Stephen co-wrote, directed and stared in 1994 movie "Magic Kid II".
Stephen attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.
Stephen's father died when Stephen was 17 due to complications from diabetes.
Stephen wrote the book "Confessions of a Couch Potato (Or, If I'm So Skinny, Why Do I Still Feel Like Flounder?)".
Stephen has appeared with his son Griff in at least 4 movies.
Stephen co-wrote, directed, produced and stared in the short film "D4G - Diabetes for Guys: A Guy Flick".
In 1986 Stephen was in a TV commercial for Sun Country Wine Coolers.
Stephen was in the music video for Twisted Sister's song "I Wanna Rock"
In 1999 at the Santa Clarita International Film Festival Stephen won a Directors Gold Award for "Baby Huey's Great Easter Adventure".
Stephen has 2 sons. Nathan who is a composer and Griff who is an actor.
Stephen has been married to Lorraine Wright since June 13, 1976. She is an entertainment lawyer.
Stephen is 5' 10" (1.78 m) tall.
Stephen was a pizza delivery man in Hollywood before going into acting full time. He put his resume in delivery boxes and this attracted the attention of one of the producers of National Lampoon's Animal House, which led to his being hired.
While being treated for diabetes complications in 1996, Stephen lost around 150 pounds, going from 320 pounds to 175 pounds.
Stephen: I'd love to do romantic comedy, and a good thriller. I just like to tell a story. I like to make movies. It's gotta be good.
Stephen: Well, the Sci-Fi Channel in particular seems to use the same people over and over There's a rumor going around that they're all kept on a ranch somewhere.
Stephen: I also lost the weight between the third and fourth season of Babylon 5. I came in, and the wardrobe was just hanging off of me. I didn't mention that I'd lost weight to them, so the first couple episodes on year four, you'll never see my back towards camera, because I was safety pinned together.
Stephen: (On recovering from dangerous side-effects of Diabetes) I experienced a multi-layered epiphany while I was healing. Bit by bit, the reality of my life's demon became clear to me.
Stephen: Like most severely overweight people, I had to hit a rock-hard bottom before I'd take responsibility for the consequences of neglecting my own health.