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Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, Steve entered the entertainment industry in late 1969 as a roadie with a local group called the Strawberry Alarm Clock that hit it big with their national hit, “Incense and Peppermint.” From there he went into the recording industry learning and becoming a recording engineer, working with dozens of groups including Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and A Taste of Honey. With these two groups Steve was awarded a gold record, a platinum record and a platinum album, for “Oh What A Night (December 1963)” and “Boogie Oogie Oogie.”
By late 1978 opportunity knocked once more and Steve entered the film business and immediately became immersed with work on such films as “The Last Waltz,” “Ten,’” “Hair,” “More American Graffiti,” “Star Trek,” and “The Postman Always Rings Twice.”
Steve was awarded the first of three Academy Awards in 1980 for Best Achievement in Sound for the “Raiders of The Lost Ark”, and again in 1981 for “The Empire Strikes Back.” 1984 saw another nomination for “Dune.” Another Academy award was given in 1995 For “Speed,” which also gave him his first British Academy Award. 1996 I was again nominated for the film “Waterworld,” 1997 nominated for “Twister” and in 2000 nominated for “U-571.”
Recent films worked on include “The Town”, “The Conjuring” and “The Great Gatsby”.