Starting with acting school at age 3 and his first professional acting job at age 5 with a local Southern California TV ad for “White Front Department Stores” (sounds like a racist shopping center!), Steven has dabbled in the acting game off and on for five decades.
A Disney educational film, an industrial with then unknown (and extremely awkward) Conan O’Brien (recently aired on Conan 2014), and a bit part as a stand-up comedian in Larry Cohen’s second sequel to the “It’s Alive” series, led nowhere, so Steven put acting on the back-burner. A play here and there in New York, but no big waves. But, it was in the UK, where Steven found his acting niche as “the obnoxious American”.
Archie Black: The Worst is a 2015 mockumentary about the world’s worst comedian and human being. Written and directed by Saturday Night Live staff writer Dave Sirus, Archie Black documents the best and most well-known stand-up comedians of the day talking shit about Archie. Steven played Archie. Steven personally emphasizes “plays” Archie.
Hail, Caesar! Is a 2016 Coen Brothers film starring George Clooney. Steven can be seen (for 60 seconds) in the penultimate scene, when George Clooney's character (a Roman soldier) looks up to the blonde Christ figure on the cross, Steven can be seen very clearly, as an Israelite, "standing on his left shoulder" as he makes his big speech. Steven publicly apologizes to George. Photo-bombing George Clooney. In a movie.
Steven has done everything from starring in short films by some of the best up and coming directors in England, to hosting The Paramount Comedy’s, “South Park Weekend” as a crazed American televangelist; as well as co-starring in the never released pilot, “May Contain Nuts,” as the gay husband and producer to Ab-Fab’s Helen Lederer. Most recently, Steven’s TV commercial for Motorpoint was rebroadcast throughout the UK. And, Steven, was repaid. Nice!
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AS A VOICE ACTOR, Steven has done national film trailers, commercial work and ADR for the BBC. Clients include: Comedy Central UK, Gallo Wine, Garmin Navigation. To hear Steven’s amazing vocal talents: http://www.voiceoveruniverse.com/profile/StevenAlanGreen
Steven’s radio experience ranges from being head-writer and on-air producer on The Fraser Smith Show on the last great underground comedy show on now defunct LA legendary FM station KMET. Steven was International Comedy Correspondent on The Fred MacAulay Show on BBC 2, Radio Scotland. Steven was a regular contributor and guest on The David Feldman Podcast.
You can hear Steven on his new podcast The Uber Show. With great interviews with the likes of Carl Gottlieb, the screenwriter of the classic film Jaws and The Firesign Theatre founder Phil Proctor. Original comedy pieces include The Church of the Divine Comedy and Another Message From the Secret Government. The Uber Show. What more do you need?
“Little Things” was produced by Roopesh Parek and written, directed and financed by myself. Five 18-hour days of directing this film was so much fun, I still can’t get over it and we shot it way back in 2007. Growing from a simple joke (a bomb disposal man with OCD), “Little Things” turned into a crazy comedy romp, featuring zombies, gangsters, bombs and a little innocent kitty cat. The film stars a great physical stand-up comedian, Addy Van Der Borg. With strong support from comedians Steve Jameson, Andy Linden, lovely American living in London actress Siri Steimo and the great and legendary British “Eastenders” actress Anna Wing. It was a labor of love and I will forever hate the sound edit on this film. But, what can you do. It was my first “professional” film. Enjoy!
“High On Laughter” is a live stand-up comedy show created for a drug and alcohol charity launched by Princess Diana: Turning Point Scotland. The first HOL was produced at the 900-seat Queen’s Hall during the 2,000 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. We had great British and American stand-ups and comedy actors, including George Wendt (“Norm” from Cheers, who came and did improv with Off The Wall), The Hangover’s Zach Galifiniakis (well before anyone heard of him), Neil Mullarkey (formerly Mike Myer’s comedy partner- Mullarkey and Myers!), Rick Right, Earl Okin, Shelagh Martin, Huw Thomas, the list goes on. The following year, 2001, we moved it to the biggest theatre in Edinburgh, the 3,300-seat Edinburgh Playhouse and featured Emo Philips, Mark Thomas, Johnny Vegas, Mike Dugan, Rick Overton and many more.
