What You Probably Didn’t Know About Steve Lund’s Early Life and Interesting Movie Lineup

Steve Lund is a Canadian actor best known for playing Nick Sorrentino in the horror-fantasy series, Bitten which lasted from 2014 to 2016. Prior to his role in Bitten, he had already gained an admirable level of popularity for starring in Haven (2010-2015), as well as the 2011 web series, Yukonic! The Canadian Native’s initial aspiration was to join the world of sports in his capacity as a hockey player, but fate intervened, and today, we are privileged to enjoy his acting prowess as he has graced several productions.

With an impressive height of 6 feet 3 inches and alluringly good looks, Steve has all it takes to be an outstanding actor. Though the details of his professional life are all in the open, there are still some facts about the handsome actor that has eluded his fans to date.

Steve Lund Is A Canadian By Nationality

Steve Lund was born on the 29th of January 1989 in the city of Halifax, in the Nova Scotia province of Eastern Canada which makes him a Canadian. Lund who is a middle child grew up in Halifax alongside his older and younger sisters. While his father’s identity is not known, his mother’s name is Chickie Lund.

Growing up, Lund initially wanted to become a hockey star. He practically moved towards this career path, joining the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League club, Halifax Mooseheads in 2005 at the age of 16. While playing for the Mooseheads however, he sustained a severe injury that permanently foiled his athletic dreams forever.

His Inclinations To Sports Notwithstanding, Steve Showed An Early Interest In Acting

Despite his aspirations of forging a career as a professional hockey player, Steve Lund also showed an early interest in the performing arts. During his days as an elementary school pupil, the emerging talent was active in drama, participating in his school’s production of Lion King.

His days as a high school student were quite eventful – he successfully led The Steve Lund Experience singing band. When his career in sports couldn’t push through, the blossoming entertainer, therefore, diverted his attention to the performing arts, and subsequently, his quest for further academic qualifications led him to enrol in the Vancouver Film School in British Columbia where he studied Acting. The Canadian later moved to Toronto, Ontario, to fully practice his acting profession.

He Launched His Acting Career At The Age Of 20

Steve Lund started his professional acting career in 2009 at the age of 20. The handsome Canadian native’s debut year saw him appearing as Frank in a short film titled End of Message. The next year, 2010, he played Dr. Rice in yet another short film, The Dunwich Horror.

Steve’s lead roles didn’t take long to start coming as he landed his first major role a year later in the first season of the 2011 adventure web series, Yukonic!, starring as the character Stewart. Before the year ran out, he earned guest roles in several TV series, including Alphas as David Burton, Being Erica where he depicted Alan, and Lost Girl as Rockstar; all three roles lasted for one episode each. The same year, he made appearances in two episodes of Blue Mountain State, depicting the character of TY Wilson.

In 2012, Lund was featured as a marine guard in an episode of The CW spy-fi thriller, Nikita. He also played the minor role of an attractive guy in an episode of the American legal drama series, Suits. Between 2012 and 2015, Steve Lund respectively played the recurring and guest roles of a Colorado kid and James Cogan in five episodes of the American-Canadian series, Haven.

In 2013, the prolific actor portrayed a variety of guest characters in the following productions: Hemlock Grove in the role of a bartender in a couple of episodes, Beauty and the Beast, breathing life into the character of Dr. Kirk Iverson, and Defiance where he depicted the role of Ziggy, The same year also saw him as part of the cast of the short film titled The Golden Ticket as Jean-Claude.

In 2014, Steve appeared as himself in the Katie Chats episode of My Roommate’s an Escort, he also played himself in an episode of Jus’Cos. The same year, he got the major role of Nick Forbes in the family TV film, The Best Christmas Ever.

He Is Best Known For His Role In Bitten

Also in 2014, Lund earned a lead role in Bitten, starring alongside Laura Vandervoort whom he had earlier worked with on the set of Haven. The famed actor portrayed Nick Sorrentino in the Canadian horror/fantasy drama until 2016, earning vast prominence through the very successful series.

Still portraying Nick in Bitten, Lund played minor roles in two 2015 television movies – the short film Flung as Young Man and Christmas Incorporated playing William Young. He also appeared as Jimmy Cooper in another TV film, Crossfire in 2016. Steve Lund later landed the recurring role of Jake in the CBC TV sitcom, Schitt’s Creek from 2016 to 2020.

Steve Lund Has Been Overwhelmed With Acting Roles Since 2017

Lund with Street Legal co-stars image source

2017 was a busy year for Steve Lund as he bagged a variety of roles (recurring and guest/minor) in several television films and series which include Frankie Drake Mysteries where he depicted Ernest Hemingway in three episodes, the Canadian entertainer joined the cast of Reign in eight episodes, playing Lord Luc Narcisse, he was part of a single episode of Good Witch, breathing life into the character of Kevin, the short film Tomorrow’s Shadows cast him in the role of Mike, He appeared in the film Clusterf*ck as Paul, and the TV films The Art of Us and Christmas Cottage cast him as Tom Becker and Ean Callaghan respectively.

2018 saw the movie star in three productions – the television film Secret Millionaire as Sean Payton, the short film Affection as Tyler, and in an episode of Private Eyes, playing Miles Mallone. Steve’s most recent role was achieved on the set of Street Legal, starring as the main character Adam Darling in the 2019 revival of the CBC 1987-1994 legal drama. Also in 2019, Lund was seen in the television film The Banana Splits Movie where he was featured as Mitch.

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