Steven Bauer Biography: Net Worth, Spouse, Age, Movies, Children, Height, TV Shows, Real Name

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Esteban Ernesto Echevarría Samson (born December 2, 1956), widely recognized by his stage name Steven Bauer, is an American actor of Cuban descent.

He rose to fame for portraying Manny RiberaTony Montana‘s loyal confidant, in the legendary 1983 crime epic Scarface. Alongside this iconic role, Steven Bauer  has left an indelible mark on both the big and small screens with appearances in acclaimed productions such as Traffic,” “Raising Arizona, Breaking Bad, and Better Call Saul.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Esteban Ernesto Echevarría Samson
Stage Name: Steven Bauer
Born: 2 December 1956 (age 67 years old)
Place of Birth: Havana, Cuba
Nationality: American
Education: University of Miami
Height: 1.85 m
Parents: Lillian Samson Agostini, Esteban Echevarria
Siblings: N/A
Spouse: Paulette Miltimore (m. 2003–2012), Christiana Boney (m. 1992–2002), Ingrid Anderson (m. 1989–1991), Melanie Griffith (m. 1981-1989)
Girlfriend • Partner: Monica Ramon (2006-2007), Lyda Loudon (2014)
Children: Alexander Bauer, Dylan Bauer
Occupation: Actor • TV Personality
Net Worth: $4 million (USD)

Early Life & Education

Steven Bauer, a talented actor known for his roles in various movies and television shows, hails from a Cuban background. Born as Esteban Ernesto Echevarría Samson on December 2, 1956, in the vibrant city of Havana, Cuba.

Throughout his upbringing, he was lovingly raised by his parents, Lillian Samson Agostini (mother) and Esteban Echevarria (father). Unfortunately, there is no available information regarding any siblings he may have. 

As Steven Bauer pursued his education, he enrolled in Miami Dade College and successfully graduated from the esteemed University of Miami.


Steven Bauer embarked on his acting journey in the late 1970s, securing minor roles in various films and television series. However, it was in 1983 that he experienced a breakthrough moment with his portrayal of Manny Ribera in the acclaimed Scarface, directed by Brian De Palma.

Sharing the screen with luminaries like Al Pacino and Michelle PfeifferBauer‘s compelling performance garnered widespread acclaim from critics, establishing him as a promising talent in Hollywood’s competitive landscape.

Following his success in ScarfaceSteven Bauer flourished, landing significant roles in numerous films throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Displaying his versatility as an actor, he impressed audiences with standout performances in Thief of Hearts (1984), Running Scared (1986), and Raising Arizona (1987). As the years progressed, Bauer continued to showcase his talent in notable films such as Primary Colors (1998), Traffic (2000), and Primo Suspect (2000).

Bauer‘s television career has been equally remarkable. He portrayed Antonio Napolitano in several episodes of the popular series Wiseguy (1987-1990) and delivered memorable performances in acclaimed shows like Babylon 5 (1993-1998), 24 (2002-2009), and Breaking Bad (2011-2013). 

In recent years, Steven Bauer has remained active in film and television, reprising his role as Eladio Vuente in the Better Call Saul spin-off of Breaking Bad and regularly portraying Avi Rudin in the Showtime series Ray Donovan (2013-2020).

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: Steven Bauer (@officialstevenbauer)
  • Twitter handle: Steven Bauer (@thestevenbauer)
  • Facebook: Steven Bauer

Personal Life

Steven Bauer, 67, has been married four times and has two sons. His first marriage was to actress Melanie Griffith from 1981 to 1989. They had one son, Alexander Bauer, born in 1985. 

His second marriage was to Ingrid Anderson from 1989 to 1991. They had one son, Dylan Bauer, born in 1990. His third marriage was to Christiana Boney from 1992 to 2002. His fourth marriage was to Paulette Miltimore from 2003 to 2012. 

Steven Bauer dated Monica Ramon from 2006 to 2007. Additionally, he has been in a relationship with Lyda Loudon since 2014.



  • 1977: Ruby (uncredited)
  • 1980: Razorback
  • 1983: Scarface as Manny Ribera
  • 1984: The Razor’s Edge
  • 1985: An Eye for an Eye
  • 1987: Raising Arizona
  • 1988: Drugstore Cowboy
  • 1989: Prime Suspect
  • 1990: The Sacrifice
  • 1992: Desperate Hours
  • 1993: Reality Bites
  • 1994: Girl in the Well
  • 1995: A Pyromaniac’s Love Story
  • 1996: The Last Hitman
  • 1997: The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  • 1998: Primary Colors
  • 1998: My Giant
  • 1999: 8mm
  • 2000: Traffic
  • 2001: The Pledge
  • 2002: Witchcraft 8
  • 2003: My Life Without Me
  • 2004: The Devil’s Due
  • 2005: Man of the Year
  • 2006: 16 Blocks
  • 2007: The Signal
  • 2008: The Dark Knight
  • 2009: Public Enemies
  • 2010: The Conspirator
  • 2011: Contagion
  • 2012: The Raid 2: Berandal
  • 2013: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • 2014: The Equalizer
  • 2016: La La Land
  • 2017: Walking with Dinosaurs 3D
  • 2018: Sicario: Day of the Soldado
  • 2019: The Aeronauts
  • 2020: The King of Staten Island
  • 2021: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
  • 2022: Cocaine Bear

TV Shows

  • 1977–1980: ¿Qué Pasa, USA? as Joe Peña
  • 1981: The Greatest American Hero as Tony
  • 1982: The A-Team as Tony Medina
  • 1984: Miami Vice as Rafael “Raf” Castillo
  • 1986: The Equalizer as Luis Montoya
  • 1987: Falcon Crest as Tony Scaletta
  • 1991: The Hitchhiker as Jack
  • 1993: Tales from the Crypt as Luis
  • 1994: Burke’s Law as Manny
  • 1995: ER as Raul Melendez
  • 1996: Profiler as Miguel Sandoval
  • 1997: Walker, Texas Ranger as Ramon Ortega
  • 1998: The Outer Limits as Agent Miguel Ortega
  • 2001–2002: The Agency as Javier Escobedo
  • 2003: 24 as Alberto Silva
  • 2004: Nip/Tuck as Dr. Ariel Montoya
  • 2006: The Sopranos as Bobby Santoro
  • 2007–2008: Breaking Bad as Eladio Vuente
  • 2010: The Mentalist as Davide Marzi
  • 2011–2012: True Blood as Andy Bellefleur
  • 2013–2020: Ray Donovan as Avi Rudin
  • 2015–2016: Better Call Saul as Eladio Vuente
  • 2017: Queen of the South as Don Epifanio Vargas
  • 2019: The Blacklist as Juan Pablo Rojas
  • 2021: White House Plumbers as E. Howard Hunt
  • 2022: S.W.A.T. as Victor Reyes

Net Worth

Steven Bauer, an acclaimed American actor, has garnered a substantial net worth of approximately $4 million throughout his illustrious career. Renowned for his exceptional performances in iconic films such as Scarface (1983) and Drugstore Cowboy (1989), Bauer has captivated audiences with his immense talent and versatility.

 Additionally, he has made a lasting impact on the small screen through his portrayal of Eladio Vuente in the critically acclaimed television series Breaking Bad (2011) and its equally compelling spin-off Better Call Saul (2017–2022).

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