Stephen Beal is a Los Angeles based actor and native Southern Californian. His love of performing comes from a deep love of being seen. This obsession with “Look at me, look at me” started at an early age and manifested itself as singing, dancing, acting, performing magic, acting as emcee, doing improv and any other activity that provided an opportunity to hear applause.
A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else...Leap and the net will appear -- John Burroughs
Stephen spent many years as an executive consultant, husband and father before returning to pursuing acting full time. During his stint as a consultant he still found ways to perform: corporate magic shows, speaking at conferences, sales presentations and host/emcee for corporate events. He has been a member of the Magic Castle for a couple decades.
Because life is not just about performing in front of an audience Stephen has explored and sometimes gotten pretty good at several other activities. He loves to sail and is on a sailboat racing team. He is an excellent cook and tried his hand at owning a restaurant. He is adept at working with wood and is proud to say that his son is even better as a furniture designer/builder. He enjoys sailing, hiking, archery and the shooting sports. Stephen also enjoys building and flying large-scale model rockets, one of which exceeded Mach 2 in less than one second after launch.