Steven Van Zandt is an American musician, actor as well as human rights activist. He is best known as the lead guitarist for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. He also plays mandolin for the band. As an TV actor, he is known for his roles in HBO’s The Sopranos and Lilyhammer. Steven was born as Steven Lento to William Brewster Van Zandt and Mary H. Lento, on November 22, 1950 in Winthrop, Massachusetts, USA. He belongs to Southern Italian descent. He married actress Maureen Van Zandt in December 1982.
Steven Van Zandt Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 22 November 1950
Birth Place: Winthrop, Massachusetts, USA
Birth Name: Steven Lento
Nicknames: Little Steven, Miami Steve, Silvio, Stevie Van Zandt
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Occupation: Singer-songwriter, Musician, Producer, Actor, DJ
Race/Ethnicity: White (Italian)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Steven Van Zandt Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 165 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 75 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 7″
Height in Meters: 1.70 m
Shoe Size: Unknown
Steven Van Zandt Family Details:
Father: William Brewster Van Zandt
Mother: Mary H. Lento
Spouse: Maureen Van Zandt (m. 1982-)
Children: Not yet
Siblings: Billy Van Zandt (Brother)
Steven Van Zandt Education:
Years Active: 1968–present
Genre: Heartland Rock, Pop/Rock, Psychedelic/Garage
Instruments: Vocals, guitar, bass, harmonica, piano, mandolin
Music groups: E Street Band, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes (1975 – 1979), Steel Mill (1970 – 1971)
Associated acts: Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band, Steel Mill, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Joey Ramone, Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, The Miami Horns, Bon Jovi, Darlene Love, Gary U.S. Bonds
Steven Van Zandt Facts:
*He is of Southern Italian descent.
*He cites guitarist Dave Clark Five as influences.
*His wife Maureen Van Zandt played his wife Gabriella Dante in the TV series The Sopranos.
*He always wears a bandana because a car accident when he was younger left him with head scarring and patches on his head where hair would not grow properly.
*Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.
“The simple fact is we do not live in a democracy. Certainly not the kind our Founding Fathers intended. We live in a corporate dictatorship represented by, and beholden to, no single human being you can reason with or hold responsible for anything.” – Steven Van Zandt