his early assignments included booking the Christmas spokesman for the International Salvation Army Christmas Show. Some of the stars he booked included Charlton Heston, Jimmy Stewart and Gregory Peck. Throughout his career he has enjoyed working with many talented people in the film industry, including Academy and Emmy award winning actors both in front of and behind the cameras. He acted, cast, produced and hosted well over 300 shows for television, film, and live events. One of his biggest enjoyments was helping to get performers started in the entertainment industry. To date, he had cast 48 films, 60 plus television shows, 70 plus commercials, and print jobs all over the world. Steve also ran an Actors Showcase for the past 21 years which has started or reestablished many actors’ careers. He hosted a talk show on the internet that could be seen around the planet on the Actors Entertainment or Actors E channel.
Born: 19??, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Died: 6/6/2015, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Steve Nave’s westerns – actor:
The Long Road Home – 2003 (Caleb Moat)
Chinaman’s Chance: America’s Other Slaves – 2008 (Jeffrey Vicker)
Six Gun Savior – 2015 (Doctor Boone)