The Flight of the Gossamer Condor - Narrator: winner of the Academy Award
for Best Documentary
, and over 75 international awards (Churchill)

Wag the Dog 54
Forrest Gump Deterrence
Liberty Heights The Yards
Can't Hardly Wait Welcome to Death Row (interviewer)
Ghosts of Mississippi Head of State
The American President
Dean Quixote
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam: double Emmy winner (HBO)
The Making of Coppola's Dracula - Narrator (Warners)
The Making of Batman Returns - Narrator (Warners)
The Making of Robin Hood - Narrator (Warners)
The Making of Batman - Narrator (Warners)
Off Limits (20th Century Fox)
Extremities (Atlantic)
1968 (Atlantic)
Rollercoaster (Universal)
Julia and Julia
Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry with Roger Steffens (Churchill): three film series of one-man show.

Film Awards: "e.e.cummings" ­ American Film Festival Finalist; "About Words" ­ Golden Babe Award,
Chicagoland Educational Film Festival; Selected Film for Young Adults, American Library Association



Secrets of Archeology (27 episodes, Discovery Travel Channel, current)
Planes of Fame (Narrator, 50-Hour Series, Speedvision Cable Network, current)
Perfect Town Perfect Murder: The Jon Benet Ramsey Story (Narrator, NBC)
Tripping: Ken Kesey On The Bus (Narrator, Channel Four, U.K.)
Blue Jeans: the History of Denim (Narrator, PBS)
Empty Nest (NBC)
Brady Bunch Reunion (Announcer, ABC)
Happy Days Reunion (Announcer, ABC)
Red Hot and Blue (Announcer, ABC)
Dreamer of Oz (MOW, NBC)
The Morris Dees Story (MOW, NBC)
Waldo Salt (American Masters, PBS)
Unnatural Causes (MOW, NBC)
Hooperman (ABC)
Fernwood Tonight (Lear)
Six O'Clock Follies (Advisor/Actor - NBC)
CHiPS (12 Episodes, MGM)
The New Clan (Narrator, PBS)
Ellery Queen (Universal)
L.A. Reggae - Host, Cable-tv series, 1981-present


Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Washington D.C.
Millenium Machine, Daily News Bldg., NYC (w/Weisenthal Center)
Getty Museum, L.A.
Museum of Tolerance/Weisenthal Center, L.A. (Principal Exhibit Voice)
NARAS (corporate voice of the Recording Academy's film projects, 1996 ­ 2004)
Cedars-Sinai Hospital, L.A.
Biosphere II, Arizona
L.A. Philharmonic
General Motors
Hilton Hotels
Rockwell International
Hughes Aerospace
Texas Instruments
SoCal Gas


Chiat Day
Basso and Assoc.
VSP Automotive
Bob Corsch
Atlantic/Kushner & Locke
Fox Broadcasting
Pearlman Wohl
Rudy Dockterman


Reggae Beat - KCRW, Co-host 1979-87
Planet Reggae (syndicated) weekly contributor 1993-1997, incl. Groove Radio 103, L.A.
Offbeat: The Roger Steffens Show - KCRW, Host 1987-89
Reggae Beat International - Co-host 1983-87; 130 stations internationally
Sound of the Sixties - KCRW, Host 1984-86
Morning Goes Makossa - KCRW, Co-host 1980-84
Future Forward ­ NPR national, ethnic music commentator 1985-86
Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry - KCRW, 1983 & 1987
"Most Popular Reggae DJ in the World" 1986: Martin's International Awards, Chicago.
Chosen "One of the Forty Who Matter in L.A." by the Los Angeles Reader


Business @ the Speed of Thought" - Bill Gates (Time Warner) - reader
(Top Five Publishers Weekly audiobook best seller, 1999/finalist, Audie 2000 narration
Corporate voice (all wrap-arounds) for Time Warner Audio Books, 1996 - 2003
"The Man From St. Petersburg" (Warner Audio) - reader
"Big Two Hearted River: The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway" (North Star) - reader
"Mother Earth Father Sky" (North Star) - reader



