At Harvard, he was active in the artistic community, pursuing amateur photography, studying poetry and American prose, and often choosing edgier roles in student-written plays as well as in such classics as Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar and Bertolt Brecht's Galileo and Ba'al.
In addition, Sandvoss directed readings of his own work at Harvard and wrote criticism and essays for several undergraduate periodicals. Steve was also a member of the prestigious a cappella ensemble, the Harvard Opportunes. During this time, Sandvoss commuted frequently to New York City for professional acting and modeling gigs.
Sandvoss's break as an actor came when he landed the role of a football star competing against Will Estes in the NBC drama series American Dreams. His other television roles include appearances on Dr. Vegas, Nip/Tuck, The Inside, Cold Case, E-Ring and Grey's Anatomy.
Sandvoss made his feature-film debut in the 2003 independent film Latter Days. His second feature film was 2005's Rumor Has It, starring Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner, Mark Ruffalo and Shirley MacLaine.
Sandvoss was cast in the short film Waning Moon, directed by Luca Colombo, which debuted in August 2006 at a Swiss Film Festival in Lugano. The film went on to many other festivals and won "Best Film Screenplay" at the Beverly Hills Film Festival in 2007. In June 2006, Sandvoss began filming the horror film Buried Alive, in the role of "Danny". The film was released on DVD in October 2007. In late 2006, it was announced that Steve would reunite with Director/Writer C. Jay Cox in a supporting role in the film Kiss The Bride, released in 2008.
In May 2007, Steve took on the role of Mason Michael Finch in the indie film Fling (formerly titled Lie to Me), filmed on location in Kansas City, Missouri. The film had its premiere on April 26, 2008 at the Newport Beach Film Festival during the same time frame that Steve was filming a pilot for the Sci-Fi Channel, "Revolution". It was announced in November, 2008 that Steve would appear in the independent film Exquisite Corpse.
Sandvoss currently resides in Los Angeles.
Latter Days (2004)
Actors: Wes Ramsey, Steve Sandvoss, Mary Kay Place, Amber Benson, Jacqueline Bisset
Directors: C. Jay Cox
Writers: C. Jay Cox
Producers: Darryl Anderle, G. Sterling Zinsmeyer, George Bendele, J. Todd Harris, Jennifer Schaefer
Studio: TLA Releasing
DVD Release Date: September 7, 2004
Run Time: 107 minutes
Amazon: Latter Days
Huge festival and theatrical hit, Latter Days is the story of 19-year-old Elder Aaron Davis, a sexually confused Mormon missionary who moves into an apartment complex in West Hollywood with a fellow group of missionaries. There he meets a neighbor, Christian, who, on a bet, tries to seduce him. When Christian exposes Davis' secret desire, Davis rejects Christian for being shallow and empty. As each boy's reality is shattered, the two are drawn into a passionate romance that risks destroying their lives. Audiences, young and old and straight and gay, have been moved to tears by this beautiful story of the transformational power of love and family.
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