Banking off of two years success, we brought High On Laughter III down to London and one of the most hallowed performing grounds in human entertainment history. The London Palladium. Where The Beatles played for The Queen. Where Laurel annoyed Hardy, where Abbott fought with Costello and where, I, Steven Alan Green, would get known for being the man who battled it out and nearly killed (although accidentally) his childhood hero and best new friend, Jerry Lewis.
The show at the London Palladium was a stellar one and featured such diverse international talents as Rick Overton, Paul Provenza, Jim Gaffigan, Max Alexander, Earl Okin, Boothy Graffoe, Shelagh Martin, Bobcat Goldthwait, Tony V, Zach Galifiniakis and of course, Jerry Lewis, who never actually made it to the stage itself. Jerry was too busy causing crazy Jerry Lewis-type havoc backstage and then when it was time for his appearance, he “collapsed” just as he was about to go on and accept an award from me. Jerry never went to the hospital and instead flew back home to America the very next day, without so much as a, “Fuck you very much!” The backstage drama leading to Jerry’s scene-stealing moment is and remains legendary.
I talk extensively about it in my one-man show, “I Eat People Like You for Breakfast!”, my blog on occasion and perhaps in a film one day. High On Laughter III was filmed for broadcast and a small amount of minutes were broadcast on Bravo UK. The rest remains hiding in a vault in Hollywood, hoping one day for exposure.
Starting in 1981, from an open-mic audition at The Comedy Store in Hollywood, Steven went on to become one of the regular comedians and house emcee’s at “The Store”. Steven’s legendary quick wit, improvised songs, character impersonations and distinct singing ability, made him one of the more entertaining performers on the stand-up circuit.
Steven has toured much of North America, headlining for Yuk-Yuks, Canada’s largest comedy chain and was a finalist in the Seattle International Comedy Competition. In the mid-nineties, Steven moved to London, England, where he quickly established himself as one of the most must-be-watched comedic performers. Called “Brilliant” and “Ironic” and “A true American entertainer of the highest order.”
Creativity takes time. As a writer, I know how hard it is to finish that novel. How difficult it is to re-read that dusty old manuscript you wrote when you got out of college, the army or a bad marriage. Truth is, we all have creativity. It's one of the evolutionary tools God has given us. Theology aside, when we write, we re-create ourselves. We become the God of our own lives.
Steven co-wrote and performed the break-out one-man show, "I Eat People Like YOU for Breakfast!" which premiered at the 2003 Edinburgh Fringe Festival at the Gilded Balloon. “Breakfast!” was short-listed for the coveted Perrier Award and was rated in the top five of recommended comedy shows in the UK. The one-man show was co-written and directed by John Dowie and is Steven’s life and career story, taking us on an incredible backstage journey from stand-up comedian at The Comedy Store in Hollywood to the fabled London Palladium and his dramatic relationship with comedy icon Jerry Lewis.
COMEDY STORIES Steven produces and hosts the new story-telling night at The Comedy Store. Real comedians telling backstage stories of what it’s like to be a comedian. Funny and revealing! Next Comedy Stories is at The Comedy Store/Belly Room May 11, 2016 @10:30pm.
The Uber Show is currently on soundcloud and will soon to be available in a reality show format.
Little Things - Producing and Directing
Jack Watson has extreme Obsessive Compulsive Behavior. All his life, he has dreaded even the simplest of tasks. When he tries an unconventional cure, his entire world is turned upside down as zombies from his past haunt and hunt him down. It is when Jack finally takes control of his OCD that he truly becomes the hero, rescuing the girl of his dreams, and ultimately deciding his own fate.
Written and directed by Steven Alan Green, and filmed entirely in London, Little Things stars Addy Van Der Borgh, Siri Steimo, Steve Jameson and Anna Wing. Beautifully photographed by Mike Muschamp and produced by Roopesh Parekh, with music by Stephen Coates.