Ian Ziering is an American actor. Ziering portrays Steve Sanders on FOX teen soap Beverly Hills, 90210.


Unlike his Beverly Hills, 90210 costars who struggled to stay in the public eye post-cancellation, this affable actor only took occasional roles, seemingly happy to rest on his reputation as a '90s heartthrob. As a teen, Ziering appeared on soaps before rocketing to fame along with the rest of the fresh-faced 90210 cast. During his 10-year tenure as a cocky but kindhearted high schooler on the hit series, he married Playboy Playmate Nikki Schieler and did voice-over work for animated series such as The Mighty Ducks and Batman Beyond.

In the '00s, Ziering divorced, popped up on the small screen every once in a while and poked fun at his image with an uproarious cameo as a nasty version of himself in the 2005 actioner Domino. Two years later, he took on his highest-profile project in years when he signed on to the fourth season of Dancing With the Stars, making it to the semifinals with two-time champ Cheryl Burke.


  • Executive Producer and showrunner Charles Rosin names Ziering as the best improvisor on the series[1]
  • Appeared in his first national commercial at age 12.
  • Made his Broadway debut in the 1981 musical I Remember Mama.
  • Co-wrote the story for the 1995 Beverly Hills, 90210 episode "Sentenced to Life", which included an Emmy-nominated guest appearance by Milton Berle (the only Emmy nod the show received in its 10 seasons)
  • In 2004, began part-time employment as a control specialist in California's judicial system
  • Auditioned in 2007 to succeed Bob Barker as the host of The Price Is Right, but the job ultimately went to Drew Carey
  • Has lent his voice to animated series such as Biker Mice From Mars, The Mighty Ducks and Godzilla

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