Metcalfe, Stephen 1953–(Steve Metcalfe)

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METCALFE, Stephen 1953(Steve Metcalfe)


Born July 4, 1953, in New Haven, CT; son of Stephen B., Jr., and Marylouise (maiden name, Brigham) Metcalfe. Education: Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA, B.A., 1975; graduate study at Boston University, 1976.

Addresses: Agent Jeremy Zimmer, United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Writer and director. Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, member of Playwright's Unit, 1980; Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, associate artist; actor in regional productions and in New York City.

Member: Dramatists Guild.

Awards, Honors: Award from Double Image Theatre, 1978, for Jacknife; playwrighting commissions, Manhattan Theatre Club, 198082; playwriting grant, Creative Artists Public Service Program, 1982; grant, National Endowment for the Arts, 1983; San Diego Drama Critics Award, for Emily.


Stage Director:

Sun Bearing Down, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, 1991.

Film Director:

Beautiful Joe, Columbia TriStar Home Video, 2000.


Stage Plays:

Baseball Play (oneact), Quaigh Theatre, New York City, 1980.

Jacknife (oneact), Quaigh Theatre, 1980.

(As Steve Metcalfe) Vikings (twoact), Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I, New York City, 1980, published by Samuel French (New York City), 1981.

Strange Snow (twoact), Manhattan Theatre Club, 1982, published by Theatre Communications Group, 1982.

White Linen (twoact), Boarshead Theatre, Lansing, MI, 1982.

Half a Lifetime, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1983.

Loves and Hours, Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati, OH, 1984.

The Incredibly Famous Willy Rivers, Workshop of the Players Art Theatre, New York City, 1984, published by Samuel French, 1988.

"Sorrows and Sons," "Spittin' Image," and "Pilgrims," Sorrows and Sons, Vineyard Theatre, New York City, 1986, published by Samuel French, 1986.

Emily, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, 1987, then Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I, 1988, published by Samuel French, 1989.


Cousins (based on the film Cousine, Cousine by JeanCharles Tacchella), Paramount, 1989.

Jacknife (based on his play Strange Snow ), Cineplex Odeon, 1989.

It Could Happen to You, TriStar, 1994.

Roommates, Buena Vista, 1995.

Mr. Holland's Opus, Buena Vista, 1995.

Eddie, Buena Vista, 1996.

The Associate, Buena Vista, 1996.

Beautiful Joe, Columbia TriStar Home Video, 2000.

Television Episodes:

The Comedy Zone, CBS, 1984.

Television Writing; Other:

Half a Lifetime (movie; based on his stage play), HBO, 1987.

Turner and Hooch (pilot; also known as The Kid ), NBC, 1990.

The Apprentice (pilot), UPN, 2003.

Writing; Other:

Associate editor, Racquet magazine, 19761979