Pittsburgh Playhouse
Milwaukee Repertory Theatre (Member resident company)
Berkeley Repertory Theatre (Member resident company)
Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry - one man show, 1966-1976; performed to over two
million people in 49 states and on five continents; used as the basis of TV series 1968-69
Armed Forces Vietnam Network; "Absolutely first rate!" -Lawrence Christon, L.A.Times


Carnegie-Mellon, Pittsburgh
American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NYC
Iona College, NY, winner of its first drama scholarship
National Defense Information School, honor graduate


Lecturer in over 2,000 venues including the Smithsonian, Harvard, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The National Theatre (London), The Schomburg Center for Research in Black History of the N.Y. Public Library, the New Basketball Hall of Fame, the EMP, Missouri History Museum, Aoyama Gakkin (Tokyo), USC, UCLA, Cornell, McGill (Montreal), U. of the Antilles-Martinique, U. of Calgary, U. Tech and the University of the West Indies (Jamaica), Newcastle Opera House (UK)


Rebel Music (American Masters, PBS)
James Brown (American Masters, PBS)
Waldo Salt (American Masters, PBS)
Behind the Music: Bob Marley (VH1)
Behind the Music: Peter Tosh (VH1)
Behind the Music: Alan Freed (VH1)
Behind the Music: 1970 (VH1)
VH1 Confidential: Tosh & Marley
VH1 Ultimate Albums: Bob Marley's Legend
Stand and Be Counted (David Crosby Prod.)
The Voice (Channel Four, U.K.)




Brooklyn-born Roger Steffens wears many hats: actor, author, lecturer, editor, photographer, reggae archivist, broadcaster, director and producer. His professional radio career began in N.Y. in 1961, and was highlighted by a ten-year stint on NPR's L.A. outlet, KCRW, where he hosted five shows including the award-winning "Reggae Beat," which was eventually syndicated to over 130 stations worldwide during the 1980s.

He has been acting in films, television and theater since 1965, and narrated an Oscar-winning documentary, "The Flight of the Gossamer Condor," in 1978. His voice has been prominently featured in "Wag the Dog," "Forrest Gump," "Ghosts of Mississippi," "The American President," as "The Loooove Jock" in "Can't Hardly Wait," and "Liberty Heights."

He is also one of the main voices for the Museum of Tolerance in L.A.; was the corporate voice for six years for Time-Warner Audio Books (for which he received a recent Audio Book Publishers' Audie Award nomination for reading Bill Gates' best selling book "Business @ The Speed of Thought"); and has narrated documentaries for the Getty Center, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, and the Center for Research and Documentation in Abu Dhabi.

But it is in his capacity as one of reggae music's biggest North American cheerleaders that he is perhaps best known. His Reggae Archives fill six rooms of his home, and contain the world's largest collection of Bob Marley material. From January to September of 2001 he curated a critically acclaimed 6,000 piece exhibition of his Reggae Archives at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA as well as authoring a 100 page, foot-square exhibit catalog with more than 1,600 illustrations.

He lectures internationally on "The Life of Bob Marley," at venues ranging from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (where he is the first and most frequent speaker) to the Smithsonian Institution, Seattle's EMP, a twelve date tour in seven Australian cities in 2004, Amsterdam's Milky Way and the Hopi and Havasupai Indian reservations. He is co-author of Bob Marley and the Wailers: the Definitive Discogrpahy (Rounder, 2005) Bob Marley: Spirit Dancer (W.W.Norton 1994), and One Love: My Life with Bob Marley and the Wailers (W. W. Norton, 2003) and is the founding editor of The Beat magazine, the premiere reggae and world beat magazine, for which he edits an annual Bob Marley collectors' edition. He is also currently writing "Bob Marley: An Oral History"

He has been interviewed on hundreds of radio and television programs, including several VH1 "Behind the Music" episodes: Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Alan Freed, and "1970." Steffens interviewed Robert Moog for the Recording Academy's "Living Legends" oral history project, and likes the words that Moog chose for a possible epitaph: "Work like the money doesn't matter. Love as if you've never been hurt. And dance like nobody's watching."


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