Steve Neill – Actor, Special Effects Artist, and Hospitalist
Steve Neill currently works as the Division Manager, Recreation Facilities for Arlington Heights Park District with an estimated salary of $273,600. In high school and college he played football, basketball, baseball as well as swimming competing for their NCAA National Championship in Swimming competition.
On Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country for Richard Snell as both sculptor and prosthetic maker for Klingon forehead pieces. Additionally he worked on Laser Blast, Ghost Busters and Fright Night films.
Early Life and Education
Steve Neill was an incredible artist with a penchant for reading and an expansive imagination, who used these gifts to produce breathtaking cartoon drawings and dramatic theatrical stories. Additionally, Steve taught history classes which captured students’ hearts through his passionate teaching of history topics.
Steven Neill began his professional life working for his father’s sign shop where he learned gold leafing and lettering techniques. Later, he launched his own business specializing in vintage Hawaiian signs. For inspiration he found both old airline logos and luggage stickers among many sources.
Prosthetic maker Daniel DeFaria worked as a sculptor and prosthetic maker on Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country under Richard Snell as part of his team. DeFaria created various Klingon forehead pieces for this film as one of Hollywood’s Gorilla Men.
Steve Neill spent most of his professional life as an actor and special effects artist. His credits include roles on various television shows, movies, commercials and special effects projects; in addition, he created, wrote and directed a dramatic series that ran on The CW network.
He participated in swimming at Farmington Hills High School for three years before swimming for Novi Sturgeons summer club team in Novi, MI. During that time he won two Michigan LCM State Championships in 800-yard freestyle and finished 8th at NCSA Junior National Meet.
O’Neill served as manager for four teams over his career and never experienced a losing season. His greatest strength lay in inspiring devotion among players while being unrivalled when it came to handling young people.
Achievement and Honors
Steven Neill is an accomplished special effects makeup artist, model maker and sculptor who has contributed his talents to movies such as Laser Blast, Ghostbusters and Fright Night among many others.
In 1997-1998, Neill spent much of his time filming the Hallmark miniseries Merlin as its titular wizard, playing opposite Helena Bonham Carter and Martin Short in Emmy-nominated performances in this miniseries. All three received nominations.
In 1989, Neill married make-up artist Noriko Watanabe and had daughter Maiko. His maternal grandmother Marge Pfeifer of Las Vegas and paternal grandparents Joe and Patricia Neill of Aguanga survive him, along with numerous first cousins, second-cousins, and extended family members.
Steven is an attentive and compassionate hospitalist who takes great joy in working closely with patients and their families during times of extreme need. A true team player, Steven works alongside each patient’s regular clinicians to deliver high quality care.
Steven Kornoelje coaches Steven in distance swimming at Oakland University; three times All-State honoree and top 10 finisher at Michigan LCM state championship meet are among his achievements.
He finds great satisfaction in combining his love of Polynesia and graphic design through vintage Hawaiiana signs, learning fine lettering and gold leaf artistry from his father’s successful sign shop. His artwork has been showcased at several exhibitions and publications while working on several movies and commercials.
His net worth is estimated at around one million dollars and most of it comes from Funimate star work.
Professional Speaker and Author, He has served on projects around the globe bringing his unique approach to corporate strategy and organisational change.
Steve is a founding partner of VBM Associates, a consultancy which specialises in applying value based management principles to strategic, operational, and financial business issues in large multi-national corporations with private equity backing.
Robert is currently the officer subadviser for RiverNorth Opportunities Fund Inc and owns over 78,000 shares of RIV stock valued at $781,360 as of 2022. Additionally, he serves as co-manager of RiverNorth Managed Duration Muni Inc Fd and has successfully executed 12 trades in RIV stock over the past six years.